Publishing Ethics:
SIER promotes ethical behaviour for authors, reviewer and editors, we therefore promote the COPE
comprehensive guidelines for participants in scientific publishing.

Author Responsibilities:
- To maintain accurate records of data associated with their submitted manuscript, and to supply or provide access to these data, on reasonable request. Where appropriate and where allowed by employer, funding body and others who might have an interest, to deposit data in a suitable repository or storage location, for sharing and further use by others.
- To confirm/assert that the manuscript as submitted is not under consideration or accepted for publication elsewhere. Where portions of the content overlap with published or submitted content, to acknowledge and cite those sources. Additionally, to provide the editor with a copy of any submitted manuscript that might contain overlapping or closely related content.
- To confirm that all the work in the submitted manuscript is original and to acknowledge and cite content reproduced from other sources. To obtain permission to reproduce any content from other sources.
- Authors should obtain express permission from human subjects and respect their privacy.
- To declare any potential conflicts of interest (e.g. where the author has a competing interest (real or apparent) that could be considered or viewed as exerting an undue influence on his or her duties at any stage during the publication process).
- To notify promptly the journal editor or publisher if a significant error in their publication is identified. To cooperate with the editor and publisher to publish an erratum, addendum, corrigendum notice, or to retract the paper, where this is deemed necessary.
- All authors are committed to publishing only original material, i.e., material that has neither been published elsewhere, nor is under review elsewhere. Manuscripts that are found to have been plagiarized from a manuscript by other authors, whether published or unpublished, will incur plagiarism sanctions. 
- All manuscripts are checked for plagiarism by using specialized software Plagarism CheckerX.
- Manuscripts that are found to have been published elsewhere, or to be under review elsewhere, will incur duplicate submission/publication sanctions. If authors have used their own previously published work, or work that is currently under review, as the basis for a submitted manuscript, they are required to cite the previous work and indicate how their submitted manuscript offers novel contributions beyond those of the previous work.
- All listed authors must have made a significant scientific contribution to the research in the manuscript and approved all its claims.
- Redundant publications involve the inappropriate division of study outcomes into several articles.
- In the event that there are documented violations of any of the above mentioned policies the following sanctions will be applied: such as rejection of the infringing manuscript, rejection of every other manuscript submitted, Prohibition against all of the authors for any new submissions.

Peer-Review Policy:
SIER garantees a double-blind Peer-Review. Peer reviews are carried out according to Web of Science regulations as recommend by Publons Academy. See Peer-Review Template for further details.
See the Peer-Review Process Overview below for structural workflow information:
SIER Peer-Review Process