Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement

    The ethical policy of AJTMR is based on the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) guidelines and complies with International Committee of AJTMR Editorial Board codes of conduct. Readers, authors, reviewers and editors should follow these ethical policies once working with AJTMR. The ethical policy of AJTMR is liable to determine which of the typical research papers or manuscripts submitted to the journal should be published in the concerned issue. For information on this matter in publishing and ethical guidelines please visit ( and

    The ethical policy of Asian Journal of Technology and Management Research (AJTMR) follows the Code of Conduct for Research Integrity. The publication of an article in a journal is a direct consideration of the quality of research work of the authors and the organizations that support them. Reviewed articles support and embody the scientific method. It is very important to agree upon expected ethical behavior. It is expected from the authors that they should be honest in their research. Research misconduct is dangerous for knowledge as well as growth.

    Plagiarism Plagiarism and self-plagiarism is not accepted in any case. Reproducing text from other authors without permission and proper citing the source or producing number of research articles with almost the same text by the same authors is not tolerable. Submission of the same result outcomes to more than one journal is unethical. It is expected that authors should acknowledge the work of other researchers used in their research and properly cite publications that have influenced their study.

    Duplicate submission It is not permissible to submit the same manuscript to different journals simultaneously. The submitted article should be removed from another journal otherwise journal will remove from submission without any consideration.

    Research results Theft of data or research is unethical and not permissible. Whether it is fabrication or selective data from others.

    Authorship All authors who have contributed significantly should be cited as authors. Other individuals (if any) who have contributed to the work should also be acknowledged. Research paper should include a complete list of the current institutional/organizational affiliations of all authors, both from academic and corporate fields.

    Retractions and corrections All authors must bear obligation to update with journal editors to provide prompt retractions or correction of errors in published works.
    • The journal will issue retractions if:
      o It founds plagiarism
      o There are clear evidence that the findings are unreliable, either as a result of misconduct or miscalculation or experimental error
      o The findings have previously been published elsewhere without proper cross-referencing or permission or cases of redundant publication
    • The journal will issue errata if:
      o A small portion of an otherwise reliable publication proves to be misleading because of honest error
      o The author list is not correct

    Handling Cases of Misconduct
    Once AJTMR confirms a violation against AJTMR’s publication ethics, AJTMR addresses ethical concerns diligently following an issue-specific standard practice as summarized below:

    1. • The first action of the journal Editor is to inform the Editorial Office of AJTMR by supplying copies of the relevant material and a draft letter to the corresponding author asking for an explanation in a non-judgmental manner.
    2. • If the author’s explanation is unacceptable and it seems that serious unethical conduct has taken place, the matter is referred to the Publication Committee via Editorial Office.  After deliberation, the Committee will decide whether the case is sufficiently serious to warrant a ban on future submissions. 
    3. • If the infraction is less severe, the Editor, upon the advice of the Publication Committee, sends the author a letter of reprimand and reminds the author of AJTMR publication policies; if the manuscript has been published, the Editor may request the author to publish an apology in the journal to correct the record.
    4. • Notification will be sent to corresponding author and any work by the author responsible for the violation or any work these persons co-authored that is under review by AJTMR journal will be rejected immediately.
    5. • The authors are prohibited from serving on AJTMR editorial board and serving as a reviewer for AJTMR Journal. AJTMR reserves the right to take more actions.
    6. • In extreme cases, notifications will be sent to the affiliations of the authors and the authors are prohibited from submitting their work to AJTMR for 5 years.
    7. • In serious cases of fraud that result in retraction of the article, a retraction notice will be published in the journal and will be linked to the article in the online version. The online version will also be marked “retracted” with the retraction date.


    1. “Standard Ethics”, approved by Vice-Presidency for Research & Technology, the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology
    2. Committee on Publication Ethics, COPE Code of Conduct,

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