Publication Ethics

  1. Ensure that all submitted materials are free from plagiarism. The definition of plagiarism according to U.S. Federal Policy on Research Misconduct (http://www.aps.org/policy/statements/federalpolicy.cfm) is “the appropriation of another person’s ideas, processes, results, or words without giving appropriate credit”.
  2. Ensure that all authors are aware of submissions and the order of authorships has been agreed by all authors. Note that all authors should have contributions to the submitted manuscript. According to authorship (ICMJ Recommendation 2013 http://www.icmje.org/recommendations) authorship of an article be based on the following criteria (i). substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work; or the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data for the work; AND (ii). drafting the work or revising it critically for important intellectual content; AND (iii). final approval of the version to be published; AND (iv). agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.
  3. Whenever appropriate, the authors should declare the source of funding in the acknowledgement.
  4. In case the paper is based on a case study in an organization, the authors are responsible to protect confidentiality of identity or other information about such organizations unless there was a written permission to disclose such information from an authority representing the organization.
  5. A multiple or concurrent submission for an article is widely understood as a breach of ethical publication standard and we would reject any paper submitted to OSCM Journal if we know that it is also submitted for journal evaluation elsewhere.
  6. Any complaint with regards to the published papers in Operations and Supply Chain Management: An International Journal shall be handled by the Editor-in-Chief who will seek advises from the Board Members.
  7. The Editor-in-Chief may cancel publication of an accepted manuscript or retract a published manuscript if any proven research misconduct is identified.
  8. Any disputes about the authorship should be resolved by the authors themselves before a manuscript is submitted. The changes in the authorship after the initial submission of a manuscript should be made in writing before the submission of the final (accepted) manuscript and the document should be signed by all authors, including those being added or removed.
  9. The authors may propose three or four names of the potential reviewers. The proposed reviewers should not have any conflict of interest with the author(s): not from the same organization and have not been working closely in the past with the author(s).
  10. The proposed reviewers may or may not be invited by the editor to review the manuscript.
  11. When the editor is involved as an author of a paper submitted to the OSCM Journal then the review process has to be handled by other editor. Likewise, an editor should not handle the review of a paper written by an author working for the same organization with the editor.

We strive to keep OSCM Journal a fair, ethical and trustworthy outlet for academic publications. We have been part of Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).