Publication Ethics

JARIMS aims to ensure that best practice and ethical standards are maintained by journal editors, authors and reviewers. Ethical standards are crucial to ensure the quality of scientific publications, and credibility of scientific findings. In order to ensure the credibility of scientific articles published in our journals, it is necessary to pay special attention to the following issues:



Plagiarism means the use of any material, ideas, data, procedures, methods, theories or scientific results developed or created by another person without acknowledging the original source. JARIMS uses expert reviewers with vast experience in order to identify and prevent any form of 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, it must be appropriately cited or quoted. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable. Manuscripts that are found to have been plagiarized from a manuscript by other authors will be rejected.



Manuscripts submitted for publication should be original contributions and authors must certify that the manuscript has not been published or is under consideration for publication elsewhere. Authors submitting manuscripts for publication warrant that the work is not an infringement of any existing copyright, infringement of proprietary right, invasion of privacy, or libel. Authors should not submit for publication any manuscript containing data they are not authorized to use. When the article is accepted for publication, the author transfers exclusive publication rights to JARIMS. JARIMS has the sole right to reproduce, publish, distribute and make available to the public the article in print and electronic format.



To withdraw an article, a formal request has to be made by corresponding author explaining the reason of withdrawing the manuscript. The request will be processed by the editorial board and only serious genuine reasons will be considered. Once the article was accepted and sent for peer-review, article processing charges of USD 60 is chargeable upon withdrawal.



The publisher can withdraw or retract the article due to reasons such as plagiarism, copyright infringement, duplicate or multiple publication, falsifying data and any other fraudulent acts. In order to determine if an article should be retracted, the Editors will launch an investigation. The original article will not be removed from the online journal, but will be identified as a retracted article.



If a published article poses problems on legal grounds the publisher has the right to remove the article. Other cases that will warrant a removal of an article after publication are: a court order against the publication, the article infringes others’ legal rights, the contents are defamatory or slanderous in nature. In these circumstances, while the metadata (Title and Authors) will be retained, the text will be replaced with a screen indicating the article has been removed for legal reasons