The essential responsibility of the Circulation in Computer Science is to disseminate information by publishing the results of original scientific research and overviews of the computer field. All research articles published by CCS Archive are subject to a rigorous ethical standards. Our journals endorses the Code of Conduct of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). The policy in this section provides general guidance to authors, editors and reviewers on their responsibilities to ensure that the information has been generated, processed, and published using the highest ethical standards.
The Editorial Board of CCS Archive will immediately screen all articles submitted for publication in this journal. All submissions we receive are checked for plagiarism by using online available tools as iThenticate®. Any suspected misconduct ends up with a quick rejection. Read more on plagiarism policy
Duties and Responsibilities
The CCS Archive expects authors submitting to and publishing in this journal to adhere to ethical standards and to ensure that the work they submit is free of scholarly misconduct.
- Authors should submit only original work to the journal. Manuscripts must be submitted with the understanding that they have not been published elsewhere and are not currently under consideration by another journal for publication. A manuscript should be submitted for publication in only one journal at a time.
- Authors should ensure that all researched work submitted is original, fully referenced, properly cited and that all authors are represented accurately.
- The corresponding author is responsible for ensuring that the submission and manuscript article's publication has been approved by all the other coauthors.
- When author(s) 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 to retract or correct the manuscript. (refer CCS Archive - Article Correction Policy)
- Any change in authorship after initial submission must be approved by all authors.
- Plagiarism is defined as the act of using the work of another and passing it off as one's own. Authors should gather and interpret data in an honest way. Authors must not breach any copyright. Such behavior constitutes unethical scientific behavior and is never acceptable. An Initiative - Stop Plagiarism
- It is the author's responsibility to seek appropriate permission from the relevant publishers, when reproducing any third party material such as figures, tables etc.
The Editor is responsible for the content of the journal and for ensuring the integrity of all work that is published in it. The CCS Archive upholds the right of authors to be treated fairly and professionally throughout the peer review process and beyond. To uphold this right our editors have the responsibilities detailed below.
- Submitted manuscripts will be handled in a confidential manner, fully compliant with data protection regulations, as appropriate.
- Editors will give manuscripts unbiased consideration and process them expeditiously.
- To promptly acknowledge receipt of submitted manuscripts and to ensure the efficient, fair and timely assessment of submitted manuscripts. The Editor should secure timely, independent and anonymous peer review from suitably qualified reviewers.
- It is the responsibility of the Editor to make the final decision about publication (acceptance/rejection) and to provide guidance to authors about the nature of revisions required.
- The Editor should not handle manuscripts for which there is a real or perceived conflict of interest.
- The editor should respond to any suggestion of scientific misconduct or to convincing evidence of an erroneous publication with accordance to CSL publication standards.
- A reviewer should disclose real or perceived conflict of interests (academic, personal, financial or any other) to the Editor of Circulation in Computer Science before agreeing to write a review and recuse themselves from the peer-review process if a conflict exists.
- Reviewers must maintain confidentiality about the manuscripts they review and uphold the anonymous peer review process.
- Reviewers should provide a fair and constructive assessment of the value of the manuscript.