Publication Ethics

Category: journal Created: Saturday, 26 June 2021 Published: Saturday, 26 June 2021 Written by imejournal

Introduction

Compliance with publication ethics ensures the integrity of scientific publishing and confidence in published articles. Therefore, THE IM&E JOURNAL expects all authors to adhere to ethical requirements in the preparation of their manuscript.

Plagiarism

The Oxford Webster Online dictionary defines plagiarizing as:

“Plagiarism is presenting someone else's work or ideas as your own, with or without their consent, by incorporating it into your work without full acknowledgement. All published and unpublished material, whether in manuscript, printed or electronic form, is covered under this definition”.

THE IME JOURNAL considers plagiarism a serious offense. THE IME JOURNAL is committed to eliminating manuscripts with possible cases of plagiarism from its review and publication process. THE IME JOURNAL  uses the iThenticate plagiarism detection application to check each manuscript for possible cases of plagiarism.

Plagiarism check is the first step in the manuscript review process. Manuscripts that are found to contain unacceptable level of similarity with other published works are immediately rejected. Please see review process below.

Submitted manuscripts should be the original works of the author(s).

Duplicate submissions

When an author submits the same or similar manuscripts to two different journals at the same time, with  the same data in such a manner that there are no substantial differences in the manuscripts.

Fabrication and falsification of data

It is unethical to fabricate, manipulate or falsify data in a manuscript.  

Citations manipulation

A manuscript should contain only relevant citations. Inclusion of citations that are not relevant to the work is strongly discouraged. Similarly, irrelevant self-citation to increase one’s citation is unethical.

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