Our code of conduct follows that stipulated by Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

 

General duties and responsibilities of our Editors

Our Editors perform a number of tasks, the primary and essential duties include:

  • Aim to meet the needs of our readers and authors
  • Continuously improve the quality of our journals, content, relevance, reputation and brand
  • Maintain high quality standards for the articles we publish
  • Promote freedom of expression
  • Maintain the integrity of the academic record
  • Transparency, integrity, openness and accountability
  • Willingness to academic tolerance and ownership of responsibility

 

Relations with readers

All our journals are not funded by government or any organisation. Our journal publications are funded from the funds raised through our conferences. Hence, our publications are not influenced or biased due to sponsorship relations. We maintain academic excellence, openness and integrity.

 

Relations with authors

Journal guidelines are made clear to all potential authors.

  • Prospective authors should note that only original and previously unpublished articles will be considered. Interested authors must consult the journal’s guidelines for manuscript submissions, prior to submissions.
  • Manuscript must be submitted online using the EasyChair portal.
  • Paper submission templates can be found on the link.
  • Paper preparation guidelines can be found on this link.

 

Peer Review Process

  • All submissions must be submitted electronically via online Easychair submission portal. This portal ensures the confidentiality of manuscripts submitted to the journal, and also ensures the confidentiality of the peer review process.
  • All articles are subject to at least three blind-peer reviews by the Editorial Review Board of the journal
  • Domain experts are invited to review manuscripts.
  • Final decision with regards to acceptance, revision or rejection of a manuscript will be based on the collated and collective review feedbacks by the reviewers.
  • Review feedback and comments are sent to the authors whether their manuscript is accepted, requires revision or rejection.
  • Manuscript revisions are also managed via the Easychair portal.

 

Conflict of Interest

  • The Easychair portal allows conflicts of interest to be expressed and declared.
  • Any reviewers found to have any conflicts of interests are excluded from reviewing such papers.
  • The online portal avoids multiple-blind reviewers to review the same papers.
  • The Editor-in-Chief collates and assesses blind-reviewed comments and recommendations, and in conjunction with the Associate Editors decides if a manuscript meets our quality rating or not. 

 

Complaints

  • Complaints are treated seriously, and are responded to as soon as possible.
  • We follow the procedure set out in the COPE flowchart.
  • If you wish to make a complaint, please contact us:
    • in writing Editor-in-Chief, C-MRiC.ORG, 1 Meadway, Woodford, Essex, IG8 7RF
    • by email to ijcsa @ c-mric.org