Ethics in publishing

To comply with the international publication standards and the ethics in article publication in accordance with the requirements of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), the KKU Science Journal has set the ethics of publication as follows:

1. Editor's roles and responsibilities

  • Proceed according to the wishes of the reader and the author.
  • Update the journal regularly.
  • Certify the quality of the published research.
  • Support freedom of expression.
  • Maintain the integrity of academic works.
  • Protect intellectual property standards from business needs.
  • When necessary, be willing to correct publishing errors, clarify matters, remove articles or apologize.

2. Author’s roles and responsibilities

  • Must certify that the article submitted for publication has not been published elsewhere.
  • Must not copy the work of others and must cite every work mentioned in the article. Must also list of the works cited in the references.
  • Articles must be written according to the format specified by the Journal.
  • All authors named in the article must be actual participants of the research conducted or review compiled.
  • Must agree to transfer the copyright to the journal before publication and must not submit the work already published in the KKU Science Journal elsewhere.

  • If the work involves research in humans or experimental animals, the author(s) must submit a copy of a document of approval to conduct such research by the Human Research Ethics Committee, or the Ethics Committee on the Use of Experimental Animals, respectively. The registration, permission, or approval number must be mentioned in the article where applicable.

3. Reviewers’ roles and responsibilities

  • The quality of the work comes first and foremost when considering the article for publication. Consider the article based on academic principles and rationale without bias or subjective opinion. The reviewers must hold no personal interest in the article under review being published or rejected.
  • Must not seek benefits from the academic work under assessment.
  • Must possess a true understanding of the content of the academic work being assessed.
  • If the reviewed article is found to contain plagiarise other works, notify the editor immediately.
  • The evaluation period must be maintained within the specified time frame. Must not disclose the information of the article to those who are not involved in it.

For more information on the ethics of publications, see Publication Ethics


Declaration of conflict of interest

In the event that the authors may have conflicts of interest, a clause should be added at the end of the article declaring such conflicts. If there are not any, the authors should state at the end of the article that the work has no conflicts of interest.