Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement tell the ethical behavior of all parties involved in publication of an article in IJEECSE i.e. authors, reviewers and editors. Statement is prepared on the basis of Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)’s Guidelines.


Duties of Authors:

Reporting Standards: 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.


Originality and Plagiarism: Authors must ensure that the submitted article is their own, original work and it has neither been published previously nor is currently being considered for publication elsewhere.


Acknowledgement of Sources: Authors must ensure 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.  


Permission to Use Copyrighted Material: Authors 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.


Data Access and Retention: Authors may be asked to provide the raw data of their study together with the manuscript for editorial review and should be prepared to make the data publicly available if practicable. In any event, authors should retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.


Hazards and Human or Animal Subjects: If the work involves chemicals, procedures or equipment that have any unusual hazards inherent in their use, the authors must clearly identify these in the manuscript. If the work involves the use of animals or human participants, the authors should ensure that all procedures were performed in compliance with relevant laws and institutional guidelines and that the appropriate institutional committee(s) has approved them; the manuscript should contain a statement to this effect.


Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest: Authors must declare all sources of funds and conflicts of interest. Authors must disclose any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript.


Authorship of the Paper: All authors mentioned in the paper must have significantly contributed to the research and all authors take responsibility for their own contributions. The corresponding author must ensure that all listed co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the article and agreed to its publication.  


Obligation to Participate in Review Process: Authors are obliged to participate in the peer review process and cooperate fully by responding promptly to editor’s requests for raw data, clarifications, and proof of ethics approval, patient consents and copyright permissions.


Fundamental Errors in Published Works: Where an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in an article of his/her’s that has been published in IJEECSE, he/she has an obligation to promptly notify the editors and cooperate with them to correct the article or retract it as appropriate.


Duties of Reviewers:

Confidentiality: Reviewers should maintain the confidentiality of manuscript submitted to them and not use for personal advantage.


Standards of Objectivity: Reviewers should provide objectively, constructive, and unbiased comments with supporting arguments so that authors can use them for improving the paper.


Promptness: Reviewers should report promptly if they feel unqualified or unable to provide a prompt reviews for the assigned manuscript.


Acknowledgement of Sources: Reviewers should provide relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Reviewers should also notify the editors of any substantial similarity or overlap between the assigned manuscript and any other manuscript (published or unpublished) of which they have personal knowledge.


Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest: Reviewers should notify the editors about any financial or personal conflict of interest and decline to review the manuscript when a possibility of such a conflict exists.


Duties of Editors:

Fair Play: Editor(s) should accept or reject a paper for publication based on the paper’s quality only irrespective of authors' race, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy.


Confidentiality: Editor(s) should keep confidential all information related to submitted manuscript and discuss only with corresponding author, reviewers, other editorial advisors and publisher.


Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest: Editor should decline to handle a manuscript in which they might have personal, financial, political, academic interest. In such cases, they should ask another member of editorial board to handle the manuscript.


Involvement and Cooperation in Investigations: Editors will take responsive measures when ethical concerns are raised with regard to a submitted manuscript or published paper. Every reported act of unethical publishing behavior will be looked into, even if it is discovered years after publication. Editors should follow the procedure set out in the COPE flowchart when complaints are raised. They should consider appeals of authors against editorial decisions also.


Duties of Publisher:

Handling of Unethical Publishing Behavior: In cases of alleged or proven scientific misconduct, fraudulent publication or plagiarism, the publisher, in close collaboration with the editors, will take all appropriate measures to clarify the situation and to amend the article in question. This includes the prompt publication of an erratum, clarification or, in the most severe case, the retraction of the affected work.


The publisher, together with the editors, shall take reasonable steps to identify and prevent the publication of papers where research misconduct has occurred, and under no circumstances encourage such misconduct or knowingly allow such misconduct to take place.