Ethics Policy

             IIS University Journal of Arts

          Publication Ethics Policy


Being a publisher of quality academic papers, IIS University Journal of Arts is dedicated to maintaining high standards of publication ethics. Publishing a manuscript in a peer-reviewed journal is an important step for an author, and also for the society as a whole as it helps in the advancement and dissemination of knowledge. It directly echoes the quality of work done by the author and the institution that supports him/her. A research-based manuscript involves a certain methodology and, therefore, it becomes essential to follow certain ethics which must be considered in the following cases:

Authorship of the Paper

All manuscripts expected to be published in IIS University Journal of Arts are expected to possess clear and correct attribution of authorship. Only those individuals who have made a significant contribution to the origin, planning, execution and analysis of the study should be cited as authors. Any other individual who may also have contributed to the study should be acknowledged too.

Submission of a manuscript implies that the work reported in the manuscript has not been published earlier and is also not under consideration for publication anywhere else. Simultaneous submission of the same manuscript to different journals is not acceptable.

Replicating content from different papers without properly citing the source (plagiarism) or publishing many papers with similar content by the same authors (self-plagiarism) is not acceptable. Authors must ensure that they have produced original work, and if they have used the work and/or words of others, then it must be properly cited or quoted. IIS University Journal of Arts checks every manuscript for plagiarism using the plagiarism detection tool before it is sent to the reviewers. If an insignificant amount of plagiarism is detected that includes minor copying of short sentences, then authors are contacted and asked to reframe the highlighted sentences or to give proper citation. Only then are the articles sent for peer review. However, if a large amount of plagiarism is detected, then the same is pointed out to the authors. The submission is rejected if the contribution is not found satisfactory on any of the abovementioned counts.

Attribution and Citation

Manuscripts submitted for publication must contain citations to previous work or previously published articles which are directly applicable to the results being reported. Contributors are expected to carefully check the accuracy and appropriateness of cited literature as to the other components of the manuscript.

Data Access and Retention

Contributors may be asked to present the raw data associated with the manuscript for editorial review. Authors should retain the data for a reasonable period following the publication and authors may be asked to provide public access to such data upon request. However, exceptions may be there in certain circumstances, such as to ensure copyright protection or for other similar reasons.

Conflict of Interest

All manuscripts submitted must include disclosure of all relationships that could be viewed as presenting a possible conflict of interest. It is the responsibility of a manuscript's corresponding author to confirm if any of the contributors hold any conflict of interest. The corresponding author may be asked by the editors to furnish a written declaration that there is no conflict of interest on the part of any of the contributors.