Publication Ethics and Policies
Cloud Publications commits to work for quality and transparency in its publishing. To achieve this we have developed major standards of ethical publishing guidelines across all Cloud Publications Journals.
“Research misconduct is defined as fabrication, falsification, or plagiarism in proposing, performing, or reviewing research, or in reporting research results”- US Federal Policy on Research Misconduct. Editors of journal should work for research misconduct with the publisher if he/she finds any suspected misconduct then immediately refer the case forward and take appropriate action. Editor should firstly notify to Publisher in case of suspected research misconduct.
In the research paper if research data is being used as images where changes are found in the images which may mislead the research results and should be considered one part of data fabrication and falsification. Cloud Publications suggest Its all authors if any data fabrication and image manipulation occur, author should declare it.
Plagiarism is the "wrongful appropriation" and "stealing and publication" of another author's "language, thoughts, ideas, or expressions" and the representation of them as one's own original work- Wikipedia. Cloud Publications suggests all its editors to educate authors time to time about plagiarism to prevent from stealing of already published work. Cloud Publications already explained about plagiarism under Authors Guidelines that it should not be found in any papers at any cost.
If any Research Misconduct and violation of above mentioned policies are found and justified in the concerned manuscript in that case that manuscript unpublished/published would be removed from all Cloud Journals and its associated websites, archives & servers.