Publishing Ethics

Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

Journal of Glaciology and Geocryology follows international ethics of publishing and adopts double-blind review system to ensure article quality, and prevent plagiarism, multiple submission, ghost writing, third-party submission, improper authorship and other academic misconducts.


Responsibilities of Editorial Board


(1) Editorial Board processes manuscripts for review in a timely manner under the premise of double-blind review.

(2) Editorial Board should feedback expert review opinions to authors in a timely manner, support academic discussions and coordination between authors and reviewers. Under the double-blind review principle, manuscripts and reviewers’ information are kept confidential, Comments that are offensive or defamatory will not be adopted.

(3) According to the significance, originality, clarity, and scope, the editorial board and editors have right to reject and accept manuscripts, and allow authors to appeal the review decision.


Responsibilities of Reviewers


(1) The evaluation of papers should be objective and fair. Reviewers should give clear opinions on the academic level of manuscripts and whether it meets the publication standards, and avoid perfunctory or ambiguous review opinions.

(2) Reviewers should respect different academic viewpoints, and avoid rude, derogatory or unobjective comments. If serious academic misconduct is found in manuscripts, it should be truthfully reported to the editorial office.

(3) If reviewers are not familiar with the discipline or the relevant research direction, they should truthfully inform the editorial office. For papers that have conflicts of interest or mutual benefits that hinder objective evaluation, reviewers should avoid reviewing the manuscript.

(4) If reviewers are invited to review a paper, it should be completed within the specified time, and the editorial office should be notified in time if the review could not be returned in time.


Responsibilities of Authors


(1) The submission must be an original work, its key content never published. Multiple publications and plagiarism are prohibited. The cited content should be indicated with the reference information. The data in the text is true and reliable, non-deceptive, without academic misconduct such as forgery, tampering or plagiarism.

(2) It is not allowed to violate the rules of authorship. All the signed authors of manuscripts should review and agree to publish manuscripts in advance, and have the responsibility of informed consent to the content of manuscripts. Each author who signs manuscripts must have a substantive academic contribution to manuscripts. Guest authors are prohibited.

(3) "Third parties" are not allowed to write papers on behalf of authors. Authors should complete scientific writing by themselves, and resist "third parties" providing article writing services. "Third parties" are not allowed to submit papers on behalf of authors. Authors should complete the submission procedures and respond to review comments by themselves, and resist "third parties" providing paper submission services. "Third party" is not allowed to modify the content of manuscripts. The language of manuscripts could be polished by "third party" but must be based on the original manuscript completed by authors, and the service is limited to the improvement of language expression.

(4) Manuscripts or research funding information should be stated in the manuscript. Other contributors that provide support or assistance for the manuscripts but not have the qualification to be authors should be clearly stated in acknowledgment. It is not allowed to provide false peer reviewer information. If authors are to recommend peer reviewers, they should ensure that the information provided is true and reliable, and resist any falsification in the peer review process.

 (5)  All authors must disclose all potential conflicts of interest, i.e., when the financing / personal status / affiliation of the authors (or the authors' organization / employer) may affect the authors' decision, work or manuscript. When a product is involved, the author should also disclose whether there is a conflict of interest against competitive products.


Responsibility of Editors


(1) Editors should ensure the fairness of the initial review process of manuscripts, reasonably select manuscripts according to its scope and quality.

(2) Editors should ensure that the processing of manuscript is timely, and the publishing content is novel, scientific and reliable. The frontier and hot research results is given priority for publishing.

(3) Editors should detect any potential academic misconduct in manuscripts, eliminate academic misconduct such as falsification, plagiarism, duplicate publication, third-party submission, and improper authorship. All submitted manuscripts will be screened by using AMLC system powered by CNKI. The repetition ratio should be smaller than 15%.

(4) Efforts should be made to ensure that the received manuscripts are arranged for peer review and publication in a timely manner. Especially, the timeliness of publication should be ensured for papers reporting important findings.

(5) Editors should establish and maintain the information of editorial board members, and assume the responsibility of assisting and supervising the editorial board.

(6) Editors should feedback expert review opinions to authors in a timely manner, supporting academic discussions and coordination between authors and reviewers. Under the review principle of "double-blind review", editors are obliged to keep reviewers' information confidential. Rude or defamatory reviews will not be adopted.


Retraction and Correction


(1) Editors would consider retracting the manuscript in the following cases: there is clear evidence that the research results are unreliable due to improper behavior (such as data falsification) or honest errors (such as misjudgment or experimental error), the research results have been previously published in other publication without proper cross-references, permissions, or justifications (i.e. duplicate publication), plagiarism, report of unethical research.


(2) The retraction notice should be linked to the retracted article as much as possible (ie all electronic versions), clearly identify the retracted article (for example, including the title and authors in the title of the retracted manuscript), publish in time to minimize misleading materials.


(3) Editors should consider issuing corrections in the following cases: a small part of reliable publications proves to be misleading (especially because of unintended mistake), the list of authors/contributors is incorrect (ie, genuine authors are neglected or those who do not meet copyright conditions are listed). 



Pubdate: 2024-03-21    Viewed: 368