Materials Reports (MR) makes great effort to publish high quality, trusted content. To help us maintain these high standards, we provide guidelines of ethical publishing for authors, reviewers, and journal editors.
We expect all authors submitting to Materials Reports (MR) to adhere to the following ethical guidelines:
● The article must be original work, which does not infringe the intellectual property rights of any other person or entity, and cannot be construed as plagiarizing any other published work, including the authors’ own previously published work.
● All authors named on the paper are equally held accountable for the content of a submitted manuscript or published paper.
● The corresponding author must ensure all named co-authors consent to publication and to being named as a co-author. All persons who have made significant scientific or literary contributions to the work should be named as co-authors.
● Authors must not submit a manuscript to more than one journal simultaneously.
● Authors should not submit previously published work, nor work which is based in substance on previously published work, either in part or whole.
● The manuscript must be original. Authors must cite all relevant information or publications appropriately and with permission if necessary.
● Authors must include all appropriate warnings concerning any specific and particular hazards that may be involved in carrying out experiments or procedures described in the article or involved in instructions, materials, or formula in the article.
● Raw data described in the article should be available for checking if required.
● Authors must avoid making defamatory statements in submitted articles which could be construed as impugning any person's reputation.
● Authors must declare any potential conflict of interest which could be held to arise with respect to the article.
● Authors must disclose all sources of funding for the research reported in the paper.