Ethical standards for publication exist to ensure high-quality research publications, public trust in scientific findings, and that people receive credit for their ideas. The journal Tribology in Industry is committed to peer review integrity and practices the highest standards of ethical publishing. The journal Tribology in Industry publication ethics encourages integrity in research and peer review process and prohibit any malpractices regarding publication.
The journal Tribology in Industry is committed to publishing only original material, i.e., material that has neither been published elsewhere, nor is under review elsewhere. Manuscripts that are found to have been plagiarized from a manuscript by other authors, whether published or unpublished, will incur plagiarism sanctions. All manuscripts are checked for plagiarism by using specialized software.
Manuscripts that are found to have been published elsewhere, or to be under review elsewhere, will incur duplicate submission/publication sanctions. If authors have used their own previously published study, or study that is currently under review, as the basis for a submitted manuscript, they are required to cite the previous paper and indicate how their submitted manuscript offers novel contributions beyond those of the previous work.
Submitted manuscripts that are found to include citations whose primary purpose is to increase the number of citations to a given author’s article, or to articles published in a particular journal, will incur citation manipulation sanctions.
Data Fabrication and Falsification
Submitted manuscripts that are found to have either fabricated or falsified experimental results, including the manipulation of images, will incur data fabrication and falsification sanctions.
Improper Author Contribution or Attribution
All listed authors must have made a significant scientific contribution to the research in the manuscript and approved all its claims. It is important to list everyone who made a significant scientific contribution to the research.
Redundant publications involve the inappropriate division of study outcomes into several articles.
Use of Human Subjects or Animals in Research
Manuscripts containing information related to human or animal use should clearly state that the research has complied with all relevant international guidelines and institutional policies.
In the event that there are documented violations of any of the above mentioned policies in the journal Tribology in Industry, the following sanctions will be applied:
- Immediate rejection of the infringing manuscript.
- Immediate rejection of every other manuscript submitted to Tribology in Industry journal by any of the authors of the infringing manuscript.
- Prohibition against all of the authors for any new submissions to Tribology in Industry journal, either individually or in combination with other authors of the infringing manuscript, as well as in combination with any other authors. This prohibition will be imposed for a minimum of 36 months.
- Prohibition against all of the authors from serving on the Editorial Board of Tribology in Industry journal.
In cases where the violations of the above policies are found to be particularly egregious, the publisher reserves the right to impose additional sanctions beyond those described above.