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- Use the article at a conference, meeting or for teaching purposes.
- Allow the author's employers to use the article for other internal purposes (such as training).
- Include the article in a printed compilation of the author's works, such as collected writings and lecture notes.
- Inclusion the article in a thesis or dissertation
- Use the article in full or in part to prepare other derivative works, including expanding the article to book-length form, with each work to include full acknowledgement of the article' original publication.
- All content is freely available without charge to the users. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. In other words, there is no requirement for any charges including article processing charges (APCs), submission charges, page charges, colour charges, or publication process for the authors (also known as 'scholarly sharing').
- All authors should significantly contribute to the research.
- All authors are obliged to provide retractions or corrections of mistakes, in case of detection.
- List of references should be provided by authors.
- Information on financial support should be provided by authors.
- Authors are forbidden to publish same research in other journals.
These rights apply for all JCC authors who publish their article as an open access manuscript. In case of open access manuscript, JCC require that all JCC authors always include a full acknowledgement and, if appropriate, a link to the final published version hosted on JCC.
Authorship is a method of expressing credit and responsibility for the content of published papers. Credit and responsibility are inextricably linked. The guiding principle for authorship decisions is to provide an accurate description of what occurred. All intellectual products, including print and electronic publications of words, data, and photographs, are subjected to authorship criteria. Journals should make their authorship policies clear and easily available. Authorship confers credit and carries a lot of weight in the scholar, social, and financial implications. Responsibility and accountability for published work are often implied by authorship. Contributors who have made substantial intellectual contributions to a paper are credited as authors, but it is also important that contributors who are credited as authors recognize their role in accepting responsibility and being responsible for what is written. Since authorship does not communicate what contributions qualified a person to be an author, editors are strongly encouraged to establish and enforce a contributorship policy, as well as a policy identifying who is responsible for the work's overall credibility. Such policies eliminate much of the uncertainty surrounding contributions, but they do not address the quantity and nature of contributions that qualify a person for authorship. As a result, the JCC has established authorship standards that can be used by the JCC journal, including those that differentiate authors from other contributors. (URL: authorship_form.docx).
CHANGES TO AUTHORSHIP
Following the submission or acceptance of the manuscript for publication, the corresponding author must send a request via the signed change of authorship form. (URL: authorship_form.docx) for the addition or the removal of an author or rearrangement of the author names of the submitted/accepted manuscript.
RETAINED AUTHOR RIGHTS
By signing the author rights form, the author or the author's employer or organization maintains those rights as an author.
CRITERIA FOR AUTHORSHIP
Everyone who made significant intellectual contributions to the study on which the article is based (for instance, the research question, design, analysis, interpretation, and written description) should indeed be considered an author. An author should be someone who has made significant intellectual contributions. One author (a "guarantor") should accept responsibility for the work's overall integrity. This is usually the corresponding author, who sends in the manuscript and receives reviews, but other authors can also play this role. It is preferable if all writers are well-versed in all aspects of the work. However, since modern research is often conducted in teams of complementary expertise, each author may not be equally familiar with all aspects of the work. As a result, certain authors' contributions may be limited to particular aspects of the overall work.
NUMBER OF AUTHORS
Editors should never restrict the number of authors arbitrarily. Multiple authors are acceptable in certain types of study, such as multi-center, randomized controlled trials. In such cases, a subset of authors may be specified alongside the title, with the notation that they prepared the manuscript on behalf of all authors, who are then listed in an appendix to the published paper. If editors feel the number of writers is excessive in comparison to the nature and complexity of the work, they may request a thorough summary of each author's contributions to the work. If certain writers do not meet the requirements for authorship, editors should require their names to be omitted as a condition of publication.
