Publication Ethical Statement

To ensure high-quality standards in research publications, to keep public interest in the research findings every journal has to keep some ethical standards. ARES tries best to maintain these standards for publications.

ARES is committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record. We encourage authors to refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors. Journal policy prohibits an author from submitting the same manuscript for consideration by another journal and does not allow publication of a manuscript that has been published in whole or in part by another journal.

Plagiarism Policy
Plagiarism is defined as producing or re-producing a text, data in any form or idea without appropriate citation of the original sources. The plagiarism and manipulation of data such as images and audio or video recordings will not be accepted at any cost. A manuscript having plagiarism at any stage during the submission, review, or publication process will be rejected. A manuscript will be withdrawn or retracted by the journal if the plagiarism is reported or detected after the publication, and the editorial office will notify this on our webpage. The authors are recommended to avoid self-plagiarized content that is not properly cited and/or substantially re-produced.

According to the COPE Report (1999), “Fabrication and falsification of data do constitute misconduct” (p. 43). The images, audios, and videos are prohibited and considered highly unethical if they are subject to forging or adjusted in any form. An identification of manipulation in any form of qualitative or quantitative data during the review, publication process or after the publication would be rejected or retracted. The authors should report the results impartially and remain unbiased while discussing these results.

As per HEC policy, plagiarism will not be accepted in ARES like other HEC recognized journals. Authors must not use the words, figures, or ideas of others without attribution. All sources must be cited at the point they are used, and reuse of wording must be limited and be attributed or quoted in the text. With the submission author is required to declare the originality of his/her work, properly citing or copying previous publications. If plagiarism is detected during the peer review process, the manuscript may be rejected. If the plagiarism is detected after publication, the publisher has the right to issue a correction or retract the paper.

ARES take issues of copyright violation, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of published articles. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. If an article, for example, is found to have plagiarized other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where the authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article; taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author's institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; or taking appropriate legal action.

Prior publication
If material has been previously published, it is not acceptable for publication in a ARES .

Publication under CC BY
 ARES publishes manuscripts under Creative Commons licenses. The standard license for the journal is Creative Commons by Attribution (CC BY), which allows others to re-use the work without permission as long as the work is properly referenced.

Publication Ethical Policy
ARES intends to gain membership of COPE which is committed to educating and supporting editors, publishers and those involved in publication ethics with the aim of moving the culture of publishing towards one where ethical practices becomes a normal part of the publishing culture. Currently, ARES adopted and strictly followed HEC ethical policy of publications.

ARES follows HEC Publication Ethical Policies, Please see the below link.

Please Click Here to View HEC Ethical Guidlines for Editors
Please Click Here to View HEC Ethical Guidlines for Authors
Please Click Here to View HEC Ethical Guidlines for Reviewers
Please Click Here to download Copyright, Originality Agreement