The Asian Journal of Innovation and Policy is committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record. Authors and reviewers are encouraged to refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors.
The Asian Journal of Innovation and Policy editors’ decision to accept or reject a manuscript for publication is based on the submitted paper’s importance, originality and clarity, and the study’s validity and its relevance to the remit of the journal.
Editors and editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.
Editors strive to ensure that peer review at the journal is fair, unbiased and timely. They remind authors they are obliged to participate in the peer review process. Editors will send reviewers’ comments to authors in their entirety unless they contain offensive or libelous remarks.
The Asian Journal of Innovation and Policy operates a strictly blinded peer review process in which the reviewer’s name is withheld from the author and, the author’s name from the reviewer. The reviewers may, at their own discretion, opt to reveal their name to the author in their review, but the journal’s standard policy practice is for both identities to remain concealed. Each article is reviewed generally by three referees.
Reviewers must be suitably qualified regarding the nature and subject of the manuscript their review. Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript should notify the editor and excuse him/herself from the review process.
Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.
Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study; they should be listed as co-authors. All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in a ‘Acknowledgements’ section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, writing assistance, or a department chair who provided only general support.
Conflict of interest/Funding disclosure
The Asian Journal of Innovation and Policy requires authors to include a declaration of any conflicting interests in order to preclude business needs from compromising intellectual and ethical standards. Additionally, the publication editors require authors to acknowledge their funding with the funding agency written out in full, followed by the grant number (if applicable).
Also, authors should disclose whether they had any writing assistance and identify the entity that paid for this assistance.
Authors should present their results honestly and without fabricating, falsifying or inappropriately manipulating data (research images should not be modified in a misleading way). Material taken from other sources must be cited. Authors must ensure they have obtained permission from third parties for use of their data. If required, authors are to supply raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review.
The Asian Journal of Innovation and Policy and its publisher, the Asian Society for Innovation and Policy, take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice seriously. It seeks to protect the rights of its authors and it will always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of articles published in the journal. Equally, the Asian Society for Innovation and Policy seeks to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice.
Where an article is found to have plagiarized other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where authorship of the article is contested, the Asian Journal of Innovation and Policy reserves the right to take action, ranging from publishing an erratum or corrigendum to banning the author(s) from publication in the journal.
Editors will act on suspicion or allegation of misconduct that extends to both published and unpublished papers. All reasonable efforts will be made to ensure that a proper investigation into alleged misconduct is conducted, seeking first a response from those suspected of misconduct. If this does not happen, the editor will make all reasonable attempts to persist in obtaining a resolution to the problem.
The Asian Journal of Innovation and Policy will ensure that an author should not publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and will not be accepted.
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 journal editor and cooperate with the author to retract or correct the paper.
Before publication, the Asian Journal of Innovation and Policy requires the author as the rights holder to sign a Contributor’s Publishing Agreement. It is an exclusive license agreement, which entitles the author to retain copyright in the work, but grants the Asian Society for Innovation and Policy the sole and exclusive right and license to publish for the full legal term of copyright.
The editorial content of all published issues of the Asian Journal of Innovation and Policy is available on the journal website, free of charge.