DAAM is committed in ensuring the highest standards of publication ethics whereas publication malpractice is strictly prohibited by all possible measures. Our responsibility is to publish original work to the highest possible standards, as also expected from our reviewers and authors. Honesty, originality and fair dealing on the part of authors, and fairness, objectivity and confidentiality on the part of editors and reviewers are among the critical values that enable us to achieve our goal. DAAM endorses and behaves in accordance with the codes of conduct and international standards established by the Committee on Publication Ethics. DAAM is committed in following the best practices on ethical matters, errors, and retractions, and providing a legal review if necessary.


The Editors are:

  • responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published;
  • allow discussing with other editors or reviewers in making decisions;
  • responsible on evaluating manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors;
  • prohibited disclosing any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate;
  • need to ensure a fair and appropriate peer review process;
  • care on the integrity of the published record by issuing corrections and retractions when needed and pursuing suspected or alleged research and publication misconduct. Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used by anyone who has a view of the manuscript in his or her own research without the express written consent of the author.


The Editorial Board is a group of renowned experts in the area who serves on the board. Editorial Board members may be asked to contribute to journal content submission and support the Editor-in-Chief in handling ethical issues, complaints and appeals regarding the publication standards
The Editorial Board must:

  • keep information pertaining to submitted manuscripts confidential.
  • disclose any conflicts of interest.
  • evaluate manuscripts only for their intellectual content.
  • should handle all authors with fairness, courtesy, objectivity, honesty, and transparency.


The Reviewers should:

  • kept confidential and be treated as privileged information of any information regarding manuscripts submitted by authors;
  • be conducted objectively. There shall be no personal criticism of the author. Reviewers should express their views clearly with supporting arguments;
  • identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that had been previously reported elsewhere should be accompanied by the relevant citation;
  • request to the Editors attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge;
  • communicate to the editors in case, any reviewer feels that it is not possible for him/her to complete review of manuscript within stipulated time (so that the same could be sent to any other reviewer);
  • not review manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.
  • If any invited reviewers feel unable to review the study presented in a submission or think that a timely review would be difficult, they should immediately inform the Editor-in-Chief so that alternate reviewers may be selected.


The Authors should:

  • submit papers only on work that has been conducted in an ethical and responsible manner and that complies with all relevant legislation;
  • present their results clearly, honestly, and without fabrication, falsification or inappropriate data manipulation;
  • endeavor to describe their methods clearly and unambiguously so that their findings can be confirmed by others;
  • adhere to publication requirements that submitted work is original, is not plagiarized, and has not been published elsewhere. The journal authorises a plagiarism detection system like Turnitin;
  • certify that the manuscript is not currently being considered for publication elsewhere;
  • ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others this must be appropriately cited;
  • take collective responsibility for submitted and published work. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Duplicitous or expressively inaccurate statements constitute unethical behaviour and are unacceptable;
  • cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work. Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given.
  • ensure that the authorship accurately reflects individuals’ contributions to the work and its reporting; and where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged;
  • disclose relevant funding sources and any existing or potential conflicts of interest. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed;
  • promptly notify the journal editors and the editor to retract or correct the paper as author’s obligation, when an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work.
  • respond to the reviewers' comments thoroughly, point by point, and promptly, revising and re-submitting their manuscript to the journal by the deadline given as soon as received "revisions required"


  • Publisher confirms that journal editors, editorial board members, authors, reviewers, and other stakeholders adopt the best publishing policies and procedures.
  • Publisher strives for a more effective academic communication system for journal governance.
  • Publisher supports the publishing and indexing of all journal articles.
  • Publishers ensure that the Editorial team meets production schedules and completes the work on time.
  • Publisher collaborates with the editor committees to develop journal policies and standards that are appropriate to the journal.
  • Publisher should verify the publication rights and licensing agreement before publication.
  • Publisher working closely with Editor-in-Chief(s) take all necessary steps to clarify things or correct any errors in an article where scientific misconduct, fraudulent publishing, or plagiarism is suspected or confirmed.
  • Publisher should be resolved an erratum, clarification, or the retraction of the concerned work promptly.
  • Publisher and Editor-in-Chief must work together to detect and prevent publishing articles that include research misconduct, and they must never promote and enable research misconduct to occur.
  • Publisher and the Journal do not differentiate based on age, colour, faith, ethnicity, disability, marital status, veteran status, national origin, race, gender, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or sexual orientation.
  • Publisher employs ethics panels to recommend publication misconducts, issues related to journal policy and guidelines, and ethics periodically.
  • Publisher is responsible for investigating any potential publishing misconduct and resolving any situations of alleged publishing malpractice.
  • Publisher is responsible for reviewing and updating the journal's policies regularly as required.