Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

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Acta Seismologica Sinica publishes research papers on topics related to earthquake study. The journal expects highest ethical standards in the submission and publication process from all parties involved, including authors, editors, peer reviewers, and the publisher. By submitting a manuscript to this journal, each author agrees to these standards.

For Authors:

● Authors attest that the submitted manuscript is their own, original, and unpublished work.

● Authors guarantee that the manuscript does not contain plagiarized content (in whole or in part); the manuscript should contain sufficient details and references to permit others to reproduce the work; any used information resources (e.g., phrases, data, images) that do not belong to the authors must be appropriately cited or quoted.

● Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the research in the manuscript. All those who have made significant contribution should be listed as co-authors.

● Affiliations (all authors/co-authors) and the corresponding address (main author) must be clearly stated.

● When authors discover a significant error or inaccuracy in their own published work, it is the authors' obligation to promptly notify the publisher and cooperate with the editor to either retract or correct the paper.

For Editors:

● Editors are responsible for making decisions on which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published.

● Editors will evaluate manuscripts solely based on their intellectual merit, regardless of race, gender, nationality, ethnicity, political philosophy, religious belief, or sexual orientation of the author.

● Editors must not disclose any information without the permission of the authors about the submitted manuscript to anyone other than stakeholders.

● Editors must not use materials or ideas in a submitted manuscript in their own research.

● Editors should take reasonable responsive measures when ethical complaints have been filed concerning a submitted manuscript or published paper.

For Reviewers:

● Manuscripts for review must be treated as confidential documents and should be destroyed after the review has been completed.

● Manuscripts should be reviewed solely based on its scientific merit.

● Reviewers who feel unqualified to review the articles should notify the editor and excuse themselves from the review process.

● Reviewers should not accept peer-review invitations when they have conflict of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships with authors, companies, or institutions connected to the articles.

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