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. Our ethic statements are based on Elsevier recommendations and COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.
All Journals published by Jus Dicere are 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 Jus Dicere do not tolerate plagiarism in any form.
Authors submitting articles to Jus Dicere’s Journals affirm that manuscript contents are original.
Submission of an article implies that the work described has not been published previously (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture or academic thesis), that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, that its publication is approved by all authors and tacitly or explicitly by the authorities responsible where the work was carried out. However, we accept submissions that have previously been presented at conferences; or have previously appeared in other “non-journal” venues (for example blogs or posters). Authors are responsible for updating the archived preprint with the journal reference (including DOI) and a link to the published articles on the appropriate journal website upon publication.
The publisher and journals have a zero-tolerance plagiarism policy. We check the issue using two methods: a plagiarism prevention tool and a reviewer check. All submissions will be checked by plagiarism checker before being sent to reviewers.
We provide a double blind peer review process under which all submissions made to the Jus Dicere will be initially assessed by the editorial team taking into account the requirements for the publication. The papers deemed suitable would then be sent to a minimum of two independent expert reviewers to assess the scientific quality of the paper. These reviewers will provide their analysis on the basis of which the Editor will make the final decision regarding acceptance or rejection of articles. The Editor’s decision in this regard is final.
Jus Dicere uses double-blind review, which means the identities of the authors are concealed from the editors, reviewers, and anyone handling the draft of your manuscript in the selection process. This is to ensure impartiality and adherence to the highest ethical considerations. To facilitate this, please include the following:
Blinded manuscript (no author details): The main body of the paper (including the references, figures, tables and any acknowledgements) should not include any identifying information, such as the authors’ names or affiliations.
Upon perusal of the original submission, the ones with publishing potential would be referred to the author to include any suggestions recommended by the editors in the manuscript. Upon implementation of the revision you must provide us with an editable file of the entire article.
Some general guidelines to be applicable in the same are:
- To avoid unnecessary errors you are strongly advised to use the ‘spell-check’ and ‘grammar-check’ functions of your word processor.
- Ensure a proper Introduction to the research: State the objectives of the work and provide an adequate background, avoiding a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results.
- Proper use and referencing of material and methods: Ensure that you provide sufficient details to allow the work to be published by an independent researcher. Methods that are already published should be summarized, and indicated by a reference. If quoting directly from a previously published method, use quotation marks and also cite the source. Any modifications to existing methods should also be described.
- Result: Results should be clear and concise. These are a major determinant in the quality and viability of research and form a major consideration in the review process.
- Discussion: This should explore the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them. Discussion means the process explanation on how the research was achieved. A combined Results and Discussion section is often appropriate. Avoid extensive citations and discussion of published literature.
- Conclusions: The main conclusions of the research conducted may be presented in a short Conclusions section, which may stand alone or form a subsection of a Discussion or Results and Discussion section. These three form the major determining criteria in the review process.
Jus Dicere accepts submissions in areas emerging from the inevitable interference of subjects pertaining to various disciplines. Jus Dicere to ensure this follows a stringent and rigorous double blind peer review process in the selection of the submissions that make it to the issue of the publications.
While we encourage submissions both original in their approach as well as advancing upon existing research in a particular field, it is of paramount importance that ethical considerations take the highest stand. Submissions in this regard should be strictly the work of the author/s and should not have been previously published or under review at any other forum.
In regard to the submitted Manuscript, kindly ensure that the following are present
- Any figures include relevant captions
- Any tables used include titles, description, and footnotes
- Supplemental files where applicable in case of primary research.
- Manuscript has been ‘spell checked’ and ‘grammar checked’
- All references mentioned in the Reference List are cited in the manuscript
The author along with the co authors is to be mentioned while submission of the manuscript. Any addition, deletion or rearrangement of author names in the authorship list should be made only before the manuscript has been accepted for publication. To request such change, the Publishing Editor must receive the request from the author containing the following:
- The reason for the change in author list and;
- Written confirmation from all authors that they are in agreement with the addition, removal or rearrangement.
In the case of addition or removal of authors, this includes confirmation from the author being added or removed. Only in exceptional circumstances will the Editor consider the addition, deletion or rearrangement of authors after the manuscript has been accepted. While the Editor considers the request, publication of the manuscript will be suspended.
Article transfer service
Jus Dicere is part of our various associated publications. In consideration to that if the Editor feels that the submission in question is more suitable in one of our other publications then you may be asked to consider transferring the submission to one of those.
It is imperative to note here that this would be a mere consideration and that it would not be binding upon the author. However, if you agree, your article will be transferred automatically on your behalf with no need to reformat. Important: Your article will be reviewed again as per the guidelines of the recommended publication.
Upon acceptance of an article, authors will be asked to complete a Copyright Agreement along with any recommended changes to the submission. An e-mail will be sent to the corresponding author confirming the final receipt of the manuscript together with the Copyright form.
When plagiarism has been found to have occurred, Jus Dicere will take the actions as determined by the type of plagiarism. Unless determined otherwise during the investigation, all authors are deemed to be individually and collectively responsible for the content of a plagiarizing paper. Jus Dicere’s Editorial Board places the investigation of each claim of plagiarism at the highest priority for resolution and action.
Action(s) in case of plagiarism in a published article and proven misconduct:
- A letter is sent to all other authors involved in which they are informed about the perpetrated act.
- Intimation to Author’s University/ Department about the incident of misconduct.
- Blacklisting of all Authors involved in the article, banning them to publish any content with Jus Dicere.
- PDF of the article will no longer be available online.
- The initial PDF document will be replaced by a retraction note.
- We pursue the retraction of this article from other online indexing services.
Upon acceptance of an article, authors will be asked to complete an ‘Exclusive License Agreement’ for permitted third party reuse of open access articles. Open Access ensures a wider reach of your research and that it can be used and reused by other researchers thus benefiting the purpose of the research.
We charge authors a fee for each article they publish. This fee helps the open-access journals to cover their operational expenses. To avoid confusion and ensure fairness among customers, we do not waive or reduce fees/charges to anyone, including the editorial board member and the author of the special issue.
The views expressed in the articles, comments and all other contributions in any other form to the Publications of Jus Dicere are those of the individual authors and not necessarily of the Board of Editors.
The contributors by submitting any contribution towards Publication agree to indemnify Jus Dicere from and against all claims, suits, and damages based on any claim of copyright infringement or plagiarism or unauthorized use.