Policy on Publication Ethics
At Foundation of Computer Applications (FCA), our aim is to publish advanced and latest scientific research to further the progress of computer science and applications. Our publication (IJATCA) is widely read and accepted across institutions and among researchers and academicians and is freely available without any charges to the user or his/her institution. In order to ensure the quality of research papers to meet the highest quality of ethical standards and scientific validity, FCA, laid down the following policies and framework.
Results of the research must be record by the author in a form that its analysis and review can be successfully carried out before and after the publication by the author and other researchers for a reasonable period after publication. Any fabrication, like reporting results that were never conducted or deceive or intent to mislead, is a form of scientific misconduct and regarded as highly unethical and in some jurisdictions may be illegal.
The authors should submit their research papers in the journal’s précised format for each publication. The information provided by the authors should be concise, authentic and give details of the research experiments performed. Authors should include recent research articles and bring in comparative analysis to support their research. However, in doing so authors should rewrite the information in their own words and represent it in a form that supports their original work of research. This information, used from the work of competitors, other researchers and partners, should be citied as references in the research papers. They should also cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.
Authorship credit should be based on substantial contributions to conception and design, or acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data; drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content; and final approval of the version to be published. A citied author should meet all of these criteria. Individuals that made other contributions to the research like obtaining funds for the research, collecting important data and materials, or co-ordinating with the publication, are significant but do not qualify for authorship. These individuals can be acknowledged in the research papers. We highly discourage inappropriate authorship practices such as 'ghost' authors (individuals who qualify for authorship but are not listed) and 'guest' (or honorary) authors (individuals who are listed despite not qualifying for authorship, such as heads of department not directly involved with research.)
The author must state the source of funding for the research project or the publication.
Only original and previously unpublished manuscripts will be considered for the publication. Furthermore, simultaneous submissions (under consideration for publication elsewhere) are not acceptable. An overlap of about 10 per cent is considered acceptable between such journals.
Plagiarism means “the unauthorized use or close imitation of the language and thoughts of another author and the representation of the one's own original work”. Authors are required to state they are the copyright owners or they have taken the copyright owners’ permission before submitting the research report. Any violate of copyright is not acceptable.
Besides journals, IJATCA also publishes Conference Proceedings for a minimal fee. These are intended to serve the community as a means of sharing the most recent work-in-progress in respective areas of research. Conference organisers have to declare that the proceedings will not be shared with or published in any other journal.
The authority and responsibility to accept or reject a submitted paper is solely liable on the editor, reviewer and the editor/reviewer may communicate with associated editor, co-editors and reviewers while making decision. The decision is not influenced by the management or owners in any form.
All the submitted paper should be judged by the editor’s w.r.t scientific implementation and to minimize the influence of other factors. The caste, origin, gender or citizenship of the author should not affect the decision of the editor. In case editors, co-editors and reviewers are not able to review the research paper due to fiscal, personal, scholarly, political or religious interest then it’s their moral responsibility to unveil. The editorial team should not disclose any information about a submitted paper under consideration other than to reviewers. Situations that may lead to conflicts of interest should be avoided.
- Promoting International Journal of Advanced Trends in Computer Applications (IJATCA) in the areas of your professional influence and interest.
- Sharing ideas and knowledge with International Journal of Advanced Trends in Computer Applications (IJATCA).