We expect all prospective authors to read and understand our Ethics Policy before submitting any manuscripts to our journals.
Authors must be honest in presenting their results and conclusions of their research. Research misconduct is harmful for knowledge. It could mislead other researchers.
The chief goal of our policy is threefold: to provide advice for our authors, to maintain the scholarly integrity of our journals and their content, and to detail the ethical responsibilities of IJISSH, our editors and authors.
This is in accordance with our commitment to the prevention of ethical misconduct, which we recognise to be a growing problem in academic and professional publications. It is important to note that most incidents of plagiarism, redundant publication, copyright infringement or similar occur because of a lack of understanding, and not through fraudulent intent. Our policy is one of prevention and not persecution.
- Protect the reputation of our journal and published work by only publishing content of the highest quality and relevance in a timely and responsible manner.
- Provide detailed information concerning both our understanding of publication ethics and our implementation of the same. Emphasise a desire for prevention, not eventual detection, of ethical misconduct.
- When necessary, request proof of originality/accuracy from the corresponding author of any work submitted to our journal.
- Use plagiarism detection software when necessary at any stage of the submissions and publication process.
- Provide a transparent submissions and publication process, with full respect and care paid to the author. This includes detailed and dedicated instructions to authors, outlining referencing style, accepted article types and submission processes.
- Investigate thoroughly any suggestion of ethical misconduct detected during any stage of the submissions process. This can include, but is not restricted to, the following: plagiarism, redundant publication, fabrication or misuse of data and authorial disputes.
- Providing a dated statement of correction in the article.
- When necessary, retract articles that we deem to be unethical, misleading or damaging.
- When necessary, publish errata, corrigenda and retractions in a timely and responsible fashion, detailing the decision online in an open access format.
- Remain in good communication with editors, authors, reviewers.
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