Publishing Ethics



The publication of an article in a peer-reviewed journal is an essential building block in the development of a respected network of knowledge. Hence it is essential to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior.

 Authorship Practice
  • Authorship credit should be based on substantial contributions only
  • Source of funding for research or publication should be acknowledged
  • Fundamental errors, if any, in published works should be brought out
  • Avoid multiple or concurrent submissions for publication
  • Avoid plagiarism and fabricated results
  • Declare conflict of interests, if any
  • Follow reporting standards

 Reviewership Practice
  • Contribute to editorial decision on publication in most fair and unbiased way
  • Uphold standards of the Journal and research community
  • Maintain confidentiality of work
  • Prompt response to reduce turn-around time
  • Declare conflict of interests, if any

 Editorial & Publisher’s Practice
  • Contribute to publication decision in most fair and unbiased way giving due consideration to reviewer’s comments
  • Uphold standards of the Journal and research community
  • Maintain confidentiality of work at all levels
  • Timely and effective communication with all involved in publication for fast and smooth operations
  • Declare conflict of interests, if any
  • Put best possible efforts to make the research contributions reach to as large a community as possible

 Policy and Action for Plagiarism
  • IJDI-ERET is strictly against any unethical act of copying or plagiarism in any form and aims at protecting and promoting original work of its authors.
  • All manuscripts submitted for publication to IJDI-ERET are cross-checked for plagiarism using available software.
  • Manuscripts found to be plagiarized during initial stages of review are out-rightly rejected and not considered for publication in the journal.
  • Manuscript found to be plagiarized beyond acceptable limits after publication are retracted. In such case editor-in-chief may also contact Head of the organization to which the author(s) is (are) affiliated with a request to take strict actions.
  • Author(s) found to be involved in plagiarism act may be restricted to make any submissions for particular duration or even permanently.