Publication Ethics


The Journal of Environmental Sciences and Technology (JEST) is committed to maintaining high standards of ethical conduct in all aspects of its publication process. This document outlines the journal's policies and procedures for ensuring the integrity and credibility of published research.


  • All authors listed on a manuscript must have made significant contributions to the conception, design, execution, or data analysis of the study.
  • Authors must accurately represent their roles in the research project and acknowledge the contributions of others.
  • Authors must disclose any financial or personal relationships that could influence their interpretation of the results.

Originality and Plagiarism

  • Manuscripts submitted to JEST must be original and not previously published or under consideration for publication elsewhere.
  • Authors must properly cite all sources of information used in their research.
  • Plagiarism, including self-plagiarism, is strictly prohibited.

Data Integrity

  • Authors must ensure that the data presented in their manuscripts is accurate, complete, and verifiable.
  • Authors must retain the original data for a reasonable period after publication to allow for verification if necessary.
  • Authors must be prepared to share their data with other researchers upon reasonable request.


  • Authors must respect the confidentiality of any data or information that they have access to during the course of their research.
  • Authors must not disclose confidential information to unauthorized individuals.

Conflict of Interest

  • Authors must disclose any conflicts of interest that could influence their interpretation of the results.
  • Conflicts of interest may include financial ties, personal relationships, or institutional affiliations.

Peer Review

  • JEST employs a rigorous peer-review process to ensure that the published research is of high quality and scientific merit.
  • Reviewers must be experts in the relevant field of study and must be objective in their assessment of manuscripts.
  • Reviewers must maintain the confidentiality of the review process.

Ethical Approval for Human or Animal Research

  • Research involving human or animal subjects must have been approved by an appropriate ethics committee.
  • Authors must provide documentation of ethical approval in their manuscripts.

Post-Publication Corrections

  • Authors are responsible for correcting any errors or omissions in their published papers.
  • Authors must promptly notify the journal of any errors or omissions that come to their attention.


  • JEST may retract papers if they are found to be fraudulent, plagiarized, or otherwise seriously flawed.
  • Retractions will be published prominently in the journal.


  • Authors who disagree with an editorial decision may appeal the decision to the editor-in-chief.
  • Appeals must be made in writing and must provide clear and convincing evidence to support the author's position.

Compliance with COPE Guidelines

  • JEST is committed to following the guidelines of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) in all matters related to publication ethics.


JEST is committed to maintaining the highest standards of ethical conduct in all aspects of its publication process. The journal's policies and procedures are designed to ensure the integrity and credibility of published research, and to protect the rights of authors, reviewers, and readers.