ATW Publishing Ethics Statement
Animal Technology and Welfare (ATW) is committed to maintaining high standards through rigorous peer-review together with strict ethical policies. Any infringements of professional ethical codes, such as plagiarism, fraudulent use of data, bogus claims of authorship will be taken very seriously by the editors with zero tolerance.
ATW follows the Code of Conduct of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), and follows COPE flowcharts for Resolving Cases of Suspected Misconduct. ATW especially observes COPE’s Core Practices. Editors at ATW follow COPE's Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.
Authors should be aware of a possible Conflict of Interest. In such a case authors can still take responsibility for the accuracy of their paper but must inform the reader with an appropriate statement in the Acknowledgements.
The IAT Journal, Animal Technology and Welfare adheres/upholds to the Institute of Animal Technology (IAT) Ethical Statement.
THE INSTITUTE OF ANIMAL TECHNOLOGY
“In the conduct of their Professional duties, Animal Technologists have a moral and legal
obligation, at all times, to promote and safeguard the welfare of animals in their care,
recognising that good laboratory animal welfare is an essential component of good
laboratory animal technology and science.
The Institute recognises and supports the application of the principles of the 3Rs
(Replacement, Reduction, Refinement) in all areas of animal research.”