Publication Ethics & Malpractice Statement

GCYILJ is committed to ensuring ethics in publication and quality of articles. Editors should evaluate manuscripts exclusively on the basis of their academic merit.


When authors submit their manuscripts to GCYILJ for publication consideration, they agree to abide by the publication requirements.

Specifically, the authors must guarantee: (1) that their manuscript is not under review for publication elsewhere, and will not be submitted to another publication entity during the review period; (2) that the manuscript has not been published in any other journal; (3) that all authors have significantly contributed to the research submitted in the manuscript. Submission of multi-authored manuscripts implies the consent of each of the authors.

Originality and plagiarism

The authors should ensure that their work is entirely original, all data in the manuscript are real and authentic, and if the work of others has been used, this has been appropriately acknowledged.

Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behaviour and are unacceptable. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.


The authors are obliged to participate in the peer review process. All authors are obliged to provide retractions or corrections of mistakes. 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 or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest

All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.


Referees are selected according to their expertise in their particular fields.

Referees have the responsibility to be objective in their judgments; have no conflict of interest with respect to the research, with respect to the authors and/or with respect to the research funders; point out relevant published work which is not yet cited by the author(s); and treat the reviewed articles confidentially.


Publication decisions

The editor has complete responsibility and authority to accept a submitted paper for publication or to reject it. The editor must evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest

Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor's own research. Editors should recuse themselves from considering manuscripts (i.e. should ask a co-editor, associate editor or other member of the editorial board instead to review and consider)  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.