Policy on Publishing Ethics

Policy on Publishing Ethics
As a leading Islamic finance journal, JIBM ensures that high standards of ethical behaviour are met throughout the publication process. In our ethical standards and procedures, we highlight how authors, editors, reviewers, publishers, and society partners should act ethically.
Ethical Responsibilities of Authors
This journal ensures that the integrity of the scientific record is upheld. Authors should not interpret the research results wrongly as it can affect the trust in the journal negatively. It can also put professionalism of scientific authorship and the entire scientific endeavor at stake.
In order to maintain research integrity, the author should stick to the following rules;
1. Manuscript submitted to JIBM is not being under consideration to any other journal.
2. Avoid ‘Self Plagiarism’ from your own previously published work.
3. ‘Salami-publishing’ is prohibited.
4. Data fabrication or manipulation (Including graphics) is not welcomed.
5. Author should come up with unique research.
6. Basic information ought to be spoken to precisely in the paper.
7. A paper must contain adequate detail and references to allow others to cite the work.
8. Fake or purposely erroneous explanations constitute exploitative conduct and are inacceptable.
9. Author must ensure the originality of their work.
10. Always acknowledge the work of others properly.
11. Presenting a similar composition to more than one journal simultaneously constitutes un ethical conduct and is inacceptable.
12. Potential conflicts of interest should be disclosed.
13. Authors should check that the author group, corresponding author, and order of authors are correct at submission. Changes in authorship or the order of authors will not be entertained after the acceptance of a manuscript.
14. If authors are added or deleted at revision stage, it may be warranted justifiably. For justifying this change, a letter must be sent with the revised manuscript addressing the role of the author(s) just added or deleted. Further documentation may be needed for processing your request.
15. If you request to add or remove an author as a result of an authorship dispute after acceptance, then such a request will only be considered if it is intimated through a directed notification by the institute or independent body and/or with consensus of all authors.
16. Authors should provide all the relevant documentation or data on request for verifying the validity of the results. They can be submitted as raw data, samples, records, etc. Any sensitive information dealing with confidential or proprietary data is not included.

Action Over Author’s Misconduct
If the author is suspected of misconduct, the journal will investigate the matter as per the JIBM guidelines. If the accusation proves to be valid after investigation, the alleged author will be called to clarify his/her position. If misconduct has been proven, then the Editor-in-Chief can implement one of the following measures:
• If the article is still being considered, it will be sent back to the author after rejection.
• If the article is available online in the published form, either an erratum will be issued with the article or article will be retracted, depending on the nature and severity of the infraction. The reason for the action taken must be specified in the erratum or retraction note. It should be noted that retraction refers to the case where the paper remains on the platform, watermarked “retracted” and reason for retraction is given in a note accompanying the watermarked article.
• The author’s institution may be informed.