Ethical standards are crucial to ensure the high quality of scientific publications, credibility of scientific findings, and that authors receive credit for their work. The publication of an article in a peer-reviewed journal is an essential building block in the development of a coherent and respected network of knowledge. It is a direct reflection of the quality of the work of the authors and the institutions that support them. Peer-reviewed articles support and embody the scientific method. It is therefore important to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the journal editor, the peer reviewer, the publisher and the journal.
Amongst other duties, editors have to ensure that all manuscripts received by their journal are reviewed for their scientific content without regard to sex, gender, race, religion, citizenship, etc. of the authors. Furthermore, the editors need to ensure that any information regarding manuscripts submitted by the authors is kept confidential. The reviews of submitted manuscripts must be done objectively, and the referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments. Furthermore, referees need to be aware that any information regarding the manuscripts they are reviewing should be treated as privileged information.
Researchers should conduct their research - from research proposal to publication - in line with best practices and codes of conduct of relevant professional bodies and/or national and international regulatory bodies. As a leading publisher of high-quality scholarly articles, IJARIDEA is committed to maintaining the highest standards of publication ethics and to supporting ethical research practices. General Publication Ethics adhere to Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) (http://publicationethics.org/) and COPE Code of Conduct for Journal Publishers. We encourage journal editors to follow the COPE Code of Conduct for Journal Editors and to refer reviewers to the COPE Ethical Guidelines for Peer Reviewers as appropriate. Allegations of misconduct will be investigated in accordance with the COPE Best Practice Guidelines as far as is practicable. Staffs of IJARIDEA are trained on how to proceed with investigations into allegations of ethical misconduct and will seek legal counsel when necessary.
IJARIDEA takes publication ethics very seriously. IJARIDEA has well-established ethical policies which supports its journal editorial teams and authors providing best practice guidelines.
In order to avoid ethical violations, all articles published by IJARIDEA are committed to only publishing original material that was not published before, except in the form of an abstract, an electronic preprint, a discussion paper or similar formats, and that is not considered for publication elsewhere. Manuscripts based on conference proceedings should include a significant novelty compared to the conference paper and the proceedings publication should not make out more than 60% of the manuscript content. Authors have to agree on that in a consent form. Furthermore, redundant publications should be avoided.
AUTHOR CONTRIBUTION AND FUNDING STATEMENT:
All authors listed on a presented scientific work must have contributed a significant part to it. Vice versa, all persons who contributed to the presented work need to be named in the list of authors. In addition, sources of financial support, if any, must be clearly disclosed.
Any manipulation of citations (e.g. including citations not contributing to a manuscript's scientific content, citations solely aiming at increasing an author's or a journal’s citations) is regarded as scientific malpractice.
Plagiarism means the use of any material and ideas developed or created by another person without acknowledging the original source. To avoid any form of plagiarism, each manuscript newly submitted to the IJARIDEA will be checked regarding plagiarism using IJARIDEA XPLAG-SCAN which gives XPLAG-SCAN-REPORT. The decision on whether a manuscript should be rejected because of fraud or should proceed to the peer-review process rests with the handling editor. The similarity reports are also made available to referees.