Ethics, Plagiarism and Malpractice Policy
EMID journals has commitment to publish high quality and original pieces of research manuscripts. We endeavour to cover areas of entrepreneurship, management, innovations and development based scholar research articles that will provide insightful contribution to these fields and communities and e and disseminate innovative knowledge international.
The editors and authors are provided written guidelines and checklists that must be followed to maintain the high value of quality work with ethical considerations and without any mal practices. EMID journal provise34d guidance to authors to avoid any unethical and malpractices, however the at hours are responsible for ethnicity and originality of their work .Each author must declare that they are fully responsible for their work and their work has been developed without any unethical or malpractices in the research. . Our reviewers and peer review process also provides a comprehensive appraisals and evaluations of work so as to assist the author in improving the quality and usability of their submitted research.
EMID journals strongly values and believes that ethical practices in research are very critical to development , sharing and disseminations of knowledge. Therefore, as a policy we aim to maintain high ethical standards in all research publications.
EMID Journals in line with universal conventions and practices; defines plagiarism ‘as the intentional or unintentional use of another individual’s, or collection of individuals’, ideas, theories, models, equations, conclusions, research (intellectual property), and/or verbatim or paraphrased words without proper attribution to the original source. ‘The plagiarism is a very serious breaches in research ethics. Thus, such cases of potential plagiarism should be investigated by following a due processes. EMID Journals intend to check all submitted manuscripts for plagiarism. In cases where a manuscript is found contains plagiarism, the authors(s) will be notified promptly of the rejection of their submitted work and may be barred from consideration for future publication with EMID Journals for an allotted period or indefinitely, at the publisher’s discretion.
IF, EMID Journals, receives any complaints regarding plagiarism in already published work with the EMID journals; EMID Journals will constitute a committee to investigate the cases immediately. The relevant authors of the proved plagiarised work will be notified about the decision of the committee. The penalty for proved case of plagiarism can range from removing the research manuscript from EMID journal data basis and prohibited from publishing with IGI Global for an allotted period or indefinitely, at the publisher’s discretion. . A statement of notification and retraction will be included at the electronic database link providing the citation for the original work. Further action may be taken as deemed necessary by the publisher based on the severity and quantity of the plagiarism.
Simultaneous Submission (Self-plagiarism)
Self-plagiarism or Simultaneous submission is defined as a work submitted to EMID Journals for publication that is under review, has been previously published, or has been accepted for publication elsewhere in whole or in part. To accept such work for publications, the manuscript must show increase in the scope and significant advances in the research conducted and such a work must appropriately quote, cite, and attribute the earlier work . The failure to disclose previously published work upon which the current work is based may be considered cause for investigation into allegations of plagiarism.
Unethical Research Practices
the general ethical standards of practice including , non-falsifying the data or information, data protection , GDPR, respecting privacy of the subjects as well as protection of any subjects must be always considered and implemented in any research manuscript that is submitted to EMID Journals. . Any such unethical practices plus any defamatory or intentionally false information ; Falsification of one’s research through intentional data suppression or misrepresentation etc will be considered a serious offense. Thus, such work unethical or malpractices research will be rejected, and the authors barred from publishing with all EMID publications. The authors must ensure that any identities of organisations and individuals should be removed from any submitted manuscript , unless proper written consent has been gained prior to publication.
Academic Peer Review
Each manuscript submitted for publications with EMID Journals must undergo a rigorous double-blind academic peer review process. This is to ensure that should accusations of fraudulent peer review arise, EMID Journals will be able to support its published authors and editors in dismissing these claims
EMID Journals follows the UK’s copyright law for all published books and journals. A summary is given below.
The law gives the creators of literary, dramatic, musical, artistic works, sound recordings, broadcasts, films and typographical arrangement of published editions, rights to control the ways in which their material may be used. Copyright is the legal protection given to creators of certain kinds of original works. It gives them the exclusive right to make copies of their work and issue them to the public. It comes into existence automatically as soon as a work is created without any need for registration.
Copyright infringement is ‘the reuse of materials for which the author does not have ownership without the express permission of the copyright holder’. Anyone who infringes that right by copying a protected work without the permission of the copyright owner can be sued for damages. EMID Journals recognises that transfer of copyright to a publisher is a standard practice in the industry and that large quantities of quoted text, images, layouts, and formats, which may or may not be the creation of the author, may be owned by a third party. EMID Journals also recognise that that all theoretical models, equations, conclusions, theories, algorithms definitions, and computer code are the intellectual property of the author, unless otherwise agreed upon with a third party. The author(s) will be responsible for infringements of copyright law in their work In cases in which EMID Journal find that the submitted manuscript allegedly infringing upon the copyright of a third party prior to the publication of the work in question, EMID Journal will return the work to the author(s) and request revision to remove all copyrighted materials.
The copyright also covers Images or figures taken from a third party, and permission must be obtained before any such image or figure may be included in a manuscript published with EMID Journals. Please follow our Image Formatting Guidelines for more information.
Any allegations of copyright infringement in which the work has already been published EMID Journals will be investigated immediately upon receipt of the initial complaint. Work which has been found to be in breach of a third party copyright will be removed from EMID Journal data basis and and a retraction and notification of the infringement will be published at the corresponding link in all electronic databases’ author(s) of the infringing work may be prohibited from publishing with IEMID publications for an allotted period of time or indefinitely, at the discretion of the publisher. All authors submitting a manuscript to EMID Journals must dealt are that no copyrighted material is included in the manuscript and that all legal stipulations within the publisher’s Author’s Warranty and Transfer of Copyright are met.
EMID Journals also recognises that that in some cases copyright infringement can also be classified as plagiarism. In such cases, for the due process of checking plagiarism will be followed as per plagiarism policy.
EMID Journals’ Fair Use Policy
Although all authors and editors of EMID Journals sign an Author Warranty and Transfer of Copyright Agreement, still EMID Journals supports a Fair Use Policy allowing authors and editors to:
Post the final typeset PDF (which includes the title page, table of contents and other front materials, and the copyright statement) of their chapter or article), on the author or editor’s secure personal website and/or their university repository site.
However, the authors as per The Author’s Warranty and Transfer of Copyright Cannot:
- Cannot post the article, chapter, full book publication, or journal issue on general open access sites for free download and distribution, such as ResearchGate, arXiv, Academia.edu, SSRN, or society-sponsored sites, without prior permissions from EMID Journals.
- Cannot copy or distribute for any monetary consideration.
- Cannot be given to a commercial third party to post, copy, distribute, sell or give for free or for any monetary consideration.