The ethical policy of International Journal of Academic Research in Applied Science (IJARAS) is based on the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). This guideline should be read in line with the journal’s guide for authors. This statement confirms that confidentiality and fairness should be considered in all the IJARAS procedures and interactions. Readers, authors, reviewers and editors should follow these ethical policies once working with IJARAS.
Plagiarism, Retraction and Publication Ethics
In order to maintain high quality publication, IJARAS has strong policies on publication ethics. All submitted manuscripts are checked for plagiarism by appropriate tools such as Grammarly, or manually by searching parts of the submitted content in Google Scholar and other databases. Other forms of scientific misconduct such as "duplicate submission", i.e. submitting a manuscript that is under publication or under review elsewhere, or have already been published elsewhere, with the same content or significantly similar content. Scientific misconduct, if detected at any stage of the editorial process, and even after publication of the article, will result in the immediate rejection of the submission, or retraction of the published article.
According to the guidelines, all authors must fulfill the following 5 criteria:
- Substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work; or the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data for the work; AND
- Drafting the work or revising it critically for important intellectual content; AND
- Final approval of the version to be published; AND
- Agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved; AND
- Authors of accepted papers are requested to sign the IJARAS copyright form.
Conflict of Interest
Authors are required to disclose any potential or actual conflict of interest including any relevant financial interests, activities, relationships, and affiliation related to the subject matter or material (including but not limited to employment/affiliation, grants or funding, consultancies, honoraria and payment, speakers bureaus, stock ownership or options, expert testimony, royalties, donation of medical equipment, or patents planned, pending, or issued).
Submission of an article implies that
- The work described is authentic and valid and that neither this manuscript nor one with considerably similar content under this authorship has been published or is being considered for publication elsewhere including electronically in the same form, in English or in other language, without the written consent the copy right holder.
- All authors have agreed to allow the corresponding author to serve as the primary correspondent with the editorial office, to review the edited manuscript and proof.
Changes to Authorship
This statement concerns the addition, deletion, or rearrangement of author names in the authorship of submitted manuscripts:
- After the manuscript is submitted or accepted for publication
Corresponding author is required to send a request to add or remove an author, or to rearrange the author names of the submitted/accepted manuscript and must include: (a) the reason the name should be added or removed, or the author names rearranged and (b) signed Change to Authorship Form by all authors that they agree with the addition, removal or rearrangement.
In the case of addition or removal of authors, this includes confirmation from the author being added or removed. Requests that are not sent by the corresponding author will be forwarded by the Journal Manager to the corresponding author, who must follow the procedure as described above.
- After the accepted manuscript is published in an online issue:
Any requests to add, remove, or rearrange author names in an article published in an online issue will follow the same procedures as noted above and result in a correction.