Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement
International Journal for Research in Engineering Application & Management (IJREAM) is dedicated to following best practices
on ethical matters, errors and retractions. The prevention of publication malpractice is one of the important responsibilities
of the editorial board. Any kind of unethical behaviour is not acceptable, and does not tolerate plagiarism in any form.
International Journal for Research in Engineering Application & Management (IJREAM) is committed to upholding the highest standards of publication ethics and takes all possible measures against any publication malpractices. IJREAM follows the guidelines proposed by Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). IJREAM follows rules and regulations of –
- The COPE Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors
- The Code of Conduct for Journal Publishers.
It is necessary to agree upon standards of expected ethical behaviour for all parties involved in the act of publishing:
the author, the journal editor, the peer reviewer and the publisher.
Preparation of Pre-Review Manuscript
Manuscripts, where appropriate, should contain these sections in the order:
- Experimental Procedure
- Results and Discussion
- Acknowledgments (if any)
- Appendix (if any).
The manuscript may consist of text, equations, symbols, figures, tables, line-drawings, and photographs. Pre-Review Manuscripts
are to be typed and formatted according to IJREAM
Template (MS-Word Version). Manuscript should be prepared according to the following author guidelines in the MS Word article template: IJREAM TEMPLATE Length: The preferable limit of the page number is between 04-08 pages. Language: English.
Abstract and Keywords: On the first manuscript page, following the title and authors with their affiliations (name, title, organization, city, state, country, email), please include a 100- to 200-word abstract summarizing your problem and findings. On a line below the abstract please include five keywords for indexing and database word searches. References: All sources cited in the text must be included in the reference list, and vice versa. References are to be listed in the order cited in the text in Arabic numerals. Reference section to be as below
 G. Eason, B. Noble, and I.N. Sneddon, “On certain integrals of Lipschitz-Hankel type involving products of Bessel functions,” Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. London, vol. A247, pp. 529- 551, April 1955. (references)
 Y. Yorozu, M. Hirano, K. Oka, and Y. Tagawa, “Electron spectroscopy studies on magneto-optical media and plastic substrate interface,” IEEE Transl. J. Magn. Japan, vol. 2, pp. 740-741, August 1987
International Journal for Research in Engineering Application & Management (IJREAM) is an open access international journal. IJREAM maintain free access of the online full text, it include submission, reviewing, editing, publishing, and uploading the accepted article and DOI maintenance once their articles have been accepted in IJREAM website. For all these services IJREAM charges USD 60 per article. The number of pages per article should be minimum 8 pages and maximum 20 pages.
Disclosure and conflicts of interest can be multiple. If the author or institution where the author has a financial assistance in project design or research is needed to adequately cover letter to inform the editorial and the public. Publication in journal person or institution that is financially supported by the making of the work or project is the best way to protect against conflicts of interest.
At the end of the text, under a subheading '' Conflicts of interest '' , all authors must disclose any actual or potential conflict of interest including any financial (direct of indirect), personal or other relationships with other people or organizations within three years from the commencement of any work.
Fundamental errors in published works If the author detects an error in the published paper is obliged to instantly inform journal editors or publishers and that as soon as possible the same document. The author shall, in the event of an error, to cooperate with the editorial board to remove the same.
Confidentiality The editor and other editorial member must not reveal any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, other editorial member, and the publisher.
Handling Publication Misconduct IJREAM takes care editors and publishers on all aspects of publication ethics and, in particular, how to handle cases of research and publication misconduct. It also provides a platform for its stakeholders to discuss such misconduct cases and encourages journal editors to ensure that cases are investigated by the appropriate experts teams.
Plagiarism All our journals are committed to publishing only original contents, i.e., contents that have neither been published in other journals, nor is under review elsewhere. Plagiarism in any form is not accepted and if found, it is notified to all the stakeholders and necessary actions will be taken and will incur plagiarism penalty. Corrected articles will be verified once again to ensure that it does not have plagiarism issues.
Duplicate Submission or redundant publication Multiple submissions are considered to be a serious academic misbehavior. Even when a publication fee is paid, it wastes the time and work of the editors and other stakeholders, and contributes to the problem it is intended to solve, the slow speed of editorial review. Scientific articles that are found to have been under review in other journal publishers, or to be published elsewhere, will incur duplicate submission penalties. The penalty will be decided by the Publication Ethics Committee (PEC). If contributors have used their already published work, or work that is currently under review, as the basis for a submitted work, they are required to quote / cite the previous work and indicate how their submitted work offers novel contributions beyond those of the previous work.
