Publication Ethics Policy

The IIS University Journal of Science & Technology

Publication Ethics Policy

Ethics

Being a publisher of quality academic papers, The IIS University Journal of Science and Technology is dedicated to maintain the high standards of publication ethics.

Publishing a manuscript in a peer-reviewed journal is an important step for an author, and also for the society as it helps in the progress of a coherent and valued network of knowledge. It directly echoes the quality of work done by the author and the organization that support them. A research manuscript revolves around various scientific methods, therefore it becomes essential to follow certain ethics.

The matter of ethics must be considered in following cases:

  • Authorship of the paper

All manuscripts expected to be published in The IIS University Journal of Science and Technology is expected to contain clear and correct attribution of authorship. Only those individuals who have made a significant contribution to the origin, planning, execution and analysis of the study should be cited as authors. Any other individual who have contributed to the study should be acknowledged.

  • Originality

Submission of a manuscript implies that the work reported in the manuscript has not been published earlier and is not under consideration for publication anywhere else. Simultaneous submissions of the same manuscript to different journals are not acceptable.

  • Plagiarism

Replicating content from different papers without properly citing the source (plagiarism) or publishing many papers with similar content by the same authors (self-plagiarism) is not acceptable. Authors must ensure that they have written original work, and if they have used the work and/or words of others, then this must have been properly cited or quoted.

The IIS University Journal of Science and Technology checks every manuscript using the plagiarism detection tool “turnitin.com” before being sent to reviewers.

If less amount of plagiarism is detected that includes minor copying of short sentences then authors are contacted and asked to reframe them or to include them with proper citation. Then only the articles are preceded for peer review. However, if large amount of plagiarism is detected then the authors are contacted for explanation. Submission is rejected, if not found satisfactory.

  • Attribution and citation

Manuscripts submitted for the publication must contain citations to previous work or previously published articles which are directly applicable to the results being reported. Contributors are expected to carefully check the accuracy and appropriateness of cited literature as to the other components of the manuscript.

  • Data access and retention

Contributors may be asked to present the raw data associated with the manuscript for editorial review. Authors should retain the data for a reasonable period following publication and authors may be asked to provide public access to such data upon request. However exceptions may be there in certain circumstances such as to assure patent protection, or for other similar reasons.

  • Conflicts of interest

All manuscripts submitted must include disclosure of all relationships that could be viewed as presenting a possible conflict of interest. It is the responsibility of a manuscript’s corresponding author to confirm if any of the contributors hold any conflict of interest. The corresponding author may be asked by the editors to furnish a written declaration that there is no conflict of interest on the part on any of the contributors.

  • Human or animal subjects

Wherever appropriate, The IIS University Journal of Science and Technology expects published research based on human or animal subjects to furnish approval by the authorized committee/body to conduct such research/experiment.

Studies based on animals must be conducted according to internationally-accepted standards. Authors must obtain prior approval from their Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) or equivalent ethics committee(s). For all studies that involve animals, authors should clearly indicate whether the institutional and national guidelines for the care and use of laboratory animals were followed. Whereas, for all studies that involve human participants, authors should include a statement that the studies have been approved by the appropriate institutional and/or national research ethics committee and have been performed in accordance with the ethical standards as laid down in the 1964 Declaration of Helsinki (developed for the medical community by the World Medical Association) and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards. The ethics committee approval and informed consent from patients or volunteers is also required if the study involves such cases and it should be then properly documented in the article also.