Faculty of Architecture Research Unit (FARU) publications is committed to publishing and widely disseminating high-quality content. It is necessary to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: The author, the journal editor, the peer reviewers, and the publisher. Our expectations are that all involved have a shared understanding and acceptance of FARU publication ethics and malpractice. Our ethic statements are based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors available at https://publicationethics.org/ or https://publicationethics.org/files/editable-bean/COPE_Core_Practices_0.pdf
Duties of the Editor in Chief
The editor in chief’s responsibility is to determine which submission to the journal will be published. The editor in chief must ensure that decisions are made on the basis of the manuscript’s merit and that the author’s race, gender, religious or political beliefs, ethnicity, or citizenship are not considered.
The editor in chief and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.
Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest
Reviewers will not use unpublished information disclosed in a submitted manuscript for their own research purpose without the author’s explicit written consent. Reviewers must recuse themselves from reviewing manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest.
Duties of Reviewers