Publishing policies

  •  Publication ethics

JASS is committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record. We encourage authors to refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors. Journal policy prohibits an author from submitting the same manuscript for consideration by another journal and does not allow publication of a manuscript that has been published in whole or in part by another journal.

  •  Plagiarism

JASS take issues of copyright violation, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of published articles. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. If an article, for example, is found to have plagiarized other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where the authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article; taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author's institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; or taking appropriate legal action.

  •  Prior publication

If material has been previously published, it is not acceptable for publication in a JASS .

  •  Contributor's publishing agreement

Before publication JASS requires the author as the rights holder to sign a Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement. JASS publishes manuscripts under Creative Commons licenses. The standard license for the journal is Creative Commons by Attribution (CC BY), which allows others to re-use the work without permission as long as the work is properly referenced. 

Publication Ethical Policy

JASS has applied for Cope membership which is committed to educating and supporting editors, publishers and those involved in publication ethics with the aim of moving the culture of publishing towards one where ethical practices becomes a normal part of the publishing culture. JASS adopted and strictly followed HEC ethical policy of publications.

JASS follows HEC Publication Ethical Policies, Please see the below link.

Please Click Here to View HEC Ethical Guidlines for Editors

Please Click Here to View HEC Ethical Guidlines for Authors

Please Click Here to View HEC Ethical Guidlines for Reviewers


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