Plagiarism and self-plagiarism are prohibited;
- Authors must ensure that they have written completely original works, and if they have used the work and/or words of others, it must be appropriately cited or quoted;
- Authors should not generally publish manuscripts that describe essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to multiple journals concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable;
- Proper acknowledgement of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.