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The publishing policy of this journal is "publish-as-you-go" that is after completing the review process, an article is assigned a DOI and published online in the current issue. When the issue period ends, a new issue is activated and articles with DOI are added until the end of the issue period. So accepted articles are published without waiting for the issue period.
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Submission of an article implies that the work described has not been published previously (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture or academic thesis), that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, and that its publication is approved by all authors and tacitly or explicitly by the authorities responsible where the work was carried out. However, we accept submissions that have previously appeared on preprint servers (for example arXiv, bioRxiv, Nature Precedings, Philica, Social Science Research Network, and Vixra); have previously been presented at conferences, or have previously appeared in other “non-journal” venues (for example blogs or posters). Authors are responsible for updating the archived preprint with the journal reference (including DOI) and a link to the published articles on the appropriate journal website upon publication.
The publisher and journals have a zero-tolerance plagiarism policy. We check the issue using two methods: a plagiarism prevention tool (Grammarly) and a reviewer check. All submissions will be reviewed by Grammarly before being sent to reviewers.
We insist on a rigorous viewpoint on self-plagiarism. The self-plagiarism is plagiarism, as it fails to contribute to research and science.
Screening for Plagiarism Policy
Statement and Policy
IJIER applies Zero tolerance towards plagiarism and therefore establishes the following policy stating specific actions (penalties) when plagiarism is identified in an article that is submitted for publication in the journal.
Definition: Plagiarism involves the "use or close imitation of the language and thoughts of another author and the representation of them as one's original work."
Policy: Papers must be original, unpublished, and not pending publication elsewhere. Any material taken verbatim from another source needs to be identified as different from the present original text by (1) indentation, (2) use of quotation marks, and (3) identification of the source.
Any text of an amount exceeding fair use standards (herein defined as more than two or three sentences or the equivalent thereof) or any graphic material reproduced from another source requires permission from the copyright holder and, if feasible, the original author(s) and also requires identification of the source; e.g., previous publication.
All submitted papers will be checked for their similarity by Turnitin or Ithenticate.
When plagiarism is identified, the Principal Editor responsible for the review of this paper will agree on measures according to the extent of plagiarism detected in the paper in agreement with the following guidelines:
IJIER practices Zero tolerance toward plagiarism. We use Turnitin or Ithenticate to evaluate the similarity index and then the editor decides on the case of possible plagiarism (A similarity report will be provided to the author). The editorial board has passed the following actions:
- Similarity Index above 40%: Article Rejected (due to poor citation and/or poor paraphrasing, article outright rejected, NO RESUBMISSION accepted).
- Similarity Index (15-40%): Send to the author for improvement (provide correct citations to all places of similarity and do good paraphrasing even if the citation is provided).
- Similarity index Less than 10%: Accepted or citation improvement may be required (proper citations must be provided to all outsourced texts).
- In cases 2 and 3: The authors should revise the article carefully, add required citations, and do well paraphrasing outsourced text. And resubmit the article with a new Turnitin report showing NO PLAGIARISM and similarity of less than 15%.
To maintain the open-access mode and ensure the strict reviewing and editing process, provide valuable comments, and provide efficient publication service to the authors (peer-reviewing, proofreading, typesetting, journal maintenance, archiving, indexing, etc.), the accepted paper would charge 100$. We partially refund the accepted publication fee. If the author doesn't want to continue the publication. A partial waiver policy applies to developed countries researcher applicable.
Self-Citation Restriction Policy
Please remove any self-citations, if any corrections are required in your case. If the reference checker (software) finds that the author(s) breaks the rules, then the manuscript will be automatically rejected by the Editor without further review.
Deposit Policy / Archiving Policy
We follow the SHERPA/RoMEO green archiving policy. This journal utilizes the LOCKSS, CLOCKSS, and PKP Open Archives Harvester system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration.
IJIER has electronic backup and preservation of access to the content of its journals via the PKP Preservation Network (PKP PN).
PKP has developed the PKP Preservation Network (PKP PN) to digitally preserve OJS journals. The LOCKSS program offers decentralized and distributed preservation, seamless perpetual access, and preservation of the authentic original version of the content. The PKP PN ensures that journals that are not part of any other digital preservation service (such as CLOCKSS or Portico) can be preserved for long-term access.
All articles published by IJIER have a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) to provide guarantees to authors regarding long-term archiving. With the DOI, all articles in IJIER will not be affected by changes to the URL currently used. Moreover, this journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration.
