ETHICS

PUBLICATION ETHICS

JMSS Journal is double blind peer-reviewed journal. This statement indicates the ethical activities of all parties concerned in the act of publishing a manuscript for the journal, i.e.: the author, the editors, the peer-reviewers and the publisher. The base of statement is on COPE's Best Practice Guidelines for Editors of Journal (https://publicationethics.org/). The existence of these standards for publication ensures qualitative scientific publications, public trust in scientific findings, and that providing proper credit to person for their ideas.


EDITORS RESPONSIBILITY

Decision on the Publication of Article: It is the whole sole responsibility of Chief Editor and Associate Editors for taking decision which manuscript will be accepted for publication after undergoing double blind peer review. The working of Chief Editor and Associate Editors shall be based on the policies of the journal's Editorial Board and subjected to such legal requirements regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The Chief Editor and Associate Editors have no authority to influence the reviewers conducting the blind review of the manuscript.

Fairness: The evaluation of the manuscripts shall be on the basis of intellectual merit without consideration to authors' race, gender, religion, origin, citizenship, or political interest.

Confidentiality: The Chief Editor, Associate Editors or any editorial staffs are not supposed to disclose information regarding a submitted manuscript except the corresponding author, reviewers, other editorial advisers and publication manager.

Disclosure: In a submitted manuscript, the unpublished material must not be used by anyone who has an access to the manuscript (while handling it) by any means without the written permission of author.


REVIEWERS RESPONSIBILITY

Contribution of Double Blind Peer Review: In making editorial decisions the reviewers get assistance from double blind peer review. The reviewers are unaware of author's identity. If available any information regarding the identification of author will be removed from the manuscript before providing to review. Comments communicated to Editor specified by reviewers will be confidential and nameless, and editor has to forward them to author. The names of the reviewers remain strictly confidential except Chief Editor and Associate Editors.

Promptness: If any selected referee feels unqualified to review the allocated manuscript or due to unavoidable reasons unable to provide a prompt review should notify the Chief Editor and Associate Editors and excuse him / her from the review process.

Confidentiality: The reviewers are supposed to keep confidential the content (abstracts, papers, tools, experiments), opinions of other reviewers, as well as any information regarding the discussion and acceptance/rejection decisions of manuscript received. They must not be shown to, or discussed with other except authorized by the Chief Editor and Associate Editors.

Standards of Objectivity: Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal interest or criticism of the author is unethical. Referees should express their opinion clearly with supporting arguments.

Acknowledgment of Sources: Identification of relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors must be done by the referees. Any statement that had been previously reported elsewhere should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also intimate to the Chief Editor/Associate Editors if any substantial resemblance or overlap between the article under consideration and any other published article of which they have personal awareness.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest: Reviewers are supposed to refuse the review of manuscripts in which they may have conflicts of interest due to competitive, collaborative, or any other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers. Any sort of privileged information or ideas gained through double blind peer review must be kept confidential and it may not be taken for personal use or benefit.


DUTIES OF AUTHORS

Reporting Standards: Authors of manuscript must report original research indicating an accurate account of the work performed along with an objective discussion of its significance. An article should contain enough details and references to allow others to replicate the work. A deceptive or knowingly incorrect statement comprises unethical conduct and is unacceptable.

Data Access and Retention: Authors may be asked to submit the raw data in association with an article for editorial review, and should be agreed to provide open 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 make sure that the work provided is entirely original works, and if the authors have taken the work and/or words of others, it must be suitably cited or quoted otherwise it may be considered as plagiarism. JMSS journal published is committed to publishing only original material, i.e., stuff that has neither been published elsewhere, nor is under review elsewhere.

Multiple, Redundant, Concurrent or Duplicate Publication: An author should not publish article describing the same research in more than one journal because concurrent submission is unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable. If authors have used their own pre published work as the basis for a submitted article the proper citation of the previous work must be done in current article and indicate how their submitted article offers novel offerings ahead of those of the previous work.

Acknowledgment of Sources: The acknowledgment of the work of others must always be provided in the form of citation of publication. It is unethical to include the citation just to increase the number of citations in the author’s article.

Data Fabrication and Falsification: If it is been found that the data provided is either fabricated or falsified experimental results, including the manipulation of images the article will not be accepted.

Authorship of the Paper: The authorship should be provided to those who have made a significant contribution in the form of co-authors along with main author (corresponding author). The Corresponding Author is the author responsible for communicating with the journal for publication. The others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors.

Acknowledgment of Funding Sources: The funding resources for the research must be reported in the article by acknowledging at the end of the article.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest: Authors are required to 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.

Fundamental Errors in Published Works: If author discovers a considerable fault or imprecision in his/her own published work, it is the author's responsibility to promptly report the Chief Editor/Associate Editors and cooperate with the editors to withdraw or ask for correction in the paper.

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

Author(s) is(are) free to share (copy and redistribute) the material in any medium or format. Author(s) is(are) free to remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially. This license is acceptable for Free Cultural Works. The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as you follow the license terms. Licensees may copy, distribute, display, and perform the work and make derivative works and remixes based on it only if they give the author or licensor the credits (attribution) in the manner specified by these. Authors retain the copyright and full publishing rights without restrictions.

For more detail refer to link: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Self-archiving policy

A preprint is the author’s version of the Article before peer-review has taken place ("Pre-Print”). Prior to acceptance for publication, Author(s) retain the right to make a Pre-Print of their Article available on any of the following: their own personal, self-maintained website; a legally compliant pre-print server such as but not limited to arXiv and bioRxiv. Once the article has been published, the Author(s) should update the acknowledgment and provide a link to the definitive version on the publisher’s website: “This is a pre-print of an article published in [insert journal title].

The final authenticated version is available online at: https://v2.sherpa.ac.uk/id/publication/39744

Repository Policy

We encourage authors to post their pre-publication manuscripts in institutional repositories or on their websites prior to and during the submission process and to post the Publisher’s final formatted PDF version after publication without embargo. These practices benefit authors with productive exchanges as well as earlier and greater citation of published work.

Plagiarism Policy

Plagiarism is the unethical act of copying someone else’s prior ideas, processes, results, or words without explicit acknowledgment of the original author and source. Self-plagiarism occurs when an author utilizes a large part of his/her own previously published work without using appropriate references. Plagiarism is considered academic dishonesty and a breach of journalistic ethics. It is subject to sanctions like penalties, suspension, and even expulsion.

The journal is strictly against any unethical act of copying or plagiarism in any form. Plagiarism is said to have occurred when large portions of a manuscript have been copied from existing previously published resources. All manuscripts submitted for publication to the journal are cross-checked for plagiarism using plagiarism detection software. Manuscripts found to be plagiarized during the initial stages of review are out-rightly rejected and not considered for publication in the journal.