Publication Policy and Ethics
Ethical standards for publication exist to ensure unpublished high-quality scientific publications, scientific findings, and that people receive credit for their ideas.
Manuscripts under peer review should be strictly confidential. Reviewers must not share manuscripts or discuss their content with anyone outside the peer review process. Reviewers may, on request, consult with colleagues from their research group trusting that the confidentiality of the manuscript is maintained.
All manuscripts are subject to peer review and are expected to meet standards of academic excellence. If approved by the editor, submissions will be considered by peer-reviewers, whose identities will remain anonymous to the authors.
Our Research Integrity team will occasionally seek advice outside standard peer review, for example, on submissions with serious ethical, security, biosecurity, or societal implications. We may consult experts and the academic editor before deciding on appropriate actions, including but not limited to: engaging reviewers with specific expertise, assessment by additional editors, and declining to further consider a submission.
GNIT Journal of Science and Technology published by IJTER (International Journal Of Technology And Empiricaal Research) is committed to publishing only original material, i.e., material that has neither been published elsewhere, nor is under review elsewhere. As a commitment to detect instances of overlapping and similar text in submitted manuscripts, we are doing plagiarism check. Manuscripts that are found to have been plagiarized from a manuscript by other authors, whether published or unpublished, will incur plagiarism sanctions.
Manuscripts that are found to have been published elsewhere, or to be under review elsewhere, will incur duplicate submission/publication sanctions. If authors have used their own previously published work, or work that is currently under review, as the basis for a submitted manuscript, they are required to cite the previous work and indicate how their submitted manuscript offers novel contributions beyond those of the previous work.
Submitted manuscripts that are found to include citations whose primary purpose is to increase the number of citations to a given author’s work, or to articles published in a particular journal, will incur citation manipulation sanctions.
Data Fabrication and Falsification
Submitted manuscripts that are found to have either fabricated or falsified experimental results, including the manipulation of images, will incur data fabrication and falsification sanctions.
Improper Author Contribution or Attribution
All listed authors must have made a significant scientific contribution to the research in the manuscript and approved all its claims. It is important to list everyone who made a significant scientific contribution, including students and laboratory technicians.
Redundant publications involve the inappropriate division of study outcomes into several articles.
In the event that there are documented violations of any of the above mentioned policies in the IJTER (International Journal Of Technology And Empiricaal Research), Journal of Science and Technology, the following sanctions will be applied:
Immediate rejection of the infringing manuscript
Prohibition against all of the authors for any new submissions to the journal published by IJTER (International Journal Of Technology And Empiricaal Research), either individually or in combination with other authors of the infringing manuscript, as well as in combination with any other authors. This prohibition will be imposed for a minimum of 24 months
In cases where the violations of the above policies are found to be particularly egregious, the publisher reserves the right to impose additional sanctions beyond those described above.
- The Editor-in-Chief is ultimate authority for acceptance or rejection of an article, although the conclusion may be deputized to another editor of the publication.
- The Editor-in-Chief may consider the request of an author who asks, that whom to be excluded from the review of that article.
- The Editor-in-Chief shall create a review process that reduces favoritism.
- The Editor-in-Chief may take decisions about acceptance for publication should occur in a reasonable time frame, to the editor’s best capability, be published in the sequential order of acceptance.
- The Editor-in-Chief should afford to the authors a written rationale for editorial decisions regarding an article submitted for publication. Whether it is accepted or rejected.
- The Editor-in-Chief is responsible for unpublished articles to be treated as confidential documents by all personalities involved in the editorial process.
- The Editor-in-Chief shall forward the article to editors to correct errors if the errors are detected or reported before publication, or publish corrections if they are detected afterward.
- Articles submitted by the Editor-in-Chief or an editor of the publication team shall be handled by another editor of the publication.
- The Editor-in-Chief or another editor of the team shall not take any action that has the only purpose of increasing the number of citations to influence the bibliometric independence.