Journal Ethics policy

Authors wishing to publish their papers in Communication Today must take care of the following:

  • Any facts that might be perceived as a possible conflict of interest of the author(s) must be disclosed in the paper prior to submission.
  • Authors should accurately present their research findings and include an objective discussion of the significance of their findings.
  • Data and methods used in the research need to be presented in sufficient detail in the paper so that other researchers can replicate the work.
  • Raw data should preferably be deposited by the authors before submission of their manuscript. Authors need to have the raw data readily available for presentation to the reviewers and the editors of the journal.
  • Simultaneous submission of manuscripts to more than one journal is not permitted.
  • Republishing content that is not new is not permitted  (for example, an English translation of a paper that is already published in another language will not be accepted).
  • If errors and inaccuracies are found by the authors after publication of their paper, they need to be promptly communicated to the editors of this journal so that appropriate actions can be taken.
  • Your manuscript should not contain any information that has already been published. If you include already published figures or images, please obtain the necessary permission from the copyright holder.
  • Plagiarism, data fabrication and image manipulation are not tolerated.
    • Plagiarism is not acceptable in Communication Today submissions.Plagiarism includes copying text, ideas, images, or data from another source, even from your own publications, without giving any credit to the original source.Reuse of text that is copied from another source must be between quotes and the original source must be cited.If plagiarism is detected during the peer review process, the manuscript may be rejected. If plagiarism is detected after publication, we may publish a correction or retract the paper.
    • Image files must not be manipulated or adjusted in any way that could lead to misinterpretation of the information provided by the original image.
      Irregular manipulation includes: introduction, enhancement, moving, or removing features from the original image
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