PUBLICATION ETHICS AND PUBLICATION MALPRACTICE STATEMENT
The scholarly publishing covers conscionable, principled and comprehensive processes by publishers and editors that implicate to be dealt with efficiently and merit. Consideration of clear statements on these issues may cherish responsible publication practices. The ethics statement of Journal of Safety, Environment and Health Research (JSEHR) is based on Committee of GJESM Editorial Board codes of conduct and complies with those by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) guidelines available at http://publicationethics.org.
Principles of Transparency
Violation of Publication Ethics
Plagiarism: plagiarism could be defined as the act of using or representing the ideas, processes, results, or words of another author without giving appropriate credit. This can be simply avoided by acknowledging that certain material has been borrowed and providing your audiences with enough information to find that source. Duplicating even one sentence of other authors' manuscript or even one sentence of your own previously published papers, without proper citation is considered as plagiarism. Therefore, all manuscripts under review or published with JSEHR are exposed to screening by using Plagiarism Prevention Software. CrossCheck is one of the most useful services for assisting Editors to verify the originality of papers. This service is powered by the Ithenticate software from iParadigms, known as providers of Turnitin in the academic community.
Data Fabrication and Falsification: Data Fabrication is the construction or addition of data such that never represented in the research record and Falsification is the changing or neglect of research results (data) to support certain claims or hypotheses. Unfortunately, both of them means that the Author did not really carry out the study, but made up data or results and had recorded or reported the fabricated information.
Simultaneous Submission: Simultaneous submission happens as an author submits a manuscript (or substantial sections from a manuscript) to a journal when it is already under consideration by another publisher.
Duplicate Publication: Duplicate Publication happens when multiple papers, without full cross referencing, share essentially the same hypotheses, data, discussion points, and conclusions, in the same or different languages.
Redundant Publication: Redundant publication happens when an author divides the outcomes of a single study into several articles, most often consequent to the desire to improve the Academic CV.
Improper Author Contribution or Attribution: You should know thatjust some contributors who have made a significant scientific contribution to the research in the manuscript and approved all its claims may be listed in the manuscript.
Citation Manipulation: Citation Manipulation occurs in such submitted manuscripts that contain excessive citations that do not contribute to the scholarly content of the article and have been included solely for the aim of increasing citations to a given author’s work, or to articles published in a particular journal.Citation Manipulation is considered as a form of scientific misconduct, since it misrepresents the impact factor of the specific work and journal in which it appears.
Sanctions: In the cases that there are documented violations of any of the noted above policies, the following sanctions will be applied:
(i) Immediate rejection of the infringing manuscript.
(ii) Immediate rejection of every other manuscript submitted to this journal published by any of the authors of the infringing manuscript.
(iii) Prohibition will be imposed at least for 36 months against all of the authors for any new submissions to the journal, either individually or in combination with other authors of the infringing manuscript, and
(iv) Prohibition against all of the authors from serving on the Editorial Board.
Handling Cases of Misconduct
Upon confirming a violation against JSEHR’s publication ethics, the Journal will address ethical concerns diligently following an issue-specific standard practice as summarized below: