Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

This statement details the ethical conduct of everyone engaged in the publication of an article in this journal, including the author, chief editor, editorial board members, peer reviewers, and publisher. This Journal follows the Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors as set forth by COPE.

Journal Publication Ethical Guidelines

The quality of the final publication is greatly enhanced by the peer-review process, which is a crucial step in the publishing cycle. IJISEM Journals must adhere to an efficient review process. The publication of an article depends on the author, editorial board members, and publisher all behaving ethically.

Publication decisions

The decision to publish an article is finalized by the members of the Editorial Board of the IJISEM Journals. In order to make judgments, the work must be validated thoroughly, and its relevance to readers and scholars must be considered. Copyright infringement, legal requirements, peer review, and plagiarism rules are communicated to all members of the editorial board in accordance with the Journal’s standards.

Fair play

A manuscript’s evaluation by the Journal’s editor will not take into consideration the author’s gender, religion, sex, nationality, political philosophy, or citizenship.

Confidentiality

Please only send communication related to publications to the email address of the corresponding author. The specifics of the paper submitted must never be given to anybody other than our Journal reviewers, peer-reviewers, Journal advisers, and Publisher. All information obtained must be regarded as confidential.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest

Our journal’s editor or editorial board members must get the author’s permission before using an unpublished paper. In addition, before accepting an article for consideration, reviewers should check for any potential conflicts of interest. All data and information gathered via peer reviews, including proposals, must be treated as confidential and not utilized for any purpose other than peer review. Reviewers should refrain from taking on submissions involving authors, corporations, or organizations with whom they have any kind of conflict of interest, whether it be a personal, professional, or financial one.

Duties of Reviewers

The primary roles of reviewers are to connect with authors, provide assistance to editorial board members and peer-reviewers in making decisions, as well as to ensure that published articles have a high quality.

Promptness

To avoid being involved in the review process altogether, chosen referees will notify the editor if they feel unable to assess the article or report in a timely manner.

Confidentiality

The manuscript that is received from the author is handled with the maximum confidentiality; its details are never shared with anybody save the editor and an individual designated by the editor.

Standards of Objectivity

Reviews are carried out objectively, without regard to the author’s feelings or viewpoints. It is inappropriate to make personal remarks or criticism about the author. The referees’ opinions should be stated concisely and with enough evidence to back them up.

Acknowledgment of Sources

Reviewers’ primary responsibility is to locate relevant published work that the authors have not cited. Make sure the author is cited if a statement regarding an observation, derivation, or argument has been previously recorded. It is the reviewer’s responsibility to alert the editors to any similarities between the submitted manuscript and a previously published work about which they have firsthand information.

Duties of Authors

The reports provided by the authors of original research should include a precise description of the work done, its goal, and a discussion of its importance. The article’s data handling should be presented accurately. The article needs to have all the necessary references and details to enable others to duplicate the work and provide enough detail. It is acceptable for intentionally providing false information and making false claims to be unethical behavior.

Data Access and Retention

A datasheet must be submitted with an article for editorial review. It should also be ready to be made publicly accessible, and it should be kept up to date for a long enough period of time following publication.

Originality and Plagiarism

When utilizing another author’s words or works, authors have to prove that they have written the piece wholly in their own words and that any quotations or citations are properly done. It is unacceptable that nearly identical research is described in many publications for the same paper that was submitted to them.

Acknowledgment of Sources

The proper acknowledgment must be given to others’ work if cited or used. And if the Author feels, any publication influences his paper, it must be cited properly.

 

Authorship of the Paper

Anybody made a significant contribution to initial concept building, design, fabrication, and execution or interpretation will give authorship of the article. Others who made significant contributions to the article be listed as co-authors. Apart from others and co-authors, somebody shows their participation in substantive aspects of the article will be acknowledged as contributors. The corresponding author’s duty is to ensure there is no missing of co-authors. And at the same time, he must ensure no inappropriate co-authors are also included in the paper. The corresponding author takes care of the approval of the final version from all co-authors and gets their acceptance to submit for publication.

Hazards and Human or Animal Subjects

If the author’s study required the use of potentially harmful substances, unusual techniques, or equipment, they must disclose this in their paper and correctly identify it in their manuscript.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

The author should accurately declare any financial or grant assistance in their documents. Additionally, they should be transparent about any additional material, financial, or conflicting interests that might affect the interpretation, findings, or explanations provided in their publication. So it is important to make clear where the project’s funding coming from.

Fundamental errors in published works

According to our journal’s retract policy, if a writer discovers a mistake or inaccuracy in their published work, it is their responsibility to inform the editor. In order to get the article removed or edited, he or she must work with the editor.