Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statements
“Computer Communication & Collaboration” is a peer-reviewed journal under the licence of ISSN International Centre. A published article is a direct reflection of the quality of the work of the authors and the institutions that support them. It is necessary to agree upon standards of expected ethical behaviour for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the editorial board, the peer reviewer, and the publisher. Our ethic statements are based on "Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors" in COPE (2011).
Duties of the Editorial Board
The editor-in-chief is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal after undergoing peer review should be published. The editor may be guided by the policies of the journal’s editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editor may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision. However, neither the editors nor the editorial staff have the authority to influence the reviewers who are conducting the blind review of the articles submitted for peer review.
The editors should evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual contents without regard to none of the race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.
The editors and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.
Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest
Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used by the editors’ and/or any of the editorial board members in their own research without the express written consent of the author(s).
Duties of the Reviewers
Contribution to Editorial Decisions
Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper. Reviewer s comments to the editors are confidential and before passing on to the author will be made anonymous. The names of the reviewers remain strictly confidential, with their identities known only the Editor-In-Chief and Technical Editor.
Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the managing editor, Editor-in-Chief or Technical Editor, and excuse himself/herself from the review process.
Any manuscript received for review must be treated as a confidential document. It must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editors.
Standards of Objectivity
Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author(s) is inappropriate. Reviewers should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.
Acknowledgment of Sources
Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the editors attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.
Disclosure and Conflict of Interest
Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in a reviewer’s own research without the express written consent of the author. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be strictly kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.
Duties of Authors
Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behaviour and are unacceptable.
Data Access and Retention
Authors may be asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data (consistent with the ALPSP-STM Statement on Data and Databases), if practicable, and should in any event be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.
Originality and Plagiarism
The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.
Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication
An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and hence is unacceptable.
Acknowledgment of Sources
Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.
Authorship of the Paper
Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.
If the work involves chemicals, procedures or equipment that have any unusual hazards inherent in their use, the authors must clearly identify these in the manuscript.
Disclosure and Conflict of Interest
All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.
Fundamental Errors in Published Works
When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper. If the editor or the publisher learns from a third party that a published work contains a significant error, it is the obligation of the author to promptly retract or correct the paper or provide evidence to the editor of the correctness of the original paper.
Computer Communication & Collaboration (referred to us CCC) is committed to respecting data-protection regulations. This statement informs you of the steps we take to protect your rights.
By personal data we mean the details you provide us via our forms, e.g. your email address, names and postal addresses and other information details.
By using our site and by sending your names, adresses and other infrmations, you accept that such personal data will be gathered and stored in our databases.
We will maintain appropriate safeguards to ensure the security, integrity and privacy of your personal data. We do not share personal data with other companies for marketing or similar purposes.
This data will be used by CCC to provide you with the services you have required. We may also occasionally use it to inform you of new services and changes related to our provide a services.
CCC cannot take responsibility for information found on third party Web sites outside its control. While we attempt to provide links only to third-party Web sites that comply with all applicable laws and regulations and our standards, please understand that the content on these third-party Web sites is subject to change without notice to CCC. We therefore cannot be responsible for, and accept no liability for, any information or opinion contained in any third-party web site.
The authors permanently own the rights to collect royalties of their articles. For the uniqueness and the originality of scientific articles authors are responsible. However, the editors seek to prevent the spread of plagiarism in the scientific sphere. All copyrights remain the author of the article. Authors agree with publication and other spread their articles in world wide web for scientific use and citations.