IJMC PUBLICATION ETHICS AND MALPRACTICE STATEMENT
International Journal of Mountaineering and Climbing is an independent publication with regards to scientific research and the editor decide its publication policy. The statement signifies the ethical behavior of the publisher, the editor, the reviewers and the authors. The ethics statement for IJMC is based on COPE Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors and COPE Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors available at www.publicationethics.org.
A. DUTIES OF PUBLISHER
1. Editorial Autonomy
IJMC is committed to ensure the autonomy of editorial decisions without influence from anyone or commercial partners.
2. Intellectual Property and Copyright
IJMC protects property and copyright of the articles published in the Journal and maintains each article’s published version of record. IJMC provides the integrity and transparency of each published articles.
3. Scientific Misconduct
IJMC always takes all appropriate measures in respect to fraudulent publication or plagiarism the publisher.
B. DUTIES OF EDITORS
1. Decision on Publication and Responsibility
The editor of IJMC keeps under control everything in the journal and strives to meet the needs of readers and authors. The editor also is responsible for deciding which articles submitted to journal ought to be published in the journal, and may be guided by the policies subjected to legal requirements regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editor might discuss with reviewers while making publication decision. Editor is responsible for the contents and overall quality of the publication. Editor ought to provide a fair and appropriate peer-review process.
Articles that submitted to journal are always evaluated without any prejudice.
Any information about a submitted article must not be disclosed by editor to anyone other than editorial stuff, reviewers, and publisher.
4. Conflicts of Interest and Disclosure
The Editor of IJMC does not allow any conflicts of interest between the parties such as authors, reviewers and editors. Unpublished materials in a submitted article must not be used by anyone without the express written assent of the author.
C. DUTIES OF REVIEWERS
Reviewers evaluate manuscripts without origin, gender, sexual orientation or political philosophy of the authors. Reviewers also ensure a fair blind peer review of the submitted manuscripts for evaluation.
All the information relative to submitted articles is kept confidential. The reviewers must not be discussed with others except if authorized by the editor.
3. Disclosure and Conflict of Interest
The reviewers have no conflict of interest with regard to parties such as authors, funders, editors and etc..
4. Contribution to editor
Reviewers give helps the editor in making decisions and may also assist the author in improving the manuscript.
The objective judgment evaluation is always done by them. The reviewers express their views clearly with appropriate supporting arguments.
6. Acknowledgement of Sources
Reviewers ought to identify relevant published study that has not been cited by the authors. Reviewers also call to the editor’s attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.
D. DUTIES OF AUTHORS
1. Reporting Standards
A submitted manuscript should be original and the authors ensure that the manuscript has never been published previously in any journal. Data of the research ought to be represented literally in the article. A manuscript ought to include adequate detail and references to allow others to replicate the study.
The authors who want to submit their study to the journal must ensure that their study entirely original and the words and sentences getting from literature should be appropriately cited.
3. Multiple Publications
Authors should not submit the same study for publishing any other journals. Simultaneous submission of the same study to more than one journal is unacceptable and constitutes unethical behavior.
4. Acknowledgment of Sources
Convenient acknowledgment of the study of others has to be given. Authors ought to cite publications that have been efficient in determining the study. All of the sources that used process of the study should be remarked.
5. Authorship of a Paper
Authorship of a paper ought to be limited to those who have made a noteworthy contribution to study. If there are others who have participated process of the research, they should be listed as contributors. Authorship also includes a corresponding author who is in communication with editor of a journal. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors are included on a paper.
6. Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest
All sources of financial support should be disclosed. All authors ought to disclose a meaningful conflict of interest in the process of forming their study.
7. Fundamental Errors in Published Works
If authors find out a remarkable error in their submitted study, they have to instantly inform it. Authors have a liability to cooperate with editor to provide corrections of errors.