JEPECS Ethics is based on the guidelines and standards developed by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). Ethical standards for publication exist to ensure high-quality scientific publications, public trust in scientific findings, and that people receive credit for their ideas. JEPECS does not tolerate plagiarism or other unethical behavior and will remove any manuscript that does not meet these standards.
a) International Standards for Authors:
All authors who submit a paper to CEIJ are supposed to observe the international standards for authors voluntarily.
- Authors must certify that their manuscripts are their original work. Plagiarism, Duplicate, Data Fabrication and Falsification, and Redundant Publications are forbidden.
- Authors should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or conference. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal or conference constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.
- When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his or 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.
- 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.
- The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.
b) International Standards for Editorial Board:
Editors and Editorial Board are required to follow the international standards for Editorial Board:
- They must keep information pertaining to all submitted manuscripts confidential.
- They are responsible for making publication decisions for submitted manuscripts.
- They must evaluate manuscripts only for their intellectual content.
- They must disclose any conflicts of interest and preclude business needs from compromising intellectual and ethical standards.
- They must always be willing to publish corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies when needed.