Ethics Policy

Policy on Ethics

Environmental Policy and Law affirms that misconduct, in the form of fabrication, falsification, or plagiarism, jeopardizes the success of the entire scientific endeavor. However, the primary responsibility for considering and resolving allegations of misconduct relating to the published work must be pursued within the individual academic communities and institutions where work is carried out.
Every author of articles submitted for publication assumes full responsibility, within the limits of his or her professional competence, for the accuracy of the report. In the case of multiple-authored papers, each author should have made a significant intellectual or practical contribution to the published work.
To be considered as an author of an article, the following criteria must be met:

  • Substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work; or the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data for the work; and
  • Drafting the work or revising it critically for important intellectual content; and
  • Final approval of the version to be published; and
  • Agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.

Authors submit articles with the understanding that reports must not have been submitted elsewhere. After acceptance, any additions or deletions to the list of authors must be approved by the Editor(s), and all authors on the manuscript must also sign off on the changes. Please contact the Editorial Office (editorial@iospress.nl) for more information.

See also: us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/ethics-responsibility