Instruction for Authors
Journal of Numerical
and Applied Mathematics
(Series "Numerical Mathematics")
Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement
(Composed on the basis of the principles of COPE)
Journal of Numerical and Applied Mathematics is a peer-reviewed scientific journal,
which aim and scope are to cover the subject areas in the fields of numerical and applied mathematics.
There is no page charge.
Duties of Editor
The Editor evaluates manuscripts without regard to the authors' race, gender,
sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy.
The decisions are based on the paper’s importance, originality and clarity,
and the study’s validity and its relevance to the journal's scope.
The Editorial policies of the journal are the Principles of Transparency and Best Practice
in Scholarly Publishing to evaluate submitted materials, expecting authors to adhere
to them The Editor uses the journal’s standard electronic submission system
for all manuscripts.
The Editor ensures that all submitted manuscripts being considered for publication
undergo peer-review by at least one reviewer who is expert in the field.
The Editor-in-Chief is responsible for deciding which of the manuscripts submitted
to the journal will be published, based on the validation of the work in question,
its importance to researchers and readers, the reviewers’ comments, and such legal
requirements as are currently in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism.
The Editor-in-Chief may confer with other Editors or reviewers in making this decision.
The Editor protects the confidentiality of all material submitted to the journal
and all communications with reviewers, unless otherwise agreed with the relevant
authors and reviewers. In exceptional circumstances and in consultation with the publisher,
the Editor may share limited information with Editors of other journals where deemed
necessary to investigate suspected research misconduct.
Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted paper will not be used by the Editor
or the members of the Editorial board for their own research purposes without
the author's explicit written consent.
Editors (in conjunction with the publisher and/or society) will take responsive measures
when ethical concerns are raised with regard to a submitted manuscript or published paper.
Every reported act of unethical publishing behavior will be looked into,
even if it is discovered years after publication.
If, on investigation, the ethical concern is well-founded, a correction, retraction,
expression of concern or other note as may be relevant, will be published in the journal.
Duties of Reviewers
Reviews should be conducted objectively. Reviewers should be aware of any personal
bias they may have and take this into account when reviewing a paper.
Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their
views clearly with supporting arguments.
The peer reviewers check a number of issues in the manuscript including assessing
the validity of the research methodology and procedures. They would also be vigilant
for any unethical practice in the research or plagiarism. If appropriate, they may
recommend revisions and re-submission of an article. In other cases they may recommend
rejection for various reasons.
Reviewers should consult the Editor before agreeing to review a paper where they have
potential conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other
relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions
connected to the papers.
If a reviewer suggests that an author includes citations to the reviewer's
(or their associates') work, this must be for genuine scientific reasons and
not with the intention of increasing the reviewer's citation count or enhancing
the visibility of their work (or that of their associates).
The Editor of a journal is reliant on its reviewers to offer guidance on whether
to accept or reject an article.
Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents.
Reviewers must not share the review or information about the paper with anyone
or contact the authors directly without permission from the Editor.
Authors are obliged to participate in peer review process.
Authors of manuscripts of original research should present an accurate account
of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance.
A paper should contain sufficient details and references to permit others
to replicate the work. Fraudulent of knowingly inaccurate statements constitute
unethical behavior and are unacceptable.
The Authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works,
and if the Authors have issued the work and/or words of others, that this
has been appropriately cited or quoted and permission has been obtained where necessary.
The Author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially
the same research in more than one journal of primary publication.
Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes
unethical behavior and is unacceptable.
Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite
publications that have influenced the reported work and that give the work appropriate
context within the large scholarly record. Information obtained privately,
as in conversation, correspondence, or discussion with third parties, must
not be used or reported without explicit, written permission from the source.
Plagiarism takes many forms, from ‘passing off’ another’s paper as the Author’s own paper,
to copying or paraphrasing substantial parts of another’s paper (without attribution),
to claim results from research conducted by others. Plagiarism in all its forms
constitutes unethical behavior and is unacceptable.
Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution
to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study.
All those who have made substantial contributions should be listed as co-Authors.
All sources of financial support for the conduct of the research and/or preparation
of the article should be disclosed, as should the role of the sponsor(s), if any,
in study design; in the collection, analysis and interpretation of data;
in the writing of the report; and in the decision to submit the article for publication.
If the funding source(s) had no such involvement then this should be stated.
When the Author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in their own published work,
it is the Author's obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher
and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper if deemed necessary
by the editor. If the editor or the publisher learn from a third party that a published
work contains an error, it is the obligation of the Author to cooperate with the editor,
including providing evidence to the editor where requested.