Authors of Chinese Journal of Tropical Crops should comply with the following basic academic ethics:
1. We respect intellectual property rights strictly and fully respect the research achievements already obtained by others; Truthfully indicate the source when citing the achievements of others; The cited part cannot constitute the main or substantial part of the cited work; Truthfully indicate the source of the recitation when referring the work of others from another person.
2. The results of a collaborative research must be reviewed by all signatories and signed with a confirmation letter before publication. All signatories are responsible for the research results, while the moderator of the collaborative reseach is responsible for the overall research results.
3. When introducing and evaluating one's own or others' works, it is required to follow the principles of objectivity, impartiality, and accuracy, and make comprehensive analysis, evaluation, and argumentation on the basis of a thorough grasp of domestic and foreign materials and data.
4. It is required to respect research subjects (including both human and non-human research subjects). In research involving the human subjects, the legitimate rights and personal privacy of the subjects must be protected, and the right to informed consent must be guaranteed.
5. Adhere to integrity and objectiveness in project application, project design, data collection and analysis, research publication, confirmation on the contribution, and etc. Data collection and publishing should ensure validity and accuracy, guaranteeing the intactness, authenticity and security of experimental record and data, for the sake of re-checking. The published research findings and statistical data should be authentic, intact and accurate. Acceptance and correction to the mistakes and shortages existed in publications must be appropriately made.
6. Honestly and scrupulously cooperate with others. Patiently and sincerely treat academic critics and doubts.
7. Significant contributors enjoy the right of authorship. General or assisting contributors are exclusive in authorship. The order of co-authors should in accordance with actual contribution (unless there are agreed rules or agreement). The authors are bound to be responsible for the work, reviewing and signing before publication.
Authors of Chinese Journal of Tropical Crops shall not engage in any of the following academic misconduct:
1. Cheating, plagiarism and forgery: plagiarize or paraphrase other’s academic findings, opinions, ideas or experimental data and survey results. Against professional ethics, use other’s important academic proposals, assumptions, ideas or research plan without acknowledgement.
2. Intentionally reach untrue description and forge data or conclusions, damaging the intactness of original data. Falsify, make up or revise experimental data, conclusions, notes or citations.
3. Forgery of academic experience. When submit curriculum vitae and academic experience for honors, awards and scholarship, untruthfully report personal CV, academic experience and achievements, forge experts evaluation, certificates or other materials to prove academic capability.
4. Submit the same piece of work to more than one organization for publication.
5. Untruthfully present research achievements: submit fake research achievement, repeatedly apply for the same awards, or freely enhance the level of academic achievement, dishonestly categorize the author, editor, translator, and etc.
6. Improper use or abuse the authorship: list those as co-authors even without participating in the research or writing. List those as co-authors without permission. The order of authors is disproportional with the contribution. Harm other’s copyright. Intrude other’s authorship right and exclude the creative contributor in the list of authors.
7. Inappropriately interfere or obstruct other’s research, including intentional damage or detention of the other’s indispensable equipment, documents, research proof, files and other relevant property. Intentionally impose illegal competition on competitive projects.
8. Participate or conspire with others in concealing academic misconducts, including participation in academic forgery, complicity in concealing the misconducts or failing to report, retaliating against the complainant.