Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement
now publishers Inc. is committed to the prevention of publication malpractice and expects the editors,
authors and reviewers of all of its titles to commit to the following Publication Ethics and Publication
Malpractice Statement. Plagiarism or other unethical behavior will not be tolerated and any
manuscripts that do not adhere to these standards will be rejected outright and/or removed from the
Authors must certify that their manuscripts are their original work.
Authors must certify that the manuscript has not previously been published elsewhere.
Authors must certify that the manuscript is not currently being considered for publication elsewhere.
Authors must notify the publisher or editor-in-chief concerned of any conflicts of interest.
Authors must identify all sources used in the creation of their manuscript, including proper
acknowledgement of the work of others and citation of relevant publications.
Authors must report any fundamental errors they discover in their manuscript to now publishers.
Reviewers must notify now publishers of any conflicts of interest.
Reviewers must keep information pertaining to the manuscript confidential.
Reviewers must bring to the attention of the Editor-in-Chief any information that may be reason to
reject publication of a manuscript.
Reviewers must evaluate manuscripts only for their intellectual content.
Criticism of a personal nature of the author is inappropriate.
Editorial Board Responsibilities
The Editorial Board must keep information pertaining to submitted manuscripts confidential.
The Editorial Board must disclose any conflicts of interest.
The Editorial Board must evaluate manuscripts only for their intellectual content.
The Editor-in-Chief is responsible for making final publication decisions for submitted
manuscripts based on feedback from the Editorial Board and Reviewers.