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Policy on Academic Misconduct
Define on Academic misconduct
1. Fabrication is making up results and recording or reporting them. This is sometimes referred to as "drylabbing". A more minor form of fabrication is where references are included to give arguments the appearance of widespread acceptance, but are actually fake, and/or do not support the argument.
2. Falsification is manipulating research materials, equipment, or processes or changing or omitting data or results such that the research is not accurately represented in the research record.
3. Plagiarism is the appropriation of another persons ideas, processes, results, or words without giving appropriate credit. One form is the appropriation of the ideas and results of others, and publishing as to make it appear the author had performed all the work under which the data was obtained.
   3.1 Plagiarism-Fabrication - the act of taking an unrelated figure from an unrelated publication and reproducing it exactly in a new publication (claiming that it represents new data).
   3.2 Self-plagiarism C or multiple publication of the same content with different titles and/or in different journals is sometimes also considered misconduct;
4. The violation of ethical standards regarding human and animal experiments C such as the standard that a human subject of the experiment must give informed consent to the experiment.
5. Ghostwriting C the phenomenon where someone other than the named author(s) makes a major contribution. Typically, this is done to mask contributions from drug companies. It incorporates plagiarism and has an additional element of financial fraud.

Investigation
    Upon receipt of an allegation of plagiarism, the Editor-in-Chief will inform the Associate Editors-in-Chief as well as the Managing Editors. The Editor-in-Chief will then coordinate the investigation. Depending on the details of the claim, the investigation may include, but not be limited to, any or all of the following steps:
1. Manual and/or automated tests of content similarity;
2. Soliciting comments to the claim from the referees of either or both papers;
3. Forming an ad hoc committee of experts in the field to review the claim;
4. Consulting with legal counsel; and/or
5. Communicating with the individuals involved on both sides.
6. Contacting the author/copyright owner of the plagiarized work.

Penalties for Academic Misconduct
    Any articles with potential Academic Misconduct will be carried out a thorough investigate by editorial staff. Once the article is identified with Academic Misconduct listed in above, all the signature authors in this article will be added in the blacklist and refused on subsequent submissions to AHR within two years.