Improper Author Attribution All listed authors are expected to make significant scientific contributions to the research in the artcile and authenticated all its claims. It is important to list everyone who made a significant scientific contribution, including students, lecturers, professors, laboratory assistants & technicians.
Data Falsification Submitted research materials that are found to have falsified experimental outcomes will incur falsification penalty. The penalty will be decided by the Publication Ethics Committee (PEC)
Citation Manipulation Citation Manipulated articles are those articles that are found to include citations whose objective is to increase the number of citations to a given author’s work, or to articles published in a particular journal. These Citation Manipulated manuscripts will incur penalty. The penalty will be decided by the Publication Ethics Committee (PEC)
Articles published in the Journal are Open-Access articles distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution - NonCommercial - NoDerivs 4.0.
IJREAM Permit Authors to deposit Author's accepted article and Publisher's PDF article in an institutional repository and non-commercial subject-based repositories or to publish it on Author's personal blog / website and departmental website (including social networking sites, such as ResearchGate, Academia.edu, etc.), at any time after publication. Publisher copyright and source must be acknowledged and a link must be made to the article's DOI.
Responsibility of Reviewers
Contribution to Editorial Decisions Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the authors in improving the paper.
Promptness Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process.
Confidentiality Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.
Standards of Objectivity Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.
Acknowledgement of Sources Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the editor's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.
Disclosure and Conflict of Interest Confidential information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept secret and not used for personal purpose. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.
Reviewers should focus on following things. What Should Be Checked ?
- Scientific reliability
- Valuable contribution to the science
- Adding new aspects to the existed field of study
- Ethical aspects
- Structure of the article submitted and its relevance to authors’ guidelines
- References provided to substantiate the content
- Grammar, punctuation and spelling
- Scientific misconduct
Responsibility of Authors
Reporting standards Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behaviour and are not acceptable.
Data Access and Retention Authors are asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data, if practicable, and should in any event be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.
Originality and Plagiarism The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.
Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is not acceptable.
Acknowledgement of Sources
Genuine acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.
Authorship of the Paper
Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.
Hazards and Human or Animal Subjects If the work involves chemicals, procedures or equipment that have any unusual hazards inherent in their use, the author must clearly identify these in the manuscript.' Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.
Fundamental errors in published works When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.
Responsibilities of Editor & Editorial Board
Publication decisions - The Editor is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. The publication decision should be guided by the policies of the journal’s Editorial Board, and should be based exclusively on the academic merit and the decision of the reviewers. Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper.
Fair play - An editor should evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.
Confidentiality - The Editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.
Disclosure and conflicts of interest - Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor’s own research without the express written consent of the author. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Editors should excuse themselves (i.e. should ask a co-editor, associate editor or other member of the editorial board instead to review and consider) from considering manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or (possibly) institutions connected to the papers. Editors should require all contributors to disclose relevant competing interests and publish corrections if competing interests are revealed after publication. If needed, other appropriate action should be taken, such as the publication of a retraction or expression of concern.
Role & responsibility of Publishers
- Editorial autonomy
- Intellectual property and copyright
- Scientific misconduct
Copyright, Licensing, Publishing Rights
Your contribution must be original work that has not been published previously, has not been accepted for publication elsewhere and is not under consideration for publication by any publisher in any print or electronic or digital form.
All papers published in International Journal for Research in Engineering Application & Management (IJREAM) are open-access papers, published and distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Public License, which permits reproduction, distribution, derives and commercial use, provided the original work is properly cited and authors and publisher are properly identified. Every reprint must contain a reference to the original publication in "International Journal for Research in Engineering Application & Management (IJREAM)", including reference to the corresponding Issue.
The authors retain the copyright of their work for all papers published in this Journal. It is the author's responsibility to obtain signed permission from the copyright holder to use and reproduce text, illustrations, tables, etc., published previously in other Journals, electronic or print media. The signed permission letter must be submitted. Authors are required to disclose any sponsorship or funding received from any institution relating to their research. Copyright transfer: All the authors should sign the copyright transfer form and submit with the article.