Publication Ethics

Introduction

 

COEM Journals require all authors to adhere to the ethical standards as prescribed by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Authorship

Inclusions of a person who do not meet authorship requirement or the exclusion of a person who meets the requirement is a violation of this publication ethics.

Plagiarism

The practice of taking someone else’s work or ideas and passing them off as one’s own’ Oxford Dictionaries Submitted manuscripts should be the original works of the author(s). COEM Journals will follow COPE guideline in suspected cases of plagiarism.

Duplicate Manuscript

"Duplicate publication is publication of a paper that overlaps substantially with one already published, without clear, visible reference to the previous publication"

It is unethical for authors to submit a manuscript to more than one journal at the same time, either within COEM Journals or any other journal. This includes the submission of manuscripts derived from the same data in such a manner that there are no substantial differences in the manuscripts. Duplicate submission also includes the submission of the same/similar manuscript in different languages to different journals.

Fabrication and Falsification of Data

Fabrication, manipulation or falsification of data is a violation of this publication ethics. COEM Journals will follow the COPE guidelines in suspected cases of fabrication and falsification of data.

Citation Manipulation

Authors should use only citations that are relevant to their manuscripts. Addition of references which are not relevant to the work is strongly discouraged. Irrelevant self citation to increase one’s citation is unethical. Unnecessary citation of articles for the sole purpose of “increasing” the articles’ citation is unethical. Unnecessary citation of articles from a particular journal to “increase” the journals citation is unethical.