Publication Ethics

International Journal of Mathematical Modelling & Computations (IJM2C) is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and subscribes to its principles on how to deal with acts of misconduct thereby committing to investigate allegations of misconduct in order to ensure the integrity of research.

The following are the useful links for our authors, reviewers, and editors: COPE Flow-Charts (
International standards for editors and authors (

Duties of Editors (PDF file)

 Publication decision

 Fair play


 Disclosure and conflicts of interest

 Involvement and cooperation in investigations


Duties of Reviewers (PDF file)

Contribution to editorial decision



Standards of objectivity

Acknowledgement of source

Disclosure and conflicts of interest


Duties of Authors

Reporting standards

Data access and retention

Originality and plagiarism

Multiple, redundant or concurrent publication

Acknowledgement of sources

Authorship of the Paper

Hazards and human or animal subjects

Disclosure and conflicts of interest

Fundamental errors in published works


Authors of contributions and studies research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable. Authors are asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review. The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted. Authors should not publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable. Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work. Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication. All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed. When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.


Publication Plagiarism:

1. Editorial members, reviewers, and authors should stringently follow the rules defined by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)

2. An article may be withdrawn during its first phase of editorial review process. However, when the article’s review process is underway, withdrawal is prohibited and the editorial board keeps the right to decide about the imposition of some sort of a penalty for the author(s).

3. Major changes to the accepted article are only allowed on the basis of solid reasons forwarded to the editor.

4. All editorial members and authors must be willing to publish any kind of corrections honestly and completely.

5. Publication ethics should be stringently followed by the authors of the manuscripts. Plagiarism or presentation of fraudulent data may enlist authors as violators of COPE rules. As such, they are blacklisted and their names will be forwarded to COPE upon the decision of the editorial board.