Ethics & Policies

1. Publication Ethics:

Metal Powder Report (MPR) is committed to upholding the highest standards of publication ethics and integrity. Authors, reviewers, and editors are expected to adhere to the following ethical guidelines:

  • Authorship: All listed authors should have made significant contributions to the research and manuscript preparation and should agree to be listed as authors. Honorary or guest authorship is not acceptable.

  • Plagiarism: Authors should ensure that their work is original and properly cited. Plagiarism in any form, including self-plagiarism, is unethical and will not be tolerated.

  • Data Integrity: Authors should accurately report their research findings and provide raw data when requested for verification purposes. Falsification or fabrication of data is considered unethical.

  • Conflicts of Interest: Authors should disclose any potential conflicts of interest that may influence the interpretation or presentation of their research findings.

  • Peer Review: Reviewers should conduct the peer review process objectively and provide constructive feedback to authors. They should disclose any conflicts of interest and maintain confidentiality throughout the review process.

2. Editorial Policies:

  • Peer Review Process: All manuscripts submitted to Metal Powder Report (MPR) undergo a rigorous peer review process by experts in the field. The review process is double-blind, meaning that the identities of both authors and reviewers are kept confidential.

  • Open Access Policy: Metal Powder Report (MPR) offers authors the option to publish their articles as open access, making them freely accessible to readers worldwide. Open access articles are published under a Creative Commons license.

  • Corrections and Retractions: Metal Powder Report (MPR) will consider corrections, retractions, or expressions of concern in cases of scientific misconduct, errors, or misleading information.

  • Editorial Independence: The editorial team of Metal Powder Report (MPR) operates with editorial independence and integrity, free from undue influence or bias.

3. Copyright and Licensing:

  • Authors retain the copyright to their manuscripts, but grant Metal Powder Report (MPR) the right to publish and distribute the work.

  • Published articles are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives (CC BY-NC-ND) license, unless otherwise specified.

4. Privacy Policy:

  • Metal Powder Report (MPR) respects the privacy of its authors, reviewers, and readers. Personal information collected during the submission or registration process will be used solely for the purpose of publication and will not be shared with third parties without consent.

5. Contact Information:

For inquiries regarding publication ethics, editorial policies, or any other matter related to Metal Powder Report (MPR), please contact the editorial office.

Note to Readers and Contributors:

Metal Powder Report (MPR) is dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of ethics, integrity, and transparency in all aspects of its publication process. We encourage authors, reviewers, and readers to familiarize themselves with our ethics and policies and to report any concerns or violations they may encounter. Thank you for your support and commitment to advancing knowledge in the field of metal powders.