Publication Ethics

  1. Introduction:

Kashf Journal of Multidisciplinary Research is committed to upholding the highest standards of publication ethics and integrity. The following publication ethics guidelines outline the principles and expectations for all parties involved in the publication process, including authors, reviewers, editors, and the editorial team.

  1. Author Responsibilities:

Authors are expected to adhere to the following ethical standards:

  • Originality: Submit original work that has not been published elsewhere and is not under consideration for publication in any other journal.
  • Plagiarism: Avoid plagiarism by properly citing and acknowledging all sources used in the manuscript.
  • Authorship: List all individuals who have made significant contributions to the research as co-authors and ensure that all co-authors approve the final version of the manuscript.
  • Data Integrity: Provide accurate and reliable data, and disclose any potential conflicts of interest or funding sources that may influence the research.
  • Ethical Approval: Obtain appropriate ethical approval for studies involving human subjects, animals, or sensitive data, and adhere to relevant ethical guidelines and regulations.
  1. Reviewer Responsibilities:

Reviewers are expected to uphold the following ethical standards:

  • Confidentiality: Maintain the confidentiality of the peer review process and refrain from disclosing any information about the manuscript or review comments to unauthorized individuals.
  • Objectivity: Provide fair, constructive, and unbiased evaluations of submitted manuscripts based on scholarly merit, regardless of personal biases or affiliations.
  • Timeliness: Complete peer review assignments in a timely manner and communicate any conflicts of interest or concerns to the editorial team promptly.
  • Disclosure: Disclose any conflicts of interest that may affect the impartiality of the review process and recuse themselves from reviewing manuscripts in which they have a personal or professional stake.
  1. Editorial Responsibilities:

Editors are responsible for upholding the following ethical standards:

  • Fairness: Ensure fair and transparent editorial decisions based on the quality, significance, and originality of submitted manuscripts, regardless of authors' affiliations or prestige.
  • Integrity: Safeguard the integrity and credibility of the journal by adhering to ethical guidelines and standards in all aspects of editorial decision-making and publication processes.
  • Plagiarism Detection: Utilize plagiarism detection software to screen submitted manuscripts for potential instances of plagiarism or unethical conduct.
  • Correction and Retraction: Promptly address and correct errors or inaccuracies in published articles, and retract articles that are found to contain serious ethical violations or fraudulent data.