We adhere to CORE practices guidance laid by COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics). Please find below our CORE practices policy which is designed according to COPE practices.
1. Allegation of misconduct
Please click on the below links to find our policy Allegation of misconduct:
2. Journal policies on authorship and contributor-ship
It is important to list everyone who made a substantial effort (study conception, design, data acquisition, analysis, drafting revising, approval of final version, including students or laboratory technicians) in completing the research paper, to avoid Ghost Publication.
Do not include your senior member, supervisor or any other person, if he or she has not actually contributed to your research paper because it will be considered as Gift authorship or Honorary authorship.
The author is directed not to violate the above instructions and the author is also advised to check COPE guidelines to avoid anything which is considered unethical in COPE guidelines. If we found any violation of COPE guidelines is done by the author/authors, the action will be taken according to COPE guidelines on case to case basis.
3. How the journal will handle complaints and appeals
If there is any kind of allegation of misconduct or conflict of interest arises among authors, reviewers, editors, journals, publishers or by the whistle-blower in that below given process will be followed. The journal welcomes complaints as they provide an opportunity for improvement. The following points are only intended to give a broad overview and are not exhaustive. We adhere to COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) and we will follow and act according to COPE guidelines on case to case basis for any complains and appeals.
- To make a complaint reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org with clear identification of the complaint nature and source of an address. All complaints will be acknowledged within five business days by email.
- Concerns or Issues will be taken seriously and required action will be taken against the complaint (if any).
- A committee or panel will be formed and a notice will be served by email to the concerned person in 30 days. After receiving the notice, the receiver will be liable to reply back with satisfactory reasons in the next 30 business days.
- After receiving the response, the appropriate investigation will be initiated.
- Our panel will review the case in detail. An unbiased decision or action will be taken based on the final report.
- For the unpublished manuscript, we will review the allegation and make a preliminary assessment. If our panel decides that there is merit to the allegation, the manuscript will be rejected and the author will be notified about the same.
- Serious action will be taken like withdrawal, retraction or removal of the paper from publication (if published).
- Unless there is an issue like plagiarism, misrepresentation of authorship, data falsification (fabrication), manipulation in the citation, the published paper will not be retracted.
- If you have any complaint or appeal to make against the decision of the panel, please address the mail to the publisher and explain clearly the basis for that appeal and submit an appeal to email@example.com and appropriate action will be taken.
4. Journal policies on Conflicts of Interest
A conflict of interest is also known as a ‘competing interest’, this may occur when an author or his/her employer/sponsor has a financial, commercial, legal, political, intellectual or other relationship with other organisation(s) or with a people working with them, that could influence an author’s research work.
IJELLH is rigorously following its ethical bonds and publication regulations to maintain neutral and unswayed actions. By adopting a zero-tolerance policy on publication misconduct, we promise to protect the rights of intellectual property. Appropriate action will be taken if we find publication misconduct like plagiarism, misrepresentation of authorship, data falsification (fabrication), manipulation in the citation but not limited to these. However, we do not include honest errors or differences of opinion. IJELLH tries to keep misconduct of any kind at bay and does not support unethical or unlawful deeds.
Please click on the below links to find our policy on Conflict of Interest
5. Journal policies on data sharing and reproducibility
As IJELLH is an Open Access Journal this means our published manuscript's data can be used by others until they properly attribute it according to Creative Commons CC BY License. Authors may be asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review if required.
6. Journal’s policy on ethical oversight
According to COPE “Ethical oversight should include, but is not limited to, policies on consent to publication, publication on vulnerable populations, ethical conduct of research using animals, ethical conduct of research using human subjects, handling confidential data and of business/marketing practices”. The journal is compiling the above policy and if we find any breach of the above policy we will take action according to COPE policy.
7. Journal’s policy on the intellectual property
a. Please click on the below links to find our policy on copyright and publishing licenses:
b. Plagiarism Policy
What is plagiarism?
- The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language (4th Ed.) defines plagiarism as “A piece of writing that has been copied from someone else and is presented as being your own work.”
- The American Heritage Dictionary (2nd College Ed.) defines plagiarism as “to take and use as one’s own the writings or ideas of another.”
