Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

                       FUUAST Journal of Biology is a double-blind peer reviewed national biological journal is committed to novel research content along with maintaining the integrity of scientific record. To ensure standard quality of scientific publications from diversified fields of biology and its related fields, ethical guidelines are set up so that appropriate researchers receive the credit for their ideas and work done.

Publication Ethics:

                        The editor of the journal has the sole responsibility for making a final decision w.r.t every article for publication. The novelty of work to researchers and readers is the key factor for making a decision. The editor may use the journal’s publication policy for selecting and rejecting an article. The legal requirements, plagiarism and copyright infringement policy must be properly investigated by editor before making a final decision for every article that is lined up for publication.


For authentic research publication all authors are restricted to use the original words, figures or ideas. All mentioned sources must be quoted in text.

Manuscripts with plagiarized content in any way either published or unpublished will not be accepted for publication in FUUAST journal of biology.

Plagiarism for each submitted article is routinely checked via turnitin which should be less than 18% for  any research article and less than 5% from a single source.

Publication and Authorship:

  • The journal publishes exclusively unpublished papers
  • By submitting a manuscript the author confirms that the stated research content is the result of their own original work for which they accept scientific and ethical responsibility especially with respect to plagiarism, forgery of data, multiple reporting or publishing identical research results, abuse of authorship or any other form of academic misdemeanour.
  • Additionally, by submitting a manuscript, the authors confirm that the same manuscript has not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere.

Author’s Responsibilities:

  • Authors who submit their articles to the FUUAST Journal of Biology must ensure that the manuscript content is authentic.
  • Author’s submission also implies that the manuscript has not been published previously in any language, either fully or partly and is not currently submitted for publication elsewhere.

Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.

  • Authors of reports or general research should present an accurate account of work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others for replicating the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements are unacceptable.
  • Author’s submission implies that all data in article is real and authentic. Authors should retain raw data related to their submitted paper and must provide it for editorial review upon editor’s request.
  • Authors should acknowledge all sources of data used in the research and cite publications that have influenced their research. If the authors have used the work and/or words of others, they need to ensure that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.
  • All those who have made significant contributions to the paper should be listed as co-authors, whereas other individuals who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors.
  • The corresponding authors should ensure that all appropriate co-auhtors are included in the paper. All co-authors must approve the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.
  • All authors should disclose any financial or other legislative conflict of interest within the submitted manuscript that might be constructed to influence its results or interpretation.
  • If authors discover any significant mistake or inaccuracy in their published article, it’s their prior obligation to promptly notify the journal editor and provide retractions and corrections.

Reviewer’s Responsibilities:

  • Every manuscript received for review must be treated as a confidential document. The reviewers should respect the confidentiality of peer and not reveal any details of the manuscript or its review, during or after the peer review process, beyond those that are released by the journal.
  • Reviewers should only agree to review manuscripts according to their subject specialty. So that the manuscript can be checked in detail as per requirements.
  • Timeline for every manuscript should be kept in mind by every reviewer as the whole reviewing process is a tedious task.
  • If the assigned reviewer feels unqualified for any submitted manuscript, he/she should notify the editor accordingly.
  • The review of submitted manuscripts should be conducted objectively.The reviewers should express their views clearly with supporting arguments, refraining from being hostile or inflammatory.Libellous or derogatory personal comments should be avoided.
  • Reviewers should point out relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors.
  • Reviewers cannot use the information obtained during the peer-review process for their own or any other person or organization’s advantage or disadvantage or to discredit others.
  • All reviewers should have no conflict of interest with respect to research, the authors or the research funding agencies connected to the manuscript.
  • Reviewers should ensure that their review is based on the merits of the work and not influenced in any way personal, professional or any other conflicting considerations onb intellectual basis.
  • Every reviewer should notify the journal immediately regarding any concerns about ethical aspects of the work, any substantial similarity. All comments of reviewers are strictly confidential.