Ethics

Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement

International Electronic Journal of Algebra (IEJA) is committed to ensuring ethics  in publication and quality of papers. The prevention of publication malpractice is one of the important responsibilities of the editorial board. Any kind of unethical behavior is not acceptable, and IEJA does not tolerate plagiarism in any form. Authors submitting papers to IEJA affirm that manuscript contents are original. Editors, authors, and reviewers will also adhere to the IEJA submission guideline policies and their responsibilities are outlined in the following. Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement of IEJA is mainly based on the Code of Conduct and Best-Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors (Committee on Publication Ethics, 2011).

Editors

•    Fair Review. Editors should evaluate manuscripts exclusively on the basis of their academic merit. An editor must not use unpublished information in the editor’s own research without the express written consent of the author. They must ensure that each manuscript received by IEJA is reviewed for its intellectual content without regard to sex, gender, race, religion, citizenship, etc. of the authors.

•    Review of Manuscripts. Each editor must ensure that each manuscript is initially evaluated by the editor for originality, making use of appropriate software to do so. Following desk review, the manuscript is forwarded blind peer review to the editorial review board who will make a recommendation to accept, reject, or modify the manuscript.

•    Publication Decisions. Based on the review report of the editorial review board, the editor can accept, reject, or request modifications to the manuscript.

•    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 Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor’s own research without the express written consent of the author. 

•    Plagiarism.  Authors will submit only entirely original works, and will appropriately cite or quote the work and/or words of others. Publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work should also be cited.Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements or plagiarism in all its forms constitute unethical behavior and unethical publishing behavior and are unacceptable.

Authors

•    Reporting Standards. Authors should present an accurate account of their original research as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Manuscripts will follow the submission guidelines of IEJA.

•    Originality.  Authors must ensure that they have written entirely original work.

•    Multiple, Redundant, or Concurrent Publications. Authors should not submit the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently. It is also expected that the author will not publish redundant manuscripts or manuscripts describing the same research in more than one journal.

•    Acknowledgement of Sources.  Authors should acknowledge all sources of data used in the research and cite publications that have been influential in the research work.

•    Authorship of the Paper.  Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to conception, design, execution or interpretation of the reported study. Others who have made significant contribution must be listed as co-authors. Authors also ensure that all the authors have seen and agreed to the submitted version of the manuscript and their inclusion of names as co-authors.

•    Data Access and Retention.  Authors should provide raw data related to their manuscript for editorial review and must retain such data.

•    Fundamental Errors in Published Works. If at any point of time, the author(s) discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in submitted manuscript, then the error or inaccuracy must be reported to the editor.

Reviewers

•    Confidentiality. Information regarding manuscripts submitted by authors should be kept confidential and be treated as privileged information. Review sshould be conducted objectively, and observations should be formulated clearly with supporting arguments, so that authors can use them for improving the paper.

•    Acknowledgement of Sources. Manuscript reviewers must ensure that authors have acknowledged all sources of data used in the research. Any kind of similarity or overlap between the manuscripts under consideration or with any other published paper of which reviewer has personal knowledge must be immediately brought to the editor’s notice.

•    Standards of Objectivity. Review of submitted manuscripts must be done objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Reviewers should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

•    Promptness. In the event that a reviewer feels it is not possible for him/her to complete review of manuscript within stipulated time then this information must be communicated to the editor, so that the manuscript could be sent to another reviewer.