Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement

TSLA is committed to upholding ethical standards in the publication and quality of its articles.

Conformance to standards of ethical behavior is therefore expected of all parties involved.

Authors’ responsibilities

  1. Authors must ensure that the submitted article is their original work, which has not been previously published;
  2. Authors must ensure that the submitted article has not been considered for publication elsewhere;
  3. Authors must state that all data in the article are real and authentic;
  4. Authors should provide revised version(s) of their article, according to the reviewers’ recommendations.

Reviewers’ responsibilities

  1. Any manuscript received for reviewing will be treated as confidential document;
  2. Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors;
  3. Reviews should be conducted objectively; observations should be formulated clearly with supporting arguments, so that authors can use them to improve the article;
  4. Reviewers should inform the editors of any substantial similarity between the manuscript under consideration and any other published article;
  5. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest that may result from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the articles.

Editors’ responsibilities

  1. Editors decide which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published;
  2. Editors are responsible for the contents and overall quality of the publication;
  3. Editors should evaluate manuscripts exclusively on the basis of their academic merit;
  4. Peer review assists the editors in making editorial decisions. Editors should publish only peer reviewed accepted articles;
  5. Editors should maintain a clear understanding of a research work’s sources of funding;
  6. An editor must not use unpublished information in the editor’s own research without the express written consent of the author.