Publication ethics statement

This ethics statement is designed to provide a set of minimum standards to which authors, reviewers and editors of Journal of Research and Innovation for Sustainable Society adhere. In order to promote integrity in research publication, Journal of Research and Innovation for Sustainable Society adheres to the standards promoted by COPE (COMMITTEE ON PUBLICATION ETHICS:

The COPE International Standards for Authors recommend:

Publication is the final stage of research and therefore a responsibility for all researchers. Scholarly publications are expected to provide a detailed and permanent record of research. Because publications form the basis for both new research and the application of findings, they can affect not only the research community but also, indirectly, the society at large. Researchers therefore have a responsibility to ensure that their publications are honest, clear, accurate, complete and balanced, and should avoid misleading, selective or ambiguous reporting. Journal editors also have responsibilities for ensuring the integrity of the research literature and these are set out in companion guidelines (Kleinert & Wage, 2011).

Reviewing is performed in a confidential way and the article that a reviewer/referee has been requested to review cannot be shown to third parties.

The following is a summary of COPE's international standards for authors of scholarly research publications and describes responsible research reporting practice:

  • The research being reported should have been conducted in an ethical and responsible manner and should comply with all relevant legislation.
  • Researchers should present their results clearly, honestly, and without fabrication, falsification or inappropriate data manipulation.
  • Researchers should strive to describe their methods clearly and unambiguously so that their findings can be confirmed by others.