Editorial policies

JTIT implements the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) guidelines and takes the responsibility to enforce a rigorous peer-review together with strict ethical policies and standards to ensure to add high quality scientific works to the field of scholarly publication. Also undertakes efforts to counteract cases of plagiarism, data falsification, inappropriate authorship credit.
JTIT takes publishing ethics issues very seriously and editors are trained to proceed in such cases with a zero-tolerance policy.
To verify the originality of content submitted to JTIT journal, iThenticate— Crossref Similarity Check  (anti-plagiarism platform) to check submissions against previous publications is used. Submission of a manuscript to the JTIT implies that all authors have read and agreed to its content and that the manuscript conforms to the Journal’s policies.

Authorship matters

It is very important to make sure people who have contributed to a paper, are given credit as authors. And also that people who are recognized as authors, understand their responsibility and accountability for what is being published.

There are a couple of types of authorship:

  • Co-author Any person who has made a significant contribution to a journal article. They also share responsibility and accountability for the results of the published research.
  • Corresponding author If more than one author writes an article, you’ll choose one person to be the corresponding author. This person will handle all correspondence about the article and sign the publishing agreement on behalf of all the authors. They are responsible for ensuring that all the authors’ contact details are correct, and agree on the order that their names will appear in the article. The authors also will need to make sure that affiliations are correct, as explained in more detail below.

Changes to authorship

Authorship changes post-submission should only be made in exceptional circumstances. The editors do not foresee the possibility of changing the authorship of an article after it has been submitted to the editors. However, if the authors jointly notify the editor-in-chief of the reasons for such a decision, he may agree to such changes. Please note any authorship change is at the Editor’s discretion; they have the right to refuse any authorship change they do not believe conforms with our authorship policies. 

Post-publication correction to journal

If you notice an error in your published article:

  • A corrigendum: should be published when you (the author) have made an error in your article
  • An erratum :should be published when we (Publisher) have made an error in your article
  • A post-publication change to the original article: can only be made where the error affects the discoverability, visibility and citability of the article. For example, corrections can be made to author names, titles and abstracts, or changes to affiliations, footnotes and/or acknowledgments in order to meet the requirements of a funding body, or those related to legal issues.

In the case of a corrigendum or erratum, the PDF of the correction article will be attached to the online version of the original article, and a link created between the corrigendum/erratum article and the original article to make readers and other users/systems aware of the correction.

When submitting a corrigendum, the article title should be in the following format: “Corrigendum: “original article title” (“original article reference”)”

If a post-publication change is made, the online version of the article will be replaced and a dated note added to highlight the amendment that was made.

Article retraction

The retraction of an article is the removal of an already published article from a journal. This decision may be made by the journal's editor and/or editorial board. Retractions do not happen because of small editorial errors. An article would be corrected in this case. Retractions reflect more serious issues with an article.

Retractions may occur because of:

  • errors in the Research;
  • issues with reproducibility of the research;
  • plagiarism;
  • falsification of data or results;
  • fabrication of data or results;
  • copyright infringement;
  • failure to disclose conflict of interest;
  • no institutional review board approval for research on human subjects or animals.

You may be required to provide reasonable proof that you are the author of the article. The majority of post publication changes require agreement from all co-authors to proceed.

Source: Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). (2021). Retraction Guidelines. https://publicationethics.org/retraction-guidelines

Declaration of Conflicting Interests Policy

The Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) states in its Guidelines on Good Publication Practice (2003) that:

Conflicts of interest arise when authors, reviewers, or editors have interests that are not fully apparent and that may influence their judgments on what is published. They have been described as those which, when revealed later, would make a reasonable reader feel misled or deceived.

A potential conflicting interest might arise from relationships, allegiances or hostilities to particular groups, organizations or interests, which may influence excessively one’s judgments or actions. The issue is particularly sensitive when such interests are private and/or may result in personal gain.

Articles will be evaluated fairly and will not necessarily be rejected when any competing interests are declared.

How to make a declaration?

The authors make a Declaration of Conflicting Interests at the time of submission of the article. If there is such a conflict of interest, the authors include an appropriate, detailed information about it in a separate paragraph of the article before the references under the heading Declaration of Conflicting Interests.

View the Guidelines published on good publication and the Code of Conduct by the Committee of Publication Ethics (COPE).