Publication Ethics and Malpractice statement
The prevention of publication malpractice is one of the important responsibilities of the editorial board of Amity Journal of Organizational Happiness (ISSN: XXXX-XXX X). Any kind of unethical behavior is not acceptable, and the Editorial Board of this journal does not tolerate plagiarism in any form. Authors submitting manuscripts affirm that manuscript contents are original. The duties that have been outlined for the Editor, Authors and the Reviewers are based on the COPE code of Conduct and APA publication ethics. Amity Journal of Organizational Happiness is dedicated to following the best practices on ethical matters, errors and retractions.
Duties of the Editor
- Publication Decisions: Based on the review report of the Board of Editors and the Board of reviewers the editor has complete responsibility and authority to accept, reject, or request modifications to the manuscript.
- Review of the Manuscripts: Each editor must ensure that each manuscript is initially evaluated by the editor for originality, making use of appropriate software to do so.
- Fair Review: The editor must ensure that each manuscript submitted to AJHP is reviewed for its intellectual content without regard to sex, gender, race, religion, citizenship, etc. of the authors.
- Confidentiality: The editor must ensure that information regarding manuscripts submitted by the authors is kept confidential.
- Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest: The editor of this Journal shall not use unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript for his/her own research without written consent of the author.
- Ethical Guidelines: The editor shall ensure that all research material they publish conforms to the internationally accepted ethical guidelines.
- Proof of Misconduct: The editor should not reject papers based on suspicions. They should have the proof of misconduct.
Duties of Authors
- Publication guidelines: Authors must follow the submission guidelines of AJHP.
- Original Work: Authors must ensure that they have written entirely original work. Authors must certify that the manuscript has not previously been published elsewhere.
- Multiple Submissions: Authors must certify that the manuscript is not currently being considered for publication elsewhere
- Authorship of the Paper: All authors mentioned in the paper must have significantly contributed to the research.
- Data Access and Retention: Authors should provide raw data related to their manuscript for editorial review and must retain such data.
- Authenticity of Data: Authors must identify all sources used in the creation of their manuscript. Authors must state that all data in the paper are real and authentic.
Duties of Reviewers
- Confidentiality: Reviewers should keep all information regarding papers confidential and treat them as privileged information.
- Acknowledgement of Sources: Reviewers must ensure that authors have acknowledged all the sources of the data used in the research.
- Standards of Objectivity: Reviews should be conducted objectively, with no personal criticism of the author.
- Supporting Argument: Reviewers should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.
- Plagiarism, Fraud and Other Ethical Concerns: Reviewers should let the editor know if you suspect/find that a manuscript is a substantial copy of another work, citing the previous work in as much detail as possible.
- Relevant Work: Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors.
- Promptness: In the event that a reviewer feels it is not possible for him/her to complete review of manuscript within stipulated time then this information must be communicated to the editor, so that the manuscript could be sent to another reviewer