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For all parties involved in the act of publishing (the author, the journal editor(s), the peer reviewer and the publisher) it is necessary to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior. the ethics statements for Progress in Physics are based on the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) Best Practice.


Inclusions of a person who do not meet authorship requirement as specified by the editorial policy or the exclusion of a person who meets the requirement is a violation of this publication ethics.

Submitted manuscripts should be the original works of the author(s).

Duplicate manuscripts

Duplicate publication is publication of a paper that overlaps substantially with one already published, without clear, visible reference to the previous publication

Fabrication and falsification of data

Fabrication, manipulation or falsification of data is a violation of this publication ethics.

Citations manipulation

Authors should use only citations that are relevant to their manuscripts. addition of references which are not relevant to the work is strongly discouraged.

          Progress in Physics has strict policies on publication ethics. it is not under consideration for publication for any breach of these policies.