ICRRD journal maintains stringent plagiarism policies to ensure the originality and integrity of the research published. Common components of such policies might include:
Definition of Plagiarism: The policy would define what constitutes plagiarism, including direct copying of text, paraphrasing without proper citation, and presenting someone else's work as one's own.
Originality Check: Many journals use plagiarism detection software to check submitted manuscripts for similarities to existing literature.
Citation and Referencing: Authors are expected to properly cite and reference the sources they use in their work. Failure to attribute sources appropriately could be considered plagiarism.
Author Responsibility: Authors are responsible for ensuring the originality of their work and for appropriately citing any sources they use.
Consequences of Plagiarism: The policy should outline the potential consequences of plagiarism, which could range from rejection of the manuscript to banning the author(s) from submitting to the journal in the future.
Editorial Actions: The policy might detail the actions that the journal will take if plagiarism is suspected or detected, including notifying the author, conducting a thorough investigation, and potentially retracting the article if plagiarism is confirmed.
Retraction Policy: If plagiarism is confirmed after publication, the journal's policy would outline the steps for issuing a retraction or correction.
Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement
ICRRD Quality Index Research Journal is committed to maintaining the highest ethical standards for all parties involved in the act of publishing in a peer-reviewed journal : the author, the editor of the journal, the peer reviewer and the publisher
ICRRD publishing ethics, both internally and externally, are based on- and adhere to- the Committee on Publication Ethics’s (COPE) Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors and Conduct for Journal Publishers.
The editors of a peer-reviewed journal are accountable and responsible for deciding which articles submitted to the journal should be published. The editor may be guided by the policies of the journal’s editorial board and constrained by legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editor may confer with other editors or reviewers when making this decision.
An editor should evaluate manuscripts for those intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.
The editor and any editorial member must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.
Disclosure and conflicts of interest
Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.
Reviewers must notify the Asia-Pacific Journal of Information Technology and Multimedia (APJITM) for any conflicts of interest. Reviewers must keep information pertaining to the manuscript confidential. Reviewers must bring to the attention of the Editor-in-Chief any information that may be reason to reject publication of a manuscript. Reviewers must evaluate manuscripts only for their intellectual content.
Each paper is first reviewed by the chief editor and, if it is judged suitable for this publication, it is then sent to two referees for single-blind peer review (different institution). Final decisions regarding the publication of a manuscript will be based on the Board’s recommendations. All review process conducted through open journal system (online).
Authors should present their results clearly, honestly, and without fabrication, falsification or inappropriate data manipulation. Authors should describe their methods clearly and unambiguously so that their findings can be confirmed by others.
Originality, plagiarism and acknowledgment of sources
Authors should adhere to publication requirements that submitted work is original, is not plagiarized, and has not been published elsewhere – fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable. If an author has used the work and/or words of others, that this original is been appropriately cited or quoted and accurately reflects individuals’ contributions to the work and its reporting.
Data Access and Retention
Authors may be asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should in any event be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.
Authors should only submit papers only on work that has been conducted in an ethical and responsible manner and that complies with all relevant legislation.
Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest
All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or another 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.
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 study. 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.
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 behavior and is unacceptable.
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.