Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement
Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement – Textile & Leather Review follows the COPE Guidelines on publication ethics , COPE Core practices in publishing scholarly literature , and WAME Recommendations on publication ethics policies for medical journals .
Fair play – Editors are obligated to evaluate submitted manuscripts for scientific content without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or another opinion, national or social origin, property, birth, or another status of the authors according to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of United Nations .
Peer review – Editors are obligated to ensure a fair, unbiased, professional, and timely peer review process. Manuscripts must be reviewed by at least two relevant and independent experts in the field of the submitted manuscript. Editors must avoid potentially biased or fraudulent reviewers .
Confidentiality – Editors are obligated to protect the confidentiality of submitted manuscript information and all related communication with authors and reviewers . Editors must not disclose the identities of authors and reviewers to each other under double-blind peer review settings. Editors must not use the unpublished content of the submitted manuscript in their research without the explicit written consent of the authors. Information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal gain .
Publication decision – The Editor-in-Chief is responsible for the final decision on the publication of submitted manuscripts. The Editor-in-Chief must adhere to the policies of the journal’s Editorial Board and respect legal requirements in force regarding issues such as libel, copyright infringement, and plagiarism. The Editor-in-Chief may consult with other editors or reviewers when making this decision .
Contribution of peer review – Peer review is the basic principle of scholarly communication. Reviewers are obligated to make a professional and timely opinion on the submitted manuscript, assisting the Editor-in-Chief in making the final decision on manuscript publishing. Through editorial communication with the author and their recommendations, the reviewers encourage the authors to improve the manuscript. Invited reviewers feeling unqualified or unable to perform the review should notify the Editor-in-Chief so that alternative reviewers can be contacted .
Confidentiality – Reviewers must treat the manuscripts under peer review as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except if authorized by the Editor-in-Chief .
Ethical issues – Reviewers are obligated to pay attention to potential ethical issues in the manuscript, the overlap between the manuscript under review and already published content, and relevant citations to content previously published .
Standards of objectivity – Reviewers are obligated to conduct objectively, fair, unbiased, professional, and timely. Personal criticism of the author is unacceptable. Reviewers must express their opinion on the manuscript under review clearly with relevant arguments .
Confidentiality – Reviewers must not use the unpublished content of the submitted manuscript in their research. Information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal gain .
Reporting standards – In the submitted manuscript authors are obligated to present an accurate account of the research performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately. A manuscript should contain sufficient details and relevant references to allow the repetition of the research. A manuscript should adhere to the IMRaD format. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behaviour and are unacceptable.
Originality, Acknowledgement of sources and Plagiarism – Authors are obligated to submit completely original manuscripts. Any information used from other sources must be appropriately cited acknowledging the work of others. Authors must cite publications influencing their research. During manuscript submission authors are obligated to confirm the originality research statement. Plagiarism in any of its forms is unacceptable.
Multiple, redundant or concurrent publication – Authors must not submit manuscripts on essentially the same research in more than one journal. Parallel submission of the same manuscript to more than one primary publication is unethical and unacceptable.
Authorship of the manuscript – Each signed author must have made a significant contribution to the concept, design, execution or interpretation of the submitted research. All the significant contributors must be listed as co-authors. Each type of contribution should be defined and associated with the contributor’s name in the Author Contributions section. All others participating in certain aspects of the research can be named in the Acknowledgements section. The corresponding author must ensure that all co-authors (according to the above definition) are included in the author list of the submitted manuscript and that all of them have seen and approved the final version of the manuscript and have agreed to its submission for publication. Authors take collective responsibility for the submitted manuscript .
Hazards – The research involving chemicals, procedures or equipment that have any unusual hazards inherent in their use must include clear identification of such properties. The authors must make a statement that such chemicals, procedures or equipment (along with their properties) were used.
Human research subjects – The use of human subjects in the research must be clearly stated. The authors must make a statement that such research was conducted following relevant guidelines and regulations for experiments involving humans or affirmation that informed consent of participation and publication was obtained from all human research subjects . Also, the confirmation of participants’ anonymization is required. An anonymization strategy to protect the identity of participants is critical to ethical research .
Animal research subjects – The use of animal subjects in the research must be clearly stated. The authors must make a statement that such research was conducted following national or international laws or relevant guidelines and regulations . A statement must include identification of the institution and/or licensing committee approving the experiments, including any relevant details.
Disclosure and conflicts of interest – Authors must disclose any substantive conflict of interest that might influence the results or their interpretation in the Conflicts of Interest section. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed in the Funding section .
Notification of fundamental errors – Authors must notify the Editor-in-Chief in case of discovering a significant error or inaccuracy in their published article. The article should be either retracted or an appropriate erratum should be published.
idd3 prescribed these policies and procedures to support editors, reviewers and authors in performing their ethical duties during the publication process. idd3 supports the scholarly communication process and is responsible for ensuring that best practice is followed in the Textile & Leather Review.
In cases of alleged or proven scientific misconduct, fraudulent publication or plagiarism, idd3 will take all appropriate measures to clarify the situation and amend the article in question. This includes a publication of an erratum or retraction of the affected article.
idd3 and the Textile & Leather Review do not discriminate or make distinctions of any kind, based on race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or another opinion, national or social origin, property, birth, or another status in its publishing programs, services and activities.