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.

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 knowingly inaccurate 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 ([email protected]) 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.