Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement




International Journal of Scientific Methods in Engineering and Technology (IJSMET) is an International refereed, Multidisciplinary, Open Access journal having e-ISSN: XXXX-XXXX, published by the Global Scientific and Engineering Publications (GSEP) to promote High Quality Scientific Research Methods in Engineering and Technology

IJSMET Journalencourages the best standards of Publication Ethics and takes all possible measures against Publication Malpractices. International Journal of Scientific Methods in Engineering and Technology (IJSMET)and its publisher Global Scientific and Engineering Publications (GSEP), takes duties of guardianship over all stages of publishing extremely seriously and we recognize our ethical and other responsibilities.International Journal of Scientific Methods in Engineering and Technology (IJSMET)by Global Scientific and Engineering Publications (GSEP)committed to ensuring the highest standards of Publication Ethics. All parties involved in the act of publishing (Editors, Authors, Reviewers and the Publisher) have to agree upon standards of Ethical Behavior. We state the following principles of Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement based on the Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines of :

1.Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE:https://publicationethics.org/)

2.World Association of Medical Editors (WAME:http://www.wame.org/)

3.International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE:http://www.icmje.org/)

4.Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials (CONSORT:http://www.consort-statement.org/)

If any misconduct found in Ethical Behaviour related to the submitted Manuscript/Article or in Published Manuscript/Article in IJSMET even after some years, the Editor(s)may need to seek clarification in this regard with the Author(s) and request themto supply a letter from the relevant institutional Ethics Committee or Board that approved the researchor individual.The Editors will follow CORE’s Guidelines for Retracting Articles when considering retracting, issuing expressions of concern about, and issuing corrections pertaining to articles that have been published or COPE Flow Charts when dealing such a suspected misconduct. Editor can also seek for Advices from experts to take appropriate steps in case of this type of Allegations of misconduct occurs.IJSMET by GSEP is adopting best policies and procedures to support Editors, Reviewers and Authors in performing their Ethical,work with other publishers and industry associations to set standards for best practices on Ethical Matters, Errors and Retractions.We are committed to ensuring that the potential for advertising, reprint or other commercial revenue has no impact or influence on editorial decisions.We promote best practice by offering Editors Membership of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and providing Editors with Crossref Similarity Check Powered by iThinticate or Turnitin reports for all submissions to our Editorial Systems.We support editors in communications with other journals and/or publishers where this is useful to editors and are prepared to provide specialized legal review and counsel if necessary.We also provide extensive education and advice on publishing ethics standards, particularly for early career researchers.

Responsibilities of Authors:

By submitting a Manuscript/Articleto International Journal of Scientific Methods in Engineering and Technology (IJSMET) by Global Scientific and Engineering Publications (GSEP), the Author(s) warrant that the manuscript is their own, original work and that it has neither been published previously nor is currently being considered for publication elsewhere. They also warrant that the sources of any ideas and/or words in the manuscript that are not their own have been properly attributed through appropriate citations and/or quotes.

An Author should not normally publish manuscripts describing essentially the same Research in multiple journals or publication venues. Such redundant publication is generally considered to constitute unethical publishing behavior, and if discovered may result in a manuscript under consideration being rejected, or a published article being retracted.

Authors of manuscripts reporting on original research should present an accurate account of the work performed, accompanied by an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the manuscript. The Manuscript should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. The fabrication of results and the making of fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and may be cause for rejection or retraction of a manuscript or published article.

Where the manuscript reports on commercial software, hardware, or other products, authors must include a declaration at Acknowledgment section of the Manuscript in which they must either state that noconflict of interest exists or describe the nature of any potential conflict. All sources of financial support for the Research should also be disclosed in the Manuscript.

The Author(s) of a Manuscript agree that if the manuscript is accepted for publication in International Journal of Scientific Methods in Engineering and Technology (IJSMET) by Global Scientific and Engineering Publications (GSEP), the published article will be copyrighted using a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.This license allows the Author(s) to retain the Copyright, but also allows others to freely copy, distribute, and display the copyrighted work, and derivative works based upon it, under certain specified conditions under Non-Commercial Manner.