ORDER OF AUTHORSHIP
The authors should determine the order in which their names appear in an article. Nobody else is as familiar with their respective contributions and the agreements they have made within themselves as they are. Many different requirements are used to determine authorship order. This includes relative contributions to the work and, in cases where all authors contributed equally, alphabetical or random order. Readers cannot recognize, and should not infer, the purpose of authorship order until the authors explain their approach to assigning authorship order. Authors will want to provide a summary of how the order was determined in their manuscript. If this is the case, editors should welcome this information and provide it with the manuscript.
Authorship disputes are better resolved at the local level, prior to the manuscript being reviewed by the journal. Nevertheless, editors may become involved in authorship disputes at their discretion. Any changes of authorship during the study, revision, or acceptance stages of a manuscript should be followed by a written request and statement from all original authors.
Publishers require publishing rights in order to disseminate the authors' findings. The publisher uses an exclusive licensing arrangement for open access articles, which ensures that authors maintain ownership of their manuscripts. (https://jourcc.com/copyright_form.doc)
USER LICENSE AGREEMENT
JCC archives provide links to archived content. All open access papers will be instantly and indefinitely available for reading and downloading by everyone. Permitted reuse is specified by the Creative Commons user license, i.e. "Creative Common Attribution". (Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0)).
CONFLICT OF INTEREST
Authors are demanded to disclose whether or not they predict impending conflicts of interest by signing a conflict of the interest disclosure form.
Responsibilities on Conflicts of Interest
- Public trust in science and the credibility of published journals are contingent upon the transparency in which conflicts of interest are managed during the preparation, implementation, writing, peer review, editing, and publication of scientific research. Financial arrangements (such as employment, consulting, stock ownership or options, honoraria, patents, and paid expert testimony) are the most readily apparent conflicts of interest and are most likely to destroy the journal's, authors', and scientific community's reputation. Conflicts, on the other hand, may arise for a variety of reasons, including personal relationships or rivalries, academic competition, and ideological views. Both authors should adhere to the journals' conflict of interest policies. All participants in the peer-review and publication processes, not just authors, but also peer reviewers, editors, and editorial board members of journals, must recognize their conflicts of interest when carrying out their positions in the article review and publication process and must report any relationships that may be perceived as possible conflicts of interest.
- Authors: When authors submit any kind or format of the manuscript, they are responsible for revealing all personal and financial relationships that may influence or be perceived to bias their work by signing a conflict of the interest disclosure form. (https://jourcc.com/Conflict.doc).
- Reviewers: When reviewers are invited to critique a manuscript, they should be asked whether they have any conflicts of interest that could complicate their analysis. Reviewers must report to editors any possible conflicts of interest that might influence their evaluations of the manuscript and should recuse themselves from reviewing individual manuscripts if such a possibility exists. Reviewers must not use prior knowledge of the work they are evaluating to further their own interests.
- Editors: Editors who make final decisions on manuscripts should abstain from editorial decisions if they have conflicts of interest or relationships that may create possible conflicts with the papers under consideration. Other editorial team members who engage in editorial decisions must provide editors with an up-to-date overview of their financial interests or other potential conflicts of interest (as they apply to editorial decisions) and recuse themselves from any decisions involving a conflict of interest. Editorial staff should not use the knowledge obtained from manuscripts for personal benefit. Editors should issue regular disclosure statements regarding possible conflicts of interest arising from the journal staff's commitments. Guest editors should adhere to the same guidelines.
Reporting Conflicts of Interest
- Articles should be accompanied by declarations or supporting documents, such as the JCC conflict of interest form, stating:
- Authors’ conflicts of interest; and
- Sources of funding for the work, including sponsor names and details of their involvement, if any, in the study's design; data collection, analysis, and interpretation; report writing; the decision to submit the report for publication; or a declaration stating that the supporting source had no such involvement; and
- Whether the authors had access to the study data, along with a description of the nature and degree of that access, as well as whether access is continuing.
To support the preceding claims, editors may require authors of studies funded by a funder with a proprietary or financial interest in the outcome to sign a declaration such as "I had complete access to all of the data in this study and I accept complete responsibility for the data's integrity and accuracy of the analysis."