Journal of Ethics

         Food and Applied Bioscience Journal (FABJ) is committed to the highest standards of publication ethics. Authors have to declare that their work is original, no duplicate publication, no biased data, no plagiarism or image manipulation. In addition, all authors should quality for authorship. Authors should prepared their manuscript as adviced by the journal's guideline and should appropriately cite publications/references. Authors are required to dclare any conflict of interest such as funders that will affect their research.

Duties of Authors

  1. The author must ensure that the submitted paper or work has never been previously published.
  2. The author must present an accurate and true factual information derived from the research in the submitted paper without any manipulation or false presentation of the information.
  3. If the author uses the work and/or words of other authors or researchers, they must be appropriately cited or quoted.
  4. The author must comply with “Manuscript Preparations Instructions” when preparing the manuscript.
  5. Authorship must be limited to those who made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported research or study.
  6. The author must provide the name of the institution or person(s) who provided research grants (If any).
  7. The author must detail vested interest (If any).

Duties of Editors

  1. The editors are responsible for assessing the quality papers submitted publication.
  2. The editors must not reveal the identity of the author(s) and the reviewers to others during the assessment processes.
  3. The editors must arrive at a decision about which paper to be published based on its intellectual contents that are in accordance with the policies of the journal.
  4. The editors must not publish any paper that has been previously published elsewhere.
  5. The editors must not reject any paper simply because they have doubts or uncertainties about any part of the submitted paper. They must find concrete evidence to resolve doubts or uncertainties.
  6. The editors must not defend or act in their own interest or the interest of the author(s), reviewers, and administrative board.
  7. The editors must make sure no plagiarism is committed, using reliable plagiarism detection programs/tools.
  8. In case plagiarism is discovered, the editors must stop assessing the submitted paper and contact the corresponding author immediately seeking explanation for any part of the paper deemed plagiarized before deciding whether the paper is “accepted” or “rejected.”

Duties of the Reviewers

  1. The reviewers must keep all the information of the submitted paper confidential and must not reveal any part of the submitted paper to anyone other than those involved in the reviewing processes.
  2. After receiving a paper, reviewers may discover that they have vested interest in the submitted paper in that they are co-authors, know the author(s) personally. In such cases, they should inform the editors of this occurrence and should disqualify themselves from being reviewers.
  3. Reviewers should evaluate submitted papers in disciplines in which they specialize, taking into account intellectual contents of the paper, it’s data analysis, and substantive contents of the research article. They must refrain from using their own groundless, personal judgement to evaluate submitted papers.
  4. In the evaluation processes, the reviewers must point out significant studies that are significantly related to the submitted paper but the author fail to include or mention in his or her submitted paper. The reviewers are encouraged to inform the editors of any similarities between the submitted paper and other papers/studies.

Research and Publication Ethics

Publication Ethics Statement

          Food and Bioscience Journal enforces a peer-review process along with human and animal ethical protocols to follow global ethical standards of academic publication. Research involves human and/or animal subjects should be carried out and approved by Ethics Committee according to the rules of the Declaration of Helsinki of 1975 ( or animal ethical guideline (, where appropriate. Editors reserve the right to reject any submission that does not meet these requirements.

Ethical Guidelines for the Use of Human Subjects

            According to the Declaration of Helsinki, all research using human subject should obtained an approval from the Ethics Committee prior conducting the research.
The following ethical statement must be included in the submitted manuscript along with
a copy of the original approval certificate.



Ethical approval

    All procedures performed in this study was approved by ethics committee of XXX (Project reference number)

Ethical exemption                 

   This study was exempted from ethical approval by ethics committee of XXX (Project reference number)

Ethical Guidelines for the Use of Animals Subjects

           Manuscript using animal subjects must be approved by an Animal Ethical Committee. The following ethical statement must be included in the submitted manuscript along with a copy of the original approval certificate.



Ethical approval            

       All procedures performed in this study was approved by animal ethics committee of XXX (Project reference number)