Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

 | Post date: 2019/10/5 | 
 Publication ethics
This journal follows the principles and criteria of the Publishing Ethics Committee (COPE) in reviewing and publishing articles.

For editors:
  • The editors' decisions about the publication of individual manuscripts submitted to their journal should not be influenced by pressure from the publisher's employer, the journal owner, or the publisher.
  • The editor must select an expert reviewer on the relevant subjects and shall ensure that the peer review process is fair, unbiased, and timely.  
  • Research articles should be reviewed by independent external reviewers and, if necessary, the editor should seek additional opinions.
  • The editor must keep all information submitted to the journal confidential, as well as any relationship between the authors and the relevant reviewers. In special circumstances, the editor may, in consultation with the publisher, share some information with the editors of other journals to investigate suspected investigative violations.
  • Unpublished materials that have been published in a submitted manuscript may not be used for the publisher's own research without the express written consent of the author. All information achieved during the peer review procedure should be kept confidential and not used for personal gain.
For reviewer:
  • Assessments must be made objectively. Reviewers should be aware of their personal biases and consider this when reviewing an article. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. The referees must clearly express their views with supporting arguments.
  • Reviewers should consult with the editor prior to consenting to a review of any article they have a potential conflict of interest in.
  • If a reviewer suggests that an author include citations from the reviewer (or his collaborators) work, it must be done for real scientific reasons and not with the intention of increasing the reviewer's number of citations or increasing the visibility of his or her work (or that of his employees).
  • Reviewers and editors should not ask authors to add references just to increase the citation of their own work, or that of an associate, journal, or another journal with which they are affiliated.
For authors:
Authors should be aware that any of the following is a violation of research ethics, and the editors of the journal have the right to take appropriate action.
  • Plagiarism
Authors should not use the content of others, whether published or not, without citing the source. Manuscripts found to be plagiarized will be rejected and their authors may be blacklisted. Any published article will be removed from the publication list if it is proven that it was plagiarism, and the author and director of the relevant organization will be notified.
  • Multiple submissions:
It is unethical to submit the same manuscript to multiple journals at the same time and in any language. In general, an author should not submit an article that has already been published for review in another journal, other than in abstract form or as part of a published conference or academic thesis.
  • Redundant publications:
This means that many very similar manuscripts will be published based on the same experiment. Editors are likely to disapprove of a weak article that they suspect is the result of the salami cut.
  • Data fabrication and falsification:
Data fabrication means that no research has actually been done and the data is fake or the data obtained from the experiment has been manipulated and is not real data. In these cases, the editors of the journal have the right to ask the authors for data to clarify the issue.
  • Article authorship:
Authorship must be restricted to the ones who have made a substantial contribution to the conception, idea, implementation, or interpretation of the studyAll who have made significant contributions are to be included as co-authors. If there are other people who have contributed to certain aspects of the content of the article, they should be mentioned in the acknowledgments section.
  • Conflicts of interest
Conflicts of interest do not usually prevent submitted manuscripts from being published. However, they should be declared. A clear statement of all possible conflicts – whether or not they truly had an influence or not – permits others to make knowledgeable decisions approximately the manuscript and its review process.
  • ┘ĆSubmit a complaint
To submit a complaint to the journal office, authors can contact the IJMCL office via email (infoijmcl.com). After receiving the email, your request will be reviewed by the editorial team and the result will be notified to the author within 2 weeks. The editorial team has the right to request any necessary documents from the author to investigate the complaint. 

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