Publication Ethics

PaperAsia expects authors, reviewers, editors, and readers to conduct themselves with the highest level of professional ethics and standards. We endorse and behave in accordance with the codes of conduct and international standards established by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). The PaperAsia publication ethics and malpractice statement contains the following subjects:

 Publication and authorship

All submitted papers are subject to peer-review process by reviewers that are experts in the area of the particular paper. The factors that are taken into account in review are relevance, soundness, significance, originality, readability and language. The possible decisions include acceptance, acceptance with revisions, or rejection. If authors are encouraged to revise and resubmit a submission, there is no guarantee that the revised submission will be accepted. Rejected articles will not be re-reviewed


  • Originality: Authors should ensure that their manuscript is original and has not been previously published or submitted elsewhere. They should also avoid plagiarism by citing all resourced used in their research
  • Data integrity: Authors should ensure that the data presented in the article is accurate and truthful. They should not fabricate or falsify data or manipulate results to support their fundings
  • Authorship and contributions: All authors who have made significant contributions to the research project should be listed as co-authors. The corresponding author should ensure that all co-authors have reviewed and approved the final version of the manuscript and agree to its submission for publication.
  • Conflicts of interest: Authors should disclose any financial or personal relationships that could be perceived as influencing the research or its interpretation.
  • Funding and acknowledgments: Authors should acknowledge the sources of funding and any individuals or organizations that provided support for the research.
  • Ethical considerations: Authors should ensure that their research complies with ethical standards and guidelines, including those related to human or animal subjects.
  • Review and editing: Authors should carefully review and edit their manuscript for accuracy, clarity, and completeness before submitting it for publication.
  • Response to reviewer comments: Authors should respond to all reviewer comments and address any concerns or questions raised during the peer-review process.
  • Corrections and retractions: If errors or inaccuracies are identified after publication, authors should promptly notify the journal and provide corrections or retractions as necessary.


  • Confidentiality: Reviewers should maintain confidentiality and not share any information about the manuscript or its review with anyone else, unless authorized by the editor.
  • Objectivity and integrity: Reviewers should provide an unbiased and objective assessment of the manuscript's quality, based on their expertise and knowledge in the relevant field. They should not let personal or professional biases influence their evaluation.
  • Timeliness: Reviewers should provide their review comments in a timely manner and notify the editor promptly if they cannot meet the deadline.
  • Constructive feedback: Reviewers should provide constructive and detailed feedback to the author, highlighting the strengths and weaknesses of the manuscript and suggesting improvements where appropriate.
  • Ethical considerations: Reviewers should ensure that the research complies with ethical standards and guidelines, including those related to human or animal subjects.
  • Disclose conflicts of interest: Reviewers should disclose any conflicts of interest that could be perceived as influencing their review of the manuscript.
  • Corrections and retractions: If errors or inaccuracies are identified after publication, reviewers should bring them to the editor's attention and recommend corrections or retractions as necessary.


  • Selecting manuscripts: Editors should ensure that the manuscripts selected for review are relevant to the scope and readership of the journal and meet the quality standards for publication.
  • Managing peer review: Editors should ensure that the peer-review process is fair, timely, and rigorous. They should select qualified reviewers, monitor the review process, and make the final decision on whether to accept or reject the manuscript.
  • Editorial decisions: Editors should make editorial decisions based on the quality of the manuscript and its relevance to the journal's scope and readership. They should avoid any conflicts of interest and maintain confidentiality throughout the review process.
  • Communication with authors and reviewers: Editors should communicate clearly and professionally with authors and reviewers, providing timely updates and feedback throughout the publication process.
  • Maintaining ethical standards: Editors should ensure that the publication process follows ethical standards and guidelines, including those related to plagiarism, data integrity, and conflicts of interest.
  • Corrections and retractions: Editors should promptly correct errors or inaccuracies identified after publication and retract articles if necessary.
  • Editorial policies: Editors should establish and enforce editorial policies and guidelines, such as the author instructions, publication ethics, and conflict of interest policies.
  • Promoting the journal: Editors should promote the journal and its articles to increase visibility and impact in the scientific community.