ETJ is very sensitive to research misconduct and uses all means available to prevent publishing miscounted research. The Council of Editors defines research misconduct broadly in three categories of action and conducts. ETJ uses this definition of misconduct in dealing with the issue and strictly follows the COPE charts in dealing with research misconduct. In addition, for each component of the research misconduct, ETJ has many assurance policies as follows:
- Mistreatment of research subjects
- Falsification and Fabrication of data
- Piracy and Plagiarism
Protection of Animal rights
ETJ does not publish manuscripts that do not declare a statement about the protection of animal rights. Normally, the journal requires that a statement is declared that research has been reviewed by an institutional review board either in the material method section of the manuscript or in the acknowledgment section of the manuscript. In addition, ETJ encourages authors to report the registry number of the council certification.
Falsification and Fabrication of data
Fabrication is defined as making up data without actually collecting or synthesizing scientific data. Falsification is defined as manipulating research material to reach a favorable result. Fabrication and falsification could happen at any research stage (in the field) up to the publication of a manuscript where citation can be misused (referencing a citation when the citation does not support the argument). ETJ tries to identify any kind of fabrication or falsification in all levels of manuscript processing, from initial screening to comprehensive evaluation of a revised manuscript and even after a manuscript has been published. Reporting any fabrication and falsification is an ethical duty of our authors, co-authors, reviewers, editors, and readers. In any event of falsification or fabrication, ETJ keeps its right to retract or withdraw the fabricated or falsified article. ETJ strictly follows the COPE charts in dealing with fabrication and falsification.
Plagiarism is the appropriation of another person''s ideas, processes, results, or words without giving appropriate credit. Another category of plagiarism is self-plagiarism, when the author published his own idea, data, and text in different journals when no need for such duplication exists. ETJ uses all means to detect plagiarism. As a matter of quality assurance, a more than 20% similarity in the text of a manuscript will be rejected. ETJ strictly follows the COPE charts in dealing with plagiarized articles.