Publication & Ethical Policies to Avoid Malpractices
1. Article Assessment
All manuscripts are subject to peer-review process and must meet standards of academic excellence. If approved by the editor, submissions will be evaluated by peer reviewers. Assessment rights for the plagiarism in the journal are reserved.
JAMDC uses Turnitin to detect submissions that overlap with published and submitted manuscripts. Research work should not be plagiarized and properly quoted or cited for other authors’ work. All the following forms will be considered as plagiarism:
- To include the authors ‘ names who have no role in conducting research and write up of article
- The author should not submit the same research in more than one Journals.
- To copy or repeat the most significant part of another article
- To show the outcome and results of the others’ researches to his own
- To express false or fabricated results, in contrast with scientific findings or distort the results of the research
- To apply unreliable data or manipulate research data
3. Duplicate Submission and Redundant Publication
All authors are responsible for originality of work. Manuscripts submitted to JAMDC must not be submitted elsewhere while under consideration and must be withdrawn before being submitted elsewhere. Duplicate publication of the same, or similar article may result in the retraction of the later article. Redundant publication, may result in rejection.
4. Citation Manipulation
If in submitted manuscript, the primary purpose of citation was found just to increase the number of citations to a given author’s work, it will be considered as ethical misconduct. Editors and reviewers must not ask authors to include references of their work.
5. Fabrication and Falsification
Submitted manuscripts or published articles that are found to have fabricated or falsified results, will be rejected and action will be taken against the authors.
6. Authorship and Acknowledgements
Authorship credit should be given only on:
(1) significant contributions to conception and design, or acquisition of data, or analysis and
interpretation of data
(2) drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content
(3) final approval of the version to be published
Anyone who facilitated or contributed to the research or in drafting the article, but is not an author, should be acknowledged. Changes in authorship after submission of article is not allowed by the journal.
7. Conflicts of Interest
Any type of conflict of interest (financial, personal, academic, related to affiliations or intellectual property) if it exists, must be declared. All funding, whether a conflict or not, must be declared.
Generally, retractions are considered when there are multiple errors in an article that invalidate the conclusions of the research work. Retractions are also made in cases where there is evidence of publication malpractice, such as plagiarism, duplicate publication, or unethical conduct.
Following action will be taken if any form of plagiarism or ethical misconduct was found
- The article will be rejected and in case of published article, it will be disappeared on the site
- The name of the authors will be blacklisted
- It will be prosecuted by qualified legal and judicial references
- An official letter will be written to other related local and foreign journals and the plagiarism file is shared with them
- By writing an official letter to the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology, databases, universities, institutes, and journals
The JAMDC follows the COPE guidelines to deal with such issues.