Malpractice Statement

Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement

Asia-Pacific Journal of Information Technology and Multimedia (APJITM) is committed to maintaining the highest ethical standards for all parties involved in the act of publishing in a peer-reviewed journal : the author, the editor of the journal, the peer reviewer and the publisher

APJITM publishing ethics, both internally and externally, are based on- and adhere to- the Committee on Publication Ethics’s (COPE) Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors and Conduct for Journal Publishers.

Accountability
The editors of a peer-reviewed journal are accountable and responsible for deciding which articles submitted to the journal should be published. The editor may be guided by the policies of the journal’s editorial board and constrained by legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editor may confer with other editors or reviewers when making this decision.

Fair play
An editor should evaluate manuscripts for those intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.

Confidentiality
The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest
Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.