- IJELLH considers plagiarism as the re-use of someone else's research work or ideas or words without acknowledging the original author and source.
What Constitutes Plagiarism?
- Handing in someone else’s work as your own.
- Putting your name on another person’s research work.
- Copying words and ideas from somewhere else without giving the citation.
- Failing to put a quote in quotation marks.
- Giving incorrect information about the source of a quotation.
- Changing words but copying the sentence structure of a source without giving the citation.
Our plagiarism policy
- IJELLH considers plagiarism as the re-use of someone else's research work or ideas or words without acknowledging the original author and source. It is important for all IJELLH authors to recognise that plagiarism in any form, at any level, is not accepted and we will consider it as a breach of educational ethics.
- IJELLH will not accept any research paper which contains plagiarized, copied, or pirated material. The research work will be rejected and returned for review.
- Plagiarism before Publication: The IJELLH will evaluate plagiarism on its own merits. If plagiarism is found even after publication, we will have all the rights to delete or remove the manuscript from the issue.
- From 11th July 2021, we are checking plagiarism with Similarity Check (A service provided by Crossref and powered by iThenticate) before that, we were checking plagiarism with Plagiarism Checker X software.
By submitting the paper for publication at IJELLH, all authors will certify that:
- They are fully aware that plagiarism is illegal & ethically wrong. Authors must be aware of the fact that plagiarism is the use of another person’s intellectual property, idea, work, or published work and pretending it is one’s own work.
- They declare that each contribution to their article or project has been acknowledged and sources of information from other peoples’ published or unpublished works have been cited properly.
- They certify that they are solely responsible for the text of the article and research work included in the article along with any incomplete reference.
c. Policy on redundant publication
The author must agree to the terms that neither the work is under consideration nor published in any other journal as it will be considered as Duplicate submission/publication. The author is instructed not to split a research work/study into different parts and submit in more than one journal, as it will be considered as a Redundant publication/salami publication.
d. Our policy on the prepublication copy
If a research paper is unpublished, the authors may post a prepublication copy of the final accepted manuscript in a PDF file, on their personal website, their employer's website, their institution's repository, and the author’s social networking sites (e.g., Research Gate and Academia.edu). The author can use an Acceptance Letter and copy of the final accepted manuscript for their academic purposes like interview, thesis or other academic purposes if these documents are accepted by their respective organisations.
The prepublication copy must include the following statement:
This research paper is the prepublication copy that is going to be officially published in the International Journal Online of Humanities (IJELLH), Issue .. Volume….
The final article will be available on www.ijellh.com. Please do not copy or cite the article until it is published.
8. Journal management
Please find details on the below link
9. Peer review process
IJELLH follows an open access policy. Please find details on the below link
10. Post-publication corrections and discussions
a- Minor changes
If there is a minor change like the correction in formatting, spelling or article versioning, this will be considered as a minor change and the Crossmark button will reflect this article in the current one.
b- Major changes
If there is a major change in the manuscript like a change in the author's name or retraction of an article.
I. Article retraction
Infringements of professional ethical codes, such as multiple submission, bogus claims of authorship, plagiarism, fraudulent or fabricated use of data, major error (eg, miscalculation or experimental error) or the like similar incidences, the article may be retracted. Occasionally, a retraction will be used to correct major errors in submission or publication. The findings have previously been published elsewhere without proper attribution to previous sources or disclosure to the editor, permission to republish, or justification (i.e., cases of redundant publication)
The original article is retained unchanged except for a watermark which is included on each page of the article PDF indicating that it has been “retracted”.
Notice of retraction will be served to the correspondent author with clear information of Title, Issue, and Volume including the link of the published article.
For more details please click on the link https://publicationethics.org/retraction-guidelines
II. Article replacement
Authors of the original paper at times may wish to retract the flawed original and replace it with a corrected version. Under such circumstances, the above procedures for retraction will be followed with the difference that the article retraction notice will contain a link to the corrected re-published article together with a history of the document.
III. Post-publication suggestions
We welcome post-publication suggestions from our authors, readers and whistle-blowers etc, through our email- firstname.lastname@example.org.