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Ethical Guidelines

The Open Science publishes original scientific books on all academic fields. Every submitted book is reviewed for compliance with the editorial and scientific guidelines of the repository, as described below.

Read the following sections to be sure that your manuscripts comply with the publication rules.
Originality and plagiarism
Submitted books must be original. The Open Science may scan books for plagiarism and other types of copyright violation.

Cite all authors and literatures from which you quote in your book.

Plagiarism takes many forms, from 'passing off' another's work as the author's own work,to copying or paraphrasing substantial parts of another's work (without attribution), to claiming results from research conducted by others. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.
Concurrent submissions
If you have already submitted the book to other publishers or organizations, please, submit the paper to the Open Science only after receiving a final decision of refusal from the other publishers or organizations or sign a copyright transfer contract with us.
Do not submit names or pictures of third-party participants without their formal authorization. Do not include content whose copyright is owned by others without their formal authorization. The corresponding author must obtain and archive all documentation related to third-party authorizations.
The Open Science does not publish works based on any form of discrimination against humans neither books containing statements that may lead to or suggest any form of discrimination or violence.
Hazards and human or animal subjects
If the work involves chemicals, procedures or equipment that have any unusual hazards inherent in their use, the author must clearly identify these in the manuscript. If the work involves the use of animal or human subjects, the author should ensure that the manuscript contains a statement that all procedures were performed in compliance with relevant laws and institutional guidelines and that the appropriate institutional committee(s) have approved them. Authors should include a statement in the manuscript that informed consent was obtained for experimentation with human subjects. The privacy rights of human subjects must always be observed.
Disclosure and conflicts of Interest
All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.

Examples of potential conflicts of interest which should be disclosed include employment, consultancies, stock ownership, paid expert testimony, patent applications/registrations, and grants or other funding. Potential conflicts of interest should be disclosed at the earliest stage possible.

Fundamental errors in published works
When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author's obligation to promptly notify the publisher and cooperate with the publisher to retract or correct the book. If the publisher learn from a third party that a published work contains a significant error, it is the obligation of the author to promptly retract or correct the book or provide evidence to the publisher of the correctness of the original book.
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