Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement

Falsification, plagiarism, and self-plagiarism

Fabrication, falsification, or misrepresentation of reported data (with the intent to mislead), fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical research conduct and are unacceptable.

The authors should guarantee that they have written entirely original articles. Failure to accurately cite/quote material which has previously been published constitutes plagiarism and is unethical research conduct. Authors should take into consideration that the copyright for previously published material (including the author’s own previous publications) may rest with its publisher. It is the responsibility of the authors to ensure they have the necessary copyright permissions for any material included in their articles.

If a submission is found to contain plagiarized (including self-plagiarized) material (material that has previously been published elsewhere without proper cross-referencing, permission, or justification) will be rejected. Also, the following are unacceptable:

  • close replication of the author's own previously published work without acknowledgment of the source (duplicate publication);
  • parallel submission of the same results to more than one journal (duplicate submission).

If it is demonstrated that an article published in International Journal of Maps in Mathematics:

  • contains plagiarized (including self-plagiarized) material
  • reports falsified/fabricated data
  • reports unethical research

then the article will be retracted. A notice of retraction containing the reasons and basis for the retraction, who is retracting the article, as well as the explanations from the authors will be linked to the retracted article.

For the case of honest errors (for instance, miscalculations or gap in the proof), corrections may be made to the article by submitting a traditional erratum/corrigendum article. The erratum/corrigendum article will appear in a future volume and will link back and forth on the web to the original article online.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest

Authors must declare any potential conflict of interest (professional or financial). Particularly, they must disclose all sources of funding for the research reported in the article.

Referees/reviewers must disclose to editors any conflicts of interest that could affect their opinions on the manuscript, and they should decline the invitation to review the manuscript if they believe it to be appropriate.

Editors should not make decisions on manuscripts that conflict with their own interest (for instance, those submitted from their research collaborators, competitors, or those addressing a subject in which they have financial gain). If they may have a potential or actual conflict of interest, editors should delegate the handling of the manuscript to other editors.

A paper submitted by an editor or by authors whose relationship with the editor might create the perception of favoritism will be handled by another editor. The other editor will select referees/reviewers and make all decisions on the paper.