International Journal of Child Development and Mental Health, conduct general duties and responsibilities of Editors, Author, the reader as following:
COPE – COMMITTEE ON PUBLICATION ETHICS (https://publicationethics.org/)
COPE Code of Conduct in the scope of publisher i.e General duties and responsibilities of Editors, Relations with readers, Relations with authors, Relations with reviewers, The peer-review process, and many more as modified form COPE.
General duties and responsibilities of Editors
Editors should be responsible for everything published in their journals. They should:
• strive to meet the needs of readers and authors;
• constantly improve the journal;
• ensure the quality of the material they publish;
• champion freedom of expression;
• maintain the integrity of the academic record;
• preclude business needs from compromising intellectual standards;
• always be willing to publish corrections, clarifications, retractions, and apologies when needed
Relations with readers
Readers should be informed about who has funded research and on the role of the funders in the research
Relations with authors
- Editors sho uld take all reasonable steps to ensure the quality of the material they publish, recognising that journals and sections within journals will have different aims and standards.
- Editors’ decisions to accept or reject a paper for publication should be based only on the paper’s importance, originality, and clarity, and the study’s relevance to the remit of the journal.
-A description of peer review processes should be published, and Editors should be ready to justify any important deviation from the described processes.
- Journals should have a declared mechanism for authors to appeal against Editorial decisions.
- Editors should publish guidance to authors on everything that is expected of them. This guidance should be regularly updated and should refer or link to this code.
- Editors should not reverse decisions to accept submissions unless serious problems are identified with the submission.
- New Editors should not overturn decisions to publish submissions made by the previous Editor unless serious problems are identified
Relations with reviewers
- Editors should publish guidance to reviewers on everything that is expected of them. This guidance should be regularly updated and should refer or link to this code.
- Editors should have systems to ensure that peer reviewers’ identities are protected — unless they have an open review system that is declared to authors and reviewers.
The peer-review process
- Editors should have systems to ensure that material submitted to their journal remains confidential while under review.
Encouraging academic integrity
- Editors should ensure that research material they publish conforms to internationally accepted ethical guidelines.
- Editors should seek assurances that all research has been approved by an appropriate body (e.g. research ethics committee, institutional review board). However, Editors should recognise that such approval does not guarantee that the research is ethical.
Conflict of interest
- Editors should have systems for managing their own conflicts of interest as well as those of their staff, authors, reviewers and Editorial board members.
Our Journal would like to give a Credit more detail form: https://www.publicationethics.org/files/2008%20Code%20of%20Conduct.pdf
By: Thai Journal Citation Index Centre