Code of Ethics
CIVIC CULTURE CODE OF ETHICS
The civic culture journal applies Publication Ethics based on the COPE and DOAJ Best Practices guidelines.
That is including the firmness of the Editor in taking actions in the following matters:
1. ALLEGATIONS OF MISCONDUCT.
Editors take seriously of misconduct pre-publication and post-publication. Suspected Plagiarism manuscript would be rejected and retracted. The editors could explain what is expected of authors in terms of attribution of text, and best practice in this area. However, the editor may not be in a position to know the intent of the authors and this would be better addressed by the institution. Furthermore, the Authors will be included in a black-list.
2. AUTHORSHIP AND CONTRIBUTIONS
The manuscript should write all author and contributors to the work and in what capacity for authorship and contributorship.
3. CONFLICT OF INTEREST
If there is any chance of conflicts of interest of authors, reviewers, editors, journals, and publishers should be stated before publication.
4. DATA AND REPRODUCIBILITY
Authors should make their Data availability accessible and if necessary should be uploaded to prove that the research is conducted appropriately. It is recommended to encourage the use of reporting guidelines and registration of clinical trials and other study designs according to standard practice in their disciplines.
5. ETHICAL OVERSIGHT
Any research should have an ethical conduct agreement letter of research and could be proven due to policies on consent to publication, publication on vulnerable populations ethical conduct of research using animals, ethical conduct of research using human subjects, handling confidential data and ethical business/marketing practices.
6. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
As the Journal follow Best Practice From DOAJ, all copyright and publishing licenses are well described, that is copyrights are held by authors and licenses' chose is CC-BY-SA from Creative Commons. In addition, any costs associated with publishing is stated obviously to authors and readers. Policies should be clear on what counts as prepublication that will preclude consideration. What constitutes plagiarism and redundant/overlapping publication are specified.
7. PEER REVIEW PROCESSES
All peer review processes are transparently described and well managed, that is a Blind peer review. Journals provide training for editors and reviewers and have policies on diverse aspects of peer review, especially with respect to the adoption of appropriate models of review and processes for handling conflicts of interest, appeals, and disputes that may arise in peer review.