Submitted manuscripts are evaluated for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, citizenship, or political ideology. Authors, as well as the Editor-in-Chief, the Advisory Board, the Editors and the Peer Reviewers are required to abide by standards of expected ethical behaviour, such as the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) Code of Conduct guidelines, available at: http://publicationethics.org. Any instance of author insincerity/dishonesty will automatically result in rejection of the manuscript. Should it be discovered, after an article is published in FJRS, that any author had breached the honesty agreement, their papers will be retracted, and due legal action will be taken against them.

Original research reports should provide an accurate account of the work carried out as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data needs to be represented accurately in the research ┬ápaper, with sufficient detail and references to allow for replication. Fraudulent or deliberately inaccurate statements represent unethical behaviour, and are inadmissible. The same rules apply to review and professional publication articles, and editorial “opinion” works have to be declared as such.

Original research reports should provide an accurate account of the work carried out as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data needs to be represented accurately in the paper, with sufficient detail and references to allow for replication. Fraudulent or deliberately inaccurate statements represent unethical behaviour and are inadmissible. The same rules apply to review and professional publication articles, and editorial “opinion” works have to be declared as such.

In the case of research on children, especially children with special needs or learning disabilities, or where an individual’s head or face appears, or if reference is made to an individual’s name or other personal details particular care should be taken with obtaining consent.

Contributors are responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce any material in which they do not own copyright, to be used in both print and electronic media, and for ensuring that the appropriate acknowledgements are included in their manuscript.

Plagiarizers, fraudsters, self-plagiarizers, and other insincere authors (e.g., those who make double/parallel submissions–submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal) will be black-listed and will not get another chance to be considered for publication in future.

Throughout the process of paper evaluation and publication, all communication is made ONLY through corresponding authors. Upon publication, authors will receive a PDF file with their contribution, as well as a PDF of the entire journal.