Publication Ethics, Principles of Transparency and Best Practice
Notulae Scientia Biologicae adheres to “Publication Ethics”, respectively to “Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing”, as they were developed and/or described by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICJME), the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA), the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), and the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ).
Governing body: Notulae Scientia Biologicae is published by AcademicPres (EAP – AcademicPres Publishing House), on behalf of Horticulture and Forestry Society from Transylvania (SHST). Journal editorial committee and board whose members are recognized experts in the subject areas are included within the journal’s presentation and scope.
Editorial team/contact information: the full names and affiliations of the journal’ editors and members of the committee and board are provided on the journal web site: see Editorial Committee and Editorial Board pages. The journal also provides on the web site the information for the editorial office (see Journal Contact).
Peer review process: peer review is defined as obtaining advice on individual manuscripts from reviewers expert in the field who are not part of the journal’s editorial staff. This process, as well as any policies related to the journal’ peer review procedures, is clearly described on the journal’ web site:
Author fees: any fees or charges that are required for manuscript processing and/or publishing materials in the journal is clearly stated so that is easy for potential authors to find such information prior to submitting their manuscripts for review, or, if the case, explained to authors before they begin preparing their manuscript for submission:
Copyright: copyright and licensing information is clearly described on the journal’s web site. Papers published in Notulae Scientia Biologicae will be Open-Access articles distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution License.
© Articles by the authors; licensee SHST, Cluj-Napoca, Romania. The papers are open access articles distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses).
Open Access Journal: users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. The journal allows the author(s) to hold the copyright/to retain publishing rights without restriction.
Measures for avoid misconduct in publishing: publisher and editors will take reasonable steps in order to identify and prevent the publication of papers where research misconduct has occurred, including plagiarism, citation manipulation, and data falsification/fabrication, among others. In no case the journal or its editors encourage such misconduct, or knowingly allow such misconduct to take place. In the event that a journal’s publisher or editors are made aware of any allegation of research misconduct relating to a published article in their journal – the publisher or editor shall follow ethical publication’s guidelines in dealing with allegations. Consequently, the journal imposes the respect of all standards of ethical behaviour for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the authors, the editors, the reviewers, the publisher, the societies and sponsors, as they are stipulated by Elsevier in “Publishing Ethics” (https://www.elsevier.com/about/our-business/policies/publishing-ethics).