IJIEPR Publication Ethics

 | Post date: 2018/04/24 | 

IJIEPR Publication Ethics
Publication in IJIEPR is a crucial milestone in fostering a robust and esteemed knowledge network. It signifies the quality of the authors' work and their affiliated institutions. Peer-reviewed articles in IJIEPR uphold and embody scientific rigor, necessitating agreed-upon ethical standards for all involved parties: authors, journal editors, peer reviewers, publishers, and sponsoring university. As a member of COPE, IJIEPR adheres to best practices in publication ethics, guided by the Core Practices of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). For detailed guidelines, refer to IJIEPR's Author and Reviewer Guides available on the journal's website homepage.

Ethics on Publication and Authorship:
 All submitted papers undergo a rigorous blind peer-review process conducted by at least two expert reviewers, either international or domestic, chosen by the Editor-in-chief and Associate Editors based on their specialization in the field relevant to the paper. Authors may suggest reviewers for their article, pending approval by the Editor-in-chief to ensure no conflicts of interest arise.
 Reviewers assess submissions based on criteria including originality, relevance, quality, statistical validity, and language integrity.
 Review decisions may result in acceptance, minor revisions, major revisions, or rejection.
 Manuscripts that are rejected will not undergo further review.
 Authors should note that revising and resubmitting a submission does not guarantee acceptance.
 Submitted articles should not be concurrently under consideration for publication in other journals or conferences unless the manuscript is formally withdrawn.
 Acceptance of a paper is contingent upon compliance with prevailing legal requirements concerning libel, copyright infringement, and plagiarism.

Ethics of Author’s and their responsibilities:
Authors must guarantee that their manuscript is their original work.
By signing the copyright agreement, authors affirm that their manuscript represents their original work.
Authors must confirm that the manuscript has not been previously published elsewhere, nor submitted and is under review by another journal or conference.
All authors listed on the paper must have made significant contributions to the research, with the level of their contributions specified in the "Authors' Contributions" statement.
Authors are required to disclose any conflicts of interest or errors to the Editors.
Authors must ensure that all data presented in the manuscript are authentic.
Authors are expected to collaborate with the journal during the peer review process.
Authors must appropriately acknowledge all sources used in their manuscript.
Authors must promptly inform the Editor-in-chief of any errors discovered in their published paper.
Once a decision of acceptance or publication is made, authors cannot withdraw their articles.

Ethics of Reviewers and their responsibilities:
Reviewers must maintain confidentiality regarding the papers they evaluate, treating all information as privileged data.
They should articulate their opinions clearly, supporting their arguments with at least 500 words.
Reviews must be objective and free of personal criticism of the author.
Any knowledge of the authors' identities should not influence their comments or decisions. Reviewers should identify any relevant published work not cited by the authors.
They should also recuse themselves from reviewing manuscripts if they have conflicts of interest due to competitive, collaborative, or other relationships with any of the authors, companies, or institutions associated with the papers.
 Additionally, reviewers should alert the Editor in Chief to any significant similarities or overlaps between the manuscript under review and other published papers of which they are aware.

Editorial Responsibilities:
Editors always consider the needs of the authors and the readers when attempting to improve the publication.
Editors do not allow any conflicts of interest between staff, authors, reviewers, and board members.
Editors act if they suspect misconduct, whether a paper is published or unpublished, and make all reasonable attempts to persist in obtaining a resolution to the problem.
Editors only accept a paper when reasonably certain.
Editors do not change their decision after submitting a decision (especially after rejecting or accepting) unless they have an important reason.
Associate Editors and the Editor in Chief have full responsibility and authority to reject or accept an article. They are accountable for the content and overall quality of the publication, ensuring that all research material conforms to internationally accepted ethical guidelines.
 Editors must publish errata pages or make corrections when necessary and guarantee the quality of the papers and the integrity of the academic record.
Editors should not reject papers based on suspicions alone; they need concrete proof of misconduct. They should also have a clear understanding of a research's funding sources and base their decisions solely on the importance, clarity, relevance, and originality of the papers to the publication's scope.
Decisions made by editors are final and should not be overturned without a serious reason. They must always consider the needs of both authors and readers to improve the publication. Editors should avoid any conflicts of interest between staff, authors, reviewers, and board members.
If editors suspect misconduct, whether the paper is published or unpublished, they must act and make all reasonable attempts to resolve the issue. Papers should only be accepted when editors are reasonably certain of their quality. Editors should not change their decision after submitting it, especially regarding acceptance or rejection, unless there is a compelling reason.
In instances of alleged or confirmed scientific misconduct, fraudulent publication, or plagiarism, the publisher, in close collaboration with the Editors-in-Chief, will take all necessary actions to address the issue and clarify the article in question. This may involve the swift publication of an erratum or, in the most serious cases, the complete retraction of the affected work.

Publishing Ethics Issues:
All editorial members and authors must publish corrections honestly and thoroughly. Authors cannot make major changes to an article after acceptance unless there is a serious reason. The corresponding author, the primary owner of the article, has the right to withdraw the article before it is accepted or published.

Ethics on human test subjects:
IJIEPR is a member of COPE and strictly follows COPE guidelines regarding human test subjects. For more information on human test subjects, please refer to the following site.
For further information regarding publication ethics please refer to the COPE site at:

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