Ethical Policy

Publication Ethics
The publication of a research paper / Book review / in a peer-reviewed journal is an important building entity in the development of a knowledge repository. In an age of information abundance, it is very important and vital to help readers and research-scholars to segregate quality information. It is a mirror reflection of the quality work of the authors and the publishers who support them. Journal of People's History and Culture (JPHC) understands the importance of publication-ethics and we have established standards of ethical behaviour for all parties involved such as the authors, the peer-review experts and editors.

Journal of People's History and Culture (JPHC) is committed towards ensuring robust peer-review and ethical standards in publication and quality of articles. Strict adherence to standards of ethical practices as defined by the Code of Conduct of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) is expected from all the parties involved: Editors, Authors, and Expert Reviewers. We work to educate researchers, authors, contributors, reviewers, and editors on understanding and following those standards, in partnership with others.

Journal of People's History and Culture (JPHC) is committed towards supporting stringent peer- review process, scientific, ethical and quality standards in publishing and, as such, we work hard to educate researchers, authors, board members, editors and reviewers on understanding and meeting those standards, as a team.

Role & responsibility of Editors:
Publication Decisions & Accountability
Confidentiality of contents & source
Disclosure, conflicts of interest, and other issues
Fair play

Role & responsibility of Reviewers:
Assistance to Editors
Firm on Objectivity / Eradication of subjectivity
Acknowledgment of sources
Disclosure and conflict of interest

Role & responsibility of Authors:
Reporting standards
The originality of contents and plagiarism
Avoidance of concurrent publication
Acknowledgment of sources, persons
Disclosure and conflicts of interest
Notification of Fundamental errors in published works

Journal of People's History and Culture (JPHC) strict Code of Conduct and aims to adhere to its Best Practice Guidelines

All our journals are committed to publishing only original contents, i.e., contents that have neither been published in other journals nor are under review elsewhere. Plagiarism in any form is not accepted and if found, it is notified to all the stakeholders and necessary actions will be taken and will incur plagiarism penalty. Corrected articles will be verified once again to ensure that it does not have plagiarism issues.

Duplicate Submission or redundant publication:
Multiple submissions are considered to be serious academic misbehaviour. Even when a publication fee is paid, it wastes the time and work of the editors and other stakeholders and contributes to the problem it is intended to solve, the slow speed of editorial review. If contributors have used their already published work, or work that is currently under review, as the basis for a submitted work, they are required to quote/cite the previous work and indicate how their submitted work offers novel contributions beyond those of the previous work.

Improper Author Attribution:
All listed authors are expected to make significant scientific contributions to the research in the article and authenticated all its claims. It is important to list everyone who made a significant scientific contribution, including professors, students, lecturers, freelance writers.

Citation Manipulation:
Citation Manipulated articles are those articles that are found to include citations whose objective is to increase the number of citations to a given author's work or articles published in a particular journal.