Ethics Policy for Publishing
The Research Association for Interdisciplinary Studies (RAIS) aims to base its publication on ethical grounds and will reject any form of plagiarism, preserve the confidentiality of submitted work, protect copyrights of published material and publish only original materials.
All authors must ensure that they have written entirely original work, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others, they need to make sure that it is appropriately credited and referenced. The author should not submit the same manuscript to more than one conference. Each person listed as an Author should have contributed significantly to the paper, and agree to be accountable for all aspects related to its accuracy or integrity. It is the responsibility of the first author to ensure the agreement of the other authors to be mentioned as co-authors of the article. As a publisher, RAIS cannot be held responsible for including authors without their authorization. The manuscripts submitted to the RAIS Conference should follow the submission guidelines of the conference. Plagiarism is considered unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable. The author should notify the editor if a significant error in their publication is identified. Authors should fully disclose related financial interests and outside activities in publications (including articles, abstracts, manuscripts submitted for publication), presentations at professional meetings, and applications for funding. The authors retain copyright and grant RAIS the right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License.”
The editor must ensure that information or ideas regarding manuscripts submitted by the authors must be kept confidential and not used for any personal advantage. A submitted manuscript is a confidential material. The Editor must avoid making decisions on manuscripts for which they might have a conflict of interest, financial or otherwise. The editor can reject a paper without reviewing it if he considers that the quality is too low for the conference standards, is out of the conference’s scope, or contains plagiarism, or misappropriation, research standards violations, undisclosed conflicts of interest. All papers are subject to a final RAIS internal review and can be rejected without further information. Rejected articles will not be re-reviewed.
The reviewers evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors. Reviewers have the right to identify relevant published work that has not been cited in the manuscript by authors. Due to a large number of abstracts received, RAIS do not supply reviewers’ comments on their decision for unpublished work.
The conference proceedings publisher is responsible for deciding which of the submitted articles will be published in the conference proceedings.