Ethics and Policies:
International Journal of Advanced Trends in Computer Applications (IJATCA) is having ISSN 2395-3519 (online), half yearly, peer-reviewed international research e-journal published by Foundation of Computer Applications (FCA), since year 2015.
The publication of an article in a peer-reviewed journal is an essential building block in the development of a coherent and respected network of knowledge. It is a direct reflection of the quality of work of the author and the institutions that support them. Peer-reviewed articles support and embody the scientific method. In order to achieve the aims, all the parties involve in publishing plays an important role. It therefore follows that the author, the journal editor, the peer-reviewer, the publisher, and the owner of journal have the responsibility to meet expected ethical standards at all stages in their involvement from submission to publication of an article.
Our publication (IJATCA) is widely read and accepted across institutions and among researchers and academicians and is freely available without any charges to the user or his/her institution. It is therefore important to agree upon standards of expected ethical behaviour.
Ethics topics to consider when publishing:
Authorship of the paper: Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study.
Originality and plagiarism: The authors should ensure that the work is original, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.
Data access and retention: Authors may be asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data.
Multiple, redundant or concurrent publication: An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. IJATCA do not view the following uses of a work as prior publication: publication in the form of an abstract; publication as an academic thesis; publication as an electronic preprint. For information on prior publication refers to the journal Guide for Authors.
Acknowledgement of sources: Proper acknowledgment.
Disclosure and conflicts of interest: All submissions must include disclosure of all relationships that could be viewed as presenting a potential conflict of interest.
Fundamental errors in published works: It is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher, when he/she discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work. Further, author’s need to cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.
Reporting standards: Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance.
Hazards and human or animal subjects: Statements of compliance are required if the work involves chemicals, procedures or equipment that has any unusual hazards inherent in their use, or if it involves the use of animal or human subjects.
Use of patient images or case details: Studies on patients or volunteers require ethics committee approval and informed consent, which should be documented in the paper.
Ethics and policy of IJATCA are given below:
Results of the research must be record by the author in a form that its analysis and review can be successfully carried out before and after the publication by the author and other researchers for a reasonable period after publication. Any fabrication, like reporting results that were never conducted or deceive or intent to mislead, is a form of scientific misconduct and regarded as highly unethical and in some jurisdictions may be illegal.
The authors should submit their research papers in the journal’s précised format for each publication. The information provided by the authors should be concise, authentic and give details of the research experiments performed. Authors should include recent research articles and bring in comparative analysis to support their research. However, in doing so authors should rewrite the information in their own words and represent it in a form that supports their original work of research. This information, used from the work of competitors, other researchers and partners, should be citied as references in the research papers. They should also cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.
Authorship credit should be based on substantial contributions to conception and design, or acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data; drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content; and final approval of the version to be published. A citied author should meet all of these criteria. Individuals that made other contributions to the research like obtaining funds for the research, collecting important data and materials, or co-ordinating with the publication, are significant but do not qualify for authorship. These individuals can be acknowledged in the research papers. We highly discourage inappropriate authorship practices such as 'ghost' authors (individuals who qualify for authorship but are not listed) and 'guest' (or honorary) authors (individuals who are listed despite not qualifying for authorship, such as heads of department not directly involved with research.)
The author must state the source of funding for the research project or the publication.
Only original and previously unpublished manuscripts will be considered for the publication. Furthermore, simultaneous submissions (under consideration for publication elsewhere) are not acceptable. An overlap of about 10 per cent is considered acceptable between such journals.
Plagiarism means “the unauthorized use or close imitation of the language and thoughts of another author and the representation of the one's own original work”. Authors are required to state they are the copyright owners or they have taken the copyright owners’ permission before submitting the research report. Any violate of copyright is not acceptable.
Besides journals, IJATCA also publishes Conference Proceedings for a minimal fee. These are intended to serve the community as a means of sharing the most recent work-in-progress in respective areas of research. Conference organisers have to declare that the proceedings will not be shared with or published in any other journal.
The authority and responsibility to accept or reject a submitted paper is solely liable on the editor, reviewer and the editor/reviewer may communicate with associated editor, co-editors and reviewers while making decision. The decision is not influenced by the management or owners in any form.
All the submitted paper should be judged by the editor’s w.r.t scientific implementation and to minimize the influence of other factors. The caste, origin, gender or citizenship of the author should not affect the decision of the editor. In case editors, co-editors and reviewers are not able to review the research paper due to fiscal, personal, scholarly, political or religious interest then it’s their moral responsibility to unveil. The editorial team should not disclose any information about a submitted paper under consideration other than to reviewers. Situations that may lead to conflicts of interest should be avoided.
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