They must ensure that:

  • Their work is self-developed and not a close imitation.
  • Must not have been previously published.
  • Other authors, contributors or sources should be appropriately credited.
  • They are responsible for language editing before submission.
  • Their work has not been copied or plagiarized in whole or part from any other work.
  • The financial support and conflict of interest for the project/research work if any should be disclosed.
  • They are obliged to notify the editor if any error or inaccuracy is discovered and co-operate with the editor to correct the same.

Articles should be submitted using online procedures. Simultaneous publication in more than one publication is a breach of publication ethics.

GBR follows the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) guidelines. GBR has adopted COPE’s best practice guidelines for dealing with ethical issues in a journal. The members of the journal (Advisory board, editors and the Journal manager) have consented to adopt the COPE as it meets the purpose and objective of the Journal. Flowcharts of COPE: https://publicationethics.org/files/Full%20set%20of%20English%20flowcharts_9Nov2016.pdf

Following is a summary of COPE’s international standards for authors of scholarly research publications and describes responsible research reporting practice. The comprehensive guidelines can be downloaded (weblink of COPE)

  • Research article/case study/review should be ethical and accountable for regulative compliance.
  • Summary, discussion, and conclusion must be without any falsified assembly of data or manipulation and so shall be true to the essence of the research.
  • Method of research should be explicit and clearly stated void of opacities.
  • Researchers should adhere to publication requirements that submitted work is original, is not plagiarised, and has not been published elsewhere.
  • Authors should take communal responsibility for submitted and published work.
  • The authorship of research publications should accurately reflect individuals’ contributions to the work and its reporting.
  • Research funding agency(ies) must be credited and should be revealed.