Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement

The publication of a paper in a peer reviewed Journal is an essential model for our Contemporary Materials Journal. It is necessary to agree upon standards of expected ethical behaviour for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the Journal Editor, the reviewer and the publisher.

Publication decisions

The editor of the Contemporary Materials Journal is responsible for deciding which of the papers submitted to the Journal should be published. The editor may be guided by the policies of the Journal’s Editorial Board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editor may confer with other members of Editorial Board or reviewers in making this decision.

Fair play

The editor at any time evaluates the manuscripts for their intellectual content regardless of the race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.


The Editor and the Editorial Board must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest

Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor’s own research without the expressly written consent of the author.

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