Contractual issues

1 Full Disclosure

During the manuscript submission process, all authors will be required to confirm that the manuscript has not been previously published in any language anywhere and that it is not under simultaneous consideration by another journal.

2 Conflicts of Interest

Authors must declare all conflicts of interest (or their absence) in their cover letter upon submission of a manuscript. This conflict declaration includes conflicts or potential conflicts of all listed authors. If any conflicts are declared, FSE publish them with the paper. In cases of doubt, the circumstance should be disclosed so that the editors may assess its significance.
Conflicts may be financial, academic, commercial, political or personal. Financial interests may include employment, research funding (received or pending), stock or share ownership, patents, payment for lectures or travel, consultancies, nonfinancial support, or any fiduciary interest in a company.

3 Copyright Transfer

The Copyright Revision Act requires that Authors transfer their copyrights to the Publisher, HIIAST, in order to provide for the widest possible dissemination of professional and scientific literature. A signed Transfer of Copyright form must be submitted online with the manuscript. The Transfer of Copyright form for an accepted manuscript must be on file with the HIIAST Editorial Office prior to production for publication. Corresponding Authors may print and sign the form on behalf of all authors The Transfer of Copyright form can be found at fsecopyright.pdf.

4 Use of Copyrighted Tables and Figures

A copy of the granted permission to use copyrighted figures and tables must be included with the submitted manuscript.