Responsibility of Contributors
IJAVMS is committed to upholding the integrity of the work. The value of academic publishing relies on everyone involved behaving ethically. The following points are only intended to give a broad overview and are not exhaustive. We encourage our authors and editors to refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) website. We believe strongly in maintaining an accurate academic record and follow COPE’s Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing. If you have any questions or concerns please also feel free to contact the Editor.
Authors should ensure that:
- Their work is original and written by them.
- Their work has not been previously published and has been submitted only to the journal.
- Where material is taken from other sources (including their own published writing) the source is clearly cited and that where appropriate permission is obtained.
- Their work does not infringe on any rights of others, including privacy rights and intellectual property rights.
- Their data is true and not manipulated.
- Their data is their own or that they have permission to use data reproduced in their paper.
- Any real or apparent conflicting or competing interest is clearly stated on submission of their paper (this would include funding assistance).
- They adhere to all research ethics guidelines of their discipline, particularly where human or animal subjects are involved.
- They contact the Editor to identify and correct any material errors upon discovery, whether prior or subsequent to publication of their work.
- Authorship of the paper is accurately represented, including ensuring that all individuals credited as authors participated in the actual authorship of the work and that all who participated are credited and have given consent for publication.
- Maintain the confidentiality of the review process.
- Refrain from contacting the authors directly without permission of the journal.
- Immediately alert their journal editor of any real or potential competing interest that could affect the impartiality of their reviewing and decline to review where appropriate.
- Conduct themselves fairly and impartially.
- Maintain and promote consistent ethical policies for their journal.
- Oversee and act to enforce those policies as needed in a fair and consistent manner.
- Ensure the confidentiality of the review process.
- Exercise the highest standards of personal integrity in their work as editor of the journal, recognising and planning for instances where they could have a competing interest or the appearance of a competing interest.
- w Work with authors, reviewers, and Editorial Board members as necessary to ensure they are sufficiently advised regarding their journals’ ethics and publishing policies and that the journal’s stewardship on ethical matters is fair, unbiased, and timely.
- Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) http://publicationethics.org/
- American Educational Research Association (AERA): http://www.aera.net/Portals/38/docs/About_AERA/CodeOfEthics(1).pdf
- American Political Science Association (APSA). http://www.apsanet.org/RESOURCES/For-Faculty/Ethics
- American Psychological Association (APA) http://www.apa.org/ethics/code/index.aspx
- British Educational Research Association (BERA) 5.https://www.bera.ac.uk/researchers-resources/resources-for-researchers
- Council of Science Editors (CSE) http://www.councilscienceeditors.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3331
- International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) - http://www.icmje.org/urm_main.html
- National Institutes of Health (NIH) 8.http://ethics.od.nih.gov/procedures.htm#protocol
- World Association of Medical Editors (WAME) 9.http://www.wame.org/policies-and-resources
- World Medical Association (WMA): http://www.wma.net/en/20activities/10ethics/index.htm