Science View Journal (SCVJ) is committed to upholding the highest standards of ethical publishing and ensuring the integrity of the scholarly record. We take publication malpractice, such as plagiarism, fabrication, falsification, and other unethical behaviors, seriously. This statement outlines our commitment to maintaining the integrity of the publication process and our actions in response to malpractice.
Data Fabrication and Falsification
The presentation of fabricated or falsified data is a severe breach of research ethics. SCVJ will investigate any allegations or evidence of data fabrication or falsification. If such misconduct is confirmed, the submitted or published article will be retracted, and the authors will be reported to their institutions, funders, and relevant authorities.
Authorship and Contributorship
Authorship should be based on significant contributions to the research and publication process. SCVJ encourages transparency in authorship and contributorship. Submission of an article implies that all listed authors have made substantial contributions and have approved the final manuscript. Any disputes regarding authorship should be resolved before submission.
Plagiarism, whether intentional or unintentional, is a violation of academic ethics. SCVJ will rigorously assess all submissions using plagiarism detection software. Authors found to have engaged in plagiarism will face immediate rejection of their submission or, if the plagiarism is discovered post-publication, retraction of the article. Read our plagiarism policy.
Conflicts of Interest
Authors are required to disclose any potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise, that could influence the research or its interpretation. Reviewers and editors are also expected to declare any conflicts of interest and recuse themselves from handling manuscripts in which they have such conflicts.
Ethical Review and Informed Consent
For research involving human subjects, animals, or sensitive data, SCVJ expects authors to have obtained the necessary ethical approvals and informed consent. The journal may request documentation to verify compliance with ethical standards.
Redundant or Duplicate Publication
SCVJ does not accept articles that have been published elsewhere or are under consideration at other journals. Submitting the same work to multiple publications is a breach of publication ethics. Authors must declare if the work has been previously published or is under consideration elsewhere.
Handling of Complaints
We takes all complaints regarding publication malpractice seriously. We encourage readers, authors, and reviewers to report any suspicions of malpractice. Complaints will be thoroughly investigated, and appropriate actions will be taken based on the findings.
Corrections and Retractions
If errors are identified post-publication, we will consider issuing corrections, clarifications, or retractions, as appropriate, to maintain the integrity of the scholarly record.
At SCVJ, we are dedicated to upholding the highest ethical standards in academic publishing. We encourage our authors, reviewers, and readers to join us in this commitment to ensure the quality and integrity of research in the scholarly community. We strive to maintain an open and transparent approach when addressing issues of publication malpractice, safeguarding the trust and confidence placed in our journal.