Ownership and Management
This Journal is patronized and published by Scholars Journal. Scholars Journal is a Nonprofit Organization.
Marketing Communication Policy
This Journal utilizes social media platforms and other electronic media to disseminate our content and engage readers with our publications. We try to reach new readers through quick communication methods like emails, Twitter, and Facebook. Our Editorial Board and reviewers are familiar with social media policies and practices and plan their advertising and marketing activities by adhering to norms and standards of the concerned regulatory body such as the Advertising Standards Authority’s Guidance on the Marketing of Publications (or equivalent bodies applicable to our global offices). Such communication for marketing and publicity of the journal content is not at the expense of the integrity of the content.
This Journal makes use of very specific, appropriate, and only essential advertising on our online publications. The logos of indexing bodies like google scholar and others are shown to inform the readers of the indexing status of the journal. Such advertising is independent of what we publish and has no connection with the contents of the manuscripts or with the themes of particular issues.
We follow the Research Publishing Ethics Guidelines on Good Publication Practice while we use the required and limited advertising. We also adhere to the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) guidelines https://www.asa.org.uk/resource/publications.html for our data protection regulations, Marketing of Publications, and internal compliance procedures.
PR / Media Policy
The PR/ Media committee of this Journal comprises editorial board members as well as a few authors who promote the journal among their academic colleagues in universities and institutions. For this purpose, we follow the Code of Conduct of the concerned regulatory bodies including COPE Guidelines on Good Publication Practice. We strictly observe the norms and standards when we issue press releases or other media communications in seminars and conferences. If our PR/Media activities concern our authors, editors, or reviewers, we keep them informed about the media activity with their names mentioned. Our editors and peer reviewers who are involved in media or publicity-related activities are encouraged to familiarize themselves with and follow the International Public Relations Association’s (IPRA) Code of Conduct https://www.ipra.org/member-services/code-of-conduct/.
Metrics, Usage, and Reporting Policy
This Journal complies with the industry standards and the Code of Ethics while reporting metrics, statistics, and content usage (e.g. citations). We ensure that our reporting of metrics and statistics are correct and accurate and that no malicious infringement has been committed and remains compliant with the industry standard and the COUNTER Code of Practice Release 5 https://www.projectcounter.org/code-of-practice-five-sections/abstract/.
We also share our metrics with third parties, including commercial services, who provide users and readers with metrics illustrating our impact factor, and other such metrics. We appreciate the support provided to us by third parties such as Crossref, and other indexing bodies (through the provision of data, access, or fees) that have actively facilitated our work of disseminating our metrics and data statistics.
We aim to respond to and resolve all complaints quickly and constructively. The procedures to investigate and resolve complaints followed by Emerging Science Journal aims to be fair and balanced for those making complaints and for those being complained about. The complaint can be made by writing an email.
All complaints will be acknowledged within three working days.
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Informed Consent Policy
Studies on patients or volunteers require ethics committee approval and informed consent, which should be documented in the paper. Patients have a right to privacy that should not be violated without informed consent. Identifying information, including names, initials, or hospital numbers, should not be published in written descriptions, photographs, or pedigrees unless the information is essential for scientific purposes and the patient (or parent or guardian) gives written informed consent for publication. Informed consent for this purpose requires that an identifiable patient be shown the manuscript to be published.
Authors should disclose to these patients whether any potentially identifiable material might be available via the Internet as well as in print after publication. Patient consent should be written and archived with the journal, the authors, or both, as dictated by local regulations or laws. We decide that patient confidentiality is better guarded by having the author archive the consent and instead providing the journal with a written statement that attests that they have received and archived written patient consent. When informed consent has been obtained, it should be indicated in the published article.
Nonessential identifying details should be omitted. Informed consent should be obtained if there is any doubt that anonymity can be maintained. For example, masking the eye region in photographs of patients is inadequate protection of anonymity. If identifying characteristics are de-identified, authors should provide assurance, and editors should so note, that such changes do not distort scientific meaning.
Patient identifiers will not be published in Scholars Journal unless written informed consent is given and the content is essential for the scientific purpose and merit of the manuscript. Photographs of subjects showing any recognizable features must be accompanied by their signed release authorizing the publication, as must case reports that provide enough unique identification of a person (other than the name) to make recognition possible. Failure to obtain patient informed consent before submission would result in manuscript rejection.