Our Code of Ethics

Our ethic statements are based on COPE's (Committee On Publication Ethics) Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

Ethical standards for publishing are very important to ensure authors to receive credit for their work. Our Institute, International Journal of Cyber Diplomacy, its editors and members of the editorial team are strongly committed to fair double-blind peer reviews of the submitted manuscripts.

Manuscripts are assessed for their scientific content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, political philosophy, ethnic origin or citizenship.

Authors submitting their manuscripts must attest that it is their original work and has not been plagiarized. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently is unethical and unacceptable. Our authors, editors, and reviewer must comply with our Code of Ethics in all respects.

Code Of Ethics for AUTHORS

  • The author is not to submit a manuscript being reviewed elsewhere in view of being published, nor submit the manuscript somewhere else while being under reviewed in International Journal of Cyber Diplomacy journal. It is also unethical to submit a manuscript which is esentially the same research to other place of publication, except if it is a re-submitted manuscript which has been rejected or withdrawn from the previous publication.
  • If the manuscript includes resources overlapping with the previously published works, in press, or under assesment for publication somewhere else, the author must quote the respective work in the submitted text.
  • The manuscript must not been previously published or accepted for publication elsewhere, either as a complete book including chapters or a section of a paragraph, a presentation or a manuscript in another language.
  • Authors must not resubmit a manuscript to International Journal of Cyber Diplomacy in case it was previously submitted to International Journal of Cyber Diplomacy, advanced for review and it was rejected after review excepting that the authos has done extensive improvements of the form/content.
  • Authors must precisely cite their previous personal ideas/works. If the same statements appeared in other work/s of the Author(s) which are included in the manuscript, the sentence or paragraph should be put in quotation marks and accurately cited in a way that does not affect in any way the double-blind review process.
  • Authors should not be involved in any conflicts of interest during the entire research process.
  • The manuscript must not exhibit any sort of plagiarism, appropriation or falsification. Moreover, self-plagiarism is not at all tolerated except there is a strong reason. Also, authors should redue recycling their previous works. If recycling is considered unavoidable, the author should reference the previous writings in the manuscript. In this case, self-referencing should be phrased discreetly to avoid compromising the double-blind review process.
  • International Journal of Cyber Diplomacy holds the copyright of all published articles.
  • International Journal of Cyber Diplomacy imposes a double-blind review process, wherein the reviewers’ identity is not dislosed to the authors and vice versa. Authors must respect the confidentiality of the review process and should not reveal themselves to reviewers and vice versa. For example, the manuscript should not include any author's personal information like name, address, affiliation etc.
  • The co-author who submits a manuscript to International Journal of Cyber Diplomacy should keep all the co-authors informed about the submission process and the results of the reviewing.
  • All co-authors of the research paper should have made relevant contributions to the manuscript and shared accountability for the scientific results.