Deals of Misconduct

Deals of Misconduct

The International Journal of Communication and Computer Technologies (IJCCTS) upholds the highest standards of integrity and ethical conduct in research and publication. Misconduct is taken seriously and includes, but is not limited to, the following:

1. Plagiarism: Plagiarism is the appropriation of another person's ideas, processes, results, or words without giving appropriate credit. This includes:

  • Direct copying of text, images, or data from other sources without proper citation.
  • Paraphrasing substantial parts of another's work without credit.

2. Fabrication and Falsification: Fabrication refers to making up data or results and recording or reporting them. Falsification involves manipulating research materials, equipment, processes, or changing or omitting data or results in such a way that the research is not accurately represented.

3. Duplicate Submission: Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal simultaneously is unethical and unacceptable. Authors must ensure that their work is submitted only to IJCCTS until a decision is made.

4. Redundant Publication: Publishing the same or substantially similar material in multiple journals or publications is not permitted. This includes identical data, hypotheses, discussions, or conclusions.

5. Improper Authorship: All listed authors must have made a significant contribution to the research and approve of the final version of the manuscript. Adding individuals who did not contribute significantly or omitting those who did is unethical.

6. Conflict of Interest: Authors must disclose any financial or personal relationships that might bias their research. This includes funding sources, employment, consultancies, stock ownership, or any other financial interests.

7. Ethical Treatment of Subjects: Research involving human or animal subjects must adhere to ethical standards and receive appropriate approval from institutional review boards or ethics committees. Authors must include statements confirming that informed consent was obtained, and appropriate measures were taken to protect the welfare of subjects.

8. Peer Review Confidentiality: Reviewers must maintain confidentiality regarding the content of manuscripts they review and must not use information gained through the peer-review process for personal advantage.

Consequences of Misconduct: Allegations of misconduct will be thoroughly investigated. Actions may include, but are not limited to:

  • Retraction of published articles
  • Notification to authors' institutions and funding bodies
  • Banning authors from future submissions
  • Public disclosure of misconduct

Reporting Misconduct: Any concerns or allegations of misconduct should be reported to the editorial office at All reports will be handled confidentially and investigated thoroughly.

By maintaining these standards, IJCCTS ensures the integrity and credibility of the research it publishes, fostering trust within the academic community and beyond.