PUBLICATION ETHICS

Gnosi Journal takes intellectual integrity very seriously. The publisher, editors, reviewers, and authors all agree upon the following standards of expected ethical behavior, which are based on the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) Core Practices.

 

Duties of Publisher

Publication Decisions

Gnosi Journal only accepts manuscripts that have never been published elsewhere before or are being considered for publication by another journal. The editor(s) are guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement, and plagiarism. Gnosi Journal editorial team is responsible for deciding which submitted articles should be published. The editorial team may confer with the journal editor and will strongly consider peer reviewers' comments and recommendations as part of this decision-making process.

Plagiarism

Plagiarism is strictly prohibited. Editors must try to examine whether the submitted manuscript is absent from plagiarism. All submissions will be examined by the editorial staff in terms of plagiarism by using plagiarism detecting software. Gnosi Journal makes use of Plagiarism CheckerX Software (plagiarismcheckerx.com) to screen a manuscript for plagiarised content.

Fair Play

Submitted articles will be evaluated by expecting in the manuscript subject domain according to their intellectual merit, without regard to the race, sexual orientation, gender, religious beliefs, ethnic origin, political philosophy, citizenship, or institutional affiliation of the author(s).

Confidentiality

The editorial staff will not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, potential reviewers, reviewers, and other editorial advisers and board members.

Disclosures of Conflicts of Interest

Unpublished material must not be used in an editor's personal research without the written consent of the author.

Duties of the Reviewers

Contribution to Editorial Decisions

Recommendations by peer reviewers are the single most important determining factor in whether a manuscript is accepted for publication. They may also assist the author to improve a manuscript that has been accepted pending revisions.

Promptness

Peer reviewers are asked to complete their reviews within fifteen (15) days of receiving a manuscript for the peer review assignment. If they cannot complete the review fifteen (15) days, they will apply for an extension. If a peer reviewer feels unqualified to review a particular manuscript, he/ she should inform the editor-in-chief to be excused from the assignment.

Confidentiality

Manuscript(s) received for review will be treated as confidential. It must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the Gnosi Journal editorial team.

Standards of Objectivity

Reviews must be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Reviewers are asked to express their views clearly with supporting arguments.  

Acknowledgment of Sources and Identification of Possible Plagiarism

Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Reports of statements, observations, or arguments that have been noted elsewhere should be accompanied by a relevant citation. A reviewer must also mention to the editorial board any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have discovered.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest

Privileged ideas or information gotten through peer review must be kept confidential and not be used for personal benefit. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from collaborative, competitive, or other connections or relationships with any of the authors, institutions, or companies connected to the manuscript under review.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

All funding sources must be disclosed in the acknowledgment and any conflicts of interest must be stated. All submissions must include disclosure of any relationship that could be viewed as a potential conflict of interest such as funding organizations, affiliations of all the authors, advisors of the research project, etc.  The corresponding author must confirm that he/she had the final responsibility for the decision to submit and had full access to all the data involved in the study.

Duties of Authors

Reporting Standards

Authors should only submit original research with an accurate account of the work performed, as well as an objective discussion of its significance.

Data Access and Retention

Authors are asked to provide the raw data in connection with the paper for editorial review and should be prepared to provide public access to such data whenever possible. In any event, authors should be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable amount of time after publication.

Originality and Plagiarism

Author(s) should ensure that they have written entirely original work, and have appropriately referenced quotations, and adequately acknowledged works of literature consulted. Manuscript with plagiarized contents will be withdrawn from publication consideration. If a published article is found after been published, the publisher will contact the author for a response to the allegations. In cases of proven plagiarism or inadequate response/ nonresponse, the offending article will be retracted and a statement from the publisher will be inserted in its place in the affected journal issue.

Multiple, Redundant, or Concurrent Publication

Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable. Manuscripts must only be peer-reviewed by one journal at a time.

Acknowledgment of Sources

Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.

Authorship of the Article

Authorship should be restricted to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, execution, design, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where others participated in certain substantial aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the article and agreed to its submission for publication.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

Authors should disclose in the manuscript any financial or other substantive conflicts of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of the manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.

Fundamental Errors in Published Works

When an author realizes a significant inaccuracy or error in the published work, it is the author’s responsibility to swiftly notify the publisher and cooperate with Gnosi Journal editorial team to retract or correct the article.