Publication ethics


BWPL takes all measures against publication malpractice and reserves the right to reject any manuscript where research misconduct (plagiarism, self-plagiarism, data fabrication, experimental error, citation manipulation, copyright infringement) has been identified. The authors of rejected manuscripts are offered the opportunity to respond. Their complaint will be dealt with in a fair manner.

The editors follow the guidelines of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) ( in dealing with any allegation of research misconduct relating to a submitted manuscript or a published paper in BWPL which they are made aware of.