Our Code of Ethics

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

Manuscripts are assessed for their scientific content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, political philosophy, ethnic origin or citizenship. Our team will pursue fair double-blind peer reviews of the submitted manuscripts.

Code of Ethics for AUTHORS

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. It is also unethical to submit the same manuscript for parallel publication, except if it is a re-submitted manuscript that has been withdrawn or not accepted for publication.

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. If the manuscript includes resources overlapping with the previously published works, in press, or under assessment for publication somewhere else, the author must quote the respective work in the submitted text.

Authors cannot resubmit a manuscript for publication to the International Journal of Cyber Diplomacy in case it was previously submitted, advanced for review and it was rejected after review, except when the author has done extensive improvements of the form/content.

The International Journal of Cyber Diplomacy holds the copyright of all published articles.

The IJCD imposes a double-blind review process, wherein the reviewers’ identity is not disclosed 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 et alia.

Authors should not be involved in any conflicts of interest during the entire research process.

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.