Records of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

A scientific open access journal in the field of agricultural and food chemistry.

Plagiarism Check and Ethics

Any manuscript submitted, soon to be submitted or in press at any other journal will not be considered by Records of Agricultural and Food Chemistry (RAFC), and it is authors responsibility to inform the Editor of Records of Agricultural and Food Chemistry if such event exists. If the submitted manuscript is a revised version of a previously rejected by RAFC, the authors must indicate previous submission in their cover letter and explain the reason/changes that they made in the revised one.

The   Ethical Guidelines for Publication in Journals and Reviews  issued by the   European Association of Chemical and Molecular Sciences   are applied by Records of Natural Products. Authors of all the manuscripts submitted to Records of Agricultural and Food Chemistry automatically accept the guidelines given in the Ethical Guidelines for Publication in Journals and Reviews  and the authors have to provide the ethical board approvoment document informations ( the number and date and ethical board name of ethical approval) in the main text of manuscript and related data should be available in supporting information file of manuscript, if neccesseary or requested by the editorial office. The following studies strongly needs ethical board approval eg. any of in vivo studieson any animal and human body, studies of endagered species in the nature, information about the people including any kind of survey data etc. For detail please see the COPE guidelines.

Authors are encouraged to attach an authenticate report during the submission to make sure that there is no plagiarism problem. Manuscripts submitted to Records of Agricultural and Food Chemistry publications are routinely screened by a software to check the originality of the submitted articles. It should be noted that RAFC publications are committed to deterring plagiarism and self-plagiarism.

ACG Publications journals use iThenticate ®  software to check the originality of submitted manuscripts for plagiarism.  If a duplication detected by the editorial office and reviewers, the manuscript will directly be rejected. If the authors use the same sentences of their or another authors previous work with citation without quotation mark, it will still be considered as self-plagiarism and plagiarism,respectively. Records of Agricultural and Food Chemistry has the right of removing any article published in RAFC, and banning the authors submitting their studies in future if any ethical violation is identified.

To learn the detailed ethical principal for publication process please visit the COPE guidelines.

Any detected ethical violence by anyone should be reported to, ACG PUBLICATIONS Ethic Committee.   Based on the evaluation report of Ethic Committee of ACG PUBLICATIONS the published paper may retract by Publisher as soon as possible. In this case, the information about the the retracted paper publishes in the next issue of the journal. Notification of invalid results that affect the reliability of a previously published article. The original article is marked as retracted but remains available to readers, and the retraction statement notifying readers of the invalidity of the published paper is bi-directionally linked to the original published paper.  

Please see the general remarks of review process of ACG PUBLICATIONS on this link.