The ethical policy of IJCSNT (International Journal of Communication Systems and
Network Technologies) and MIR Labs SocietyTM follows international code of
Conduct for Research Integrity. It is expected that authors also should be honest in
sending their work to this journal. Research misconduct is always harmful for
knowledge and the society at large. It could mislead other researchers and readers.
Submission of fabricated, falsified or selective data is considered as unethical. The
results must be retained by the authors, which may include codes for reasonable
time and to be made available if needed. Publication in peer reviewed journal is
basic pillar for development of respected network of knowledge. This reflects quality
of work of author and the organisation to which author (s) is associated. Therefore it
is an important step to agree upon standards of expected ethical behaviour.
Credit must be given to those who have made a contribution to the work directly or
indirectly. Manuscript should include a full list of the current institutional affiliations of all
authors, both academic and corporate. Authors’ name should be given in full with their
The authors must insure that they have submitted original work to this journal. Text from
other papers without properly acknowledging the source or self plagiarism is not
encouraged. Submitting the same results to more than one journal concurrently is
unethical. However, in review manuscript standard is bit different. This journal accepts
10-15% similarity provided that there is maximum 3% from single source and 5% if it is
self paper of same nature.
- Data access and retention:
Authors may be asked to provide the raw data in
connection with a paper for editorial review and should be prepared to provide
public access to such data.
- Multiple Publication:
Author should not submit a manuscript in multiple
publications simultaneously or send redundant results to multiple papers with
different titles. This is considered as un-ethical.
- Acknowledgement of sources:
- Conflicts of interest:
All submissions must include disclosure of all
relationships that could be viewed as potential conflict of interest.
- Hazardous and animal subjects:
Compliance of various standards and
regulations must be followed and described in such publication.
IJCSNT works in partnership with the research community, librarians, promotors and
other stakeholders to develop policies to help our stake holders. Our policies include:
Policy to make our products fully accessible to all
users, regardless of physical abilities
Policy for article removal or retractions
Outlines authors rights when publishing with Elsevier
Policy to maintain the integrity and completeness of the scholarly record
Global standards for Health Sciences’ custom publications & commercial activities
Policy on the permanent availability and preservation of published content
Elsevier consistently and proactively endeavors to make our products fully
accessible to all users, regardless of physical abilities. That commitment reflects the
growing customer need for accessibility of our books and online products, and our
focus on customers, innovation and partnership with the science and health
communities we serve. We will leverage our strengths in the creative use of available
technology. We will advance and lead best practices and always adhere to
applicable law and international standards.
Elsevier recognizes the importance of the integrity and completeness of the scholarly
record to researchers and librarians and attaches the highest importance to
maintaining trust in the authority of its electronic archive.
It is a general principle of scholarly communication that the editor of a learned journal
is solely and independently responsible for deciding which articles submitted to the
journal shall be published. In making this decision the editor is guided by policies of
the journal's editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements in force
regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. An outcome of this principle is
the importance of the scholarly archive as a permanent, historic record of the
transactions of scholarship. Articles that have been published shall remain extant,
exact and unaltered as far as is possible. However, very occasionally circumstances
may arise where an article is published that must later be retracted or even removed.
Such actions must not be undertaken lightly and can only occur under exceptional
circumstances. In all cases, our official archives at the National Library of the
Netherlands will retain all article versions, including retracted or otherwise removed
This policy has been designed to address these concerns and to take into account
current best practice in the scholarly and library communities. As standards evolve
and change, we will revisit this issue and welcome the input of scholarly and library
communities. We believe these issues require international standards and we will be
active in lobbying various information bodies to establish international standards and
best practices that the publishing and information industries can adopt. See also
the National Library of Medicine's policy on retractions and the recommendations of
the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) concerning
corrections and retractions.
Only used for Articles in Press which represent early versions of articles and
sometimes contain errors, or may have been accidentally submitted twice.
Occasionally, but less frequently, the articles may represent infringements of
professional ethical codes, such as multiple submission, bogus claims of authorship,
plagiarism, fraudulent use of data or the like. Articles in Press (articles that have
been accepted for publication but which have not been formally published and will
not yet have the complete volume/issue/page information) that include errors, or are
discovered to be accidental duplicates of other published article(s), or are
determined to violate our journal publishing ethics guidelines in the view of the
editors (such as multiple submission, bogus claims of authorship, plagiarism,
fraudulent use of data or the like), may be “Withdrawn” from ScienceDirect.
Withdrawn means that the article content (HTML and PDF) is removed and replaced
with a HTML page and PDF simply stating that the article has been withdrawn
according to the Elsevier Policy on Article in Press Withdrawal with a link to the
current policy document.
Infringements of professional ethical codes, such as multiple submission, bogus claims of authorship, plagiarism, fraudulent use of data or the like. Occasionally a
retraction will be used to correct errors in submission or publication.The retraction of an article by its authors or the editor under the advice of members of the scholarly
community has long been an occasional feature of the learned world. Standards for dealing with retractions have been developed by a number of library and scholarly
bodies, and this best practice is adopted for article retraction by Elsevier:
A retraction note titled “Retraction: [article title]” signed by the authors and/or
the editor is published in the paginated part of a subsequent issue of the journal and listed in the contents list.
- In the electronic version, a link is made to the original article.
- The online article is preceded by a screen containing the retraction note. It is to this screen that the link resolves; the reader can then proceed to the article itself.
- The original article is retained unchanged save for a watermark on the .pdf indicating on each page that it is “retracted.”
- The HTML version of the document is removed.