Ethical guidelines for journal publication
(based on existing Elsevier policies)
The publication of an article in a peer reviewed SWS Journal on Earth & Planetary Sciencesis an essential building block in the development of a coherent and respected network of knowledge. It is a direct reflection of the quality of the work of the authors and the institutions that support them. Peer-reviewed articles support and embody the scientific method. It is therefore important to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the SWS Journal editor, the peer reviewer, the publisher and the SWS Society.

SGEM WORLD SCIENCE (SWS) Society as publisher of the SWS Journal on Earth & Planetary Sciences takes its duties of guardianship over all stages of publishing extremely seriously and we recognize our ethical and other responsibilities.
We are committed to ensuring that advertising, reprint or other commercial revenue has no impact or influence on editorial decisions. In addition, the SWS Society and Editorial Board will assist in communications with other journals and/or publishers where this is useful and necessary.