Publication Ethics

With the aim to maintain the dignity of research and improve the publication standards, researchers- world follows high ethical practices that are followed by research communities across the globe.

Non-plagiarized, original, true and unpublished research work without any concurrent publications submitted elsewhere, should only be submitted by the author(s). The manuscript submitted to IJCMS must not have been submitted or approved or in processing stage with any other journals, conference proceedings etc. The author should not submit the article to any other journal during the period of review, acceptance, pre-publication processing time or any such period.

Research integrity

All the research works, published with IJCMS, are aimed at the welfare of the global community. Any research article that is aimed at harm, violence, hate speech, communal threats, racism, violence, abuse, terrorism and any inhuman activities that affect a group, gender, age, region, people, religious followers, country, race or a sect of people would not be considered for publication.

 

Pre-publication

  1. Authorship and contributorship

The authors’ names, who made substantial contribution to the research, drafted the manuscript, understands that he or she may receive queries from reviewers and readers, who approves the publication of paper if accepted, must be listed in full with their permission. The contribution of every author can be described at the end of the manuscript. If there is any change in the authorship, it should be intimated properly.

  1. Acknowledgement

The authors are advised to acknowledge, at the end of their research article, the close copied sources (such as verbatim), quotation and all the sources cited.

  1. Allegations of misconduct

Authors must declare the ethical committee approval from the Institutional Ethical Board. Misconduct, in any form, will be considered as a breach of trust and the article(s) submitted will be rejected after a preliminary investigation.  

  1. Disclosure of funding information

All the manuscripts must carry forward a disclosure with funding information in detail such as the funding organization, name of the scholarship, financial and/or non-financial interests of the funding organization, financial conflicts and expected funds if any. The author(s) agrees that any financial hurdles in the research article, the proceedings shall be taken care by author(s).

  1. Plagiarism

Plagiarized work, either partial or in full, from any sources in same language or different language is strictly prohibited. ERM publications check plagiarism through ithenticate software and if found plagiarism, the article would be rejected. So the authors are advised to cite the sources properly and should develop the article on their own based on the concept that they conceived.   

  1. Fabrication or falsification

Fabrication of content, data, image manipulation, biased reporting and other such information invites the article to be rejected since it affects the research integrity policy. Other than brightness or contrasting of the images, no changes are accepted in the image format. Creating the figures out of varied fields, exposures, and experimental series is never entertained.

  1. Permissions

Permissions should be obtained from the concerned author(s), persons, publishers, digital art authors, organizations and firms to reproduce the data in any form. Any such article with unattained permissions may undergo ethical issues and cannot be considered for publication.  

  1. Duplicate publication

Manuscripts which are submitted elsewhere, considered for publications, accepted, in preliminary publishing and online available article will be rejected citing duplication issues. When author(s) is able to differentiate the novelty of the submitted work with his (or) her (or) their existing works, the work will be considered for further review.

  1. Corresponding author responsibilities

The corresponding author is accountable for managing all the communications with the editorial team before and after the publications (in case of any corrections, clarifications, errors etc.,) and provide transparent information with regards to the research work, manuscript, permissions, ethical clearance, plagiarism, funding etc.,

  1. Confidentiality

Authors as well as the publishing team assure to confidentially secure the data, information of critical importance, novelty of the research work and any other information in any form shared between these two entities. Anonymity is maintained between the author and the editor-reviewers to ensure unbiased review processing and loss of data. Reviewers, if need to consult with their peers, for any clarifications should get a written approval from the editor-in-chief with all information about the clarification, person(s) involved, their integrity and trust, their contact information etc., Reviewers should be aware that the name(s), research information, data and all other supplementary information shared to them is kept utmost confidential and no canvassing in any form with the author(s) involved is entertained. ERM publications do not hesitate to raise legal actions against the reviewers if found guilty.  

  1. Conflicts of interests

Conflicts of any type, such as financial, affiliations, intellectual property, personal, ideological and academic, must be declared even if unsure. Undeclared conflict of interest, if revealed later, would make the article rejected.

Post-publication

  1. Discussions, errors,, corrections and clarifications

Any errors after being published, if found by the author(s) themselves or the readers, the corresponding author should be able to rectify the error and a corrigendum would be provided for a mistake by author(s) and an erratum for the mistake by publisher. The article may be retracted if found with significant amount of errors that spoil the very nature of the research theme and affect the name of the publisher.