Ethics & Malpractice

JAMT is committed to ensure the publication process follows specific academic ethics. Hence, Authors, Reviewers and Editors are to comply with the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) standards. Refer to: COPE.

Duties of Authors

Authors should discuss objectively the research work significance, technical details and relevant references to enable others to replicate the experiments. JAMT does not accept fraudulent or inaccurate statements that may lead toward unethical conduct. Authors should ensure the originality of their works. In cases where the work and/or words of others have been used, appropriate acknowledgements should be made. JAMT does not accept plagiarism in all forms that lead toward unethical publishing of an article. This includes simultaneous submission of the same article to more than one journal. Corresponding author is responsible for the full consents of all co-authors in approving the article’s final version submission.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest

All authors should disclose any financial or other substantive conflicts of interest in their article that might be construed to influence its results or interpretation. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.

Duties of Reviewers

JAMT treats articles received for review as confidential documents. Therefore, reviewers must ensure the confidentiality and should not use privileged information and/or ideas obtained through peer review for personal interest. Reviews should be conducted based on academic merit and observations should be formulated clearly with supporting arguments.

In case where a selected reviewer is unable to review an article, the reviewer should notify the editor of his/her unavailability within TWO (2) weeks. In any reasonable circumstances, reviewers should not consider evaluating any article if they have conflicts of interest (for example: collaboration and/or other connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions affiliated to the articles).

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest

Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not be used for personal interest. Reviewers should not consider articles in which they have conflicts of interest (for example: collaboration and/or other connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions affiliated to the articles).

Duties of Editors

Editors should evaluate articles exclusively based on their merits. JAMT, strictly, does not allow editors to use unpublished information of authors without their written consent. Editors are required to take appropriate responsive actions if ethical complaints have been lodged concerning a submitted or published article.

Editors and editorial staff will not disclose any information about a submitted article to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate. The editors ensure that all submitted articles being considered for publication undergo peer-review by at least two expert reviewers.

The Chief Editor is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal will be published, based on the validation of the work in question, its importance to researchers and readers, the reviewers’ comments, and such legal requirements as are currently in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The Chief Editor may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest

Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted article must not be used in an editor's own research without the written consent of an author.