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Editorial Policies

Use of Generative AI in Scientific Writing

Use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) must be declared, and clearly explained. Writers who use AI or AI-assisted tools during the writing process must disclose their use upon submission of the draft to Technology Networks.

Any use of AI must not breach journalistic ethics and plagiarism will not be tolerated – Technology Networks' editorial team runs all contributed content through trusted plagiarism detection software as part of the publication's standard review process. Content submitted to Technology Networks must be the author's own, and not present others' data, words, or imagery without seeking permission (if applicable) and providing appropriate citation.

Technology Networks appreciates that this area is changing rapidly. As such, it will monitor developments related to the use of generative AI in publishing and will review and adapt its policy should it be appropriate to do so.

Generative AI Images

Technology Networks follows existing copyright law and best practices regarding publication of imagery. As the situation relating to AI-generated images and videos remains broadly unresolved, we do not permit the use of AI or AI-assisted tools to create or alter images. As such, we do not accept or publish any AI-generated images.

Global Health Crises and Preprints

To enable researchers to disseminate their findings quickly to the wider scientific community during global health crises there may be a considerable increase in the number of preprints referenced on Technology Networks' website. In these instances, for transparency, the following disclaimer will be included:

This article is based on research findings that are yet to be peer-reviewed. Results are therefore regarded as preliminary and should be interpreted as such. Find out about the role of the peer review process in research here. For further information, please contact the cited source.

Should you dispute any of the findings and wish to offer your opinion to our readers, please use the contact us form citing the piece in question.

Correction Policy

We strive to be as accurate as possible, however, errors sometimes happen. If you notice an error on the Technology Networks website, it can be reported using the Contact Us form. Select "Editorial" from the "Departments" dropdown and use the subject line "Error in piece". Within the enquiry box, please provide a link to the piece, what it currently says and the correction you believe is required. We aim to review all corrections within 48 hours. You will be contacted by one of the editorial team with the outcome of the submission. Corrections are made at the discretion of Technology Networks' editors.

Please note, no onsite addendums will be made to the piece for minor corrections.

Comment Policy

We aim to stimulate discussion so welcome comments on all our content. All we ask is for you to be respectful and adhere to the rules below.

  1. Comments posted on Technology Networks' website, Facebook pages, Twitter feed, or Instagram account will be moderated by a member of the Technology Networks social media or editorial team soon after they appear on those sites.

  2. Comments posted on Technology Networks' website, Facebook pages, Twitter feed, or Instagram account are not pre-moderated, automatically deleted, or censored. However, after evaluation by a moderator, comments will be removed from these sites immediately if they:

    • are abusive

    • are libellous

    • attack the character, motive, or other attribute of the person making the argument, rather than attacking the substance of the argument itself.

    • promote hate

    • contain excessive profanity

    • contain spam, including irrelevant links to commercial websites

    • are off topic

  3. Technology Networks reserves the right to edit, delete, move, or mark as spam any and all comments.

  4. Comments will not be removed by anyone other than members of the social media or editorial teams of Technology Networks. Comments flagged by users will be reviewed by a member of these teams. Final decision to remove flagged comments will be made by Technology Networks.

  5. Technology Networks has the right to block any individual or group, preventing them from commenting on our website or social media pages.

  6. All comments posted to Technology Networks' website, Facebook pages, Twitter feed, or Instagram account are the responsibility of the commenter, not Technology Networks, site administrator, contributor, editor, or author. By submitting a comment on our sites, you agree that the comment content is your own, and to hold www.technologynetworks.com and all subsidiaries and representatives harmless from any and all repercussions, damages, or liability.

  7. Technology Networks considers comments to be part of the public record and as such will only remove or edit a comment if its content is judged to merit removal based on the criteria outlined above.

Ownership/Funding Statement

Technology Networks is a UK-based online publication for researchers, industry professionals and anyone interested in science. Our online communities provide focused coverage of analytical chemistry, life sciences, drug discovery, and neuroscience. Technology Networks is owned by LabX Media Group (LMG), a leading worldwide science publishing company that delivers meaningful industry content and integrated marketing solutions for the scientific community. LMG's brands and product solutions deliver trusted, timely, and in-depth information across print and digital products to empower our customers and advance their research. LMG is headquartered in Midland, Ontario, Canada and employs more than 135 staff across Canada, the United States, and the UK.

Funding for Technology Networks comes from the sale of advertising on our website. Other revenue sources include custom publishing projects such as sponsored webinars, videos, infographics, posters, eBooks, and whitepapers, handled by our Custom Content Creation team.