Publication Ethics Policy
IJMES follows Ethical standards for publication to ensure reliable & high-quality scientific research publications and aims to adhere to its Best Practice Guidelines.
Duplicate Submission: A duplicate manuscript is one that is found to have been published elsewhere, or to be under review elsewhere. 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 refer the previous work and indicate newer contributions beyond those of the previous work.
Plagiarism: There will be a penalty for the manuscripts that are found to have been plagiarized from a manuscript by other authors, whether published or unpublished.
Citation Manipulation: A citation manipulation penalty is incurred on 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.
Improper Author Contribution: 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.
Data Falsification: Submitted manuscripts that are found to have either fabricated or falsified experimental results will incur data fabrication and falsification penalty.
In the event that there are documented violations of any of the above mentioned policies the following rules will be applied:
- Rejection of the infringing manuscript immediately.
- Rejection of every other manuscript submitted to any journal published by us by any of the authors of the infringing manuscript immediately.
- Prohibition will be imposed for a minimum of 1 year against all of the authors for any new submissions either individually or in combination with other authors of the infringing manuscript, as well as in combination with any other authors