Ethics

PUBLICATION ETHICS AND MALPRACTICE STATEMENT

Gulf Journal of Mathematics is committed to following the Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines of COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics). It is the duty of our editors to follow Cope Guidance for Editors and our peer-reviewers must follow COPE Ethical Guidelines for Peer Reviewers .

Responsibilities of Editors
Editor’s primary duty is to supervise the evaluation process of the submitted paper. Upon initial inspection of the submitted article the editor must decided whether the article is worthy of further consideration. In case the article passes the minimum requirements for submission (originality, significance, and language) the editor will assign an appropriate reviewer for the article. It is the editor’s duty to make the final decision regarding the acceptance of the article for publication based on the reviewer’s feedback. The editor will ensure that the evaluation process is fair and transparent with respect to the author.

Responsibilities of Reviewers
It is reviewer’s duty to review submitted paper in an honest, careful and ethical manner. The reviewer is expected to provide constructive feedback to the author. The reviewer must also indicate any conflicts of interests. Although we understand and respect the busy schedule of each reviewer, we nevertheless expect the reviewer to do his/her best to review the submission in a timely manner.

Responsibilities of Authors
Submission of a manuscript implies: that the work described has not been published before; that it is not under consideration for publication anywhere else; that its publication has been approved by all co-authors, if any, as well as by the responsible authorities – tacitly or explicitly – at the institute where the work has been carried out. The publisher will not be held legally responsible should there be any claims for compensation.

Articles published by GJoM appear under the Creative Commons Attribution License and can be reused and redistributed as long as they are correctly attributed.

Ethical violations
Gulf Journal of Mathematics has the right to reject any submission that contains one or more of the following ethical violations:

- Plagiarism
- Self-plagiarism
- Simultaneous submissions
- Duplicate publication
- Overlapping publications
- Redundant publications
- Improper author contribution or attribution
- Gift authorship
- Citation manipulation

In addition to the immediate rejection of the infringing manuscript, GJOM will also notify the author’s home institution regarding the ethical violations conducted by the author.

Conflict of Interest
Transparency and objectivity are essential in scientific research and the peer review process. When an author, editor, or reviewer has a financial/personal interest or belief that could affect his/her objectivity, or inappropriately influence his/her actions they must disclose such information immediately.

Plagiarism
Gulf Journal of Mathematics will immediately reject papers leading to plagiarism or self-plagiarism.

Independence of editorial decisions
Gulf Journal of Mathematics is committed to ensuring that all the editorial decisions are made independent of any personal or financial interests.