Publication Ethics

Title: Ethical Standards for Publication in the Journal of MCU Languages and Cultures

        The Journal of MCU Languages and Cultures (JMLC) is committed to maintaining the highest ethical standards in academic publishing. These ethical standards are designed to ensure the integrity, quality, and credibility of the scholarly work published in the journal.

1. Authorship and Contributions:

        1.1. All listed authors must have made substantial contributions to the research and be actively involved in the manuscript preparation.

        1.2. Any individual or organization that has contributed significantly to the research or the manuscript should be acknowledged appropriately.

2. Originality and Plagiarism:

        2.1. Submitted manuscripts must be original and should not be under consideration for publication elsewhere.

        2.2. Authors are required to appropriately cite and reference all sources, avoiding any form of plagiarism.

3. Data Integrity and Accuracy:

        3.1. Authors are responsible for the accuracy and integrity of the data presented in their manuscripts.

        3.2. Falsification or manipulation of data is strictly prohibited.

4. Multiple Submissions and Concurrent Publications:

        4.1. Authors must not submit the same manuscript to more than one journal simultaneously.

        4.2. Manuscripts previously published or under review elsewhere should not be submitted to JMLC.

5. Conflicts of Interest:

        5.1. Authors, reviewers, and editors must disclose any potential conflicts of interest that could affect the objectivity and integrity of the publication process.

        5.2. Editors will handle submissions impartially, regardless of any potential conflicts of interest.

6. Peer Review Process:

        6.1. Manuscripts will undergo a fair and unbiased peer review process.

        6.2. Reviewers are expected to provide constructive and timely feedback to enhance the quality of the manuscript.

7. Corrections and Retractions:

        7.1. Errors or inaccuracies discovered in published articles should be promptly corrected with an erratum.

        7.2. In cases of serious ethical violations or errors, retractions will be issued following appropriate procedures.

8. Editorial Independence:

        8.1. The editorial decision-making process will be based on the scholarly merit of the manuscript without interference from external influences.

        8.2. Editors will ensure that personal biases do not impact the publication process.

9. Respect for Participants and Subjects:

        9.1. Authors must obtain informed consent from research participants and treat them with respect and dignity.

        9.2. Research involving human or animal subjects must comply with ethical standards and regulations.

10. Compliance with Laws and Regulations:

        10.1. Authors, reviewers, and editors must adhere to relevant laws and regulations governing research and publication.

11. Copyright and Licensing:

        11.1. Authors will retain Copyright of their work, and published articles will be licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (CC BY 4.0).

        These ethical standards are subject to periodic review and revision to ensure alignment with evolving best practices in academic publishiฉg. Violations of these standards may result in corrective actions, including retractions or the exclusion of individuals from future participation in JMLC.