Publication Ethics

Statement on Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice

Intelligence, Informatics and Infrastructure (III) is committed to maintaining the highest ethical standards, and the guidelines recommended by COPE outlined at COPE: Committee on Publication Ethics | Promoting integrity in scholarly research and its publication are followed.

Obligations of Editors

The primary responsibility of a journal editor is to ensure an efficient and fair review process of manuscripts submitted for publication, and to establish and maintain high standards of technical and professional quality. In evaluating the submitted works, the editors should limit themselves only to the intellectual content.  The editors must ensure the confidentiality of the submitted works until they are published.  In case the editors decide not to publish a material, the manuscript should not be used for other purposes without the express written consent of the author.  An editor who authors or coauthors a manuscript submitted for consideration to the journal with which that editor is affiliated shall not review that work.

Obligations of Reviewers

The reviewers’ role is to fairly determine whether the submitted manuscript is eligible for publication, in order to maintain the quality of the academic publication.  The reviewers are bound to treat the manuscript received for peer reviewing as confidential, and must not use the information obtained through peer review for personal advantage.  The reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.

Obligations of Authors

An author’s central obligation is to present a concise account of their research, work, or project completed with an objective discussion of its significance.  The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works.  When the authors use other materials, sources should be appropriately cited.  Any attempt of plagiarism should be followed by the rejection of the submitted manuscript.  Authors should not submit the same work or describe essentially the same research in more than one journal.  Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior.