- Duplicate submission
- Fabrication and falsification of data
- Citations manipulation
OASIS Journals expects and admonishes all authors to adhere strictly to ethical requirements in preparing their manuscript. This is because compliance with publication ethics ensures the integrity of academic publishing and readers’ confidence in published articles.
Plagiarizing means to steal and pass off the ideas or words of another as one's own (use another's production) without crediting the source; to commit literary theft, or to present as new and original an idea or product derived from an existing source.
OASIS Journals considers plagiarism a grievous academic offense that should not be condoned, so submitted manuscripts should be the original works of the author(s). That is why conducting plagiarism checks on manuscripts is the first step of our review process. Using the iThenticate plagiarism detection application, any manuscript found to contain an unacceptable level of similarity to other published work(s) is immediately REJECTED. OASIS Journals is committed to always following the COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) guideline in suspected cases of plagiarism.
Duplicate submission is when an author submits the same or similar manuscripts to two different journals at the same time either within OASIS Journals or any other publisher. This includes the submission of manuscripts derived from the same data in such a manner that there are no substantial differences in the manuscripts. Duplicate submission also includes the submission of the same/similar manuscript in different languages to different journals. OASIS Journals shuns and advises authors against this practice.
Fabrication and falsification of data
It is unethical to fabricate, manipulate, or falsify data in a manuscript. OASIS Journals is committed to dealing with suspected cases of data fabrication and falsification in line with the COPE guidelines on the issue.
OASIS Journals reiterates that a manuscript should contain only relevant citations, and discourages the inclusion of citations that are not relevant to the work. Also, irrelevant self-citation to increase one’s citation is unethical and discouraged by OASIS Journals.