Publication Ethics

Ethical standards for publication exist to ensure high-quality scientific publications, public trust in scientific findings, and that people receive credit for their work and ideas.


Authors must not use the words, figures, or ideas of others without attribution. All sources must be cited at the point they are used, and reuse of wording must be limited and be attributed or quoted in the text.

IRJPi uses Crossref Similarity Check to detect submissions that overlap with published and submitted manuscripts.

Manuscripts that are found to have been plagiarized from a manuscript by other authors, whether published or unpublished, will be rejected and the authors may incur sanctions. Any published articles may need to be corrected or retracted.

Fabrication and falsification

The authors of submitted manuscripts or published articles that are found to have fabricated or falsified the results, including the manipulation of images, may incur sanctions, and published articles may be retracted.


If IRJPi becomes aware of breaches of our publication ethics policies, whether or not the breach occurred in a journal published byIRJP, the following sanctions may be applied across the IRJP journals:

  • Rejection of the manuscript and any other manuscripts submitted by the author(s).
  • Not allowing submission for 1–3 years.
  • Prohibition from acting as an editor or reviewer.

IRJP may apply additional sanctions for severe ethical violations.

It is the duty of all parties (the editor-in-chief, the editor(s), the peer reviewer, the author and the publisher) involved into the process of publication to follow certain code of conducts in order to maintain publication ethics and stop any kind of unethical practice. The following statement which is based on internationally acknowledged Best Practices Guidelines for Journal Editors (PDF) and Guidelines on Good Publication Practice (PDF) as published in COPE’s Offical Website, explains ethical conduct of all parties involved in the act of publishing an article for journal:

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