Publication Ethics & Publication Malpractice Statement

Ethical Statement
International Journal of Engineering Materials and Manufacture
e-ISSN: 0128-1852

The manuscript to be submitted to the International Journal of Engineering Materials and Manufacture must represent original work by the author(s). None of the material should be covered by any copyright; if copyrighted material exceeding approximately 100 words from a journal article or approximately 500 words from a book, the author has to obtain written permission for its use. Further, this work should not infringe any intellectual property rights/secrecy laws of any person/organization/government/public or private agency, nor should it contain any defamatory matter.

Deer Hill Publications does not bear any responsibility for verifying copyright permissions provided by the author. Any breach of copyright laws will result in retraction of the published article/material as well as reporting to relevant authorities at the authors’ institution(s).

EDITOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • The editor is responsible for deciding on the submitted papers to be published in the journal. The editor will evaluate manuscripts regardless the authors' race, gender, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy. The decision will be based on the paper’s importance, originality and clarity, and the study’s validity and its relevance to the journal's scope. Current legal context, copyright, and plagiarism should also be considered.
  • The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the author, reviewers, and the publisher, as appropriate
  • Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest: Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted paper will not be used by the editor(s) and or the editorial board members and or reviewers for their own research purposes without the author's explicit written consent.

REVIEWERS' RESPONSIBILITIES

  • The peer-reviewing process assists the editor in making editorial decisions and also serve the author in improving the paper (if necessary).
  • Any referee who feels unqualified to review the manuscript or unable to review within the specific time period should notify the editor and withdraw from the review process.
  • All manuscripts and related supplement must be treated as confidential documents and must not be disclosed to or discussed with others except authorized by the editor.
  • Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments. Personal criticism of the author must be avoided.
  • Acknowledgement of sources Reviewers should identify cases in which relevant published work referred to in the paper has not been cited in the reference section. They should point out whether observations or arguments derived from other publications are accompanied by the respective source. Reviewers will notify the editor of any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.
  • Disclosure and Conflict of Interest: Information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and must not be used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or by any other means.

 

AUTHORS' RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Authors of original research should present an accurate account of the work and an objective discussion of its significance. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to understand. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behaviour and are unacceptable.
  • Authors will submit only entirely original works, and will appropriately cite or quote the work of others. Publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work should also be cited.
  • Papers describing essentially the same research concurrently submitting to more than one journals constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.
  • The author(s) retain the rights to the published material. In case of publication they permit the use of their work under a CC-BY license [http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/], which allows others to copy, distribute and transmit the work as well as to adapt the work and to make commercial use of it.
  • Authors should acknowledge any financial or other substantive conflicts of interest that may be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.
  • When an author discovers a significant error in his/her published work, the authors promptly notify the editor or publisher to retract or correct the paper in form of an erratum.