Author(s)are responsible for obtaining written permission to include any images or artwork for which they do not hold copyright in their articles, or to adapt any such images or artwork for inclusion in their articles. The copyright holder must be made explicitly aware that the image(s) or artwork will be made freely available online as part of the article under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.

The Author’snames should be listed on the Article in order of their contribution to the Article, and all Author(s)take Responsibility for their own Contributions. Only those individuals who have made a substantive contribution should be listed as Authors; those whose contributions are indirect or marginal (e.g., colleagues or supervisors who have reviewed drafts of the work or provided proofreading assistance, and heads of research institutes/centers/labs) should be named in an “Acknowledgments” section at the end of the article, immediately preceding the Reference List. The corresponding author must ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the article, and that all listed co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the article and agreed to its publication.

Where an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in an article of his/hers that has been published in International Journal of Scientific Methods in Engineering and Technology (IJSMET) by Global Scientific and Engineering Publications (GSEP), he/she has an obligation to promptly notify the Editors and cooperate with them to correct the Article or Retract it as appropriate.

Responsibilities of Reviewers:

International Journal of Scientific Methods inEngineering and Technology (IJSMET) by Global Scientific and Engineering Publications (GSEP)reviewers perform work for the journal on a volunteer basis. Given that most of these individuals are in full-time employment, their reviewing activities for International Journal of Scientific Methods in Engineering and Technology (IJSMET) must, by necessity, not be their top priority. Reviewers are free to decline invitations to review particularManuscripts at their discretion, for example, if their current employment workload and/or other commitments make it prohibitive for them to complete a review in a timely fashion and to do justice to the task in the available timeframe. They should also not accept Manuscript Review assignments for which they feel unqualified.

Reviewers who have Accepted Manuscript assignments are normally expected to submit their Reviews within three weeks. They should recuse themselves from the assignment if it becomes apparent to them at any stage that they do not possess the required expertise to perform the Review, or that they may have a potential conflict of interest in performing the Review (e.g., one resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, institutions, or companies associated with the manuscript).

Privileged information or ideas obtained by Reviewers through the Peer Review Process must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Any Manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential Documents, and must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the International Journal of Scientific Methods in Engineering and Technology Journal Editor.

When conducting their Reviews, Reviewers are asked to do so as objectively as possible, refraining from engaging in personal criticism of the Author(s). They are encouraged to express their views clearly, explaining and justifying all recommendations made. They should alwaysattempt to provide detailed and constructive feedback to assist the Author(s) in improving their work, even if the manuscript is, in their opinion, not publishable

Reviewers should identify in their Reviews relevant published work that has not been citedby the author(s), together with any instances in which proper attribution of sources has not been provided.They should call to the responsible Editor’s attention any major resemblances between a Manuscript under consideration and other published Articlesor Manuscriptof which they are aware, as well as any concerns they might have in relation to the Ethical acceptability of the research reported in the Manuscript.

Responsibilities of Editors:

TheEditor-in-Chief ofInternational Journal of Scientific Methods in Engineering and Technology (IJSMET) by Global Scientific and Engineering Publications (GSEP)has ultimate responsibility for deciding if a Manuscript submitted to International Journal of Scientific Methods in Engineering and Technology should be published, and in doing so is guided by the journal’s policiesas determined by the International Journal of Scientific Methods in Engineering and Technology Editorial Board, Associate Editor of the Journaland constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement, and plagiarism. The Editor may consult with the Associate Editor and other members of the Editorial Team, as well as with Reviewers, in making publication Decisions.The Editor shall establish,along withAssociate Editor andthe publisher, a transparent mechanism for appeal against Editorial Decisions.

