JHCD Publication Ethics
JHCD is committed to ensure the publication process follows specific academic ethics. Hence, Authors, Reviewers and Editors are required to conform to standards of ethical guidelines.
Authors should discuss objectively the significance of research work, technical detail and relevant references to enable others to replicate the experiments. JHCD does not accept fraudulent or inaccurate statements that may constitute towards unethical conduct. Authors should ensure the originality of their works. In cases where the work and/or words of others have been used, appropriate acknowledgements should be made. JHCD does not accept plagiarism in all forms that constitute towards unethical publishing of an article. This includes simultaneous submission of the same manuscript to more than one journal. Corresponding author is responsible for the full consensus of all co-authors in approving the final version of the paper and its submission for publication.
JHCD treats manuscripts received for review as confidential documents. Therefore, Reviewers must ensure the confidentiality and shoud not use privileged information and/or ideas obtained through peer review for personal advantage. Reviews should be conducted based on academic merit and observations should be formulated clearly with supporting arguments. In cases where the selected Reviewer feels unqualified to review a manuscript, the Reviewer should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process in TWO (2) weeks from the time review offer is made. In any reasonable circumstances, Reviewers should not consider to evaluate manuscripts if they have conflicts of interest (i.e: competitive, collaborative and/or other connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions affiliated to the papers).
Editors should evaluate manuscripts exclusively based on their academic merit. JHCD strictly does not allow editors to use unpublished information of authors’ without the written consent of the author. Editors are required to take appropriate responsive actions if ethical complaints have been presented concerning a submitted manuscript or published paper.