The Journal of Sustainable Livestock is committed to maintaining the highest standards of publication ethics. All authors, reviewers, and editors involved in the publication process are expected to adhere to the following ethical guidelines:

  1. Authorship and Originality:
  • Authors must ensure that their work is original and has not been published elsewhere.
  • All authors should have made substantial contributions to the research and preparation of the manuscript.
  • Proper acknowledgment should be given to all sources used in the study.
  1. Plagiarism and Attribution:
  • Plagiarism in any form is considered a serious ethical violation and is strictly prohibited.
  • Authors should appropriately cite and reference all sources used in their work, including their own previously published material.
  • Any potential overlap between the submitted manuscript and other published works must be disclosed.
  1. Data Integrity and Research Conduct:
  • Authors should present accurate and reliable data in their manuscripts.
  • Data fabrication, falsification, or manipulation is unethical and unacceptable.
  • Authors should provide access to the data and materials used in their research whenever possible.
  1. Conflicts of Interest:
  • Authors should disclose any financial or non-financial conflicts of interest that may influence their research or the interpretation of results.
  • The involvement of any funding sources should be acknowledged.
  1. Peer Review Process:
  • The journal follows a rigorous peer review process to ensure the quality and integrity of published articles.
  • Reviewers should provide unbiased, constructive, and timely feedback on the manuscripts assigned to them.
  • Editors should handle the peer review process with impartiality, fairness, and confidentiality.
  1. Corrections and Retractions:
  • If errors or inaccuracies are discovered after publication, authors should promptly inform the journal's editor and cooperate in issuing corrections or retractions as necessary.
  • Retraction may be considered in cases of serious ethical misconduct or research integrity violations.
  1. Editorial Independence:
  • Editors should maintain editorial independence and make decisions based on the manuscript's scientific quality, relevance, and originality.
  • Editors and reviewers should disclose any conflicts of interest that may affect their objectivity and impartiality.
  1. Ethical Treatment of Subjects:
  • Authors should adhere to ethical guidelines and regulations concerning the use of human or animal subjects in their research.
  • Informed consent should be obtained from subjects involved in the study.
  1. Transparency and Reproducibility:
  • Authors should provide sufficient details and methodology to enable others to replicate their work.
  • Data, code, and other materials should be made available whenever possible to promote transparency and reproducibility.
  1. Respect for Copyright:
  • Authors should respect copyright laws and obtain permission to use copyrighted material when necessary.
  • Proper acknowledgment should be given to copyrighted works used in the manuscript.

Failure to adhere to these publication ethics may result in consequences, such as rejection of manuscripts, retraction of published articles, or restrictions on future submissions to the journal. The Journal of Sustainable Livestock aims to promote integrity, transparency, and accountability in scientific research and publication.