International Journal of Home Economics, Hospitality and Allied Research

ISSN: 2971-5121

Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

IJHHR is firmly committed to upholding COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.  IJHHR’s publisher and editorial team are committed to upholding COPE’s Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing. As outlined in this statement, all parties involved in the publishing process of articles in the journal, including authors, editors, peer-reviewers, and IJHHR’s publisher, have an obligation to conduct themselves ethically.

IJHHR policies on authorship and contributorship

Authorship should only be given to those individuals who have been responsible for the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the study that has been reported. It is required that all co-authors who have contributed significantly to the research be listed as co-authors. It is important to acknowledge or list as contributors those people who were involved in some substantive aspects of the research project and played a role in determining its direction. It is the responsibility of the corresponding author to ensure that all appropriate and no inappropriate co-authors are included in the paper, that all co-authors have seen the final version of the paper, and that they have approved it before it is submitted for publication. We encourage authors to adopt the Contributor Roles Taxonomy (CRediT) to describe each contributor’s specific contribution to the research output. IJHHR seeks to follow the standard criteria for authorship as defined by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), so all contributors listed in a manuscript must meet the requirements set forth

IJHHR policies for handling complaints and appeals

It is the responsibility of the IJHHR’s Editorial Board and Publisher to maintain the integrity and completeness of the scholarly record of our content for all end users. It is the author’s responsibility to promptly notify the journal’s Editor-in-Chief or publisher if he or she discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in the work they have already published and to cooperate with the editor in retraction or correction of the work. It is our policy to take all allegations seriously and to treat them in the same manner until a satisfactory decision or conclusion can be reached. The Editor-in-Chief is responsible for making the initial decision about the allegation(s), and may consult with the publisher if necessary. As evidence is being gathered, care is taken to avoid the spread of any allegation(s) beyond those who should be aware of them. In all cases, the author(s) will be provided with the chance to address any allegations raised against their published article. Minor misconduct might be resolved without the need to consult more widely. Depending on the severity of the misconduct, the employer(s) of the accused author(s) may be notified. In consultation with IJHHR’s publisher, the Editor-in-Chief would make the decision regarding whether or not to involve the employer(s), either through an independent review of the available evidence or by consulting with the Editorial Board or a small group of experts.  Whenever  IJHHR’s publisher or Editor-in-Chief is made aware of any allegation of research misconduct relating to a published paper in the journal, IJHHR’s publisher or Editor-in-Chief shall follow COPE’s guidelines in handling such allegation(s). There will be a correction, retraction, expression of concern, or any other relevant note published on IJHHR’s website if, upon investigation, the ethical concern is well-founded.

IJHHR policies on conflicts of interest/competing interests

Whenever possible, authors should declare in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflicts of interest that may be construed to have affected the results or interpretation of the manuscript in any way. There should be full disclosure of all sources of financial support for the project. IJHHR follows IMJE’s guidance on Disclosure of Financial and Non-Financial Relationships and Activities, and Conflicts of Interest. Purposeful failure to report relationships or activities specified on the journal’s disclosure form constitutes a form of misconduct.

IJHHR policies on data sharing and reproducibility

The submitted version, accepted version, or published version can be deposited in institutional or other repositories chosen by the author (s) at any time. Author(s) may deposit and use the manuscript on a personal website, company or institutional repositories, subject repositories, use for teaching and training within the author’s institution, and as an aspect of an author’s grant applications or theses submissions. Whenever possible, authors are requested to provide raw data as part of a paper that is being submitted for editorial review. It is expected that the authors will be prepared to make the raw data publicly available for public viewing (in accordance with the ALPSP-STM Statement on Data and Databases), and that they will retain the raw data for a reasonable period of time after publication. Authors are encouraged to share their raw data on existing dataverses such as Harvard Dataverse and preprint servers.

