In case the editor, the reviewer, the editorial board, or the reader of a published paper find that the author violates ethical practices, the case should be taken up to the ethics committee, which comprises three editorial board members, the editor-in-chief, and the managing editor. The author will be summoned for a discussion online or through email. The unpublished manuscript is rejected when the author is found guilty of ethical violations. In the case of a published author, the manuscript will be retracted.
In case the authors feel that the editor and/or the reviewers have violated ethical standards, they may write a formal letter of complaint to the editor-in-chief. The ethics committee will convene to discuss the matter. The editor and/or reviewers will have to respond to the complaint either through an online meeting or email. The ethics committee shall decide whether to censure the editor and/or reviewers or dismiss the case.