At Afri Publishing, we value the contributions of our authors and uphold certain obligations to maintain the quality and integrity of the research we publish. The following guidelines outline the responsibilities of authors submitting manuscripts to our journals:

  1. Originality and Integrity:
  • Authors must ensure that the submitted work is original and has not been previously published, except in the form of abstracts, preprints, published lectures, theses, discussion papers, or similar formats that have not undergone full journal peer review.
  • Authors should avoid redundant publications, commonly known as the "salami tactic" of publishing small portions of the same research in multiple papers.
  1. Authorship and Contribution:
  • All authors listed on a presented scientific work must have made substantial contributions to it. Conversely, all individuals who contributed to the work must be acknowledged in the list of authors.
  • Authors should accurately describe their contributions to the research in the manuscript.
  1. Conflicts of Interest:
  • Authors are required to disclose any potential competing interests that may influence or be perceived to influence the research. These may include financial, professional, personal, or institutional conflicts.
  • If there are no competing interests, authors should explicitly state: "The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest."
  1. Citation and Plagiarism:
  • Authors should appropriately cite sources and avoid plagiarism. Plagiarism refers to the use of material and ideas developed or created by another person without acknowledging the original source.
  • Each manuscript submitted to Afri Publishing is subjected to plagiarism checks using specialized software.
  1. Ethical Considerations:
  • Authors should adhere to ethical standards in research, including the humane treatment of animals (if applicable), informed consent for human subjects, and compliance with relevant institutional and governmental regulations.
  • Research involving human subjects or animals must have been approved by the appropriate ethics committee or institutional review board.
  1. Data and Reproducibility:
  • Authors should provide access to the data supporting their research, as well as detailed methods and procedures to enable others to reproduce the work.
  • Data should be accurate, complete, and verifiable.
  1. Acknowledgment of Funding:
  • Authors must clearly disclose all sources of financial support for the research. This may include grants, scholarships, or any other form of funding.
  1. Compliance with Journal Policies:
  • Authors should familiarize themselves with and adhere to the specific policies and guidelines of the journal to which they are submitting their manuscript.
  1. Prompt Response and Cooperation:
  • Authors should respond promptly to any communication from the journal during the review and publication process. They should also cooperate with editors and reviewers in a respectful and constructive manner.

By adhering to these author guidelines and obligations, we collectively contribute to the high standards of quality and integrity that Afri Publishing is committed to upholding in scientific publishing. We appreciate your dedication to ethical and transparent research practices.