Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement

iNaCoMM2013 is committed to upholding the highest standards of publication ethics and takes all possible measures against any publication malpractices. The following duties are slated for the editors, authors, and reviewers based on the guidelines and standards developed by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Author Responsibilities:
1. Authors must certify that their manuscripts are their original work and has not previously been published elsewhere.
2. Authors must certify that the manuscript is not currently being considered for publication elsewhere.
3. Authors must certify that all relevant permissions pertaining to the manuscript were obtained.
4. Authors must report of any conflicts of interest.
5. Authors must report all sources of funding.
6. Authors must identify and acknowledge all sources used in the creation of their manuscript.
7. Authors must report any errors they discover in their manuscript.

Reviewer Responsibilities:
1. Reviewers must notify the Organizing Committee of iNaCoMM2013 of any conflicts of interest.
2. Reviewers must keep information pertaining to the manuscript confidential.
3. Reviewers must bring to the attention of the Editors any information that may be reason to reject publication of a manuscript.
4. Reviewers must evaluate manuscripts only for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, religious belief, sexual orientation, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.

Editorial Board Responsibilities:
1. The Editors must keep information pertaining to submitted manuscripts confidential.
2. The Editors must disclose any conflicts of interest.
3. The Editors must evaluate manuscripts only for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, religious belief, sexual orientation, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.
4. The Editors are responsible for making publication decisions for submitted manuscripts.
(Thanks to Attorney Seth Bloom.)