Publication Ethics

The Journal of Sustainable Infrastructure (JSI) is committed to maintaining the highest ethical standards in its publication processes. This document outlines the key ethical guidelines and responsibilities of all parties involved: authors, reviewers, editors, and the publisher.

Responsibilities of Authors:

  • Originality and Plagiarism: Authors should ensure that they have written entirely original work. Any work or words of others must be appropriately cited.
  • Multiple, Redundant, or Concurrent Publication: An author should not publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal.
  • Acknowledgment of Sources: Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given.
  • Authorship: Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the study.
  • Data Access and Retention: Authors should be prepared to provide public access to their raw data if applicable.
  • Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest: All authors should disclose any financial or other substantive conflicts of interest.

Responsibilities of Reviewers:

  • Confidentiality: Information regarding manuscripts submitted by authors should be kept confidential.
  • Objectivity: Reviewers should conduct their reviews objectively without personal bias.
  • Acknowledgment of Sources: Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors.
  • Conflict of Interest: Reviewers should not review manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest.

Responsibilities of Editors:

  • Fair Play: Editors should evaluate manuscripts exclusively on the basis of their academic merit.
  • Confidentiality: Editors must ensure the confidentiality of the review process.
  • Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest: Editors should recuse themselves from considering manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest.
  • Publication Decisions: The editors are responsible for deciding which of the submitted articles should be published.

Responsibilities of the Publisher:

  • Integrity: The publisher should support the editorial decisions and respect the confidentiality of all submitted content.
  • Access: The publisher is responsible for ensuring the robustness and accessibility of the electronic dissemination of published articles.
  • Archiving: The publisher should work with editors to ensure the digital preservation of the journal's archives.

Allegations of Misconduct: In the event of allegations of misconduct, the journal will follow established guidelines to investigate, giving all involved parties an opportunity to respond to any allegations.

Retractions and Corrections: If errors or inaccuracies are discovered after publication, the journal will issue retractions or corrections to ensure the integrity of the academic record.