JECEI PUBLICATION ETHICS AND PUBLICATION MALPRACTICE STATEMENT
Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering Innovations (JECEI) is committed to upholding the highest standards of publication ethics and takes all possible measures against any publication malpractices. The ethical policy of JECEI Journal is based on the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) guidelines and complies with International Committee of JECEI Editorial Board codes of conduct. It is necessary 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 and the publisher. For information on this matter in publishing and ethical guidelines please visit http://publicationethics.org
It is necessary to mention that all submitted manuscripts are checked for similarity through a trustworthy software named iThenticate to be assured about its originality and then rigorously peer-reviewed by the international reviewers.
- The publisher is committing to ensure that editorial decisions on manuscript submissions are the final.
- The publisher is promising to ensure that the decision on manuscript submissions is only made based on professional judgment and will not be affected by any commercial interests.
- The publisher is committing to maintain the integrity of academic and research records.
- The publisher is monitoring the ethics by Editor-in-Chief, Associate Editors, Editorial Board Members, Reviewers, Authors, and Readers.
- The publisher is always checking the plagiarism and fraudulent data issues involving in the submitted manuscript.
- The publisher is always willing to publish corrections, clarifications and retractions involving its publications as and when needed.
- The Editors of the journal should have the full authority to reject/accept a manuscript.
- The Editors of the journal should maintain the confidentiality of submitted manuscripts under review or until they are published.
- The Editor-in-Chief should take a decision on submitted manuscripts, whether to be published or not with other editors and reviewers.
- The Editors of the journal should preserve the anonymity of reviewers.
- The Editors of the journal should disclose and try to avoid any conflict of interest.
- The Editors of the journal should maintain academic integrity and strive to meet the needs of readers and authors.
- The Editors of the journal should be willing to investigate plagiarism and fraudulent data issues and willing to publish corrections, clarifications, retractions, and apologies when needed.
- The Editors of the journal should have the limit themselves only to the intellectual content.
- The Editors of the journal must not disclose any information about submitted manuscripts to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.
- Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted paper will not be used by the editor or the members of the editorial board for their own research purposes without the author's explicit written consent.
- -The review of articles should be based solely on sufficient scientific evidence and reasoning, and strictly refraining from arbitrary, personal, trade, racial, religious or other opinions.
- -The reviewer is expected to explain the strengths and weaknesses of the article with his accurate assessment in a constructive, explicit, and educational manner, and then provide the editor of the journal with the results of the article's review, along with suggestions for improving its quality.
- -The reviewer is expected to be responsible, accountable, timely, truthful, enthusiastic and adherent to professional ethics. Referring to credible and appropriate evidence, observing fairness and admiration, avoiding bias, prejudice, and hurriedness, as well as having a clear statement to the editor regarding the proportion of the article for publication in JECEI is another characteristic of the reviewer.
- -The reviewer is required to ensure complete referral of the article to all related research, topics and quotes used. Also, the reviewer is expected to inform the editor the relevant published research that is not referred to in the article.
- -The review should consider all the information contained in the article under review as confidential and avoid the leakage of the material written therein (especially the innovation of the paper) and discuss its details with others.
- -The reviewer has no right to use the paper's data or new concepts before or after the publication of the article in favor of or against their own research or others or to criticize the authors. Also, after accepting and publishing an article, the reviewer is not allowed to publish details beyond what was published by the JECEI.
- -The reviewer has not the right, except with the permission of the editor of the journal, to give an article review to another person, including his college or postgraduate student. In case of obtaining permission from the journal editor for this work, the name and details of the person or persons who have contributed to the reviewer's review of the article should be mentioned in the report to the editor in order to be registered in the journal's documents.
- The reviewer is not allowed to contact with the authors directly. Any contact with the authors of the articles will only be done through the editor of the journal.
- The reviewers are expected to help to the editor of the journal with their report on the "Unethical Publishing and Research Behavior" along with the submission of relevant documentation.
All those who meet the four below criteria will be identified as authors:
1. Have a significant contribution to the concept or design of the work; or to acquire, analyze or interpret data for the work;
2. Drafting the work or criticizing it for important intellectual content;
3. Final approval of the published version;
4. Agreeing to be involved in all aspects of work in order to ensure that all questions concerning the integrity of each part of the work are properly addressed and resolved.
Technical services such as translation, material provision, and budget financing, or administrative oversight of facilities, are not enough to granting authorship, although authors are encouraged to acknowledge the contributions of their paper.
Violation of Publication Ethics
The authors are required to avoid the "research and publication misconduct" that are described in the following. If at any of the stages of posting, reviewing, editing, or publishing an article in JECEI or after it, any of the following concerns are assured, it is considered "unethical behavior of publishing and research" and the editor will have the right to take a proper action:
- Fabrication: It is the reporting of unrealistic materials and the presentation of data or mock results as laboratory results, empirical studies, or personal findings; the unreal recording of what has not happened; the displacement of the results of various studies and likewise.
- Falsification: It is the recording and presentation of research results in such a way that the details of the implementation of the research or the process of data collection are manipulated; the data are deleted or modified; some small results are sought to hide the larger facts (Juicy quotes) to follow the research results for specific purposes or the results presented are not questioned.
- Plagiarism: means the intentional or deliberate use of words, ideas, phrases, claims or other documents without appreciation, explanation and appropriate citations to the work used and the owner (s) of that work. In other words, copying in the alleged innovation of the article, structural similarities in the writing, or the use of the ideas and results of others' research, without reference to them as a genuine scientific research, are examples of theft of science.
- Scientific rent: it means that the author (s) employs another person to do research and, after the end of the research, publish the results of it in the same way or with little influence with its own name.
- Unrealistic assignment: refers to the unrealistic assignment of one or more authors of the article to individuals, institutions, centers or educational and research groups, while they have not played a part in the original research.
- Simultaneous Submission: occurs when a manuscript (or substantial sections from a manuscript) is submitted to a journal when it is already under consideration by another journal.
- Duplicate Publication: occurs when two or more papers, without full cross referencing, share essentially the same hypotheses, data, discussion points, and conclusions.
- Redundant Publications: involve the inappropriate division of study outcomes into several articles, most often consequent to the desire to plump academic vitae.
- Improper Author Contribution or Attribution: All listed authors must have made a significant scientific contribution to the research in the manuscript and approved all its claims. Don’t forget to list everyone who made a significant scientific contribution, including students and laboratory technicians.
- Citation Manipulation: Citation Manipulation is including excessive citations, in the submitted manuscript, that do not contribute to the scholarly content of the article and have been included solely for the purpose of increasing citations to a given author’s work, or to articles published in a particular journal. This leads to misrepresenting the importance of the specific work and journal in which it appears and is thus a form of scientific misconduct.
- Sanctions: In the event that there are documented violations of any of the above mentioned policies in any journal, regardless of whether or not the violations occurred in a journal, the following sanctions will be applied:
(i) Immediate rejection of the infringing manuscript, (ii)Immediate rejection of every other manuscript submitted to any journal published by any of the authors of the infringing manuscript, (iii) Prohibition will be imposed for a minimum of 36 months against all of the authors for any new submissions to any journal, either individually or in combination with other authors of the infringing manuscript, and (iv) Prohibition against all of the authors from serving on the Editorial Board of any journal.