ETHICS AND MALPRACTICE STATEMENT
Islam and Civilisational Renewal (ICR) is a peer reviewed international journal committed to upholding the highest standards of publication ethics. Therefore, the prevention of publication malpractice is an important responsibility of the editorial board. To that end, all actors in the ICR publication process (authors, reviewers and members of the editorial team) are expected to fully adhere to our policy regarding publication ethics and malpractice, and respect the following statements:
- Editors should evaluate manuscripts based solely on their academic merit. An editor must not use unpublished information in their own research without the express written consent of its author(s).
- Editors must ensure that each manuscript received by the journal is reviewed for its intellectual content, without regard to sex, gender, race, religion, citizenship, etc. of the authors.
- Editors should ensure the integrity of the publication review process. As such, editors should not reveal either the identity of the author(s) of a manuscript to reviewers, or the identity of reviewers to authors.
- Editors must ensure that all the information related to submitted manuscripts is kept confidential before publishing.
EDITORIAL BOARD RESPONSIBILITIES
- The Editorial Board is responsible for deciding which of the submitted articles should be published.
- The Editorial Board must ensure that information regarding manuscripts submitted by authors is kept confidential.
- The Editorial Board is accountable for everything published in the journal, and thus has complete responsibility and authority over the rejection/acceptance of an article. However, published manuscripts do not represent the stand or opinion of the Editorial Board of ICR.
- The Editorial Board should take reasonably responsive measures when ethical complaints are presented concerning a submitted manuscript or published paper. They shall conduct proper and fair investigations into all ethical complaints.
- All manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others, except as authorised by the editor.
- Reviewers must not have any conflict of interest with respect to the submitted manuscript, whether with regard to the research itself, the authors, or the research funding.
- Judgments by the reviewers should be as objective as possible. There shall be no personal criticism of the author. Reviewers should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.
- In the event that a reviewer feels unable to complete their review within the stipulated time, this information must be communicated to the editor so that the manuscript can be sent to another reviewer.
- Authors should ensure that their work is entirely original. If the work and/or words of others have been used, this must be appropriately acknowledged. Plagiarism in all its forms (including self-plagiarism) constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.
- Authors must ensure their manuscript has not been published elsewhere. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.
- Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. The corresponding author should ensure that all co-authors meet this criteria. There should be no inappropriate co-authors included. Moreover, all co-authors should have seen and approved the final version of the paper and agreed to its submission for publication.
- If at any point an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in their submitted manuscript, that error or inaccuracy must be reported to the editor. If the editor or the publisher learns from a third party that a published work contains a significant error, it is the obligation of the author to promptly retract or correct the paper or provide evidence to the editor of the correctness of the original paper.
The ethics statements for our journal are based on the Ethical Code of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).
TRANSFER OF COPYRIGHT
ICR accepts manuscripts that have not been published elsewhere and are not under consideration for publication by other print or electronic media. The authors agree to transfer the copyright to ICR editorial office. However, manuscripts can be reprinted with proper acknowledgement of its initial publication in ICR.