Publication Ethics

Knowledge E Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement

Knowledge E makes every effort to ensure high quality scholarship in all published articles and conference papers on the KnE Publishing Platform. The platform exists in order to share best practices and accelerate the advance of academic research from regions all over the world. In order to achieve this goal, we need to instill confidence in our readers.

Knowledge E therefore adheres to the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines.

Peer Review

Each conference or journal whose content is published on the KnE Publishing Platform has undergone academic peer review prior to submission. Knowledge E checks each submitted article against a set of criteria before agreeing to publish, please see Editorial Process.

Following submission of final papers, Knowledge E submits these to further checks to ensure high standards are adhered to by the authors and editors.

Plagiarism

Whenever an academic scholar uses the ideas or findings previously published by another author, then proper credit should be given, usually by quoting a short passage from the original paper and then by a formal cited reference at the end of the paper. Even re-using one’s own previously published work should be acknowledged and cited in the same way.

Knowledge E routinely verifies the originality of content submitted using Similarity Check (powered by iThenticate) to check submissions against previous publications. There is no strict limit or proportion of plagiarized content acceptable however, in cases where manuscripts are submitted for publishing on the KnE Publishing Platform in which the Similarity Check detects more than 20% similarity then Knowledge E editorial staff ask the academic editor for an explanation and a suitable solution is found. The solution is usually either a re-submission or removal of the paper.

Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)

Knowledge E adheres the policies of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), which is a charity registered in the UK. It is concerned with the integrity of peer-reviewed publications in science, particularly biomedicine.

International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE)

Knowledge E endorses the policies of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), including those that cover overlapping publications.