Publication Ethics

MycoAsia promotes and strives for a high standard in publication ethics. 

Authors should declare the contribution of each participating author, in the manuscript. Any disputes that may arise post-submission/ acceptance, shall be dealt with according to the COPE guidelines.

Manuscripts which are already in consideration for publication in another journal, should not be submitted to MycoAsia. Simultaneous submission of same manuscript to multiple journals is unethical. Authors should not send manuscripts already published in another journal to MycoAsia.  

Authors shall respect the intellectual property rights of others and should not use any material in their manuscripts, without obtaining necessary permission from owners of such materials/ source.

Authors shall provide an undertaking to declare if there are any conflict of interest/ competing interests in the manuscript. 

MycoAsia promotes sharing of data and biological materials mentioned in published papers, within the rules and regulations in vogue of the countries involved. 

The Editorial Board would make every effort to identify and prevent the publication of papers with suspected scientific misconduct. If any of Editorial member of MycoAsia is found to be supporting unethical behaviour/ practices,the Editor-in-chief will eliminate him/ her from the Editorial Board.

Authors and readers are encouraged to report any research misconduct in published papers of MycoAsia. All complaints of scientific misconduct received by the Editorial Office shall be immediately looked into and an interim reply will be given to complainant within three working days. Final decision of the Editor-in-Chief on all such matters shall be communicated once the facts are established in accordance with the procedures prescribed by the COPE.

COPE guidelines are available at https://publicationethics.org/