Publication Ethics

Journal of Applied Plant Technology (JAPT) has agreed to follow the ethical standards set by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). Authors must comply with and pay attention to authorship, plagiarism, duplicate publication (excessive), data falsification, citation manipulation, as well as ethical approval and Intellectual Property Rights.

The author is the person who participated in the research and is sufficient to take public responsibility for all parts of the content. When authorship is attributed to a group, all authors must make substantial contributions to the following: (i) research conception and design, data acquisition, data analysis and interpretation; (ii) preparation of the manuscript and its revision; and (iii) final approval of the version to be delivered. Submission of a manuscript implies that all authors have read and approved the final version of the manuscript, and consent to submission of the manuscript to this journal. All authors are responsible for the quality, accuracy and ethics of the research.

Plagiarism is the practice of taking someone else's work or ideas and making them your own. Manuscripts submitted must be the original work of the author.

Duplicate publications (redundant)
Duplicate publications are publications of papers that overlap substantially with those already published, without a clear and visible reference to the previous publication. Manuscript submissions will be considered for publication only if they are submitted only for this journal and do not overlap substantially with published articles. Any manuscript that (closer to) the hypothesis, sample characteristics, methodology, results and conclusions similar to the published article is a duplicate article and is prohibited, even if published in a different language. Slicing of data from a "single study" to create multiple individual manuscripts without substantial differences should be avoided.

Data generation
The fabrication, manipulation or falsification of data is a violation of ethics and is prohibited.

Quote manipulation
The only relevant citations are used in the manuscript. Irrelevant citations (alone) to increase author citations (h-index) or unnecessary citations to increase references are not allowed.

Intellectual property rights
Authors must comply with the law and/or ethics in treating the object of research and pay attention to the legality of the source material and intellectual property rights.

Conflict of interest and sources of funding
Authors should acknowledge all sources of institutional, private and corporate financial support for research in the manuscript, and note potential conflicts of interest.