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Peer Review Process Policy

The Journal of Intelligent Systems and applied data science (JISADS) is dedicated to maintaining the highest academic rigour and integrity standards in the articles it publishes. To ensure the quality, relevance, and validity of the research published, JISADS follows a strict, transparent, and equitable peer-review process in accordance with the best practices of publication ethics. This policy outlines the various stages and expectations of the peer-review process at JISADS.

Authorship Confirmation: JISADS requires all authors to confirm their contribution to the manuscript submitted. Each author must provide a clear statement acknowledging their individual contributions to the research, study design, data collection, analysis, interpretation, manuscript preparation, and/or critical revision. This confirmation ensures the transparency and integrity of the authorship process, and it helps to avoid disputes and misunderstandings regarding authorship credits. Any changes to the authorship list after submission must be approved by all authors and justified in writing to the editor.

 

Initial Screening: All manuscripts submitted undergo an initial screening by the editorial team to ensure they meet the journal's scope, formatting guidelines, and ethical requirements. Manuscripts that do not meet these criteria may be rejected without proceeding to peer review.

Plagiarism Policy: JISADS does not accept paraphrased, ChatGPT content, moulded, or copied research papers. JISADS is committed to maintaining the highest academic integrity and ethical conduct standards. We have a strict policy against plagiarism, which includes presenting someone else's work, ideas, or words as one's own or improperly citing sources without appropriate acknowledgement. All submitted manuscripts will be thoroughly checked using advanced plagiarism detection software. If a manuscript is found to contain plagiarized content of more than 22%, it will be rejected immediately, and the corresponding author will be notified. In severe cases, appropriate actions may be taken against the authors, including informing their affiliated institutions and barring them from submitting to the journal in the future. Authors are encouraged to double-check their manuscripts for proper citation and referencing to avoid inadvertent plagiarism.

AI-Based Plagiarism Policy: JISADS will implement a proper AI-based plagiarism detection software to detect any potential plagiarism content created by AI-Based software. AI-based monitoring systems will continuously ensure that JISADS remains free from plagiarized content even after publication. If a manuscript contains AI-based plagiarized content, JISADS should follow a strict protocol to address the issue. This may include immediate rejection or retraction of the manuscript, notifying the author's institution, and banning the author from future submissions for a specific period.

Selection of Reviewers: The editorial team selects at least two independent, qualified experts to review each manuscript that passes the initial screening. Reviewers are chosen based on their expertise, reputation, and previous experience as peer reviewers. The journal employs a double-blind review process in which the authors and reviewers remain anonymous throughout the review.

Reviewer Guidelines and Evaluation Criteria: Reviewers are provided with guidelines and evaluation criteria to assess the manuscript. These criteria include, but are not limited to:

Originality and Significance of the Research

Methodological rigour and appropriateness

Clarity and accuracy of presentation

Adequate and up-to-date referencing

Ethical considerations, where applicable

The validity of the conclusions

Reviewers are also encouraged to provide constructive feedback and suggestions for improvement.

Review Timeline: Reviewers are given a specified timeframe, typically 2-4 weeks, to complete their assessments and submit their reports. If a reviewer cannot meet the deadline, they should inform the editorial team as soon as possible.

Review Reports and Editorial Decisions: Once the review reports are received, the editorial team evaluates the reviewers' feedback, comments, and recommendations.

May invite additional reviewers to evaluate the manuscript or provide further explanation to the authors. If the authors have any complaints regarding the peer review process or editorial decisions, they can submit their concerns in writing to the editor-in-chief, who will investigate the matter and respond within a reasonable timeframe.

 

Authorship and Contributorship Policy

The Authorship and Contributorship Policy of the Journal of Intelligent Systems and applied data science (JISADS) adheres to the guidelines set forth by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) to ensure best practices are followed.

The criteria for authorship require an individual to have made significant contributions to the work, including the conception or design, data acquisition, analysis, or interpretation, drafting or revising of the work, final approval of the version to be published, and accountability for ensuring the accuracy and integrity of the work.

Those who have contributed to the work but do not meet the full criteria for authorship should be acknowledged in the Acknowledgments section. This includes individuals who have provided technical assistance, data collection, statistical analysis, or general support.

The order of authors listed in the manuscript should reflect the relative contributions of each individual to the work, with agreement from all authors on the final authorship order before submission.

A corresponding author should be designated to ensure all authors have approved the manuscript and its submission and manage communication with the journal. The corresponding author is also responsible for ensuring that all authors meet the criteria for authorship and contributorship.

Any changes to authorship, including additions or removals, must be agreed upon by all authors and communicated in writing to the journal before publication. The journal reserves the right to seek confirmation from affiliated institutions in cases where authorship concerns arise.