Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement
Journal of Digital System Development (JDSD) is committed to maintaining the highest ethical standards for all parties involved in publishing in a peer-reviewed journal: the author, the editor of the journal, the peer reviewer and the publisher.
JDSD publishing ethics, both internally and externally, are based on- and adhere to the Committee on Publication Ethics's (COPE) Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors and Conduct for Journal Publishers.
Accountability and Plagiarism: A peer-reviewed journal's editors are responsible for deciding which articles submitted to the journal should be published. The editor may be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and constrained by legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. It is our routine procedure to run all submissions through plagiarism detection software. Our acceptance rate is <20%. The editor may confer with other editors or reviewers when making this decision.
Fair play: An editor should evaluate manuscripts for those intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.
Confidentiality: The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.
Disclosure and conflicts of interest: Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts with conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.
Reviewers must notify the Malaysian Journal of Learning and Instruction Review of any conflicts of interest. Reviewers must keep information about the manuscript confidential. Reviewers must bring to the Editor-in-Chief any information that may be a reason to reject the publication of a manuscript. Reviewers must evaluate manuscripts only for their intellectual content.
The editor reviews each paper, and if it is judged suitable for this publication, it is then sent to two referees for double-blind peer review. Manuscripts will be reviewed by the Editorial Board and at least one independent referee. Decisions regarding the publication of a manuscript will be based on the Board's recommendations. Manuscripts submitted by the journal's Editorial Board members are subjected to the same review procedure.
Reporting standards: Authors should honestly present their results without fabrication, falsification, or inappropriate data manipulation. Authors should describe their methods clearly and unambiguously so that others can confirm their findings.
Originality, plagiarism and acknowledgement of sources: Authors should adhere to publication requirements that submitted work is original, is not plagiarized, and has not been published elsewhere - fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behaviour and are unacceptable. If an author has used the work and/or words of others, this original is been appropriately cited or quoted and accurately reflects individuals’ contributions to the work and its reporting.
Data Access and Retention: Authors may be asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review and should, in any event, be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.
Ethics: Authors should only submit work papers conducted ethically and responsibly and that comply with all relevant legislation.
Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest: All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.
Authorship of the Paper: Authorship should be limited to those who have contributed significantly to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where others have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included in the paper and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.
Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication: An author should not generally publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.
Fundamental errors in published works: When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.