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  Ethical standards are crucial to ensure high quality of scientific publications, credibility of scientific findings, and that authors receive credit for their work.
  Magazine Company of Chang’an University on behalf of Chang’an University in Journal of Earth Sciences and Environment has several policies in place to guarantee high ethical standards. These guidelines are important to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the journal editor, the peer reviewer, the publisher and the society of society-owned or sponsored journals.
  Amongst other duties, editors have to ensure that all manuscripts received by their journal are reviewed for their scientific content without regard to sex, gender, race, religion, citizenship, etc. of the authors. Furthermore, the editors need to ensure that any information regarding manuscripts submitted by the authors is kept confidential.
  The reviews of submitted manuscripts must be done objectively, and the referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.
Furthermore, referees need to be aware that any information regarding the manuscripts they are reviewing should be treated as privileged information.  The authors should be aware in particular about the following:
  1. Originality: In order to avoid ethical violations, Journal of Earth Sciences and Environment is committed to only publishing original material that was not published before, except in the form of an abstract (including electronic preprints and discussion papers), or that is considered for publication elsewhere. Furthermore, redundant publications ("salami tactic" of publishing small parts of the same research in several papers) should be avoided.
  2. Author(s) Contribution and Funding Statement: All authors listed on a presented scientific work must have contributed a significant part to it. Vice versa, all persons who contributed to the presented work need to be named in the list of authors. In addition, sources of financial support, if any, must be clearly disclosed.
  3. Citation Manipulation: Any manipulation of citations (e.g. including citations not contributing to a manuscript's scientific content, citations solely aiming at increasing an author's or a journal’s citations, etc.) is regarded as scientific malpractice.