ICIC Express Letters
An International Journal of Research and Surveys
Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement
ICIC Express Letters follows guidelines from Committee on Publication Ethics for all matters concerning publication ethics. All parties involved in the act of publication (author, journal editor, peer reviewer and publisher) conform to ethical behaviors.
- Authors affirm that the submitted manuscript is entirely the original work, has not been published previously, has not been copyrighted, or is not currently being considered for publication elsewhere.
- All authors listed in the paper should have contribution to the work presented in the submission. All authors listed have approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission to ICIC Express Letters.
- Authors must identify all sources in the creation of the submitted manuscript.
- Authors must clarify everything that may cause any conflict of interest.
- Authors must promptly report corrections of any mistake if the author(s) discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in the submitted manuscript.
- Editors are responsible for every manuscript published in ICIC Express Letters.
- Editors should evaluate the manuscript objectively for publication without regard to authors' nationality, ethnicity, race, religion, gender, or political philosophy.
- Editors or any editorial staff should guarantee the confidentiality of each manuscript.
- Editors should ensure the timely processing of any manuscript and seek a fair and appropriate peer-review process.
- Editors should decline dealing with the manuscript when there is any conflict of interest.
- Editors should guarantee the integrity of the academic record and ensure that all research materials they publish conform to internationally accepted ethical guidelines.
- Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be used for personal advantages or disclosed to a third party.
- Reviews should be objective and fair without personal criticism of the author.
- Reviewers should notify editorial office of any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under review and any other published paper based on their personal knowledge.
- Review comments should be submitted within the scheduled time after accepting the review invitation. They should notify the editorial office timely if there will be delay for completion.
- Reviewers should not review manuscripts if any potential of conflict of interest between them and any of the authors exists.
- The publisher should support the publication in a timely manner and take measures to avoid publication malpractice.
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