The Applied Computing and Applications publisher and its journals adhere to the highest standards of ethical practices by following the COPE (Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors).

Duties of Editors

Intellectual content of all submitted manuscripts are checked neutrally without any regard to the author’s race, orientation, gender, age, religion or political views. Manuscripts are confidential documents and should therefore not be shared with third parties, unless there is permission from an editor. All data that is submitted in the manuscript must only be used for publication purposes.

Duties of Reviewers

Reviewers must help the editors in making decisions, and may help the author to improve the quality of their manuscript using constructive criticism (and avoiding any personal hurtful remarks directed at the author). If a reviewer cannot complete their task in time due to any reason, the reviewer staff must be informed. The reviewer should also state any similarities found with other manuscripts in the field.

Duties of Authors

All data must be from the author’s research and must be original (no plagiarism), genuine and presented in an appropriate manner. Moreover, all work should only be submitted to one journal. Any other author/ publication whose data was used should be credited accordingly. Only authors who have significantly contributed to the work should be mentioned in the list of authors, while others should be mentioned in the acknowledgements. If the project was funded by a corporation/person, they should be acknowledged. If any errors are found, the manuscript must swiftly be removed, with permission from an editor, from being submitted.