Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement for the Journal of Geotechnical Geology
The Journal of Geotechnical Geology publishes peer-reviewed journals on various Geo-engineering sciences subjects. This statement explains ethical behaviour of all parties involved in the act of publishing an article for the journal. Journal of Geotechnical Geology follows guidelines from Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) facing all aspects of publication ethics and, in particular, how to handle cases of research and publication misconduct. COPE offers advice to editors and publishers on all aspects of publication ethics and, in particular how to handle cases of research and publication misconduct.
The author(s) must avoid plagiarism of any kind and abide by the principle of intellectual property and joint data ownership in the case of the originality of the manuscript and research carried out in collaboration with a supervisor(s) and/or other researchers. The need to validate new observations by showing that experiments are reproducible should not be interpreted as plagiarism, provided that the data to be confirmed are explicitly quoted. Researchers should ensure, if any aspect of their work is delegated, that the person to whom it is delegated has the competence to carry it out.
Journal of Geotechnical Geology will judge any case of plagiarism on its own metrics. If plagiarism is detected, either by the editors, peer reviewers or editorial staff at any stage before publication of a manuscript, before or after acceptance, during editing or at page proof stage, we will alert the author(s), asking her or him to either rewrite the text or quote the text exactly and to cite the original source. If the plagiarism is extensive, the article may be rejected.
If extensive plagiarism is detected after publication of a manuscript, The article will be deleted from the archive, this plagiarism will be announced on journal website and the author(s) name(s) will be put in blacklist.