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JoDMApps (Journal of Data Science Methods and Applications), is committed to upholding the highest standards of publication ethics and taking all action regarding any publication fraud. The Editorial Board is responsible, among other things, for preventing publication malpractice. Unethical behavior is unacceptable, and JoDMApps does not tolerate plagiarism in any form. The author who submitted the article confirms that the contents of the manuscript are original. Additionally, author submission also implies that the manuscript has not been previously published in any language, either in whole or in part, and is not currently submitted for publication elsewhere. Editors, authors, and reviewers, within JoDMApps, must be fully committed to good publication practices and accept responsibility for fulfilling the following duties and responsibilities, as established by the COPE Code of Ethics for Journal Editors. As part of its Core Practices, COPE has written guidelines at http://publicationethics.org/resources/guidelines.
Section A: Publication and authorship
- All submitted papers are subject to a strict peer-review process by reviewers that are experts in the area of the particular manuscript.
- The review process is double-blind peer-review.
- The factors that are taken into account in review are relevance, soundness, significance, originality, readability, and language.
- The possible decisions include acceptance, acceptance with revisions, or rejection.
- If authors are encouraged to revise and resubmit a submission, there is no guarantee that the revised submission will be accepted.
- Rejected articles will not be re-reviewed.
- The paper acceptance is constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement, and plagiarism.
- No research can be included in more than one publication.
Section B: Authors’ responsibilities
- Originality and Plagiarism, 1) Ensure that the submitted work is their own original creation and does not infringe upon the copyright of others, 2) Properly cite sources used in the research and avoid plagiarism.
- Data Access and Retention, Provide access to the data supporting their work and retain it for verification and reproduction purposes.
- Authorship of the Paper, 1) Include only individuals who have made significant contributions to the creation of the work as authors, 2) Acknowledge the contributions of all parties involved in the research.
- Multiple, Redundant, or Concurrent Publication, Do not submit the same work to multiple journals or submit it simultaneously.
- Acknowledgment of Sources, Acknowledge relevant previous work and provide proper references.
- Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest, Disclose any conflicts of interest that may affect the research outcomes or interpretation.
Section C: Reviewers’ responsibilities
- Contribution to Editorial Decisions, Provide objective and constructive assessments of the quality, originality, and relevance of the reviewed manuscripts.
- Promptness, Complete reviews in a timely manner and provide helpful feedback to the editor.
- Confidentiality, Maintain the confidentiality of the manuscripts under review and do not use the information for personal gain.
- Standards of Objectivity, Provide honest assessments without regard to the authors' origin or affiliation.
- Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest, Disclose any conflicts of interest that may affect the objectivity of the review.
- Acknowledgment of Sources, Identify relevant previous work that may not have been cited by the authors.
Section D: Editors’ responsibilities
- Fair Play, Evaluate manuscripts based on their quality, relevance, and originality, regardless of the authors' origin, race, gender, sexual orientation, or institutional affiliation.
- Confidentiality, Maintain the confidentiality of all information related to submitted manuscripts.
- Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest, Disclose any conflicts of interest that may influence editorial decisions.
- Publication Decisions, Be responsible for making publication decisions based on the quality, originality, and relevance of the work, as well as ethical considerations.
- Involvement and Cooperation in Investigations, Respond to allegations of misconduct or fraud in publishing and take appropriate actions.