Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement
This International Psychological Applications Conference and Trends (InPACT) general statement lays ground to develop and assure good practices and ethics in scientific publishing. It also aims to deal, in a practical way, with issues that arise in and by the publication of the proceedings of the conference, concerning intellectual honesty to prevent misconduct.
– All authors must own their original work, which has not been published previously somewhere else – research and analysis within the paper must reflect the author’s own work: fraudulent or knowingly fallacious declarations are not accepted and constitute unethical behavior;
– Significant contributions of co-authors and co-researchers must be properly listed, whereas the corresponding author should ensure all agree with the final version and submission for application;
– The framework of a prior and existing research/work must be guaranteed, ensuring that the work/words of others are appropriately quoted or cited: plagiarism in any form is unaccepted;
– Not be submitted to more than one society, institute or journal for deliberation, to prevent redundant concurrent peer review and unethical publishing behavior;
– Procedures or equipment that may cause unusual hazards inherent in their use must be clarified: Human or animal subjects must have their privacy rights observed and human experimentation (institutional or private) must have informed consent, according to ethical standards;
– All works received must be treated as confidential papers, not to be shown or discussed with others: the review process should be objective and clear, not leaving room to personal views or criticism;
– Reasonably responsive measures can be taken regarding ethical issues or claims made.