• Updates to Publication Ethics and Author Guidelines

    Updates to Publication Ethics and Author Guidelines

    Posted by Izadora Silva Pimenta on 2023-07-31

ing.grid recently made some updates to its Publication Ethics and Author Guidelines sections, aiming to be up to date with the best practices in scholarly publishing.

Regarding Publication Ethics, a new policy has been introduced concerning the use of chatbots and other writing assistance tools for publishing in the journal. According to the COPE statement on Authorship and AI tools, these tools should not be cited as authors. Instead, authors are advised to describe their usage in the Material and Methods section of their manuscripts. Authors are also reminded that they hold responsibility for the accuracy and originality of their work and are liable for any publication ethics breaches.

In the Author Guidelines section, a new point has been added about data sensitivity. Authors are now required to inform whether their data contains sensitive information related to age, disability status, sex, gender identity, racial and ethnic identity, sexual orientation, and/or socioeconomic status.

These updates were carefully reviewed by ing.grid's editorial team, who considered the draft manual from the DIAMAS (Developing Institutional Open Access Publishing Models to Advance Scholarly Communication) project.

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