Open Access Statement
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Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement
To ensure the inclusion of high-quality studies in the field of scholarly publication, the APJAET Editors use a rigorous blind double peer-review procedure, as well as strict ethical principles and standards. We are committed to investigating and taking required action when we realize ethical issues in order to protect the integrity of the literature and ensure the safety of research participants..
RESPONSIBILITY OF AUTHORS
- Authors are strongly urged to avoid using the copy-paste technique when composing articles.
- Articles should be durable and can draw target intellectuals to refer them for additional research.
- Articles must show originality in terms of ideas and content.
- The best publication ethics are established by the content’s creditability and trustworthiness.
- A piece of publication’s formatting guidelines should be followed so that it is suitably informed about the research and author profiles.
- When writing papers, citations, referring to individual articles, authors, and publications are expected.
- Asia Pacific Journal of Advanced Education and Technology (APJAET), provides sufficient foundation for the timely publication of high quality and standard piece of research articles.
- Asia Pacific Journal of Advanced Education and Technology (APJAET), follow transparent and peer-review process for publications. Authors must agree to participate in the peer-review process
Novelty and Plagiarism
- The author is expected to deliver a fully original research and should cite or mention other articles’ substance or terms in references if they are used in the post.
- To avoid malpractices and breaches of published ethical norms, each author will be held accountable for their performance and compliance with the policy.
- When preparing a research paper for publishing, authors should ensure that it is an original copy, has not been published somewhere previously, and is not under consideration for publication anyplace else.
- Authors should accept and correct the mistakes and consider the suggestions given by the panel of reviewers.
- Authors should bring in knowledge of editor the corrections and retraction of mistakes or error if have identified even after publication.
- Authors’ papers submitted to APJAET are being processed in Plagiarism Detection Software using Turnitin with an allowable similarity index of less than 15%.
- Authors are expected to deliver their research articles accurately and under original work standards, emphasizing the importance of authoring the paper.
- The title of the publication highlighting the importance should accurately match the discussion underpinning the facts.
- Research articles should comprise detailed citations and references of the content used in an article of others.
- Deceptive, unethical practice or knowingly infringing the quality standards is strictly prohibited.
Data Access and Retention
- Authors are expected to submit the original research articles for peer review, and accept the global access of their work.
- Authors should in any event, be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.
Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication
- Ethically, it is suggestible for authors to not publish the same content of knowledge on various platforms for publication.
- Simultaneous submissions or concurrent reviews of same paper are mark of unprofessionalism and are strictly not acceptable.
- A paper already published in some national or international journal should not be presented for consideration to again publish at any other Journal. It is considered a breach of novelty.
Acknowledgement of Sources
- Any sources accessed and used during the study must be referenced in the article for publication.
- If the content of another research effort influences the reported work, authors must cite and acknowledge it in the references.
- Information received during training tenure or confidential services or by third party discussion then it is advisable to use data of somebody else’s research only after getting a written permission from the source.
Authority of Paper
- In the study article, the names of the authors and co-authors should be prominently mentioned.
- In the acknowledgements, the individuals, agencies, and institutions that supported the study or who participated in certain substantive areas of the research endeavor should be mentioned or listed as contributors.
- Authorship should be restricted to those who contributed significantly to the study’s conception, design, implementation, or interpretation.
- The corresponding author 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.
- If the editor or the publisher learns from a third party that a published work contains a significant error, it is the obligation of the author to promptly retract or correct the paper or provide evidence to the editor of the correctness of the original paper.
DUTIES OF EDITORS
- The editor of a peer-reviewed journal decides which of the 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 such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism.
- An editor should evaluate manuscripts for their 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 staff 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.
Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest
- Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor’s own research without the express written consent of the author.
- Confidential information or ideas gained through peer review must be kept private and must not be exploited for personal gain.
- Editors should require all contributors to disclose relevant competing interests and publish corrections if competing interests are revealed after publication.
Involvement and Cooperation in Investigations
When ethical issues are raised about a submitted manuscript or published work, an editor, in collaboration with the publisher, should take reasonable action. If the complaint is upheld, such measures may include contacting the paper’s author and giving due consideration to the respective complaint or claims made, but they may also include further communications to relevant institutions and research bodies, as well as the publication of a correction, retraction, expression of concern, or other note if the complaint is upheld..
DUTIES OF REVIEWERS
(These guidelines are based on existing Elsevier policies and COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.)
Contribution to Editorial Decisions
- Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and, through the editorial communications with the author, may also assist the author in improving the paper. Peer review is an essential component of formal scholarly communication and lies at the heart of the scientific method. APJAET shares the view of many that all scholars who wish to contribute to publications have an obligation to do a fair share of reviewing.
- Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process.
- 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 editor.
Standards of Objectivity
- Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views 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 the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the editor’s attention 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
- Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in a reviewer’s own research without the express written consent of the author. 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.
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- The information, opinions, and views presented here reflect the authors and contributors of the articles and not of the Asia Pacific Journal of Advanced Education and Technology (APJAET).
- Publication of articles does not constitute endorsement or approval by the journal.
- The Asia Pacific Journal of Advanced Education and Technology (APJAET). cannot be held responsible for any errors or any consequences arising from using the information in this journal.
- Although the Asia Pacific Journal of Advanced Education and Technology ( APJAET), tries to see that no inaccurate or misleading data, opinion, or statement appear in this journal, the data and opinions appearing in the articles, including editorials and advertisements are the responsibility of the contributors concerned.
- The Asia Pacific Journal of Advanced Education and Technology (APJAET), accepts no liability for the consequences of any such inaccurate or misleading data, information, opinion, or statement.