Policy on publishing integrity

Ethical Publication Practices

Research on Modern Higher Education is committed to the standards of publishing integrity and academic honesty. Editors, reviewers and authors are encouraged to refer to The Committee on Publishing Ethics (COPE) and to follow its Code of conduct and guidelines.

Serious misconduct (for example, data fabrication, falsification or plagiarism) is taken seriously into consideration and is further investigated. When a suspicion of misconduct turns out to be confirmed, the available sanction is applied.

 

Proceedings editors should be responsible for the quality of the publications, and we recommend organizers to use the conference platform of China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI) to build the conference website, which contains TMLC to check academic misconducts, especially plagiarism. Meanwhile, the journal will conduct spot check of conference proceedings before publishing.  

 

Journals’ Requirements

The journals make clear their aims and scope, editorial policy and manuscript requirements in terms of presentation and submissions.

  • Journals’ instructions are available to any contributor.
  • Journals only consider work that has not been published and is not being considered for publication elsewhere.
  • Journals recommend the use of a specific copyright and make it available on the journal pages.
  • The list of authors should accurately reflect who did the work.
  • Authors are expected to pursue objectiveness and rigour in all aspects of their work. Authors are obligated to provide retractions or corrections of mistakes.
  • Editors, authors and peer reviewers are encouraged to disclose interests that might appear to affect their ability to present or review data objectively.

Editorial Committee

Editorial decisions and editorial processes are run by the editors of the proceedings who are members of the organizing committee of the event. The detailed procedures may vary from event to event according to the custom and practice of each community.

  • The editors of the proceedings are committed to ensuring the quality of the publication and that what is reported is ethical, accurate and relevant to the journal.
  • They have full independence and are not dictated to or influenced by any factors (political, commercial, etc.). Their decision to accept or reject a paper for publication has been based only on the merits of the work and the relevance to the journal.
  • When errors are found, the editors should promote publication of corrections or retraction.

Peer Review

All published articles are peer reviewed.

  • Journals’ policy encourages the use of blinded peer review and, when it is possible, multiple reviewers.
  • Reviews should be conducted by expert referees, who have been requested to provide unbiased and constructive comments aimed, whenever possible, at improving the work.
  • Proceedings editors should take all reasonable steps to ensure the quality of the materials they publish.
  • The review options are: single-blind peer review: that is, the referees of a paper know who the authors are but the authors don’t know who the referees are; double-blind peer review, in which referees review a paper without knowing who the authors are; main editor(s) peer review, that is, only several main editors review and select all articles, etc.