Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

Publication Ethics

The NIPES - Journal of Science and Technology Research  is committed to upholding the highest standards of publication ethics and integrity. All parties involved in the publishing process, including authors, editors, reviewers, and the publisher, are expected to adhere to the following ethical principles:

Authorship and Contributorship

  1. Authors must ensure that they have made significant contributions to the research and that all co-authors have approved the final version of the manuscript.
  2. Guest or honorary authorship is not permitted.
  3. By submitting a manuscript to this journal authors automatically affirm that they have no conflicts of interest that may inappropriately influence or bias their work, unless explicitly declared otherwise. If any potential conflicts of interest exist, authors must disclose them in the cover letter upon submission.

Plagiarism and Redundant Publication

  1. Plagiarism in any form, including self-plagiarism, is unacceptable. Manuscripts with more than 30% plagiarized content will be immediately rejected.
  2. Authors must declare if any portion of the manuscript is written using AI language models or other automated writing tools.
  3. Authors must not submit the same research for consideration in multiple journals simultaneously.
  4. Redundant or duplicate publication of the same research is not allowed.

Research Ethics and Misconduct

  1. All research involving human participants or animal subjects must have been conducted in accordance with relevant ethical guidelines and regulations.
  2. Any form of research misconduct, including fabrication, falsification, or manipulation of data, is strictly prohibited.
  3. Authors must provide accurate and complete information about their research methods and materials.

Peer Review Process

  1. The journal follows a double-blind peer review process to ensure impartiality and objectivity.
  2. Reviewers must maintain confidentiality and avoid any conflicts of interest.
  3. Reviewers must provide constructive and unbiased feedback to authors.

Editorial Responsibilities

  1. Editors must ensure that all manuscripts undergo a fair and rigorous peer review process.
  2. Editors must maintain confidentiality and avoid any potential conflicts of interest.
  3. Editors must make decisions solely based on the manuscript's scientific merit and relevance to the journal's scope.

Post-Publication Corrections and Retractions

  1. The journal is committed to promptly correcting any errors or inaccuracies identified in published articles.
  2. In cases of serious misconduct or significant errors, articles may be retracted in accordance with established guidelines.

Reporting Suspected Breaches

To maintain the integrity of the publication process, any investigations or suspected breaches of the journals publication ethics guidelines should be promptly reported to the Chief Editor at issues that warrant reporting include, but are not limited to:

  • Plagiarism or redundant publication
  • Research misconduct (fabrication, falsification, or manipulation of data)
  • Authorship disputes or undisclosed conflicts of interest
  • Violations of research ethics guidelines or regulations
  • Breaches of confidentiality or impartiality in the peer review process

The Chief Editor will thoroughly investigate all reported concerns and take appropriate actions as per the journal's policies and established guidelines. This may include correcting errors, retracting articles, or imposing sanctions on parties found to have violated publication ethics. The journal encourages all stakeholders, including authors, reviewers, editors, and readers, to report any suspected ethical breaches to uphold the highest standards of academic integrity and maintain the credibility of the published research.