publication ethics

This journal subscribes to the principles of, the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

The IJBMC is committed to maintaining the highest standards of publication ethics and integrity. For this, we expect the authors, reviewers, editors, and the journal's editorial staff are to adhere to the following ethical guidelines:

Authorship and Originality:

Authors should ensure the originality of their work. They have also to ensure their whole works or any part of them have not been published elsewhere.

All significant contributors to the research should be listed as co-authors.

Proper citation and references have to be given to the work of others.


Authors should not engage in any form of plagiarism, including self-plagiarism.

Properly cite and reference all sources used in the research, including previously published works.

Obtain necessary permissions and licenses for any copyrighted material used in the manuscript.

Data Integrity and Research Conduct:

Authors should ensure the accuracy of their research findings and present them honestly and without manipulation.

Provide transparent and detailed descriptions of research methods, materials, and data collection processes.

Adhere to ethical guidelines and regulations for research involving human subjects or animals.

Conflict of Interest:

Authors, reviewers, and editors should disclose any potential conflicts of interest that could influence the research, analysis, or publication process.

Conflicts of interest may include financial interests, personal relationships, or institutional affiliations that could bias judgment or decision-making.

Peer Review Process:

Reviewers should conduct the peer review process objectively, providing constructive and unbiased feedback.

Reviewers should maintain confidentiality and refrain from using or disclosing any information from the reviewed manuscript without permission.

Reviewers should promptly notify the editor if they suspect any ethical concerns or misconduct related to the manuscript.

Editorial Responsibilities:

Editors should handle all submitted manuscripts fairly, objectively, and confidentially.

Editors should ensure that the peer review process is conducted in a timely manner and that reviewers receive appropriate recognition for their contributions.

Editors should strive to maintain the integrity and quality of the journal by adhering to the journal's policies and guidelines.

Corrections, Retractions, and Errata:

Authors, reviewers, and editors should promptly notify the journal if they discover any errors, inaccuracies, or ethical concerns in published works.

Corrections, retractions, or errata should be issued appropriately, following established guidelines and procedures.

The Noble Theme reserves the right to take appropriate action, including rejection, retraction, or other corrective measures, in cases of proven ethical misconduct or violations of publication ethics.

These publication ethics guidelines are intended to promote integrity, transparency, and accountability in the research and publication process. By adhering to these principles, we aim to maintain the highest ethical standards and foster a trusted scholarly community.

Please note that the above publication ethics guidelines are a general template. Journals may have specific guidelines and policies that should be reviewed and followed accordingly.