Publishing Ethics & Misconduct

The publication of an article in a peer-reviewed journal or conference proceedings is an essential building block in the development of a coherent and respected network of knowledge. It is a direct reflection of the quality of the work of the Authors and the institutions that support them. Peer-reviewed articles support and embody the scientific method. It is therefore important to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: Authors, Editors, Reviewers, Publishers and Societies or Institutions for society-owned or institutionally-owned journals and/or sponsored journals.

At AROB Jimukyoku, all ethical and misconduct cases are assessed and handled based on their individual merit while following the guidelines of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), such as the COPE Core Practices , and the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE).