Publication Ethics

Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement
The publication of an article in the peer-reviewed IJERAT journal is to support the standard and respected knowledge transfer network. Our publication ethics and publication malpractice statement is mainly based on the Code of Conduct and Best-Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors (Committee on Publication Ethics, 2011) that includes;

General duties and responsibilities of editors.
 - Relations with readers.
 - Relations with authors.
 - Relations with editors.
 - Relations with editorial board members.
 - Relations with journal owners and publishers.
 - Editorial and peer review processes.
 - Protecting individual data.
 - Dealing with possible misconduct.
 - Ensuring the integrity of the academic record.
 - Intellectual property.
 - Encouraging debate.
 - Complaints.
 - Conflicts of interest.

Reference:
Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). (2011, March 7). Code of Conduct and Best-Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors. Retrieved from http://publicationethics.org/files/Code_of_conduct_for_journal_editors_Mar11.pdf


Multiple and Simultaneous Submission/Publication
The practice of duplicate submission/publication is considered unethical because it exaggerates the findings, wastes the time of editors, peer reviewers, and readers, and also breaks the integrity of science. In case of multiple submissions/publications, we will contact the author(s), will state that submitted work has already been submitted/published elsewhere and will ask for an explanation about that. If the author gives a sufficient and reasonable explanation, we reject the submission without penalties. However, if the author does not respond, the explanation is unsatisfactory, or the author admits guilt, we will reject the submission sending a letter of warning, put the authors in the Authors blacklist writing to the Journal that published the paper and informing the author's superior about the misconduct.