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JML Publication Ethics
The standards stated below are designed to ensure quality of publication and trust in the findings reported in JML articles:

Authors who wish their works to be published in JML enter into a commitment to ensure that only original material is submitted. The material must not already have been published or be currently under review elsewhere. All submitted manuscripts are checked for originality using the Turnitin software. Manuscripts with suspected problems relating to plagiarism will be rejected forthwith.

Duplicate Submission
If a manuscript is found to be under review or to have been published elsewhere, it will be immediately rejected. Authors wishing to submit a paper based on their previously published work, or on work currently under review, should cite the relevant work and explain how the manuscript submitted to JML includes contributions which go beyond their previously published work.

Data Fabrication
Manuscripts found to contain falsified experimental results will be rejected.

Improper Author Contribution
All listed authors must demonstrably have made a significant contribution to the work presented in the manuscript. Conversely, all those who have made a signficant contribution to the work must be listed as authors.

Redundant Publications
Authors must avoid dividing the research findings in inappropriate ways, including the presentation of the same or similar findings in multiple articles.

JML Code of Ethics
As researchers and members of an international research community, we hereby accept a personal responsibility to our profession,  and in making a commitment to act in accordance with high standards of professional and ethical conduct, we agree to:
* accept the obligation to make research-related decisions in line with the public welfare;
* be sincere and fair;
* develop professionally and strive to attain scientific and academic excellence in the profession;
* be loyal to colleagues and others, and respect their property and resources;
* disclose or avoid conflicts of interest;
* value other people’s advice and be prepared to learn from them;
* give support to colleagues and others when our assistance is required;
* be prepared to learn novel approaches and techniques;
* share our knowledge freely and willingly;
* reject any form of professional misconduct or inappropriate behaviour;
* develop our understanding of research, its application, and its consequences;
* offer, accept, and seek sincere criticism of scientific work;
* give credit for contributions made by other people;
* deal without prejudice in all matters involving gender, race, religion, or national origin;
* admit and correct mistakes promptly;
* avoid any malicious action that could damage other people’s reputation or property;
* avoid presenting opinion as fact;
* avoid the misuse of copyright material;
* aid colleagues in their development, and support them in following the code of ethics.

JML Review Policy
All articles to be published in JML are fully peer reviewed (first editorial review then double blind peer review), before being returned to the author(s) so that the manuscript can be amended as necessary in accordance with the reviewers' comments. This procedure may have to be repeated until the reviewers and editors are satisfied.

We seek to meet the needs of JML readers and authors by:
* ensuring the quality of our published material;
* constantly improving the journal;
* promoting freedom of expression;
* maintaining the integrity of the academic record;
* willingly and with a good grace publishing retractions, corrections, clarifications, and apologies when required; and
* encouraging debate.

JML OPEN Access Policy
As an instant and barrier-free method of disseminating knowledge to the public, Open Access publishing enables readers worldwide to access the full text of papers in which they are interested. Open Access publishing involves submission, review, authentication and finally publication. There are no charges for accessing or downloading the published material. It is free for all to download and read with no need to subscribe.

JML follows the Open Access publishing system, and allows unlimited and instant access to the full text with no fees or charges. All JML articles are permanently freely available for anyone to download and read. Although some open access publications charge authors a fee to cover the publication costs, publishing in JML is free of charge.

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Last update: 06 April 2016