Ethical guidelines for JMDET publication:
The Journal of Multi-Disciplinary Engineering Technologies (JMDET), is committed to ensuring ethics in publication and quality of articles. The publication of an article in the peer-reviewed journal published by JMDET is process of permanent knowledge improvement. It directly reflects the quality of the work of the authors. JMDET supports the scientific method for publishing peer reviewed papers. This necessitates to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the journal editor, the peer reviewer and the publisher.
The journal ethic statements are based on COPE’s (https://publicationethics.org/), Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.
Few of the statements are listed as:
AUTHORS: The authors should ensure that their work is entirely original, and if the work and/or words of others is used, then they have to ensure to appropriately acknowledge their work. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behavior. Authors should take care of Plagiarism policy of the journal. Also submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is not acceptable. Authors should maintain accurate records of data associated with their submitted manuscript, and if requested they should provide access to these data. Authors should guarantee that all data used in the article are real and authentic.
EDITORS: JMDET journal employs a peer review process. All contributions will be initially assessed by the editor. The editor is solely and independently responsible for selecting, processing, and deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal meet the editorial goals and could thus be published. Each paper considered suitable is sent to two independent peer reviewers who are experts in their field and able to assess the specific qualities of the work. Editors preserve anonymity of the reviewers. The editor is responsible for the final decision regarding whether or not the paper is accepted or rejected. When errors are found, editors promote publication of correction or retraction. Editors should make unbiased decisions independent from commercial consideration.
PUBLISHER: Publisher monitors and safeguards publishing ethics, communicates journal policies, cultivates editorial independence, preserves the integrity of the academic record, safeguards intellectual property and copyrights, continuously improves the quality of the journal. Publisher respects discretion of all parties involved.
Peer review supports editors in making editorial decisions and their review comments assist authors in improving their manuscripts. Reviewer should show promptness if the reviewer feels unqualified for the topic of research and should notify the editors and excuse oneself from the review process. The received manuscript must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to, or discussed with others except as authorized by the editors. Reviews should be conducted accurately and precisely. Observations should be formulated clearly with supporting arguments. Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. A reviewer should also notify the editors of any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other manuscript (published or unpublished) of which they have personal knowledge.