Journal of Statistical Sciences requires that authors and reviewers of all its publications adhere to the ethical standards set up by COPE.
Authors listed in the submitted paper must include all authors and exclude authors who do not meet authorship requirements.
Responsibility for the correct attribution of authorship lies with authors themselves working under the guidance of their institution.
Submissions for publication should be the author's original work (s). Credit must be given to previous work by appropriate referencing.
A submitted manuscript must not have been published elsewhere. Substantial work overlapping with a previously published paper constitutes duplicate publication and is not permitted.
Submitting a manuscript to more than one journal is unethical, including submitting material that is substantially the same as the material in a concurrent submission.
Work should be cautiously reviewed, and results checked without inappropriate data manipulation.
Authors of collaborative papers should all have read and be prepared to take responsibility for the material submitted, results obtained and drawn conclusions.
Only citations relevant to the manuscript should be used. Unnecessary and excessive self-citation for the purpose of increasing the author(s)' number of citations is unethical.