Publication Ethics for Sarakham Journal

      Sarakham Journal has been assigned the role of the 3rd party in the publishing process to avoid inappropriate works. There are author, reviewer, and editor. Here are the policy for all parties involved, including readers and academic cycle.


Author

   1. The author must certify that the work which submitted to the journal is a new work and never be published anywhere before.
   2. The author must report the collection of data from research, do not collect fake information or provide misinformation.
   3. The author must refer to the other work, have the work that they use in their own work, as well as prepare a list of end articles.
   4. Every author whose name is in the article must be participants in research work. Other researcher, who participated in the article should be named in the article.
   5. The author must specify the funding source for the research and conflict of interest.

Editor

   1. Editor is responsible for considering the quality of the article which is going to be published in the journal. Editor should not do any progress for any article which have been published elsewhere before.
   2. Editors must not disclose the author's information and also article evaluators to other unrelated persons during the period of evaluation of the article.
   3. Editors must not deny publication because of suspicion or uncertainty. It must have some evidence to prove that doubt before refusal.
   4. Editor must not have conflict of interest with authors/ reviewers
   5. Editor must scan for plagiarism. Any evidence of plagiarism must be clarified

Reviewer

   1. Reviewer of the article must maintain confidentiality and do not disclose the information of the submitted articles to unrelated persons.
   2. After receiving the article from the journal editor, any evidence which lead to impossible to give comments and suggestions freely. Then, the article reviewer should inform the editor and refuse to evaluate the article.
   3. Person who evaluates the article should evaluate the article in his / her field of expertise. Reviewer should not use personal opinions that do not have support information to judge any research articles.
   4. When reviewer identify some plagiarism or uncited sentences/ paragraphs, reviewer should report to journal editor.

Plagiarism:

   There should be no plagiarism or falsification in the manuscript. There are many types of plagiarism that range from “passing off” of another complete paper as the author’s own to copying or paraphrasing large parts of another paper without a citation to the original, to also publishing and therefore claiming the work done by others. All ideas and work that come from other people should be cited by the authors, no matter the source of the other work, be it published, unpublished or available electronically. Any form of plagiarism is unacceptable. Any portion of the text (sentences or paragraphs) that is identical to another work should be placed in quotation marks and fully cited by the author. When cases of major plagiarism are detected the editor will reject the manuscript and the authors may be prohibited from publishing in Sarakham Journal, either permanently or for a period of time. Where the plagiarism is considered to be minor, the authors will be asked to rewrite the problem areas and cite the original source. Plagiarism cases will be considered on a case-by-case basis by Sarakham Journal.

   The plagiarism will be detected by OJS system after each article is uploaded in THAIJO2 online submission system.If the plagiarism is detected more than 35% by the system, the manuscript will be sent back to author and the journal will not sent the manuscript to review process.