Publishing Policies

We adhere to principles described in the Publication Ethics Policy and Malpractice Statement. They are based on the mutual trust of all participants in the publishing process who follow publishing ethical principles. The Editorial Board focuses on the COPE definition of ethical oversight: “Ethical oversight should include, but is not limited to, policies on consent to publication, publication on vulnerable populations, ethical conduct of research using animals, ethical conduct of research using human subjects, handling confidential data and business/marketing practices”. According to this definition, editors work in compliance with ethical principles.

Retractions and Post-Publication Corrections

All the corrections and retraction notices should be supplemented by the corresponding notification. The Corresponding Author should notify the Editorial Board immediately if they discover errors, typos or other corrections in an article that may change the data interpretation and reliability. All the changes will be evaluated by the Editorial Board.

A retraction can also be made if an essential error has occurred in the article. All the issues concerning the retraction procedure will be proceeded according to the COPE’s Retraction Guidelines. The final decision to retract an article will be made by the Editorial Board. Authors and institutions can also send a request to retract articles of the affiliated persons.

Studies in humans and animals

If the work involves the use of human subjects, the author should ensure that the work described has been carried out in accordance with The Code of Ethics of the World Medical Association (Declaration of Helsinki) for experiments involving humans. The manuscript should be in line with the Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals and aim for the inclusion of representative human populations (sex, age and ethnicity) as per those recommendations. The terms sex and gender should be used correctly.

Authors should include a statement in the manuscript that informed consent was obtained for experimentation with human subjects. The privacy rights of human subjects must always be observed.

All animal experiments should comply with the ARRIVE guidelines and should be carried out in accordance with EU Directive 2010/63/EU for animal experiments, or the National Research Council's Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals and the authors should clearly indicate in the manuscript that such guidelines have been followed. The sex of animals must be indicated, and where appropriate, the influence (or association) of sex on the results of the study.

Conflict of Interest Disclosure

Authors should declare Conflicts of Interest that could affect the presentation or interpretation of research results, including:

  • financial (employment, membership, employment, consultancies, grants, licensing, etc.);
  • non-financial (affiliations, professional and/or personal relationships, etc.).

If there is any conflict of interest (in the opinion of the Authors), the corresponding author should collect all the conflicts of interest disclosures from all the authors and indicate all the items in a declaration letter during the manuscript submission. The role of sponsors in conducting research, writing a manuscript, and agreeing to submit it should also be noted.

The Editor is obliged to assign Reviewers based on the absence of any conflicts of interest. For this purpose, the Editor should compare the affiliations of Authors and Reviewers, check the absence of their joint publications in international databases, and their participation in joint projects. If there is any conflict of interest, the Editor should assign another impartial reviewer.


Publication Ethics

Fabrication and Falsification

The authors of submitted manuscripts or published articles that are found to have fabricated or falsified the results, including the manipulation of images, may incur sanctions, and published articles may be retracted.


Taking the ideas and work of other scientists without giving them credit is unfair and dishonest. Copying even one sentence from someone else’s manuscript, or even one of your own that has previously been published, without proper citation is considered plagiarism — use your own words instead. Authors must not use the words, figures, or ideas of others without attribution. All sources must be cited at the point they are used, and reuse of wording must be limited and be attributed or quoted in the text. Journal of Nano- and Electronic Physics uses to detect submissions that overlap with published and submitted manuscripts. Manuscripts that are found to have been plagiarized from a manuscript by other authors, whether published or unpublished, will be rejected and the authors may incur sanctions. Any published articles may need to be corrected or retracted.

Multiple Submissions

Journal of Nano- and Electronic Physics publishes papers, which have not been previously published and are not submitted for publication elsewhere, and which contain the original results of the experimental and theoretical investigations in the field of condensed matter physics, physical electronics, and investigations aimed at the development of mathematical methods of the processes and phenomena description in the specified fields as well.

Citation Manipulation

Authors whose submitted manuscripts are found to include citations whose primary purpose is to increase the number of citations to a given author’s work, or to articles published in a particular journal, may incur sanctions. Editors and reviewers must not ask authors to include references merely to increase citations to their own or an associate’s work, to the journal, or to another journal they are associated with.

Authorship and Acknowledgments

All listed authors must have made a significant scientific contribution to the research in the manuscript, approved its claims, and agreed to be an author. It is important to list everyone who made a significant scientific contribution. Anyone who contributed to the research or manuscript preparation, but is not an author, should be acknowledged with their permission.