Ethics Statement

The Editorial Board is devoted to follow closely the “Guidelines on Good Publication Practice” set out by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) based in the United Kingdom. Please refer to for details.

Members of the Editorial Board are accountable and responsible for:

  • adopting editorial policies that encourage maximum transparency
  • ensuring honest reporting for a fair peer review process
  • pursuing proper reviewer and editorial conduct with unbiased decisions independent from commercial consideration
  • safeguarding the integrity and quality of the published papers by communicating with peer reviewers and guiding the authors on expectations to meet the required standard
  • taking a serious attitude towards suspected or alleged misconduct of paper contributors
  • observing ethical conduct when using humans and animals for research

Authors’ Responsibilities

The research being reported should have been conducted in an ethical and responsible manner and should comply with all relevant legislative regulations.

Authors should:

  • present their results clearly, honestly, and without fabrication, falsification or inappropriate data manipulation
  • strive to describe their methods clearly and unambiguously to enable their findings for confirmation by others
  • adhere to publication requirements that their submitted work is original, not plagiarised, and has not been published elsewhere
  • accurately reflect individual authors’ contributions in jointly published works
  • disclose their funding sources and declare conflicts of interest, if any (if any)


BERJAYA University College Guidelines on Publication and Dissemination of Research (RO-Guideline 01).              (2018, September 1). Retrieved from

Committee on Publication Ethics, COPE. (2020). Publication Ethics Guidelines. Retrieved from      
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Wager E. & Kleinert S. (2011). Responsible research publication: international standards for authors. A       
          position statement developed at the 2nd World Conference on Research Integrity, Singapore.      July           22-24, 2010. Chapter 50 in: Mayer T & Steneck N (Eds.), Promoting Research Integrity in a
         Global Environment
(pp 309-316). Singapore: Imperial College Press / World Scientific    Publishing.          (ISBN 978-981-4340-97-7)