NAP has certain standard of publication ethics to ensure the quality of publications and originality of contributions. We only consider those contributions that are unpublished, original and not copied right by other person. The editors, peer reviewers and authors of NAP are responsible to make sure the high standard of publication ethics.
The editor is responsible for deciding which of the papers submitted to the journal will be published. The editor will evaluate manuscripts without regard to the authors’ race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy. The decision will be based on the paper’s importance, clarity and originality, and the study’s validity and its relevance to the journal’s scope. Current legal requirements regarding copyright infringement, libel and plagiarism should also be considered.
The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, other editorial advisers, potential reviewers, and the publisher.
Disclosure and Conflicts
Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted paper will not be used by the editor or the members of the editorial board for their own research purposes without the explicit written consent of the author’s.
Contribution to Editorial Decisions
The process of peer-reviewing assists the editor and the editorial board in making editorial decisions and may also serve the author in improving the paper.
Any reviewer who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and withdraw from the review process.
Any manuscripts/articles received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be discussed or disclosed with others except as authorized by the editor.
Standards of Objectivity
Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Reviewers should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.
Acknowledgement of Sources
Reviewers should identify cases in which relevant published work referred to in the paper has not been cited in the reference section. They should point out whether observations or arguments derived from other publications are accompanied by the respective source. Reviewers will inform the editor of any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.
Disclosure and Conflict of Interest
Information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts/articles in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions associated with the papers.
Submission of Review Report
After the completion of review process, reviewer needs to submit the review report without any delay to the editor, so that the editor may take the decision about the manuscript/article.
Review report must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org
Authors of original research reports should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A manuscript should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements and unethical behavior are unacceptable.
Data Access and Retention
Authors could be asked to provide the raw data of their research together with the paper for editorial review and should be prepared to make the data publicly available. In any event, authors should ensure accessibility of such data to other competent professionals for at least ten years after publication (preferably via an institutional or subject-based data repository or other data center), provided that the confidentiality of the participants can be protected.
Plagiarism, Originality and Acknowledgement of Sources
Authors will submit entirely original works, and will appropriately quote or cite the work and/or words of others. Publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work should also be cited.
Redundant or Concurrent Publication
In general, articles describing essentially the same research should not be published in more than one journal. Submitting the same paper to more than one journal constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable. Articles which have been published as copyrighted material elsewhere cannot be submitted. In addition, papers under review by the journal should not be resubmitted to copyrighted publications.
Authorship of the Paper
Authorship should be limited to those who have made an essential contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported research. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors.The corresponding author ensures that all contributing co-authors and no other persons are included in the author list. The corresponding author will also verify that all co-authors have approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its publication.
Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest
All authors should include a statement disclosing any financial or other substantive conflicts of interest that may be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their research/article. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.
Fundamental Errors in Published Works
When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s responsibility to immediately notify the journal editor or publisher and to cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper in form of an erratum.