Ethics and Disclosure

Nature’s Symphony journal is committed to upholding the highest standards of ethical conduct in research and publication. We require all authors to adhere to the following ethical principles:
Research Integrity:
  • Research reported in submitted manuscripts must be conducted in accordance with relevant ethical guidelines and regulations. This includes obtaining informed consent from human subjects, ensuring animal welfare in animal research, and adhering to responsible data collection and analysis practices.
  • All research misconduct, including fabrication, falsification, and plagiarism, will be investigated and may result in retraction of the published article and potential blacklisting of the authors.
Authorship:
  • All individuals who have made significant contributions to the conception, design, execution, or analysis of the research, and who have written or revised the manuscript, should be included as co-authors.
  • Ghost authorship and guest authorship are unethical and will not be tolerated.
  • All authors must contribute substantially to the work and be able to defend all aspects of the published article.
Data Sharing and Availability:
  • Authors are encouraged to share their research data, whenever possible, to ensure transparency and replicability. Data sharing plans should be clearly outlined in the manuscript.
  • Where data sharing is not feasible due to ethical or legal restrictions, authors must provide sufficient information to allow others to understand and replicate the research findings.
Conflicts of Interest:
  • Authors must disclose any financial or personal relationships that could potentially bias their research or the interpretation of their findings. This includes relationships with funding agencies, commercial entities, or any other individual or organization with a vested interest in the research outcomes.
  • Undisclosed conflicts of interest may result in rejection of the manuscript or retraction of the published article.
Funding Disclosures:
  • Authors must acknowledge all sources of funding that supported the research reported in the manuscript. This includes grants, contracts, and other forms of financial support.
  • Failure to disclose funding sources may be considered a form of scientific misconduct.
Transparency and Reproducibility:
  • Authors must ensure that their research methods are clearly described and sufficiently detailed to allow others to replicate the study.
  • All materials and reagents used in the research should be identified by brand name and catalog number or other sufficient identifying information.
  • Statistical analyses should be reported transparently, including the software used and the specific tests performed.
Animal and Human Research:
  • Research involving animals or human subjects must be conducted in accordance with relevant ethical guidelines and regulations. This includes obtaining informed consent from human subjects and ensuring the welfare of animals used in research.
  • Authors must clearly state the ethical approval process undertaken for their research in the manuscript.
Compliance with Editorial Policies:
  • Authors must adhere to all editorial policies of Nature’s Symphony journal, including formatting guidelines, submission procedures, and ethical standards.
  • Failure to comply with editorial policies may result in rejection of the manuscript or retraction of the published article.
By adhering to these ethical principles, authors contribute to the integrity and reliability of scientific research and publication.  Nature’s Symphony is committed to fostering a culture of ethical research and responsible scholarship in the biology and nature. If you have any questions or concerns about ethical issues related to your research, please contact the editorial office.
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