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Ethics Statement

IJCLT is committed to upholding the highest ethical standards in the publication process, and the following ethics statement outlines the responsibilities of all parties involved during this process, including authors, editors, reviewers, and the publisher.

 

Responsibilities of authors

1. Authors must ensure that their work is original and any work and words of others have been properly acknowledged. Plagiarism in any form is not acceptable.

2. Authors are responsible for the accuracy and integrity of the data presented in their manuscripts. Any forms of data fabrication or manipulation are unethical.

3. Only individuals who have made significant contributions during the research processes and manuscript writing can be listed as authors. All co-authors must approve the final version of the manuscript and agree to its submission for the possible consideration of publication.

4. Authors must disclose at the time of submission any financial or other significant conflicts of interest that might influence the results or interpretation of their work.

5. Authors must ensure that research involving human subjects complies with relevant ethical standards and approvals. Details of ethical approvals and informed consent processes must be provided at the time of submission and within the manuscript.

 

Responsibilities of editors

1. Editors must evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to any other factors.

2. Editors and editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.

3. Editors are responsible for making publication decisions based on the manuscript's originality, significance as well as the validity of the study and its contribution to the field.

4. Editors must not be involved in decisions about papers in which they have conflicts of interest. They should recuse themselves from handling manuscripts where such conflicts exist.

 

Responsibilities of reviewers

1. Manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents, and must not be shared or discussed with others except as authorized by the editors.

2. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have any conflicts of interest. They should recuse themselves from handling manuscripts where such conflicts exist.

3. Reviews should be conducted in a professional and polite manner. Reviewers should express their views clearly and objectively with supporting arguments.

 

Responsibilities of the publisher

1. The publisher will work closely with journal editors to maintain the integrity of the academic record.

2. The publisher supports the journal in its efforts to adhere to the ethical standards outlined in this statement and will provide the necessary resources and guidance to ensure these standards are met.

3. Allegations of misconduct, whether by authors, reviewers, or editors, will be taken seriously and investigated promptly. Appropriate actions, which may include contacting the institutions of the individuals involved, retracting publications, or issuing corrections, will be taken in cases of confirmed misconduct.

 

For any questions regarding this Ethics Statement, please contact the editorial team at info@clt-international.org.