Publication Ethics

The Cosmic Journal of Biology is committed to maintaining the highest ethical standards in publishing. We expect all authors, editors, and reviewers to adhere to the following guidelines:

Authorship

Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or analysis of the research reported in the manuscript. All authors must agree to the final version of the manuscript and must be able to defend their work if questioned.

Originality

All manuscripts submitted to the Cosmic Journal of Biology must be original and must not have been published or submitted for publication elsewhere. Any prior publication or submission must be clearly disclosed in the manuscript.

Plagiarism

Plagiarism is the act of copying another person's work without giving due credit. It is a serious academic offense and will not be tolerated by the Cosmic Journal of Biology. All authors must ensure that their manuscript is free of plagiarism.

Data fabrication and falsification

Data fabrication is the invention of data that does not exist, while data falsification is the manipulation of data to make it appear more significant or less variable than it actually is. Both of these practices are unethical and will not be tolerated by the Cosmic Journal of Biology.

Conflict of interest

A conflict of interest exists when an author, editor, or reviewer has a personal or financial interest that could influence their judgment. All authors must disclose any potential conflicts of interest to the editor prior to publication.

Peer review

Peer review is an essential part of the scientific publishing process. It helps to ensure that published manuscripts are of high quality and that they meet the standards of the journal. All manuscripts submitted to the Cosmic Journal of Biology are subject to peer review by two or more independent experts.

Editorial misconduct

Editorial misconduct includes any unethical behavior by an editor, such as manipulating the peer review process or publishing manuscripts in exchange for personal or financial gain. The Cosmic Journal of Biology takes editorial misconduct very seriously and will take appropriate action against any editor found to be guilty of such misconduct.

Reporting misconduct

If you suspect that a manuscript submitted to the Cosmic Journal of Biology contains plagiarism, data fabrication or falsification, or other unethical practices, please report your concerns to the editor immediately.

The Cosmic Journal of Biology is committed to promoting ethical research and publication practices. We believe that these guidelines are essential for maintaining the integrity of the scientific literature.