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Ethics Policy - Mainstream Weekly

Thursday 1 October 2020

  • Authors must duly acknowledge researchers, librarians, colleagues who may have helped in the writing process
  • Complete credits but be given to materials quoted in the writing.
  • Simultaneous submission of the same article in more than one journal is unethical and the authors must disclose this information while making submissions.
  • In case of co-authored articles. We expect the submitter or the corresponding author to fully communicate correspondence with the editors with all co-authors. In case of Authorship disputes (i.e., disagreements on who should or should not be an author) we .. require that all authors (including any whose names are being removed from an author list) agree to these in writing.
  • Authors must make a disclosure statement if their public or private interests are in any way connected to the issues raised in the articles being submitted by them and should come clean in situations of ’conflict of interest’
  • We protect the confidentiality of authors’ material and advise reviewers to do so as well.
  • When genuine errors in published work are pointed out by readers, authors, or editors, a correction is published as soon as possible.
  • In the instance of suspected misconduct — possible plagiarism — If serious concerns are raised by readers, reviewers, or others we reserve the right to publish an editorial cover note informing our readers of a case of misconduct.
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