Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement
As a publisher, Perception Publishing is committed to upholding scholarly publication ethics in every possible manner. We try to adhere to the norms and guidelines formulated by various scholarly societies to achieve international standards by maintaining quality in publication and by updating our publication system. We expect and encourage all the concerned parties associated with the journal to follow the norms as mentioned in our website. This publication ethics and malpractice statement has been written in accordance with COPE general guidelines http://publicationethics.org/.
The Creative Launcher is dedicated to following best practices on ethical matters, errors and retractions. The prevention of publication malpractice is one of the important responsibilities of the editorial board. Any kind of unethical behaviour is not acceptable, and the Journal does not tolerate plagiarism in any form. Authors submitting articles to The Creative Launcher affirm that manuscript contents are original. Furthermore, they warrant that their article has neither been published elsewhere in any language fully or partly nor is it under review for publication anywhere.
Peer Review System
We review the submitted works following Double-Blind Peer Review. We promise to conceal always the identity of both the reviewers and the author from both parties. Primarily the submitted articles are considered by us for the confirmation of the standard and the scope of the magazine. If any submitted article fails to fulfil primary standard, the same is rejected and the decision is communicated to the author promptly. If the editors are satisfied, they will select two or more reviewers for detailed consideration of the piece. In case of disagreement between reviewers, the matter is resolved by the Chief Editor.
All published materials—research articles, conference proceedings- must contain appropriate attribution of authorship. Since we follow the online medium, it is the sole responsibility of the corresponding author—who initiates the submission process online, to ensure the integrity of publication ethics by complying with the following:
Appropriate attribution and acknowledgement
The corresponding author should ensure
- That the submitted manuscript is genuine research work produced by the author/s,
- That all the other authors are made aware of the submission,
- That permission is taken from other authors for publication,
- That the contribution of the author(s) is appropriately acknowledged,
- That the contribution of other persons or parties, who/which add value to the work in any way is sufficiently acknowledged,
- That the Conflicts of Interests document is signed properly and sent to us in time.
Changes in authorship
Authors can send a request for changes to authorship to the Chief Editor. The Editorial Board of the journal reserves the right to take the final decision on the request. Changes will be made only if there is a valid reason and full agreement among the authors. Public notification may be made in the case of any post-publication change.
Ghost,’ ‘guest,’ or ‘gift’ authorship
We condemn the unethical practice of ‘Ghost,’ ‘guest,’ or ‘gift’ authorship (or anything that does not have any proper contribution to an article) and take appropriate steps against such practices.
Perception Publishing wants all concerned with the publication of the journals and magazines—editors, reviewers and website managers, to strictly follow international norms. We are constantly trying to raise the standards of our publications. We expect the same kind of commitment from authors to conform to the ethical norms by following our guidelines.
While submitting manuscripts for our journal authors should strictly follow our guidelines. We reserve the right to take action against any of the practices mentioned blow:
- Simultaneous Submission to Other Publication Agency:
We accept manuscripts on the belief that the same has not been submitted or will be submitted to other journals while the review process is going on. Concrete action is taken against the authors who make a simultaneous submission during the period of peer review.
Plagiarism is a curse upon the scholarly world. Authors submitting with us are expected to have a proper understanding of the plagiarism issues. Nothing should be copied in any form without proper acknowledgement or legal permission in any way that may violate other’s rights. While they should include an acknowledgement to other’s works, they should also take permission for using any material from the concerned parties themselves. The journal will not initiate any process nor will remain responsible for any kind of copyright violation.
- Defamation or Promotion
We do not expect authors to include anything that may turn out to be defamatory or promotional.
- Gender, Racial and Culture Bias
The Journal does practice any kind of discriminatory policy in the name of gender, race, ethnicity and culture. We follow our publishing guidelines in the matter of selection and rejection of the manuscript.
Steps against Misconduct
We may take any one or all of the following steps against unethical practices:
- The published content is retracted via notification.
- Modified content is published with justification for modification.
- The author is blacklisted and barred from future submission.
- Notification along with pieces of evidence of misconduct is communicated to an author’s institution, superior, and/or any concerned authority.
The editors of The Creative Launcher are responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. The editors are guided in reaching their decision by reviewers’ reports and may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision. They are also guided by the journal’s policies and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism.
All manuscripts will be reviewed based on intellectual content without regard for age, gender, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, country of origin, or political philosophy of the authors.
All manuscripts submitted for Peer-Review are kept strictly confidential. The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, as appropriate. At no time will editors or reviewers utilize submitted materials without the consent of the authors.
Fundamental errors in published works
If any significant error or inaccuracy is discovered in a published work (with or without the author notifying it), the journal editors cooperate with the author to retract or correct the paper accordingly. If a correction is deemed appropriate, the editors reserve the right to correct the published material and include a dated erratum.
Dealing with unethical behaviour
When dealing with unethical behaviour, the Editorial Board will rely on the guidelines and recommendations provided by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).
In this regard, The Creative Launcher follows COPE Retraction Guidelines.
Conflict of Interest
In order to maintain transparency in publication, we encourage all—authors, editors, reviewers and another person/parties involved in the publication process, to avoid any form of conflicts of interest. Our publication policies and guidelines are regularly revised to address the issues.
Authors with our journals and magazines need to be careful of any kind of conflict of interest—be it financial, promotional or honorary. The corresponding author is responsible for sending us the Conflict of Interest document agreed to and signed by other authors.
