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This Journal recommends that authors follow the Recommendations for the Revising, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work as stated in the policy.
IPIR will only consider up to three articles submitted by the same author at one time. Only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the aims and scope of IPIR will be reviewed.
IPIR will reject any manuscripts submitted by a third party rather than by the authors themselves or where any systematic manipulation of the peer review or publication process has been suspected. The journal reserves the right to enforce this policy at any point of the peer review or publication process.
As part of the submission process you will be required to warrant that you are submitting your original work, that you have the rights in the work, that you are submitting the work for first publication in the Journal and that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere and has not already been published elsewhere, and that you have obtained and can supply all necessary permissions for the reproduction of any copyright works not owned by you.
IPIR take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of published articles. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked with duplication-checking software. Where an article, for example, is found to have plagiarized other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where the authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action.
IPIR adheres to the APA reference style. Please review the guidelines on APA to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.
If you use EndNote to manage references, you can download the APA output file here.
- Ethics and Policies
The Society is committed to promoting the highest ethical publication practices across all our journals. Allegations of misconduct will be investigated fully.
Find information about our policies in specific areas:
Authorship, competing interests and funding
Authors must meet all 4 of these conditions:
- substantial contributions to conception and design, or acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data;
- drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content;
- final approval of the version to be published; and
- agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.
Peer review, editorial standards and processes
We do all we can to ensure the peer review process is fair and we aim to minimise bias, measures include:
- Striving to have a diverse representation on our editorial boards. We actively encourage board members to select from a diverse pool of reviewers – some of these being suggested by authors
- Working with other publishers to collect anonymised diversity data to assess where there are potential biases in our peer review system
- Constantly reminding board members, reviewers and staff to be aware of their unconscious biases when making decisions