International Journal of Innovative Computing, Information and Control (IJICIC)
ISSN 1349-4198

Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement

International Journal of Innovative Computing, Information and Control (IJICIC) strictly adheres to the publication ethics and prohibits any publication malpractice. Based on Committee on Publication Ethics' (COPE) Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors, we declare ethical behaviors for all parties involved in the act of publication (author, journal editor, peer reviewer and publisher).

Duties of Authors
- Authors will only submit original work and ensures that their work has not previously been published or is not currently being considered for publication elsewhere.
- All authors listed in the paper should all have significantly contributed to the research.
- All authors have approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission to IJICIC.
- Authors must participate in the peer review process.
- Authors must ensure that all data in the paper are real and authentic and they have properly cited or quoted the work or words of others.
- Authors must notify the editors of any conflict of interest.
- Authors are obliged to promptly report corrections of mistakes at any point of time if the author(s) discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in the submitted manuscript.

Duties of Editors
- Editors are responsible for quality of every manuscript published in International Journal of Innovative Computing, Information and Control.
- Editors should evaluate the manuscript objectively for publication, without regard to authors' nationality, ethnicity, race, religion, gender, or political philosophy.
- Editors should decline dealing with the manuscript when there is a potential of conflict of interest.
- Editors or any editorial staff should not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone that is irrelevant.
- Editors should ensure the document sent to the reviewer does not contain the information of the author, and also preserve the anonymity of reviewers.
- Editors should ensure the timely processing of any manuscript and seek a fair and appropriate peer-review process.
- Editors should convey experts' review comments to authors timely.
- Editors will be guided by COPE flowcharts if there is a suspected misconduct or disputed authorship.
- Editors should guarantee the integrity of the academic record and ensure that all research materials they publish conform to internationally accepted ethical guidelines.

Duties of Reviewers
- Reviewers should treat any manuscript received for review as confidential documents; neither used for personal advantages nor disclosed to a third party.
- Comments should be conducted objectively with supporting arguments. It is inappropriate to have personal criticism of the author.
- Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors in the reference section.
- Reviewers should notify editorial office of any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper based on their personal knowledge.
- Review comments should be submitted within the requested timeframe after a review invitation is accepted. If reviewers feel unqualified or cannot complete the work timely, they should notify the editorial office immediately.
- Reviewers should not review manuscripts when there are potential conflicts of interest between them and any of the authors.

Duties of the Publisher
- The publisher is strongly against any malpractice concerning publication and will take appropriate measures to prevent the occurrence of publication malpractice.
- The publisher should support the publication in a timely manner.

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