Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

Trends in Computational and Applied Mathematics fully adhere to COPE's Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines. To facilitate the contribution of high-quality scientific studies to the field of academic publication, TCAM adheres to a rigorous peer-review procedure as well as defined ethical principles and standards. When we become aware of ethical difficulties, we are committed to investigating and taking the required steps to protect the integrity of the literature and the safety of research participants. Manuscripts should follow the TCAM editorial and ethical criteria established on this page and in the Guidelines for Authors.


  • Prevention: early detection and flagging of potential ethical concerns through automated and manual assessments of peer review and manuscript.
  • Neutrality: to be fair and objective, making judgments to correct the literature where necessary.
  • Transparency: when possible and appropriate, keep all parties informed and allow them time to respond.
  • Consistency: ensuring proper processes are followed for the investigation of concerns and applicability of policies, and principles and flowcharts of COPE are upheld.

Ethical Guidelines for Authors

Authors submitting manuscripts to TCAM must guarantee they are ethically sound and fulfill industry-recognized standards, as in TCAM policies.

Authors who submit their manuscripts to TCAM must:

  • Present their research findings accurately and give an objective appraisal of their importance.
  • Maintain accurate authorship by including only those eligible for authorship and explicitly describing their contribution.
  • At the time of submission, disclose any information that could be interpreted as a potential conflict of interest.
  • Present their data and techniques with precision. The data and methods used in the study must be described in sufficient detail in the publication for other researchers to repeat their work. Raw data must be made public unless there is a strong reason to the contrary (e.g., confidentiality agreements).
  • Be advised that concurrent submission of articles to multiple journals is not authorized.
  • Original research results must be unique and previously unpublished.
  • Obtain permission from the copyright owners to publish any previously published content (including quotations, figures, or tables).
  • Promptly communicate any errors or inaccuracies discovered after publishing.

This is not an entire list; authors should know local rules and acceptable academic publication practices.

Management of Unethical Behaviors

Unethical behaviors should be promptly reported to the Editor-in-Chief by email. The editors and the publishers should take approachable measures to tackle ethical complaints about a submitted manuscript or published article. Every unethical publishing behavior would be examined even when discovered after a publication.