Statement on publication ethics and against publication malpractice
Statement on Publication Ethics and against Publication Malpractice
● The publishers and editors of Contemporary Chinese Political Economy and Strategic Relations: An International Journal (CCPS) are obliged to take reasonable steps to identify and prevent the publication of papers where research misconduct has occurred.
● In no case shall the journal or its editors encourage such misconduct, or knowingly allow such misconduct to take place.
● In the event that the journal’s publishers or editors are made aware of any allegation of research misconduct the publishers or editors shall deal with allegations appropriately.
● If unavoidable need arises on the part of the author(s) for retracting or correction after publication, the author(s) can contact the editor of the journal for discussion and for further action.
● The journal’s publishers and editors are obliged to publish corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies when needed.
To support and promote integrity in research publication, at Contemporary Chinese Political Economy and Strategic Relations: An International Journal (CCPS) we fully endorse the position statements for editors and authors that were developed at the Second World Conference on Research Integrity which require
· editors to be accountable and take responsibility for the publication; make fair and unbiased decisions independent from commercial considerations; inform peer reviewers and authors what is expected of them and ensure a fair and appropriate peer review process; adopt editorial policies that encourage maximum transparency and complete, honest reporting with appropriate policies in place for handling editorial conflicts of interest; guard the integrity of the published record by issuing corrections and retractions when necessary; pursue suspected or alleged research and publication misconduct and editorial/reviewer misconduct; critically assess the ethical conduct of studies in humans and animals;
· authors to adhere to publication requirements that the submitted articles are original, not plagiarised, and have not been published elsewhere; ensure that their results are presented in a clear and honest manner and without fabrication, falsification or inappropriate data manipulation; ensure that the reported researches have been conducted in an ethical and responsible manner and in compliance with all relevant legislations; describe their methods clearly and unambiguously in order that their findings can be validated by others; disclose funding sources and relevant conflicts of interest; in the case of articles with multiple authors, to take collective responsibility for the submitted and published articles and ensure that the authorship of these articles accurately reflects the individual authors’ respective contributions to research and reporting.
For further details, please refer to:
Wager, Elizabeth and Sabine Kleinert (2011). Responsible research publication: International standards for authors. A position statement developed at the 2nd World Conference on Research Integrity, Singapore, 22-24 July 2010. In: Tony Mayer and Nicholas Steneck (eds), Promoting research integrity in a global environment. London: Imperial College Press / Singapore: World Scientific Publishing (ISBN 978-981-4340-97-7), pp. 309-316.<http://publicationethics.org/files/International%20standards_authors_for%20website_11_Nov_2011.pdf>
Kleinert, Sabine and Elizabeth Wager (2011). Responsible research publication: International standards for editors. A position statement developed at the 2nd World Conference on Research Integrity, Singapore, 22-24 July 2010. In: Tony Mayer and Nicholas Steneck (eds), Promoting research integrity in a global environment. London: Imperial College Press / Singapore: World Scientific Publishing (ISBN 978-981-4340-97-7), pp. 317-328. <http://publicationethics.org/files/International%20standard_editors_for%20website_11_Nov_2011.pdf>