Integrity in research publication is essential. We strenuously investigate allegations of publication misconduct, both before and after publication. If malpractice is discovered at any time, even after the publication, we will take actions of issuing a correction or retraction.
Authors must comply with best practice in publication ethics, specifically with regard to authorship, duplicate submission, originality and plagiarism, acknowledgement of sources, fabrication, digital image manipulation, competing financial interests, disclosure and conflicts of interest, hazards to human or animal subjects, and fundamental errors in published works.
Editors must treat manuscripts in confidence, ensure a fair peer-review of manuscripts for publication, and declare any competing interests. They must guard the integrity of the publication by pursuing suspected or alleged research and publication misconduct and issuing corrections and retractions when needed.
Reviewers must contribute to editorial decision-making with standards of objectivity, promptness and confidentiality. They are required to declare any competing interests.
JISTaP does not tolerate any type of plagiarism. We reserve the right to use plagiarism detecting software to screen submitted papers.
In case of suspected or alleged misconduct, we may seek advice from the COPE forum.
More resources are available from COPE