Publishing Ethical Guidelines for JCU Authors

       Journal of Chongqing University (JCU) is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal, which requires all authors to adhere to publishing ethics. All submitted papers confirmed as having unethical issues are unacceptable, and we reserve the right to withdraw the acceptance and publication of such papers.


Forms of ethical issues
       Authors are required to submit only their original papers. In case material of others, or the authors’ previously published work is used, it must be clearly and appropriately cited and quoted. Plagiarism of ideas is also unacceptable.
Multiple paper submissions
       Submission of a paper to JCU means that the paper or any part of it has not been published or under the consideration of being published elsewhere.We don’t accept republication of conference papers with little added value, or dissertations.
Source acknowledgement
       Authors should properly acknowledge the work of others that has influenced the content of the paper, which may include, beside referenced publications, financial support from an organization and/or other help with the research and its documentation.
Author listing
       Authors should be listed based on only their contribution to the papers. The first author and/or the correspondence author of a paper should guarantee that all the co-authors agree to be listed as co-authors, and agree also on the content of the paper.

Adoption of AMLC
       AMLC(Academic Misconduct Literature Check) is an anti-plagiarism software application developed by China National Knowledge Infrastructure(known as CNKI) to compare the content of a written piece with published material. All papers submitted to JCU are subject to AMLC check at least twice to make sure that papers going into the peer review and production processes are free of an unduly high level of duplication.

More information
       For more detailed explanations and instructions, authors can refer to the publishing ethical policies of Brill, JZUS-A/B&LITEE and the Committee on Publication Ethics.