Call For Papers
The publication of a research paper in a peer-reviewed journal is an essential building block in developing a coherent and respected knowledge network. It directly reflects the quality of the authors' work and the institutions that support them. Peer-reviewed articles help and embody the scientific method. It is therefore essential to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in publishing: the author, the journal editor, the peer reviewer, the publisher, and the society of society-owned or sponsored journals.
Ethics topics to consider when publishing:
• Authorship of the paper: Authorship should be limited to those who have contributed significantly to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study.
• Originality and plagiarism: The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and words of others, that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.
• Data access and retention: Authors may be asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review and should be prepared to provide public access to such data.
• Multiple, redundant or concurrent publication: An author should not generally publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Research Department, IJCERT PUBLICATION HOUSE does not view the following uses of a work as prior publication: publication in the form of an abstract; publication as an academic thesis; publication as an electronic preprint. Information on previous publications is included within each Research Department, IJCERT PUBLICATION HOUSE journal's Guide for Authors.
• Acknowledgement of sources: Proper acknowledgment.
• Disclosure and conflicts of interest: All submissions must disclose all relationships that could be viewed as presenting a potential conflict of interest.
• Fundamental errors in published works: When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in their published work, the author should promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.
• Reporting standards: Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed and an objective discussion of its significance.
• Hazards and human or animal subjects: Statements of compliance are required if the work involves chemicals, procedures, or equipment that have any unusual hazards inherent in their use or if it involves animal or human subjects.
• Use of patient images or case details: Studies on patients or volunteers require ethics committee approval and informed consent, which should be documented in the paper.
Duties of Editors
- Acceptance/Rejection/Acceptance with modification decision
- Fair play in the review
- Disclosure and Conflicts of interest
- Involvement and cooperation in investigations
Duties of Reviewers
- Contribution to Editorial Decision
- Standards of Objectivity
- Acknowledgment of Source
- Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest
Duties of Authors
- Reporting standards
- Data Access and Retention
- Originality and Plagiarism
- Multiple, Redundant, or Concurrent Publication
- Acknowledgment of Sources
- Authorship of the Paper
- Hazards and Human or Animal Subjects
- Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest
- Fundamental errors in published works
Duties of the Publisher
We are committed to ensuring that advertising, reprint, or other commercial revenue has no impact or influence on editorial decisions. In addition, IJCERT will assist in communications with other journals and publishers where this is useful to editors. Finally, we are working closely with other publishers and industry associations to set standards for best practices on ethical matters, errors and retractions--and are prepared to provide specialized legal review and counsel if necessary.
The peer review process is at the heart of the success of scientific publishing. As part of our commitment to protecting and enhancing the peer review process, IJCERT must assist the scientific community in all aspects of publishing ethics, especially in cases of (suspected) duplicate submission or plagiarism.