Publishing research work and experiment findings is a celebration of significant efforts by a scholar who shares results with other scholars around the world.  More importantly, it is a contribution to the body of knowledge towards to humanity in the subject matter.  Accordingly, IBIMA publishing takes the matter of publication ethics seriously and takes the several measures to address this important matter in scientific research in all its journals.

Strictly blind peer-review process applies to all manuscripts.  This ensures the fair evaluation of submitted manuscripts and the contribution to the body of knowledge of the subject matter.

The submitted manuscript must be an original work and sole property of the Author(s), and the manuscript should not be published elsewhere nor should it be currently under consideration for publication by another journal. Manuscripts that are found to be published before or under consideration/review elsewhere  will be rejected immediately and authors will be banned for a period of twelve months  from submitting any new manuscript to any IBIMA Publishing Journal regardless whether the newly submitted manuscript is authored individually or co-authored with others whether involved or not in the previous violation.  That ban will be extended to the editorial board of any journal published by IBIMA Publishing.  Should the violation be repeated after the twelve months ban period, violating author(s) will be banned for three years from submitting any manuscript to any of IBIMA Publishing Journals.  The only two exceptions are first if that the manuscript was presented previously at an IBIMA Conference and treated as an early stage of work in progress that is fully developed later on and submitted to IBIMA Publishing Journal.  Second, the submitted manuscript builds on previously published articles elsewhere by the same author(s).  In this case, author(s) are obligated to show more significant development in the submitted manuscript than the original published article and also to show that the original article is well cited in the submitted manuscript. 

IBIMA Publishing subscribes to Crosscheck powered by iThenticate, A plagiarism detection and prevention technology. IBIMA publishing would not tolerate plagiarism and will take the following measures accordingly.   First, the manuscript that has been proven to be involved in plagiarism will be immediately rejected along with the immediate rejection of any other manuscript under consideration by any other IBIMA Publishing Journal submitted by the same authors.  Second, each author involved in the violating manuscript will be banned for a period of three years from submitting any new manuscript to any IBIMA Publishing Journal regardless whether the newly submitted manuscript is authored individually or co-authored with others whether involved or not in the previous violation.  That ban will be extended to the editorial board of any journal published by IBIMA Publishing.  Should the violation be repeated after the three years ban period, violating author(s) will be banned for life from submitting any manuscript to any of IBIMA Publishing Journals.

Complains
For any complain with regard to any publishing article, please contact the us at contact@ibimapublishing.com.  We’ll acknowledge your e-mail and provide an estimated time to study and address your complain. We will investigate the complaint to classify whether it is administrative (ex. related to procedures, Errors,…)  or academic (related to published material from scientific prospective), direct complaint to the right department or editorial board, and take appropriate action.