Frontline Journals Publication Ethics

At Frontline Journals, we adhere to the highest standards of publication ethics to ensure the integrity, credibility, and reliability of the research we publish. Our commitment to ethical practices is paramount in maintaining the trust of our readers, authors, reviewers, and the academic community at large. The following guidelines outline our expectations for ethical conduct:

1. Authorship and Originality:

  • Authors must ensure that their work is original and has not been previously published elsewhere.
  • All individuals who have made significant contributions to the research must be listed as authors.
  • Proper acknowledgment of the contributions of others must be provided.
  • Authors must not engage in plagiarism, self-plagiarism, or any form of academic misconduct.

2. Peer Review Process:

  • All submitted manuscripts undergo rigorous peer review by qualified experts in the field.
  • Reviewers are expected to evaluate manuscripts objectively, providing constructive feedback to improve the quality of the research.
  • Confidentiality must be maintained throughout the peer review process.

3. Conflict of Interest:

  • Authors, reviewers, and editorial board members must disclose any potential conflicts of interest that could influence the research or its interpretation.
  • Conflicts of interest may include financial interests, personal relationships, or academic affiliations that could bias judgment or decision-making.

4. Data Integrity and Reproducibility:

  • Authors are responsible for ensuring the accuracy and integrity of the data presented in their manuscripts.
  • Raw data should be made available upon request to allow for verification and reproducibility of the research findings.
  • Manipulation or fabrication of data is strictly prohibited.

5. Ethical Treatment of Subjects:

  • Research involving human subjects or animals must comply with ethical standards and regulations.
  • Authors must obtain informed consent from participants and provide details of ethical approval obtained from relevant institutional review boards.

6. Acknowledgment of Sources:

  • Authors must properly cite all sources used in their research, including previously published works, data, and ideas.
  • Proper acknowledgment should be given to individuals or organizations that have contributed to the research in any way.

7. Corrections and Retractions:

  • If errors or inaccuracies are identified in published manuscripts, authors are obligated to promptly notify the journal editor and cooperate in issuing corrections or retractions as necessary.
  • Corrections should be transparent and clearly communicated to readers.

8. Editorial Independence:

  • Editorial decisions are based solely on the scientific merit and relevance of the research, regardless of factors such as the authors' affiliation, reputation, or financial interests.
  • Editors must avoid any form of bias or favoritism in the review and selection process.

9. Copyright and Licensing:

  • Authors retain copyright of their work and grant Frontline Journals the right to publish and distribute the manuscript.
  • Proper attribution and licensing terms must be agreed upon between authors and the journal.

10. Compliance with Guidelines:

  • Authors should adhere to relevant guidelines and standards for reporting research, such as those outlined by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE).


  • Violations of these publication ethics guidelines may result in actions such as rejection of manuscripts, retraction of published articles, or suspension of editorial privileges.
  • Frontline Journals is committed to investigating any allegations of misconduct thoroughly and taking appropriate disciplinary actions.

Adherence to these publication ethics guidelines is essential to upholding the integrity and credibility of research published in Frontline Journals. We encourage all stakeholders, including authors, reviewers, and editors, to uphold these principles and promote responsible conduct in scholarly publishing.