We, at IJELLH, are committed to upholding the highest standards of ethical publishing in line with the CORE practices guidance set forth by COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics). Our policies and practices are designed to ensure transparency, integrity, and fairness in the publication process. Below are the core practices that we follow:
- Journal Policies on Authorship and Contributorship:
We emphasize the importance of providing proper credit to all individuals who have contributed significantly to the research paper. Authors must include all those who have played a substantial role in the conception, design, data acquisition, analysis, drafting, revision, and approval of the final version, including students or laboratory technicians to avoid Ghost Publication.
Do not include your senior member, supervisor or any other person, who has not actively contributed, as this may lead to Gift authorship or Honorary authorship.
The author is directed not to violate the above instructions and the author is also advised to check COPE guidelines to avoid anything which is considered unethical in COPE guidelines. If we found any violation of COPE guidelines is done by the author/authors, the action will be taken according to COPE guidelines on case to case basis.
- Handling Complaints and Appeals:
The journal welcomes complaints as they provide an opportunity for improvement. If there is any kind of allegation of misconduct or conflict of interest arises among authors, reviewers, editors, journals, publishers or by the whistle-blower the below given process will be followed. The following points are only intended to give a broad overview and are not exhaustive. We adhere to COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) and we will follow and act according to COPE guidelines on case to case basis for any complaints and appeals.
To make a complaint reach us at email@example.com with clear identification of the complaint nature and the source of an address. All complaints will be acknowledged within five business days by email.
Concerns or Issues will be taken seriously and required action will be taken against the complaint (if any).
A committee or panel will be formed and a notice will be served by email to the concerned person in 30 days. After receiving the notice, the receiver will be liable to reply back with satisfactory reasons in the next 30 business days.
After receiving the response, the appropriate investigation will be initiated.
Our panel will review the case in detail. An unbiased decision or action will be taken based on the final report.
For the unpublished manuscript, we will review the allegation and make a preliminary assessment. If our panel decides that there is merit to the allegation, the manuscript will be rejected and the author will be notified about the same.
Serious action will be taken like withdrawal, retraction or removal of the paper from publication (if published).
Unless there is an issue like plagiarism, misrepresentation of authorship, data falsification (fabrication), or manipulation in the citation, the published paper will not be retracted.
If you have any complaint or appeal to make against the decision of the panel, please address the mail to the publisher and explain clearly the basis for that appeal and submit an appeal to firstname.lastname@example.org and appropriate action will be taken.
- Allegation of Misconduct:
For detailed information about our Allegation of misconduct policy, please refer to the following link:
- Journal Policies on Conflicts of Interest:
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- Data Sharing and Reproducibility:
As an Open Access Journal, we promote data sharing and reproducibility. Authors may be requested to provide raw data for editorial review, and published data can be used by others under proper attribution according to the Creative Commons CC BY License.
- Ethical Oversight:
We ensure ethical oversight by implementing policies on consent to publication, research on vulnerable populations, research using animals or human subjects, handling confidential data, and business/marketing practices in accordance with COPE guidelines.
- Intellectual Property and Copyright:
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- Plagiarism Policy
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- Our Policy on the Prepublication Copy:
At IJELLH we understand the significance of disseminating research findings and promoting scholarly work. To facilitate this, we allow authors to share a prepublication copy of their final accepted manuscript before the official publication in the Smart Moves Journal IJELLH, Issue [Issue Number], Volume [Volume Number].
Authors are encouraged to post the prepublication copy in PDF format on the following platforms:
Personal Website: Authors can upload the prepublication copy to their personal websites to make it accessible to a broader audience, including colleagues, peers, and researchers.
Employer's Website: Authors may share the prepublication copy on their employer's official website to increase visibility and demonstrate their research contributions.
Institution's Repository: Posting the prepublication copy on their institution's repository allows authors to contribute to their academic institution's research database and comply with open access policies.
Social Networking Sites: Authors can share the prepublication copy on academic networking platforms like ResearchGate and Academia.edu to connect with fellow researchers and enhance their research visibility.
The prepublication copy must include the following statement:
"This research paper is the prepublication copy that is going to be officially published in the Smart Moves Journal IJELLH, Issue [Issue Number], Volume [Volume Number]. The final article will be available on www.ijellh.com. Please do not cite the article until it is published."
Authors are allowed to use the acceptance letter and a copy of the final accepted manuscript for academic purposes such as interviews, theses, or other scholarly activities, provided these documents are accepted and recognized by their respective organizations.
