Publication Ethics

                                         Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement

1/Duties of Editors

  • Publication decisions

   The editors of (IJITAS, IJIRHS & IJJRPT) are responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. The editors may be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editors may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.

  • Fair play

   An editor should evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.

  • Confidentiality

   The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.

  • Disclosure and conflicts of interest

   Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor's own research without the express written consent of the author.

2/Duties of Reviewers

  • Contribution to Editorial Decisions

   Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper.

  • Promptness

   Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process.

  • Confidentiality

   Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.

  • Standards of Objectivity

   Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

  • Acknowledgement of Sources

   Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the editor's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.

  • Disclosure and Conflict of Interest

   Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.

3/Duties of Authors

  • Reporting standards

   Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.

  • Data Access and Retention

   Authors are 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 and should in any event be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.

  • Originality and Plagiarism

   Authors should ensure that submitted work is original and has not been published elsewhere in any language, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.

   Applicable copyright laws and conventions should be followed. Copyright material (e.g. tables, figures or extensive quotations) should be reproduced only with appropriate permission and acknowledgement.

  • Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication

   An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.

  • Acknowledgement of Sources

   Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.

  • Authorship of the Paper

   Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors.

The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

  • Hazards and Human or Animal Subjects

   If the work involves chemicals, procedures or equipment that have any unusual hazards inherent in their use, the author must clearly identify these in the manuscript.

  • Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

   All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.

  • Fundamental errors in published works

   When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.

4/Plagiarism Policy

  • Plagiarism Policy:

   Detecting Plagiarism is not an easy task, ideally it require the cooperation between (all) publishing houses around the world.

The (IJITAS, IJIRHS & IJJRPT) journals follows the guidelines contained in the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) flowcharts that can be downloaded from the following link (http://publicationethics.org/resources/flowcharts). Kindly pay attention to the following charts within the COPE link:

  • plagiarism claims 

   Notifications regarding any plagiarism issue should be directed to the (IJITAS, IJIRHS & IJJRPT) editors at  editor@oasesvox.com

5/Open Access statement

   (IJITAS, IJIRHS & IJJRPT) are open access journals which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in these journals without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the definition of open access.

6/Research Misconduct

  • Process for identification of and dealing with allegations of research misconduct

   The Oases-Vox Society, the (IJITAS, IJIRHS & IJJRPT), and the editors are committed to take reasonable steps to identify and prevent the publication of papers where research misconduct has occurred, including plagiarism, citation manipulation, and data falsification/fabrication, among others. The journal or its editors will not encourage such misconduct under any circumstances, or knowingly allow such misconduct to take place. In the event that the Oases-Vox or the editors are made aware of any allegation of research misconduct relating to a published article in this journal – we shall follow COPE's guidelines in dealing with allegations.