- Editors and reviewers
Editors and reviewers of our journals are encouraged to avoid any form of potential conflict of interest while performing their duties in concerned capacities in order to maintain the integrity of our publication ethics and raise the standard of the journal. They are requested to follow the guidelines sent to them in the form of email communication. All forms of internal conflicts of interest are handled by the Chief Editor, who maintains privacy and takes appropriate measure.
The professional independence of the editorial board members is strictly maintained by the publisher. The board members enjoy full autonomy in performing their scholarly duties. The publisher does not interfere with anything regarding this.
Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest
Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted paper will not be used by the editor or the members of the editorial board for their own research purposes without the author's explicit written consent.
*Editors should be ready to justify any important deviation from the described process. Editors should not reverse decisions on publication unless serious problems are identified.
*Editors should publish guidance to both authors and reviewers on everything that is expected of them. This guidance should be regularly updated and will refer or link this code.
The following duties outlined for editors, authors, and reviewers developed based on the COPE Code of Conduct for Journal Editors.
Duties of Authors
Authors of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behaviour and are unacceptable.
Data Access and Retention
Authors are asked to provide the correct analysis in connection with a paper for editorial review, if practicable, and should, in any event, be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.
Originality and Plagiarism
The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.
Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication
An author should not, in general, publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.
Acknowledgement of Sources
Proper acknowledgement 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.
Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest
All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflicts of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.
Fundamental errors in published works
When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.
Authors of work
The author of the paper should be the person who made the greatest contribution to the creation of the work. All those who contributed to the making of the work should be listed in the paper and as co-authors. If there are other contributors who took part in the preparation of making the same work should be listed or admitted as associates.
Before accepting a final version of the paper for publication is necessary that the author and all co-authors approved the final version.
Changes in Authorship
Privacy change in authorship relates to the addition, deletion, or rearrangement of author names in the accepted version of the paper. An amendment to the data on the authors or co-authors is not possible after acceptance and publication in the online version.
If there is a need to amend the information on the authors, it is necessary to state the following:
- The reason for the addition or deletion of the author,
- A written confirmation (send it scanned by e-mail) where all the authors agree that the notified operation is a named person is added or removed from the list of authors.
- The editor will notify the author that needs to be added or removed from the list and will ask for his consent.
Requirements that are not sent by the respective author (corresponding author) will not be considered.
Originality and Plagiarism
Authors are required to submit an original written article. If other work necessary to work properly quote according to the instructions on the citation of work. If you use ideas of other authors require their written consent and using the same.
Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical behaviour and will be severely punished, and as such is unacceptable. The author or authors are required before reporting to work in the journal to check their work through some of the programs for testing against plagiarism. The Editorial Board reserves the right to verify each work through the test of plagiarism and if the same occurs to notify the author.
Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest
Disclosure and conflicts of interest can be multiple. If the author or institution where the author has financial assistance in project design or research is needed to adequately cover letter to inform the editorial and the public. Publication in a journal person or institution that is financially supported by the making of the work or project is the best way to protect against conflicts of interest.
Fundamental Errors in Published Works
If the author detects an error in the published paper is obliged to instantly inform journal editors or publishers and that as soon as possible about the same document. The author shall, in the event of an error, cooperate with the editorial board to remove the same.
The Author(s) warrant that their manuscript is their original work that has not been published before; that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere; and that its publication has been approved by all co-authors, if any, as well as tacitly or explicitly by the responsible authorities at the institution where the work was carried out. The Author(s) affirm that the article contains no unfounded or unlawful statements and does not violate the rights of others. If copyrighted works are included, the Author(s) bear the responsibility to obtain written permission from the copyright owners. The Corresponding author, as the signing author, warrants that he/she has full power to make this grant on behalf of the Author(s).
Duties of Reviewers
Contribution to Editorial Decisions
Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper.
Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process.
Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.
Standards of Objectivity
Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.
Acknowledgement of Sources
Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the editor's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.
Disclosure and Conflict of Interest
Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.
Duties of Publisher
-The publisher undertakes to have independent editorial decision making.
-Editors are responsible for all the processes that the manuscripts submitted to The Creative Launcher will go through. Within this framework, ignoring the economic or political interests, the decision-makers are the editors.
-The publisher bears all the responsibility to take precautions against academic abuse, fraud and plagiarism.
-In cases of alleged or proven academic misconduct, fraudulent publication or plagiarism, the publisher, in close collaboration with the editors, will take all appropriate measures to clarify the situation and to amend the article in question. This includes the prompt publication of an erratum, clarification or, in the most severe case, the retraction of the affected work. The publisher, together with the editors, shall take reasonable steps to identify and prevent the publication of papers where research misconduct has occurred, and under no circumstances encourage such misconduct or knowingly allow such misconduct to take place.
-The Publisher and the Journal do not discriminate on the basis of age, colour, religion, creed, disability, marital status, veteran status, national origin, race, gender, genetic predisposition or career status, or sexual orientation in its publishing programs, services and activities.
-The publisher is committed to the permanent availability and preservation of scholarly research and ensures accessibility by partnering with organizations and maintaining our own digital archive
- Publishers and editors take reasonable steps to identify and prevent the publication of papers where research misconduct has occurred.
- In no case shall a publisher or editors encourage such misconduct or knowingly allow such misconduct to take place.
- In the event that a journal’s publisher or editors are made aware of any allegation of research misconduct the publisher or editor will deal with allegations appropriately.
- The journal has guidelines for retracting or correcting articles when needed. For more info see- Retraction policy.
- Publishers and editors always be willing to publish corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies when needed.