Scope and editorial policy
Preparation and style of manuscript
Manuscript submission procedure:
All articles will be double–blind reviewed by two (2) or more reviewers. Reviewers have three options in respect of their recommendations:
In those cases where an editorial qualification applies, the Editor–in–Chief may, in consultation with the reviewers, initiate a developmental revision process aimed at improving the calibre of the article in question. At the discretion of the Editor–in–Chief, the revised article may be submitted for a further process of review prior to final approval and publication.
A Refereed and Peer Reviewed Journal
In order to achieve a high standard of academic excellence and acceptance by readers, the Indo–Pacific Journal of Phenomenology is refereed by recognised scholars in the field, and chooses to make use of a process of blind review, which involves each manuscript being submitted to two or more reviewers who receive the manuscript but have no information about the author. The Journal seeks to conform to the highest standards for refereed and peer–reviewed scientific journals as recommended internationally by SHERPA.
Additionally, the IPJP is compliant with the ASSAf Code of Best Practice in Editorial Discretion and Peer Review.
The journal has noticed a marked increase in the number of submissions containing unacknowledged intellectual material, ranging from sentences and central phrases through to entire sets of paragraphs and even, in some instances, sections comprising as much as 60% of the original author's work, copied verbatim from online as well as traditional sources, with failure to acknowledge its source.
The IPJP, in common with the broader academic community of scholars, frowns upon the ‘unacknowledged and unauthorized reproduction’ of intellectual material in this fashion.
Prospective authors are advised that the journal will not publish work which, in the assessment of the editorial team, contains ‘unacknowledged and unauthorized reproduction’ of the ideas and words of others. Please therefore ensure that the source of all cited, quoted or otherwise incorporated material is duly acknowledged, as the IPJP does not wish to be a repository for plagiarised work.
The journal also wishes to caution prospective authors against what has become known as self–plagiarism, where authors present their own previously published work as new scholarship. There are, however, limited circumstances under which authors may wish to duplicate their words without attribution when, for instance, describing an analytical or methodological approach and might feel that extensive self–referencing is undesirable. When duplication of one's own words is more extensive, then citation should be the norm. (Adapted from the APA Publication Manual)
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