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『International Journal of Global Diaspora Studies』 Ethical Policy

Article I - General

  • Section 1
  • The World Association of Global Diaspora Studies (WADIS) shall respect the academic creativity of members, protect the academic rights, and strive to enhance the quality of the researches.
  • Section 2
  • 『International Journal of Global Diaspora Studies (JGDS)』 shall prevent any unfair ethical conduct by the editorial committee members, reviewers, and authors.

Article II – Ethical Rule

  • Section 3
  • 3 Each of the following is applicable as misconduct to research:
  • Making false of research outcomes
  • Distorting research outcomes by fabricating of research data
  • Plagiarizing another’s idea or research results
  • Publishing or printing the same study as overlap
  • Section 4
  • Any inquiries into research misconduct and judgment shall be in accordance with the following procedure:
  • Editorial Committee shall ascertain whether reported or perceived research misconduct actually happened or not.
  • The decision whether the misconduct is true or not shall be decided by a vote of a majority of the present editorial committee members, but it is requested for attendance of more than 50 percent among editorial committee members for judgment.
  • The related editorial committee members of the misconducts at the relevant year shall be excluded from the decision procedure.
  • Section 5
  • Measures to take action on research misconducts shall be in accordance with the following procedure:
  • If the submitted manuscript is decided as an unfair ethical conduct, the editorial committee shall inform the decision to the authors of the manuscript not to publish and also inform relevant president of the institution.
  • . If the published paper is decided as an unfair ethical conduct, the editorial committee shall inform the decision to the authors and relevant president of the institution of invalidate publication of the paper, and shall announce the result of the incidents at the JGDS.

Article III – Ethical Policy for Editorial Committee Member

  • Section 6
  • The editorial committee members shall be responsible for whether the paper publishes or not, and should respect authors’ personality and research independence.
  • Section 7
  • The editorial committee members must deal with the papers fairly base on quality of papers and guidelines of submission, without not only authors’ gender, age, affiliation but also any prejudice or private connection.
  • Section 8
  • The editorial committee members must inform reviewers, those of who have professional knowledge and ability to judge the paper fairly to evaluate.
  • Section 9
  • The editorial committee members must not know any information about the authors or papers to every single person except reviewers related to the papers before the decision of the publication whether accept or not.

Article IV - Ethical Policy for Reviewer

  • Section 10
  • The reviewers must sincerely evaluate the requested paper from the editorial committee members within a certain period of time and inform the editorial committee members of the evaluated result. If reviewers are not the right person to evaluate the papers, must notify the editorial committee members about the situation.
  • Section 11
  • The reviewers must evaluate fairly according to their academic belief and the standard objective. It must not be undervalue the papers without specifying sufficient reasons, or eliminate the paper by reasons of discrepancy in reviewers’ own opinion and perspective.
  • Section 12
  • The reviewers must respect authors’ personality and academic independence. The evaluated statement of paper should be indicated reviewers’ own comments and recommended revisions on the papers if necessary.
  • Section 13
  • The reviewers are ethically bound to absolute confidentiality about the paper. The manuscript should not be showed or discussed with other persons unless it’s absolutely compelled. Besides, a part of the manuscript should not to quote without authors’ permission.

Article V – Ethical Policy for Author

  • Section 14
  • The JGDS does not allow any form of plagiarism. Plagiarism is using the ideas, data, or language of another without specific or proper acknowledgment. If you present someone’s words, thoughts or data as your own, you are committing plagiarism. Authors are expected to cite explicitly others’ work and ideas, even if the work or ideas are not quoted verbatim or paraphrased. This policy shall be followed whether the previous work is published, unpublished, or electronically available. Any kinds of plagiarism are unacceptable.
  • Section 15
  • Self-plagiarism is unacceptable publishing behavior. Authors recycle portions of their previous writings by using identical or nearly identical sentences or paragraphs from earlier writings in subsequent research papers, without quotation or acknowledgement. Authors should minimize their recycling of previous writings. If recycling is unavoidable, the authors should inform the Editor at the same time of submission and reference the previous writings in the manuscript. Such self-referencing should be worded carefully to avoid compromising the double-blind review process.
  • Section 16
  • When an author submits a manuscript to the JGDS, the manuscript must be an original work. Authors must not submit the same work, in whole or in part, to two places of publication at the same time, or while the manuscript is under review at the JGDS. The manuscript must not have been previously published or accepted for publication elsewhere, either in whole (including book chapters) or in part (including paragraphs of text or exhibits) in English or another language.
  • Section 17
  • Authorship credit should be based on 1) substantial contributions to conception and design, acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data; 2) drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content; and 3) final approval of the version to be published. Authors should meet conditions 1, 2, and 3. When a group conducts the work, the group should identify the individuals who accept directly the responsibility for the manuscript and the corresponding author should clearly indicate the preferred citation and identify all individual authors as well as the group name. Journals generally list other members of the group in the Acknowledgments. Acquisition of funding, collection of data, or general supervision of the research group alone does not constitute authorship.

Supplementary Rules

  • Supplementary 1
  • The Ethical Policy shall be active from January 1st, 2013.
  • Supplementary 2
  • The JGDS reserves the right to evaluate issues regardingArticle-V on a case-by-case basis.