Publication Ethics

The publication of an article in a peer-reviewed journal is an essential component in research and in building knowledge base in the discipline. It is a direct reflection of the quality of work of the authors and the organizations that support them. It is therefore important for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the peer reviewer, the journal editor and the publisher, to follow internationally acceptable standards of expected ethical behavior.
    We expect all parties involved in IJGE publication to be honest and fair and to follow, but not limited to, the practice guideline as outlined in the Minimum Expectations for Publication Ethics.

Malpractice Policy
  • If there is an evidence or a reasonable belief of violation, by authors, of IJGE policies and the related Terms and Conditions, the manuscript will be automatically rejected. If a paper has already been published, it will be removed from the journal with a notice to the public on the journal website stating "this paper has been removed from the journal due to violation to IJGE policies". In severe case, the authors' names may also be revealed.
  • If there is an evidence that a manuscript is submitted to another journal while still under review by IJGE, the manuscript will be automatically rejected and the authors will be billed for all the work performed on the manuscript in reviewing, editing and formatting, etc.
  • For anyone who is involved in reviewing, editing and publishing, if there is evidence or reasonable belief of violation of IJGE policies, the individual will be subject to disciplinary actions, from warning to suspension or removal, depending on the situation.