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. Guidelines on Good Publication and the Code of Conduct can be found here: https://publicationethics.org/files/Code_of_conduct_for_journal_editors_Mar11.pdf.
Duties of the Publisher
Gnosi Journal exclusively accepts previously unpublished or under consideration for publication in another journal. The editor(s) of Gnosi Journal adhere to the rules of the journal's editorial board and the applicable legal requirements on libel, copyright infringement, and plagiarism. The Gnosi Journal editorial board determines which submitted articles will be published. As part of this decision-making process, the editorial board will meet with the journal editor and will contemplate peer reviewers' comments and suggestions.
Plagiarism is expressly forbidden. Editors must attempt to determine if a given text is original. The editorial team will analyse all submissions for instances of plagiarism using software that detects plagiarism. Gnosi Journal uses Plagiarism CheckerX Software (plagiarismchecker.com) to detect instances of plagiarism in submitted manuscripts.
Submitted manuscriptes will be evaluated on their intellectual merit by reviewers in the manuscript subject domain, regardless of the author(s)' race, sexual orientation, gender, religious beliefs, ethnic origin, political philosophy, citizenship, or institutional affiliation.
The editorial staff will not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author and, in extreme cases, to 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Unpublished material must not be used in an editor's personal research without the written consent of the author.
The Duties of the Reviewers
Contribution to Editorial Decisions
Recommendations from the blind-peer reviewers are the single most important determining factor in whether a manuscript is accepted for publication.
Blind peer reviewers are asked to complete their reviews within fifteen (15) days of receiving a manuscript for a single peer review assignment. If they cannot complete the review in 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.
Manuscripts received for review will be kept strictly 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 that they have discovered.
Conflict of Interest and Disclosure.
Privileged ideas or information gotten through blind 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.
Authors must 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 keep such data for a reasonable amount of time even after publication.
Originality and Plagiarism
Author(s) should ensure that they have written entirely an original work, and have appropriately referenced quotations, and adequately acknowledged works of literature consulted. A manuscript with plagiarised content will be rejected. If a published article is found to be plagiarised after having been published, the Gnosi Journal will contact the author to respond 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 on the journal's website.
Multiple, Redundant, or Concurrent Publications
Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable. Manuscripts must only be blind 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 in 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 realises a significant inaccuracy or error in the published work, it is the author’s responsibility to swiftly notify the publisher and cooperate with the Gnosi Journal editorial team to retract or correct the article.