Responsibilities of Authors

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In order to strengthen the construction of academic integrity of “BULLETIN OF THE GEOLOGICAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY”(abbr., THE JOURNAL), standardize the process of writing, submission, editing and publishing papers, prevent the very behavior of academic misconduct, on the basis of the Copyright Law, Publication Ethics in China and Abroad, Academic Publishing Standard: Definition of Academic Misconduct in Periodicals(CY/T 174-2019) and other relevant clauses, while taking the actual situation into account, THE JOURNAL issues an ethical statement to authors, editors of THE JOURNAL and our peers. For more details, please refer to the Publication Ethics Standards and the official website ( of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) formulated by the China National Press and Publication Administration, as well as the Publication Ethics Standards published by European Society of Science Editor (EASE).

The author is obliged to show that the paper does not involve classified information and does not involve any infringement of intellectual property rights. The author should abide by the paper "Five Not Allowed" principle: not allowed to write a paper by the third party; not allowed to submit papers through the third party; not allowed to modify the content of the paper with third party; not allowed to provide false peer reviewer information; not allowed to put the names of substantive academic contributors on papers.

The sources of citation should be clearly indicated and listed in the way of bibliography. The organizations and individuals who provide scientific funding and consultation for the papers will be listed in the acknowledgements. The authors should respect the editing opinions of reviewers and editors, and agree that after the manuscript is published, the exclusive right of use and exclusive agency of the copyright of the paper (the right of use of various media and media publishing) shall be granted to the Editorial Department of BULLETIN OF THE GEOLOGICAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY.

Section 1 The author must avoid the following academic misconduct

1. Multiple Submissions

Specific forms of this practice include: submitting the same article or multiple articles with only minor differences to multiple journals simultaneously; submitting the article, either unchanged or with slight revisions, to another journal before receiving a response from the initial journal or within the agreed-upon response period for the initial submission; submitting the manuscript to other journals without receiving a formal notification of rejection from THE JOURNAL; submitting a previously published article written by themselves or as one of the authors, either unchanged or with slight revisions, without providing any explanation. THE JOURNAL strictly prohibits any form of multiple submissions.

2. Plagiarism

It is the author's responsibility to ensure that the paper submitted is original (except for the overview) and free from any falsification, deception or plagiarism. Plagiarism refers to the act of deliberately using, rewriting others' works and publishing them under one's own name without the consent of the originator, without citing references or acknowledgements or without any explanation. The specific content of plagiarism may involve others' thesis views, arguments, conclusions, data, pictures, audio and video, original research (experimental) methods, written expression, unpublished achievements or the whole work, etc. THE JOURNAL completely eradicates any plagiarism.

3. Inappropriate Byline

Authorship is limited to those who have made significant contributions to the research. Significant contributors must be listed as co-authors or corresponding authors. All authors who have made significant contributions should be named. Do not add unreasonable attribution at will. Authors must obtain the authorization and consent of the co-authors before submitting the paper, and submit the honest information of all authors and their signed copyright authorization letters.

4. Repeat Announcements

Authors should not deliberately republish published papers, or re-submit published surveys and experimental data as original data, except when the author explicitly informs them and appropriately quotes them.

5. Forgery and Tampering

Research fraud refers to the fact that data or conclusions are not obtained from experiments or research, and funding sources, review comments and related information are not actually obtained, but are forged and falsified by the author. In any case, researchers should not fabricate, and should not arbitrarily modify, select, delete or increase the original survey records, experimental data, pictures, etc., so as to change the original survey records, experimental data, etc.

6. Other Academic Misconduct

Authors should avoid the following academic misconduct:

(1) Add literatures that have not been actually referred to in the references;

(2) Mark the quotations from other literatures as direct quotations, including the quotations from translated works as quotations from the original work;

(3) Interfering with journal editors and reviewers in the non-anonymous review process;

(4) To recommend editors and their own interest in the reviewer.

Section 2 Authorship Criteria

All authors must have substantially contributed to the research or relevant work of the article and should have made significant contributions in the following aspects: conceptualization and design of the study, acquisition of research data, analysis and interpretation of research data, drafting the article or making critical revisions to important content, or final approval of the submitted version. All named authors must meet the above qualification requirements set by the journal.

Section 3 Authorship Modifications

The first author and corresponding author cannot be changed after submission. For authors other than the first and corresponding authors, any addition, removal, or reordering of author names should be done before the manuscript is accepted. If changes to authorship need to be made, the corresponding author must provide a reason for the modification and send to the editorial department a confirmation of agreement from all authors. When adding or removing author names, the confirmation letter should also include the confirmation of the added or removed author(s).

Remarks: "Publishing Ethics" in this statement refers to the ethics, professional ethics and code of conduct that should be followed by all subjects in the publishing of sci-tech journals.

These standards shall come into effect as of the date of promulgation.

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