Publication Ethics

The "Competitive Research Journal Archive" (CRJA) is committed to upholding the highest standards of research integrity and publication ethics. These guidelines are designed to ensure the quality, transparency, and fairness of the research published in the archive. Authors, editors, and reviewers are expected to comply with these ethical standards to safeguard the credibility of the published work and contribute to the advancement of knowledge.

2. Author Responsibilities

  • Originality: Authors must submit original research that has not been previously published elsewhere or is under consideration for publication elsewhere. Plagiarism, data fabrication, and falsification are strictly prohibited.
  • Authorship: Authorship should be based on substantial contributions to the conception, design, execution, analysis, and interpretation of the research. All authors listed on the manuscript must have made significant contributions and agree to its publication.
  • Data Sharing: Authors should be prepared to share their data, materials, and methods upon reasonable request, following ethical and legal considerations.
  • Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest: Authors must disclose any potential conflicts of interest that could influence their research or its interpretation.
  • Manuscript Preparation: Authors must ensure their manuscript is accurate, complete, and formatted according to the CRJA's guidelines.

3. Reviewer Responsibilities

  • Objectivity: Reviewers must provide fair and objective assessments of the manuscript, free from personal bias, conflicts of interest, or prejudice.
  • Expertise: Reviewers should only agree to review manuscripts within their area of expertise.
  • Confidentiality: Reviewers must treat all submitted manuscripts as confidential and refrain from disclosing any information about them to unauthorized individuals.
  • Timeliness: Reviewers should provide their feedback in a timely manner as per the journal's timeframe.

4. Editor Responsibilities

  • Selection of Reviewers: Editors should select qualified and objective reviewers for each manuscript based on their expertise and potential conflicts of interest.
  • Editorial Decisions: Editors should make fair and impartial decisions regarding manuscript publication based on the reviewer feedback and their own assessment of the work's quality and merit.
  • Confidentiality: Editors must maintain the confidentiality of all submitted manuscripts and reviewer identities.
  • Conflict of Interest: Editors must declare any potential conflicts of interest associated with submitted manuscripts.
  • Ethical Misconduct: Editors should have procedures in place to promptly address concerns regarding ethical misconduct in submitted manuscripts.

5. Publication Ethics Committee

CRJA may establish a Publication Ethics Committee to investigate allegations of research misconduct and provide guidance on ethical issues.