Journal Ethics & Policies

At Library Progress International, we are committed to upholding the highest standards of ethics, integrity, and professionalism in all aspects of our publishing practices. Our journal adheres to the following ethics and policies to ensure the integrity and credibility of the scholarly research we publish:

1. Editorial Integrity

  • Our editorial team is dedicated to ensuring the fair and unbiased evaluation of all submitted manuscripts. Editors and reviewers assess manuscripts based solely on their scholarly merit, relevance, and originality.
  • Editors and reviewers are required to disclose any potential conflicts of interest that may affect their ability to evaluate manuscripts impartially. Conflicts of interest will be managed transparently and appropriately.
  • The editorial process maintains confidentiality throughout, protecting the identities of both authors and reviewers to ensure unbiased evaluation.

2. Authorship and Attribution

  • Authorship should be based on substantial contributions to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the research study. All individuals who have made significant contributions should be listed as authors.
  • Authors are responsible for ensuring the accuracy and integrity of their research findings and for appropriately citing the contributions of others.
  • Any potential conflicts of interest or financial disclosures should be clearly stated in the manuscript.

3. Plagiarism and Academic Integrity

  • Plagiarism in any form is unacceptable and constitutes a serious violation of academic integrity. Authors are expected to properly cite and attribute sources, ideas, and quotations used in their manuscripts.
  • Manuscripts suspected of plagiarism or academic misconduct will be thoroughly investigated. If plagiarism is confirmed, appropriate actions will be taken, including rejection of the manuscript and notification of the author's institution and relevant authorities.

4. Data Integrity and Research Conduct

  • Authors should conduct their research with honesty, transparency, and adherence to ethical guidelines and regulations. Fabrication, falsification, or manipulation of data are unacceptable practices.
  • Authors should provide accurate and complete descriptions of their research methods, data collection procedures, and analysis techniques to ensure the reproducibility and reliability of their findings.

5. Conflicts of Interest

  • Authors, editors, and reviewers are required to disclose any potential conflicts of interest that may influence their objectivity or bias in the research or publication process.
  • Conflicts of interest may include financial relationships, personal or professional affiliations, or any other circumstances that could be perceived as influencing the integrity of the research or its publication.

6. Open Access and Copyright

  • Library Progress International is committed to the principles of open access, making research freely accessible to all readers without financial barriers.
  • Authors retain the copyright to their work published in the journal, granting Library Progress International the right to first publication under a Creative Commons license.
  • Proper attribution should be given to the original source when reproducing or adapting content from published articles.

7. Corrections, Retractions, and Expressions of Concern

  • In the event of errors, inaccuracies, or ethical concerns regarding published articles, Library Progress International will promptly investigate and take appropriate action, which may include issuing corrections, retractions, or expressions of concern as necessary.
  • Corrections and retractions will be published openly and transparently, with clear explanations provided to readers.