CMU Journal of Science is committed to publishing quality research outputs that adhere to thorough double-blind peer review and strict ethical, procedural processes to ensure the publication of high-quality articles from all academic disciplines.
Prescribed policies and procedures in accordance with COPE’s guidelines are necessarily taken into action in the event in which CMU Journal of science is aware of any research misconduct, including plagiarism, citation manipulation, data falsification/fabrication, and among others. In no case, CMU Journal of Science and its editors allow unethical research practices and misconducts.
CMU Journal of Science follows the guidelines of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) for the authorship and contributorship qualifications of a submitted manuscript. According to ICMJE, to be recorded as an author, an individual must satisfy the following:
Individuals of which work did not qualify for authorship can still be named in the acknowledgment section of the paper. Moreover, the listed corresponding author should be the point of contact between the Journal and other authors of the submitted manuscript during the preliminary assessment, peer review, and publication processes. The corresponding author ensures that his/her co-authors are well-informed and involved with the reviews and critiques of their peer reviewers and major decisions regarding the publication of the manuscript.
A more detailed guidelines on authorship and Contributorship criteria can be accessed through ICMJE official website-Defining the Role of Authors and Contributors.
CMU Journal of Science and its Editorial Board is dedicated to bringing authors and contributors necessary publication services and fairness in dealing with complaints following the appropriate regulation in handling complaints and appeals as reflected in the COPE’s guidelines.
Authors and readers can also directly contact CMUJS through email@example.com to promptly communicate any issues directly to the CMUJS Editorial office.
Authors of the submitted manuscript should declare a “no conflict of interest” statement on their paper to justify any circumstances or interests that may inappropriately influence their research. Furthermore, authors should acknowledge their funding agencies and state if it has a role in the conducted study specifically in the design, collection, analyses, and final decision on the publication of the results.
All submitted articles in CMU Journal Science undergone preliminary assessment which includes plagiarism and grammar check. A submitted manuscript must satisfy the plagiarism detection test score of at least 85 % for originality or not more than 15% similarity index otherwise, it will be advised for revision and resubmission.