Publication Ethics

The publication of an article in a peer-reviewed journal is the most critical stage in disseminating knowledge. Published peer-reviewed articles directly reflect the quality of the work conducted by the authors and the institutions supporting them. It is therefore vital for all parties involved in the act of publishing i.e. the author, the journal editor, the peer reviewer, the publisher and the society of society-owned or sponsored journals to comply with standards of expected ethical behavior.

Author responsibility

The authors are exclusively responsible for the contents of their submissions, the validity of the experimental results and must make sure that they have permission from all involved parties to make the data public.

It is the responsibility of each author to ensure that papers submitted to JWENT are written with ethical standards in mind, concerning plagiarism.

Please note that all submissions are thoroughly checked for plagiarism. If an attempt at plagiarism is found in a published paper, the authors will be asked to issue a written apology to the authors of the original material. Any paper which shows obvious signs of plagiarism will be automatically rejected and its authors will be banned for duration of three years from publishing in JWENT. The authors will receive proper notification if such a situation arises.

Information on what constitutes plagiarism is provided below.

Plagiarism: Definition and Context

Plagiarism, where someone assumes another's ideas, words, or other creative expression as one's own, is a clear violation of scientific ethics. Plagiarism may also involve a violation of copyright law, punishable by legal action.


Plagiarism may constitute the following:

Word for word, or almost word for word copying, or purposely paraphrasing portions of another author's work without clearly indicating the source or marking the copied fragment (for example, using quotation marks);

Copying equations, figures or tables from someone else's paper without properly citing the source and/or without permission from the original author or the copyright holder.

 Self-plagiarism, as a related issue, is the word for word or almost word for word reproduction of portions of one's own copyrighted work without proper citation of the original material. Self-plagiarism does not apply to publications based on the author's own previously copyrighted work (for example from conference proceedings) where proper reference was given for the original text.

Conflict of Interest

All authors are requested to disclose any actual or potential conflict of interest such as any financial, personal or other relationships with other people or organizations concerning the submitted work that could inappropriately influence, or be perceived to influence, their work.

Copyright and permission

By submitting a manuscript to the editor or publisher you are deemed to have granted permission to publish the manuscript.

Editor responsibility

Publication decision
Plagiarism detection
Fair play
Disclosure and Conflicts of interest
Involvement and cooperation in investigations 

Reviewer responsibility

Contribution to Editorial decision
Standards of objectivity
Acknowledgement of Source
Disclosure and conflicts of interest

Publisher responsibility

We are committed to ensuring that advertising, reprint or other commercial revenue has no impact or influence on editorial decisions. In addition, we are prepared to work closely with other publishers and industry associations to ensure that all the internationally-recognized standards set forth to achieve best practices on ethical matters, errors and retractions are observed.