Open Access Policy

TISER is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author.

Creative Commons Licenses

All published articles in TISER are published under Creative Commons Attribution License (CC-BY 4.0). Any further distribution or use of content published under CC-BY 4.0 must contain the author(s) and the published article’s title, journal and citation. All articles published in TISER under a CC BY License may be used for Text and Data Mining purposes, subject to the conditions of the CC BY License terms.

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Ethics & Responsibility

The value of academic publishing relies on everyone involved behaving ethically. We encourage our authors and editors to refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) website. If you have any questions or concerns please also feel free to contact the Editor of the Journal, or you can e-mail us. 

Authors

Authors should ensure that: 

  • their work is original and written by them 
  • their work has not been previously published and has been submitted only to the journal  
  • where material is taken from other sources (including their own published writing) the source is clearly cited and that where appropriate permission is obtained 
  • their work does not infringe on any rights of others, including privacy rights and intellectual property rights 
  • their data is true and not manipulated 
  • their data is their own or that they have permission to use data reproduced in their paper 
  • any real or apparent conflicting or competing interest is clearly stated on submission of their paper (this would include funding assistance) 
  • they adhere to all research ethics guidelines of their discipline, particularly where human or animal subjects are involved 
  • they contact the Editor to identify and correct any material errors upon discovery, whether prior or subsequent to publication of their work 
  • authorship of the paper is accurately represented, including ensuring that all individuals credited as authors participated in the actual authorship of the work and that all who participated are credited and have given consent for publication 

 

Reviewers

Reviewers must: 

  • maintain the confidentiality of the review process 
  • immediately alert their journal editor of any real or potential competing interest that could affect the impartiality of their reviewing and decline to review where appropriate 
  • conduct themselves fairly and impartially  

Editors

Editors should: 

  • maintain and promote consistent ethical policies for their journals 
  • oversee and act to enforce those policies as needed in a fair and consistent manner 
  • ensure the confidentiality of the review process 
  • exercise the highest standards of personal integrity in their work as editor of the journal, recognizing and planning for instances where they could have a competing interest or the appearance of a competing interest 
  • work with authors, reviewers, and Editorial Board members as necessary to ensure they are sufficiently advised regarding their journals’ ethics and publishing policies and that the journal’s stewardship on ethical matters is fair, unbiased, and timely 

Everyone including Editorial Boards

  • We should promote fairness and equality and oppose discrimination 
  • We should promote the transparency of and respect for the academic record 
  • We should respect the confidentiality of others 
  • We should be transparent about real or apparent competing interests