In order to promote the integrity of scientific research and maintain the standard of academic publishing, Computerized Tomography Theory and Application requires all parties involved in the editing and publishing process to follow this guideline.
Authors must guarantee that the submitted manuscript is an original piece of work. Multiple submissions for one manuscript is unacceptable and the same research results cannot be published separately. The authenticity and reliability of the article data must be ensured.
In the introduction part of the paper, there should be a substantive description of the research background, content, and work significance and there should be an appropriate acknowledgement of the surrounding literature for the topic. Before submitting the paper, it should be ensured that all authors have read the article and can take collective responsibility and accountability for the results. The corresponding author should ensure that all authors have agreed to the signature and have no objection to the ordering of names. For manuscripts written by authors from confidential institutes, a non-confidentiality certificate shall be provided.
Those who are named as authors should directly participate in the conception or design of the academic content of the article, the research work or the writing work. The order shall be determined before submission and shall not be changed thereafter. If truly necessary, the order could be changed if a consent letter signed by all authors is provided. Other contributors of the paper may be listed in acknowledgement. “Gift author” is strictly prohibited. The authors should specify their contribution in Authors Contribution Form (template can be found at “Download Center”) and submit it along with the manuscript.
All authors must disclose all potential conflicts of interest, i.e., when the financing/ personal status/ affiliation of the authors (or the authors' organization/ employer) may affect the authors' decision, work or manuscript. When a product is involved, the author should also disclose whether there is a conflict of interest against competitive products. Authors should also submit Statement of Competing Interests (template can be found at “Download Center”) along with the manuscript.
All submissions must be peer-reviewed. Reviewers must present their opinions impartially and objectively, provide references for editorial decisions, and help authors improve the quality of their papers. Reviewers are not allowed to spread or cite the manuscripts in review. If mistakes of argumentation, forged data, plagiarism, or other problems are found in the manuscript, reviewers should report it to the editorial office and not directly contact the author. There should be no conflict of interest between the reviewer and the authors, the research content, or the funder of the research project.
Under the guidance of the editorial board, any decision made on the manuscript should base on quality, academic level, and the opinions of reviewers. Editors must have no conflict of interest for accepting or rejecting manuscripts and guarantee the anonymity of the review process.
4. Handling of academic misconduct
The journal editorial board will discuss and determine whether there is an academic misconduct and decide the action to be taken. All submitted manuscripts shall be tested by the "Academic Misconduct Detection System" developed by CNKI. Should plagiarism, forgery, multiple submission be found, the manuscript will be rejected immediately and all consequences shall be borne by authors. In addition, the journal will refuse to publish articles written by the first author within 2 years.