Ethics Policy

The publication of an article (this applies to all types of articles) in our peer-reviewed journals and conferences is an integral respected part of of the evolution and development of the body of knowledge. It reflects the author's committment to quality. Therefore, it is essential that all stakeholders including the publisher, editors, reviewers and authors agree on a base standard of expected ethical behaviour. 

Responsibilities of INDIRE
  • We aim to innovate in supporting our 6-Principles Manifesto
  • Our community is about collaboration and continuous improvement
  • All our publications are free
  • We support the efforts made by editors, and peer reviewers
  • We maintain the integrity of the article records
  • We follow up on the infractions
  • We ensure that best practices are followed in the publication process and continuously add support mechanisms
  • We ensure editorial independence that advertising and other commercial revenues or similar conditions do not influence editoriall decisions
  • We provide educational support on publishing ethics standards
Responsibilities of The Editors
  • Is the sole responsible for which article should be published
  • Is guided by the policies of the editorial's board
  • May be constrained by legal requirements such as copyright infringement and plagiarism
  • May confer with other editors or reviewers
  • Ensure that the peer review process is fair, unbiased and timely
  • Selects reviewers based on their fit to the submitted article
  • shall review all disclosures of potential conflict of interest
  • Evaluate articles for intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, ethnic origin, citizenship or political philosophy of the authors
  • Make it clear to reviewers and authors of what is expected from them
  • Shall use the INDIRE article submission system for all processing and communications
  • Should not attempt to influence journal's rankings
  • Should not require to include references except for genuine research purposes
  • Should not require to include references of interest
  • Must protect confidentiality - material submitted and communications (unless otherwise agreed by all parties, or in cases of misconduct)
  • Must protect reviewer's identities, unless operating in an open peer-review system
  • Must not use unpublished submitted material for your own research
  • Must declare to publisher any potential editorial conflict of interest
  • Must not be involved in decisions about articles he/she have written
  • Must not be involved in decisions about articles written by family members or colleagues
  • Should be vigilant to safeguard the integrity of the articles by reviewing and assessing reported suspected miscondunct, and follow best practices,
  • Should coordinate with publisher on appropriate response
Responsibilities of The Reviewers
  • Helps the editor with editorial decisions
  • Helps author(s) with improving the article
  • Observe respectful and good reviewing etiquette
  • Notify editor and decline if unqualified to review the assigned article
  • Notify the editor and decline if unable to participate in the review of the article
  • Treat article as a confidential document
  • Unpublished material should not be used for own research
  • Priviledge information and ideas should not be used for personal advantage
  • Should be alert to potential ethical issues
  • Should bring ethical issues to the attention of the editor
  • Conduct review objectively
  • Should provide recommendation and areas of improvement with as much support as possible
  • Should consult with editor if reviewer has potential conflict of interent in revewing the article
  • Should not require to include references except for genuine research purposes
  • Should not require to include references of interest
Responsibilities of The Authors
  • Should present their original work with an accurate account of the work done including objective discussion and significance
  • Article should include sufficient details so that others may be able to reproduce the work
  • Inaccurate statements constitute unethical behaviour
  • Research data may be requested for editorial review
  • Ensure that what is submitted is their original works
  • Ensure proper citing of others' words and works
  • Avoid plagiarismby proper referencing and attribution
  • Should not publish same article in more than one journal
  • Should not submit article for consideration to more than one journal at the same time
  • All authors should have made a significant conttribution to the article
  • Corresponding author should ensure that all co-authors are aware of the article submission and the process status
  • All authors should consider the sequence of the author list of the article
  • All authors on the article take collective risk of the work done
  • All authors should disclose any conflict of interest such as financial, or personal
  • All financial support should be disclosed
  • It is the author's oblication to promply notify the editor of any error or inaccuracy of their published work
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