Ethical Guidelines for Publishing in the TJAS

Authors submitting articles to the Thai Journal of Agricultural Science are expected to adhere to the highest ethical standards. The following comprehensive guidelines encompass various aspects of ethical conduct in scholarly publishing:

1. Originality and Data Integrity: Authors must ensure the originality of their work and maintain the integrity of research data. Falsification, fabrication, or manipulation of data is strictly prohibited.

2. Plagiarism Prevention: Authors should avoid all forms of plagiarism by properly attributing and citing sources. Direct quotations and paraphrased content from other works must be appropriately referenced.

3. Authorship and Acknowledgments: Authorship should be limited to those who have made significant contributions to the study. Proper acknowledgment of the contributions of others, including funding sources, is essential.

4. Duplicate Submission and Redundant Publication: Manuscripts submitted to the journal should not be under consideration by other publications simultaneously. Authors must not engage in redundant publication, which involves submitting substantially similar work to multiple journals without proper cross-referencing.

5. Conflict of Interest: Authors should disclose any financial or non-financial conflicts of interest that could influence the research or its interpretation. Transparent reporting of potential conflicts is crucial for maintaining credibility.

6. Informed Consent and Ethical Approval: Research involving human subjects, animals, or sensitive data requires appropriate informed consent and ethical approval. Authors should provide evidence of adherence to ethical standards.

7. Citing Sources and References: Accurate and complete citations of relevant literature are essential. Authors should follow established citation styles and ensure that all referenced works are duly acknowledged.

8. Corrections and Retractions: If errors or inaccuracies are identified in published articles, authors are obliged to promptly inform the journal. In cases of significant errors, retractions or corrections will be issued according to established protocols.

9. Peer Review Process: Authors should engage constructively with the peer review process, responding to reviewers' comments and revising the manuscript as necessary. Reviewers and editors should maintain confidentiality and objectivity during the review process.

10. Editorial Independence: Editors are responsible for fair and unbiased decision-making. They should base their decisions on the manuscript's quality, significance, and adherence to ethical guidelines, without personal or commercial influences.

11. Transparency in Research Reporting: Authors should provide comprehensive and accurate descriptions of their research methods, results, and interpretations to facilitate transparency and reproducibility.

12. Misconduct Investigation: Allegations of research misconduct will be taken seriously. The journal will investigate such claims diligently and take appropriate actions based on the findings.


Ethical Guidelines for Reviewers

1. Confidentiality: Manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. Reviewers should not share or discuss the content with others without permission from the editor.

2. Objectivity and Impartiality: Reviewers should provide an objective and unbiased evaluation of the manuscript, avoiding personal biases or conflicts of interest.

3. Constructive Feedback: Reviewers should offer constructive criticism aimed at helping authors improve their work. Feedback should be specific and actionable, focusing on enhancing the clarity, validity, and significance of the research.

4. Acknowledgement of Sources: Reviewers should identify relevant work that has not been cited by the authors and notify the editor of any substantial similarities with other published work. This ensures proper attribution and maintains the originality of the research.

5. Timeliness: Reviewers should complete their reviews within the agreed-upon time frame. Prompt reviews help maintain the efficiency of the publication process and respect the authors’ timeline.


Ethics of the Journal (TJAS)

1. Editorial Independence: TJAS is dedicated to ensuring that all editorial decisions are based solely on the academic merit of submitted work, free from any commercial or political influence. We strive to provide a fair and objective evaluation process for all manuscripts.

2. Confidentiality: TJAS is committed to maintaining the confidentiality of all submitted manuscripts and the identities of reviewers. We ensure that the review process is conducted with the utmost discretion to protect sensitive information.

3. Conflict of Interest Management: TJAS requires full disclosure of any potential conflicts of interest from editors, authors, and reviewers. We are devoted to transparent conflict of interest management to ensure unbiased and fair handling of all manuscripts.

4. Fair and Transparent Review Process: TJAS is dedicated to upholding a fair, unbiased, and timely peer-review process. We maintain reviewer and author anonymity where appropriate to ensure impartiality and build trust in the review process.

5. Ethical Oversight: TJAS upholds the highest ethical standards in all our operations. We address ethical issues promptly and transparently, including handling allegations of misconduct, to maintain the integrity of the research we publish. 

6. Corrections and Retractions: TJAS is committed to ensuring the accuracy and reliability of the scientific record. We will publish corrections, retractions, or expressions of concern when necessary to address any errors or misconduct identified post-publication.

7. Accessibility and Inclusivity: TJAS promotes accessibility and inclusivity in the dissemination of research. We encourage submissions from a diverse range of authors and disciplines, broadening the scope and impact of the research we publish and supporting diverse perspectives in agricultural science.