Publication Ethics

International Research Journal of Science, Technology, Education, and Management (IRJSTEM) of State University of Northern Negros (SUNN) aims to disseminate the latest research findings and innovation in various fields of studies through online and print IRJSTEM. It ensures the quality of the manuscript for publication by confirming and verifying its academic integrity and adherence to the standards and policies of responsible conduct of research. This policy is also established to emphasize the importance of meeting and maintaining the highest quality of ethical standards and scientific validity. It encourages authors to commit themselves with competence in practicing credibility and professionalism gearing towards the culture of excellence through collaboration with the international research community in publication.

Publication Practice

Authors should submit their research articles following the author guidelines as prescribed by the IRJSTEM. Research articles to be submitted for publication should not be previously published nor considered to another publication elsewhere. The author should declare the originality of the research work which had never been accepted for other journals. If modifications had been made already on the research article with enhancement on the synthesis and analysis of findings, an overlap of about 10% is considered acceptable between such journals. Copying of another’s research work without citing the original source and considering it as one’s work is an unethical practice and in the field of research and professional practice, this is completely unacceptable. Plagiarism takes place in five types: copy and paste plagiarism, word switch plagiarism, style plagiarism, metaphor plagiarism, and idea plagiarism.

Authorship Practice

Authorship credit must be based on the major contribution of each author on the conceptualization and design of the study; revision of the paper that provides substantial insights and implications to findings, collection, analysis, and interpretation of data until the completion of research in drawing conclusions and recommendations with an action plan or program. No one among the primary authors who met these criteria would be omitted from the authorship. People without any considerable involvement or substantial intellectual participation in the research process would not be considered as one of the authors like those who obtain funds for the research, collect important data and materials, or coordinate with the publication are considered significant but do not qualify for authorship as well as the inclusion of ‘ghost author’ is highly discouraged. The source of funding may be included in the acknowledgment as well as those people who became part either directly or indirectly in the completion of the research paper.

The corresponding author shall be responsible for communicating with the Editor to accomplish the copyright form and inform the co-authors regarding the status of the research article submitted and accepted to IRJSTEM to avoid multiple submissions of paper to other journals at the same time. If the paper is rejected for publication to IRJSTEM that is the right time to submit the research article to other journals. The corresponding author is also responsible for the accuracy of the content of the paper particularly the complete list of the names of the co-authors, updated affiliations, and email addresses.

Corrections and Retraction Policy

Article retraction may be done in the case of stating unreliable findings in the conclusion, infringements of professional ethical codes such as plagiarism, multiple submissions to other journals or publications, fraudulent use of data or information, and the like. Article replacement may be done if the article might cause a serious health risk if acted upon from false or inaccurate information, the author/s will be asked to retract and replace the original article with the corrected version of the paper. A link for the notice of retraction will be provided to the corrected article. Erratum may be done for corrections in the article that might have been missed during the editing resulting from errors or omissions of significant information. This is made accessible to the readers with a link to the corrected version. Within one year after the publication date of the paper will only be allowed the authors to remove or replace papers with the corrected article.

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