Publication Ethics

ISTSE is committed to maintaining the highest standards of publication ethics and to supporting ethical research practices. ISTSE adheres to the COPE Code of Conduct for Journal Publishers. We encourage journal editors to follow the COPE Code of Conduct for Journal Editors and to refer reviewers to the COPE Ethical Guidelines for Peer Reviewers as appropriate. Allegations of misconduct will be investigated in accordance with the COPE Best Practice Guidelines as far as is practicable. 

If notified of a potential breach of publication ethics, we encourage journal editors and staff to inform the editor-in-chief as soon as possible. We have staff who have been trained on how to continue to investigate allegations of ethical misconduct and will seek legal assistance if necessary.