Statement of Publication Ethics for the Advancing Corrections Journal

Advancing Corrections Journal (Print) ISSN: 2517-9233
Advancing Corrections Journal (Digital) ISSN: 2789-5246
ICPA as an international Professional Association for corrections professionals is committed to upholding the integrity of the work we publish. The value of scholarly publishing relies on everyone involved behaving ethically. The following points are only intended to give a broad overview and are not exhaustive. We encourage our Author/s and Reviwers to refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) website. If you are unsure of a journal-related ethical issue, you might well find the answer in COPE’s wealth of materials, but if you have any questions or concerns please also feel free to contact the Editor of the Advancing Corrections Journal. 

ICPA and the Advancing Corrections Journal that it publishes is committed to:
  • maintaining the editorial independence of the Journal Editor;
  • supporting the Journal Editor to run their journal ethically and transparently;
  • maintaining an accurate and transparent publication record, including publishing corrections and retractions when necessary
Authors should ensure that:
  • their work is original and written by them
  • their work has not been previously published and has been submitted only to the journal 
  • where material is taken from other sources (including their own published writing) the source is clearly cited and that where appropriate permission is obtained
  • their work does not infringe on any rights of others, including privacy rights and intellectual property rights
  • their data is true and not manipulated
  • their data is their own or that they have permission to use data reproduced in their paper
  • any real or apparent conflicting or competing interest is clearly stated on submission of their paper (this would include funding assistance)
  • they adhere to all research ethics guidelines of their discipline, particularly where human or animal subjects are involved
  • they contact the Editor to identify and correct any material errors upon discovery, whether prior or subsequent to publication of their work
  • authorship of the paper is accurately represented, including ensuring that all individuals credited as authors participated in the actual authorship of the work and that all who participated are credited and have given consent for publication 
Reviewers should ensure that they:
  • maintain the confidentiality of the review process
  • refrain from contacting the authors directly without permission of the Journal
  • immediately alert their Journal Editor of any real or potential competing interest that could affect the impartiality of their reviewing and decline to review where appropriate
  • conduct themselves fairly and impartially
  • We are aware, of course, that academics will come from a particular school of thought and/or may have strong ties to a particular interest. All we ask is that reviewers strive to act fairly. If in doubt about whether a conflict exists, a reviewer should be transparent and seek the views of the journal editor.