Publication ethics are necessary to be strictly followed in order to publish any research work or material like books in order to have a transparent system of conduct that does not foster any publication issued before or after the publication. In case of misconduct, the author/s is advised to contact the IASR editorial committee to help manage the repercussions. Though at suitable intervals of time, we will keep updating our ethical policies. This document will provide the guidelines for Journal editors and Publishing Partners on how and what to be followed to avoid any kind of breach in ethical conduct of publications.
Disclosure of Funds: In order to maintain a publication transparency, the authors are required to declare the financial interests related to their work. It is important to acknowledge the funding by any organization –public or private, charity institution, scholarships or funding by any commercial company in order to preserve the complete right of the readers to know the funding behind the research. Also the funding generated from any kind of employment during the research work may also be disclosed.
Authorship: The details of the author/s should be clearly stated before publishing the work. It is solely the responsibility of the main author to regard what work will contribute to the authorship and what do not. Guest or honorary or ghost authors can also be included for the authorship depending on the main author’s choice. However, it should be stated that authorship of the work carries accountability. Authorship acknowledgement can also be stated as footnotes or in the acknowledgement section of the paper.
All the authors of the article, main and co-authors, are required to sign the copyright form in order to prevent disagreement during or after the publication. If any such issue of disagreement arises in future, Academic journals IASR holds no responsibility to resolve or adjudicate any such issue.
The transparency of genuineness of the work will be the responsibility of all the authors mentioned in the paper. The authenticity of presenting the original data and reanalysis of the data upon retrieval should also be ensured by the author/s.
Unambiguity: Unlike many, IASR considers to publish the work that has not been published before in any other journal.
In case IASR notices such publication in any other journal, the publication will immediately be called off from Xournals website and other means if already published or will immediately dismiss the application for publication of any such research paper or other work.
In case the work represents the new analysis or synthesis of the data previously published, the work and the related authors should be cited in the paper and others. translations from other previous publications can be published with Xournals, however it is mandatory to cite and acknowledge the primary publication and its author/s.
Research misconduct: Publications found with large chunks of Plagiarism, Self-plagiarism, Falsification and Data Concoction will not be considered in any case, for publication with IASR and such misconduct would be solely be the responsibility of the author/s. The author/s can be notified or asked if a peer review team or editorial board find/doubt any such kind of misconduct. If found plagiarized or misconduct in any form, each page of the pdf available with Xournals will be marked as plagiarized where IASR holds no doubt to be claimed for defamation or any other such accusation. However, minor plagiarism without corrupt intention is allowed in case the author uses some parts of other papers to use it in the introduction of his work. The author/s is required to mention such papers in the reference section as well as should mark the reference number of the place where the plagiarized text is present.
Medical ethics: Studies involving human subjects should be conducted according to the World Medical Association (WMA) Declaration of Helsinki - Ethical Principles for Medical Research Involving Human Subjects and their respective national policy guidelines.
Studies involving non-human animals should follow the approved ethical guidelines such as prescribed by the respective authorities of major international policies and may also consider their respective national policies/acts for conducting and publishing such research.
Confidentiality ethics: The authors shall only publish the content/images/data for which they have consent from the subjects/patients/authorities. In case of publishing some data like x-rays, radiographs, etc., the author should ensure the removal of all the data if no consent has been obtained to publicize it by the subject/patient/authority.
Cultural ethics: Authors and Editors should strictly adhere to not to publish any such image or content that may harm the cultural and heritage significance of the person/place/caste/creed/race and may arise an offence against the study/paper. However, since no consent can be obtained from the descendants of archaeological specimens, explicit permission from the concerned authorities (if any) shall be obtained.