The Editors will evaluate Manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to the race, color, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the Author(s). They will not disclose any information about a Manuscript under consideration to anyone other than the Author(s), Reviewers and potential Reviewers, and in some instances the International Journal of Scientific Methods in Engineering and Technology Editorial Board Members, as appropriate. Additionally, the Editors will make every effort to ensure the integrity of thesingleblind Review Process by not revealing the identity of reviewers to the Author(s) of a Manuscript submitted.

The Editor shall ensure that the peer review process is fair, unbiased, and timely.Research articles must typically be reviewed by at least two external and independent reviewers, and where necessary the editor should seek additional opinions.

The Editor shall select reviewers who have suitable expertise in the relevant field and shall follow bestpractice in avoiding the selection of fraudulent Peer Reviewers. The editor shall review all disclosures of potential conflicts of interest and suggestions for self-citation made by reviewers in order to determine whether there is any potential for bias.

Any invited referee who has conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies or institutions connected to the manuscript and the work described therein should immediately notify the editors to declare their conflicts of interest and decline the invitation to review so that alternative reviewers can be contacted. Unpublished material disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in a reviewer’s own research without the express written consent of the authors. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for the reviewer’s personal advantage. This applies also to invited reviewers who decline the review invitation.

When evaluating a Manuscript for publication, in addition to considering standard criteria pertaining to the rigor of the Manuscript, the quality of its presentation, and its contribution to humanity’s stock of knowledge, the Editors will also seek evidence that ethical harms have been minimized in the conduct of the reported Research. They will question whether the benefits outweigh the harms in the particular study’s case. Since the International Journal of Scientific Methods in Engineering and Technology welcomes the submission of Manuscripts from any country, it is necessary to recognize that laws and regulations regarding Research Ethics and Ethical approval vary worldwide. As such, the Editors may need to seek clarification in this regard with the Author(s) and request that they supply a letter from the relevant institutional Ethics Committee or Board that approved the Research.

Any potential Editorial conflicts of interest should be declared to the publisher in writing prior to the appointment of the Editor, and then updated if and when new conflicts arise. The publisher may publish such declarations in the journal.The Editorsmust not be involved in decisions about Manuscripts which he/she has written him/herself or have been written by family members or colleagues or which relate to products or services in which the editor has an interest. Further, any such submission must be subject to all of the journal’s usual procedures, peer review must be handled independently of the relevant Author/Editor and their research groups, and there must be a clear statement to this effect on any such paper that is published.

The Associate Editor is responsible for the International Journal of Scientific Methods in Engineering and Technologyinfrastructure Development.The Associate Editor of International Journal of Scientific Methods in Engineering and Technologycan also involve in smooth conducting of peer review process like inviting expert reviewers to perform peer review, Decision intimation to the Author(s) with the directionof Editor-in-Chief.

The Editorwill be guided by CORE’s Guidelines for Retracting Articles when considering retracting, issuing expressionsof concern about, and issuing corrections pertaining to articles that have been published in the International Journal of Scientific Methods in Engineering and Technology. They are committed to working closely with research organizations and institutions in line with CORE’s adviceon Cooperation between Research Institutions and Journals on Research Integrity Cases.

Responsibilities of Publisher:

Publication of an Article/Manuscript in a peer-reviewed journal is an essential task in development of ideal, useful and creating a standard network of knowledge therefore Global Scientific and Engineering Publications (GSEP)believe that Author, Editor and Reviewers should behave with the truth of clarity over research matters.

'Global Scientific and Engineering Publications (GSEP)’ acts as guardian of the peer reviewedArticles published in the varied issues of the International Journal of Scientific Methods in Engineering and Technology.

We are committed to ensuring that the potential for advertising, reprint or other commercial revenuehas no impact or influence on Editorial Decisions.

We support editors in communications with other journals and/or publishers where this is useful to editors and are prepared to provide specialized legal review and counsel if necessary.

We are working closely with other publishers, industry associations, government organizationsand non government organizationto set standards for best practices and to publish scientific and ethical matters without errors.

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