Editorial Policies

Editorial policies
Authorship: All parties who have made a substantive contribution to the article should be listed as authors. Principal authorship, authorship order, and other publication credits should be based on the relative scientific or professional contributions of the individuals involved, regardless of their status. A student is usually listed as principal author on any multiple-authored publication that substantially derives from the student’s dissertation or thesis.

Acknowledgements: All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an Acknowledgements section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, or a department chair who provided only general support.

Funding: JOSEP requires all authors to acknowledge their funding in a consistent fashion under a separate heading.

Declaration of conflicting interests: JOSEP encourages authors to include a declaration of any conflicting interests and recommends you review the good practice guidelines . . .

Please include any declaration in file separate from the main text, after any acknowledgements, under the heading 'Conflicts of Interest.' When making a declaration the disclosure information must be specific and include any financial relationship that all authors of the article has with any sponsoring organization and the for profit interests the organization represents, and with any for-profit product discussed or implied in the text of the article.

Publishing policies
JOSEP is an open access journal, and all content is published under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. Authors retain copyright to their work and may distribute it elsewhere with JOSEP attribution after initial publication.

Journal policy prohibits an author from submitting the same manuscript for consideration by another journal and does not allow publication of a manuscript that has been published in whole or in part by another journal.

Plagiarism: JOSEP takes issue of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of published articles. Where an article, for example, is found to have plagiarized other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where the authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article; taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author's institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; or taking appropriate legal action.