Publication Ethics

The editors of JCE is responsible in selecting articles to be published. The decision will be based on the work’s importance and validation to researchers and readers in the field. The editors are guided by the policies of the journal and constrained by legal requirements that should be enforced regarding libel, copyright infringement, and plagiarism. The editors may confer with reviewers in making their decisions.

 

Plagiarism Screening 

The authors are responsible to submit only manuscripts that are free from plagiarism and academic malpractices. The editors, however, will check each article before its publication. Authors are recommended to use plagiarism softwares and available online services to check for possible plagiarism before sending their manuscripts to JMCE.

 

Fair Play 

Editors evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.

 

Confidentiality 

The editors and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author(s), reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.

 

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest 

Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in editors' own research without the express written consent of the author.

 

DUTIES OF REVIEWERS

Contribution to Editorial Decisions 

Peer review assists the editors in making editorial decisions and help the authors in improving the quality of their articles.

 

Promptness 

Any selected reviewer who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editors and excuse himself from the review process.

 

Confidentiality 

Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editors.

 

Standards of Objectivity 

Reviews should be conducted objectively. Reviewers should express their opinions clearly with supporting arguments.

 

Acknowledgement of Sources 

Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by a proper citation. A reviewer should notify the editors on any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published papers of which they have personal knowledge.

 

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest 

Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not be used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships with any of the authors, companies, or institutions associated with the papers.

 

Review Process 

Every manuscript submitted to JMCE is independently reviewed by at least two reviewers in "double-blind” manner. Decision for acceptance, revision, or rejection is based upon their reports/recommendation. In certain cases, the editor may submit an article for review to another third reviewer before making a decision, if necessary.

 

DUTIES OF AUTHORS

Reporting Standards 

Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behaviour and are unacceptable.

 

Originality and Plagiarism 

The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and, if the authors have used the work and/or words of others, that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.

 

Multiple, Redundant, or Concurrent Publication

An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.

 

Acknowledgement of Sources

Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.

 

Authorship of the Paper 

Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported research. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

 

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest 

All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.

Fundamental errors in Published Works 

When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.