Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement

Power System Protection and Control mainly publishes high-level articles in the field protection and control of power system and timely reports major research achievements and scientific advancement. Power System Protection and Control follows the recognized publication ethics and standards. We firmly oppose plagiarism in any form. The editors, authors and reviewers of Power System Protection and Control should perform the following duties, and adhere to the submission guidelines and other requirements of the journal.

Duties of Authors

(1) Authors submitting article to the journal should affirm that manuscript is original. This Article does not infringe on any copyright or other rights in any other work. All necessary reproduction permissions or licenses have been obtained. It contains no matter that is scandalous, obscene, libelous, or otherwise contrary to law.

(2) Authors should also warrant that their article has neither been published elsewhere in any language fully or partly, nor is it under review for publication anywhere.

(3) Articles should also be objective, comprehensive and accurate. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behavior and it is unacceptable.

(4) Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to conception, design, execution or interpretation of the reported study. Others who have made significant contribution must be listed as co-authors.

Duties of Reviewers

(1) Manuscripts for review must be treated as confidential documents.

(2) Reviewers feel unqualified to review the articles or not possible to complete review of manuscript within stipulated time should notify the editor, so that the manuscript could be sent to another reviewer. Reviewers should have no conflict of interest with respect to the research, the authors and/or the research funders.

(3) Reviewers should state clearly relevant published work which is not yet cited.

(4) Review of submitted manuscripts must be done objectively without prejudice and the reviewers should express their views clearly with supporting arguments. If the reviewers find plagiarism in any form, they should immediately communicate with the editor.

Duties of Editors

(1) Editors can accept, reject or request modifications to the manuscript based on the review report of the editorial board.

(2) Editors should handle a manuscript based on its intellectual content, nothing to do with the authors’ gender, race, religion, and nationality, etc.

(3) Editors must ensure that each manuscript is initially evaluated by the editor for originality, making use of appropriate software to do so in order to avoid plagiarism. After passing this test, the manuscript is forwarded to at least two reviewers for double-blind peer review, each of whom will make a recommendation to accept, reject, or modify the manuscript.

(4) Authors’ complain on the review decision is available.

(5) The manuscripts reporting important findings, academic foreland, and achievements of hotspot research are expected.

(6) Editors are not allowed to disclose any information of the manuscript to others except for communication authors and reviewers.

(7) Editors should consider retracting a publication if they have clear evidence that the findings are unreliable, have previously been published elsewhere without proper cross-referencing, permission or justification, constitute plagiarism, and report unethical research. Editors should consider issuing a correction if a small portion of an otherwise reliable publication proves to be misleading; the author / contributor list is incorrect.