Disclosure of conflicts of interest
A conflict of interest may occur when an author or an author's employer or sponsor has a financial, commercial, legal, or professional relationship with other organizations or with the people working with them that may exert an influence on that author's research.
A conflict can be actual or potential and as such disclosure in full is required at the point of submission by the author. All manuscript submissions to the Journal must include the disclosure of any and all relationships that could be viewed as presenting a potential conflict of interest. Once disclosed, the Journal Editor may use such information for making editorial decisions and may publish such disclosures if they are held to be important to readers in judging the manuscript. Additionally, a decision may be made by the Journal Editor or peer reviewers not to publish on the basis of any declared conflict.
Personal conflicts of interest
A list of potential conflicts of interest in relation to the submitted manuscript could include:
* Fees & Honoraria
If necessary, please describe any potential conflicts of interest in a covering letter, indicating funding. All funding sources supporting the work should also be acknowledged.
Institutional conflicts of interest
Are you aware that your employer has any financial interest in or a financial conflict with the subject matter or materials discussed in the manuscript? If 'Yes' then please also provide additional detail in a covering letter.
Authors should also include a relevant Disclosure Statement along with the text of their article, in conjunction with any Acknowledgments and Details of Funders.
Copyright and ethics
We encourage our authors, referees to follow these guidelines when considering a submission to, or when dealing with papers submitted for consideration for publication in Far Eastern Entomologist.
Together we can assure the integrity of the peer review process, and the integrity of articles which are published as a result of that process.
We require that, prior to publication, authors make warranties to these effects when signing their Author Publishing Agreement.
1.1. An author must not submit a manuscript to more than one journal simultaneously, nor should an author submit previously published work, nor work which is based in substance on previously published work.
1.2. An author should present an accurate account of research performed and an objective discussion of its significance, and present sufficient detail and reference to public sources of information so to permit the author's peers to repeat the work.
1.3. An author must cite all relevant publications. Information obtained privately, as in conversation, correspondence, or discussion with third parties, should not be used or reported in the author's work unless fully cited, and with the permission of that third party.
1.4. An author must avoid making defamatory statements in submitted articles which could be construed as impugning any person's reputation, for example, making allegations of dishonesty or sharp practice, plagiarism, or misrepresentation; or in any way attacking a person's integrity or competence.
1.5. An author must ensure all named co-authors consent to publication and being named as a co-author, and, equally, that all those persons who have made significant scientific or literary contributions to the work reported are named as co-authors. Additionally, the author understands that co-authors are bound by these same principles.
We ask peer reviewers to make every reasonable effort to ensure the following criteria are taken into account for those submitted manuscripts they have agreed to peer review.
2.1. A peer reviewer of a manuscript must give unbiased consideration to each manuscript submitted for consideration for publication, and should judge each on its merits, without regard to race, religion, nationality, sex, seniority, or institutional affiliation of the author(s).
2.2. A peer reviewer should declare any conflict of interest when the manuscript under review is related to the peer reviewer's own work. A peer reviewer should not evaluate a manuscript authored or co-authored by a person with whom the peer reviewer has a personal or professional connection if the relationship would bias judgment of the manuscript.
2.3. A peer reviewer should treat the peer review process as entirely confidential, and neither the submitted manuscript, nor information about the submitted manuscript, nor correspondence related to their peer review should be shared or circulated to any person not engaged in the peer review process.
2.4. A peer reviewer should provide a comprehensive, evidenced, and appropriately substantial peer review report.
2.5. A peer reviewer should be alert to the failure of authors to cite relevant work by other scientists, and should call to the Journal Editor's attention any significant similarity between the manuscript under consideration and any published paper or any manuscript submitted concurrently to another journal of which she or he is aware.
2.6. A peer reviewer should make all reasonable effort to submit her or his report and recommendation in a timely manner.
2.7. A peer reviewer must avoid making statements in submitted articles which might be construed as impugning any person's reputation.
2.8. An author must declare any potential conflict of interest that might be affected by publication of the results contained in a manuscript, and acknowledge funding.
We ask editors to make every reasonable effort to ensure the following criteria are taken into account for those submitted manuscripts they deem worthy of consideration by peer review.
3.1. A Journal Editor should give unbiased consideration to each manuscript submitted for consideration for publication, and should judge each on its merits, without regard to race, religion, nationality, sex, seniority, or institutional affiliation of the author(s).
3.2. A Journal Editor has sole responsibility for the acceptance or the rejection of a submitted manuscript.
3.3. A Journal Editor may reject a submitted manuscript without resort to formal peer review if she or he considers the manuscript to be inappropriate for the Journal and outside its scope.
3.4. A Journal Editor should make all reasonable effort to process submitted manuscripts in an efficient and timely manner.
3.5. The Journal Editor, Associate Editors, and members of the Editorial Board should treat the peer review process as entirely confidential, and neither the submitted manuscript, nor information about the submitted manuscript, nor correspondence related to their peer review should be shared or circulated to any person not engaged in the peer review process.
3.6. The Journal Editor should arrange for responsibility for the peer review of any manuscript authored by her- or himself to be delegated to an Associate Editor. Any data or analysis presented in a submitted manuscript should not be used in a Journal Editor's own research except with the consent of the author.
3.7. If a Journal Editor is presented with convincing evidence that a submitted article is under consideration elsewhere, or has already been published, then the Journal Editor may reject the article forthwith, and, reserve the right to impose sanctions on the submitting author.
3.8. If a Journal Editor is presented with convincing evidence that the main substance or conclusions of an article published in the Far Eastern Entomologist are erroneous, then the Journal Editor should facilitate publication of an appropriate Corrigendum or Erratum.
3.9. A Journal Editor who is in receipt of a Letter which offers evidence that the substance of, or sections within, a published article, are erroneous, may consider publication of the Letter as a Comment, to which the author may offer a Response, and the Commentator a Rejoinder. The Journal Editor should subject all Comments, Responses, and rejoinders to peer review.
3.10. If a Journal Editor is presented with convincing evidence that an article is under consideration by another Journal, or has been previously published, then the Journal Editor may reject the article forthwith, and reserve the right to impose sanctions on the submitting author.
3.11. If a Journal Editor is presented with convincing evidence that an article or parts of an article reproduce text, tables, or figures which are copyrighted to a third party, but which have not been quoted, cited, or acknowledged in the article, then the Journal Editor should facilitate a Retraction of the article, and reserve the right to impose sanctions on the author.