We believe that sharing prepublication copies and promoting research work through various channels can significantly increase its visibility, impact, and citations, thereby contributing to the advancement of the scholarly community. Authors are encouraged to follow the guidelines mentioned above to maximize the reach and influence of their research work.
- Journal Management:
For detailed information about our Management, please refer to the following link:
- Peer Review Policy:
At IJELLH, we follow an open access policy, enabling researchers worldwide to access and benefit from the scholarly content we publish. For detailed information on our peer review process, please refer to the following link:
- Post-Publication Corrections and Discussions:
We value the integrity and accuracy of published research. Authors are encouraged to submit correction requests promptly if any errors or inaccuracies are identified in their published manuscripts. To initiate a correction request, authors may contact us via email at email@example.com, providing details of the requested corrections and any supporting documents or explanations.
Types of Corrections: We accept correction requests for various types of errors, including typographical errors, formatting issues, inaccurate data, or incomplete references. However, major revisions to the scientific content, such as changes to the methodology or conclusions, may require further review and evaluation.
Review and Approval Process: The Editorial Office will review proposed changes, and straightforward corrections that do not significantly impact the scientific validity or overall understanding of the manuscript are typically approved. Substantial revisions or those affecting the scientific integrity may undergo further evaluation by the editorial team or peer reviewers.
Correction Timeline: We endeavor to implement approved corrections in a timely manner. The specific timeline may vary based on the complexity and stage of publication. If any delays are expected, the authors will be duly informed.
Transparency and Communication: Once approved, corrections will be transparently updated in the published version of the manuscript. An erratum or corrigendum will be issued, clearly indicating the changes made. Readers will be informed through appropriate channels, such as notices in the journal or updates to the manuscript's metadata.
Our manuscript correction policy ensures the accuracy and reliability of published research. Authors are encouraged to thoroughly review their manuscripts before submission to minimize the need for post-publication corrections. In the event of errors, we are committed to addressing them promptly and transparently.
If you have any further questions or require clarification regarding our manuscript correction policy, please do not hesitate to contact us. We value your contribution to the scientific community and appreciate your adherence to our guidelines.
Infringements of professional ethical codes, such as multiple submissions, bogus claims of authorship, plagiarism, fraudulent or fabricated use of data, major error (eg, miscalculation or experimental error) or the like similar incidences, the article may be retracted. Occasionally, a retraction will be used to correct major errors in submission or publication. The findings have previously been published elsewhere without proper attribution to previous sources or disclosure to the editor, permission to republish, or justification (i.e., cases of redundant publication)
The original article is retained unchanged except for a watermark which is included on each page of the article PDF indicating that it has been “retracted”.
Notice of retraction will be served to the correspondent author with clear information of the Title, Issue, and Volume including the link of the published article.
For more details please click on the link https://publicationethics.org/retraction-guidelines
Authors of the original paper at times may wish to retract the flawed original and replace it with a corrected version. Under such circumstances, the above procedures for retraction will be followed with the difference that the article retraction notice will contain a link to the corrected re-published article together with a history of the document.
We value feedback from authors, readers, and whistleblowers. Post-publication suggestions are welcome and can be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Post-Publication Suggestions to Authors:
Publishing a research paper is a crucial step, but it does not mark the end of the journey. To ensure that your research reaches a wider audience and has a significant impact, we offer the following post-publication suggestions:
- Get Registered and Share on Academic Platforms: Register and share your published research paper on academic platforms like Zenodo, ResearchGate, and Academia.edu. These platforms help increase the visibility of your work and allow other researchers to access and cite your paper.
- Utilize Social Media Platforms: Share links to your published manuscripts on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Google Scholar, LinkedIn, and ResearchGate. Provide a brief summary or highlight key findings to attract readers' attention and encourage discussions and feedback.
- Collaborate and Communicate: Reach out to colleagues, collaborators, and researchers in your field to share your published work. Send personalized emails highlighting the relevance of your research to their interests. Collaborate on joint projects and participate in discussions to foster academic exchanges.
- Present at Conferences and Seminars: If possible, present your research findings at conferences, seminars, or workshops. Such events provide opportunities to discuss your work with experts in the field, receive valuable feedback, and expand your network.
- Contribute to Science Communication Platforms: Consider writing blog posts or articles related to your research for science communication platforms like The Conversation or Medium. This enables you to reach a broader audience, including non-specialists, and make your work more accessible.
- Update Your CV and Institutional Website: Include your published manuscripts on your CV, adhering to proper formatting. Ensure that your institutional website and other relevant platforms list your publications, facilitating easy access for colleagues, employers, and collaborators.
- Engage with Research Communities: Participate in online forums, discussion boards, and research communities related to your field of study.