Ethics and Malpractice

The series Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings publish Open Access conference articles and conference proceedings and all articles and proceedings are published by Linköping University Electronic Press.

As a publisher we uphold certain ethical principles regarding, confidentiality, originality and intellectual fair play. The following fundamental codes of conduct thus apply for the different actors involved in the publication process:

Responsibilities of the Editors

  • It is the editors’ responsibility to decide whether to accept or reject an article.
  • The decision to publish an article will be based solely on the quality of the article, regardless of the author’s race, gender, nationality or any other individual characteristics.
  • As Linköping University Electronic Press and Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings is an Open Access publisher and series the editors’ will make sure that its content shall be accessible to anyone free of charge.

Responsibilities of the Authors

  • It is the authors’ responsibility to guarantee the text is their original work and free from plagiarism in any form.
  • It is the authors’ responsibility to secure permission to use any copyrighted material included in the text, when necessary.
  • If the article already is published by another publisher it is the author’s responsibility to ensure that there are no conflicts regarding the copyright and that the author has the publisher permission to publish the article by LiU E-Press.
  • 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. Plagiarism takes many forms, from ‘passing off’ another’s paper as the author’s own paper, to copying or paraphrasing substantial parts of another’s paper (without attribution), to claiming results from research conducted by others. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.
  • Articles shall be free from racist or sexist language.
  • If an article is funded by external sources, those shall be mentioned in relation to the text.
  • It is up to each author to guarantee that the published research has been conducted in compliance with whatever ethical norms might apply for that particular research in the country where it has been undertaken.
  • As a general rule every article shall include contact information in the form of an e-mail address to at least one corresponding author.
  • 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 editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.
  • 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.

Responsibilities of the Publisher

  • We publish full scientific articles either as a complete proceeding and/or as separate article put together as a proceeding, where each article has its own permanent link.
  • The publisher guarantees the accessibility to the articles and proceeding from the publishing date.
  • The publisher reserve the right to un-publish an article violating the rules.