IJHHR policy on ethical oversight

It is generally not recommended for an author to publish manuscripts that essentially describe the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. A manuscript submitted to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is not acceptable in the world of publishing. Also, the authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted. There must be a clear identification of any unusual hazards associated with the use of chemicals, procedures, or equipment in the manuscript if the work used any of these items. It is the author’s responsibility to promptly notify the journal’s Editor-in-Chief or publisher if he or she discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in the work they have already published and to cooperate with the editor in retraction or correction of the work.  IJHHR’s publisher and Editor-in-Chief shall continue to take adequate measures to uncover and avoid the publication of articles in which misconduct has occurred, including cases of plagiarism, manipulation of citation, and falsification/fabrication of data, etc.

IJHHR policy on intellectual property

Unless stated otherwise, authors of articles published in the International Journal of Home Economics, Hospitality and Allied Research (IJHHR) retain their copyright, with the exception of third-party images and other materials added by the publisher, which are subject to copyright from their respective owners. Therefore, authors are free to disseminate and republish their articles, subject to any requirements of third-party copyright owners and provided that full citations are provided to the original publication. Articles may also be downloaded and forwarded by visitors, provided they meet the citation requirements and pay any license fees charged by IJHHR’s publisher. Copying, downloading, forwarding, or otherwise distributing any materials is subject to any copyright notices displayed. The copyright notices are displayed prominently and cannot be obliterated, deleted, or hidden, in whole or in part. Some articles may contain figures, tables, or text that was taken from another publication for which IJHHR does not hold the copyright or the right to re-license. To determine whether a material can be re-used, author(s) should contact the original copyright holder (usually the original publisher or author). It is the responsibility of the author (s) to obtain all necessary copyright release permissions for the use of any copyrighted materials in the manuscript prior to the submission. By submitting their article, the author(s) grant IJHHR publisher permission to publish, including displaying, storing, copying, and reusing their content.

IJHHR options for post-publication discussions and corrections

After an article has been published online, changes can only be made under the circumstances described below.  It is the policy of the IJHHR Editorial Board and Publisher to place great emphasis on the authority of articles after publication, based on best practices within the academic publishing community. The Erratum is a brief statement by the authors of an original paper in which they describe the correction(s) resulting from any errors or omissions found in the original paper. It is important to note whether or not the changes have affected the conclusions of the paper. An article with a correction is not removed from the online issue of the journal, but rather a notice of erratum is published. Upon publication of the Erratum, the corrected article is linked to the Erratum, which is freely available to all readers. Having a paper retracted means that the paper has been removed from the scientific literature and should not be considered a part of it. The retraction of a study is issued if there is clear evidence to suggest that the findings are unreliable, this can be as a result of misconduct or honest errors; if the findings have been published elsewhere without proper referencing, permission, or justification; if the study has been plagiarized; or if the study reports unethical research. This is done in order to protect the integrity of the record. As such, the retracted article is not removed from the online issue of the journal, but a notice of retraction is given to all readers, and the retracted article is linked to the notice of retraction. The author(s) of a paper can publish a retraction when they discover that there has been a substantial mistake in the study; in other cases, Editor-In-Chief or publisher may decide that a retraction is necessary. A retraction will always state the reason for the action and the person responsible for the decision in all cases. Similarly, if a retraction is made without the unanimous agreement of the authors, that will also be noted in the retraction. A publisher may, in rare and extreme cases, redact or remove an article if an article is found to be infringing on the law. In order to maintain the integrity of the scientific record, bibliographic information about the article will be retained. Publisher’s Notes is used to inform readers that a correction to an article has been made after the publication of the article. It is issued by the Publisher and is used in cases where typographical or production errors (which are the fault of the Publisher) affect the integrity of the article metadata (such as title, author list or byline) or will significantly impact the readers’ ability to comprehend the article. The original article is removed and replaced with a corrected version. Publisher’s Notes are freely available to all readers. Minor errors that do not affect the integrity of the metadata or a reader’s ability to understand an article and that do not involve a scientific error or omission will be corrected at the discretion of the Publisher. In such a case, the original article is removed and replaced with a corrected version. The date the correction is made is noted on the corrected article. Authors should also be aware that an original article can only be removed and replaced with a corrected version less than one year after the original publication date. Corrections to an article that has a publication date that is older than one year will only be documented by a Publisher’s Note. The following guideline may also be helpful: COPE Guidelines for Retracting Articles.