Ethical Duties of Authors

These ethical statements are based on Committee on Publication Ethics’ (COPE’s) Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors

Originality and Plagiarism
• Authors will ensure that they have written and submitted original works. By submitting a paper to The Journal of the Association of Veterinary Technology Educators (JAVTE) authors agree to any necessary originality checks a submission may undergo during the peer review and production processes. If the authors have used the work and/or words of others, they will ensure that the content is appropriately cited or quoted per the AMA-American Medical Association Style Guide

Acknowledgement of Sources 
• Proper acknowledgment of the work of others will always be given through the use of the AMA-American Medical Association Style Guide

Conflicts of Interest
• Authors must disclose any conflict of interests, such as financial support or any non-monetary support that was provided that might be construed as influencing the content of the manuscript.

Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication
• The same manuscript/contentshould not be published in more than one journal. This constitutes unethical publishing behavior.

Reporting standards
• Original research should represent an accurate account of the research process and results of the research, including a discussion of its significance to the field. Fraudulent or knowinglyinaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior.

Errors in published works
• Should an author(s) discover an error or inaccuracy in his/her published work, it is the author’s responsibility to notify immediately the JAVTE ( editor of the misprint. It is also the responsibility of the author(s) to cooperate with JAVTE in retracting the paper or in publishing a correction statement.