Publication Ethics

  1. Ethical Standards: The "International Journal of Religion and Humanities" (IJRH) is committed to upholding the highest ethical standards in all aspects of publication. Authors, editors, and reviewers are expected to adhere to these standards to ensure the integrity and credibility of the scholarly record.
  2. Authorship: Authorship credit should be based on substantial contributions to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All authors must have made significant contributions and should be listed appropriately. Any individual who contributed significantly to the work but does not meet the criteria for authorship should be acknowledged in the acknowledgments section.
  3. Originality and Plagiarism: Authors must ensure that their work is original and has not been published elsewhere. Plagiarism in any form, including self-plagiarism, is unacceptable. All sources used in the preparation of the manuscript must be properly cited. Any suspicion of plagiarism will be investigated and may result in rejection of the manuscript or retraction of the published article.
  4. Conflict of Interest: Authors must disclose any potential conflicts of interest that could influence the interpretation of their work. These may include financial interests, relationships, or affiliations that could be perceived as influencing the research or its outcomes. Editors and reviewers should also declare any conflicts of interest and recuse themselves from handling manuscripts where such conflicts exist.
  5. Peer Review Process: The peer review process is fundamental to maintaining the quality and integrity of the scholarly literature. Editors are responsible for ensuring that the peer review process is fair, unbiased, and timely. Reviewers should provide constructive feedback and evaluate manuscripts based on their merit, without regard to factors such as the author's identity, affiliation, or reputation.
  6. Data Integrity and Reproducibility: Authors should provide accurate and complete data to support their findings. Raw data should be made available to editors and reviewers upon request and should be retained for a reasonable period after publication. Any manipulation or fabrication of data is strictly prohibited.
  7. Transparency and Openness: Authors should provide transparency regarding the methods and procedures used in their research. Any potential limitations or biases should be acknowledged, and efforts to mitigate these should be described. Authors should also be transparent about any funding sources or support received for the research.
  8. Publication Ethics Violations: Any suspected violations of publication ethics, such as plagiarism, data fabrication, or conflicts of interest, should be reported to the journal's editorial office. The editors will investigate any allegations of misconduct and take appropriate action, which may include retracting the article or banning the responsible parties from submitting to the journal in the future.
  9. Editorial Independence: Editors should make decisions based solely on the quality and relevance of the manuscript to the journal's scope. Editorial decisions should not be influenced by personal or professional relationships with the authors, reviewers, or any other parties.
  10. Corrections and Retractions: If errors or inaccuracies are discovered in a published article, authors should promptly notify the journal's editorial office and cooperate in issuing corrections or retractions as necessary to maintain the integrity of the scholarly record.