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Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement

KRITIKE  is committed to meet the highest ethical standards in research and  academic publication.  The journal is guided by the following  principles:

A. Responsibilities of the Editorial Board

The  Editorial Board ensures that manuscripts are prepared for blind  peer-review.  It is the responsibility of the Editorial Board to accept,  reject, or recommend a manuscript for revision and resubmission.  Such  decision is based, to a large extent, on the recommendations of  nominated experts who act as referees.  It is the responsibility of the  Editorial Board to inform an author about the status of his/her  submission, regardless of the decision.  The Editorial Board may choose  to reject a paper that violates legal provisions on libel, copyrights,  and originality (plagiarism).  Information regarding a manuscript under  review must remain confidential until it is finally accepted for  publication.  The Editorial Board does not necessarily endorse the views  expressed in the articles published in the journal.  As an Open  Access journal in the Gold category, KRITIKE does not charge any fees to  complete the publication process.  No charges are levied against the  authors or users for submission or article processing.

B. Responsibilities of the Referee

The  referees nominated by KRITIKE’s Editorial Board are experts in their  areas of specialization.  The referees assist the Editorial Board’s  decision to accept, reject, or revise and resubmit manuscripts based on  their objective assessments and recommendations.  A referee must treat  an assigned manuscript with utmost confidentially during the peer review  process; however, it is the responsibility of the referee to inform the  Editorial Board when a legal violation by the author is suspected.  The  evaluation of a manuscript should be based solely on its academic merit  and not on race, gender, sexuality, or religious and/or political  orientation of the author.

C. Responsibilities of the Author

It  is the responsibility of the author to prepare his/her manuscript for  blind review.  The author must ensure that his/her work is original and  not plagiarized.  The sources used in the manuscript should be properly  cited.  An author must not submit the same manuscript to another journal  when it is currently under review by KRITIKE.  It is the responsibility  of an author to inform the Editorial Board right away if his/her  manuscript is being considered in another journal or publication medium;  in such case, KRITIKE will discontinue the review of the manuscript.   If an author's manuscript is published by KRITIKE, he/she must adhere  to the provisions set in the Copyrights page of the journal.

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