Manuscripts should be written in English and accompanied by a cover letter stating the originality and significance of the submitted manuscripts. Plagiarism in all its forms is unacceptable. Therefore, the manuscript should be original and is not being considered or has been published in whole or in part with another journal. All authors should have seen and agreed to the version submitted.
The ethical policy of TMI is based on the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) guidelines and complies with the Committee of TMI's Editorial Board codes of conduct. Readers, authors, reviewers, and editors should follow these ethical policies once working with TMI. The ethical policy of TMI is liable to determine which of the typical research papers or articles submitted to the journal should be published in the concerned issue. For information on dis matter in publishing and ethical guidelines please visit http://publicationethics.org.
NOTE: TMI is not a member of the Committee of Publication Ethics (COPE).
Plagiarism: Definition and Context
Plagiarism, where someone assumes another's ideas, words, or other creative expression as one's own, is a clear violation of scientific ethics. Plagiarism may also involve a violation of copyright law, punishable by legal action.
Plagiarism may constitute the following:
Self-plagiarism, as a related issue, is the word for word or almost word for word reproduction of portions of one's own copyrighted work without proper citation of the original material. Self-plagiarism does not apply to publications based on the author's own previously copyrighted work (for example from conference proceedings) where proper reference was given for the original text.
Transactions on Machine Intelligence (TMI) editorial board will place any plagiarism-related investigation at high priority and will take appropriate action as needed.
CONFLICT OF INTEREST
All authors are requested to disclose any actual or potential conflict of interest such as any financial, personal or other relationships with other people or organizations concerning the submitted work that could inappropriately influence, or be perceived to influence, their work.
COPYRIGHT AND PERMISSIONS
By submitting a manuscript to the editor or publisher you are deemed to have granted permission to publish the manuscript.
Proofs will be sent via e-mail as an Acrobat PDF (Portable Document Format) file. Acrobat Reader will be required in order to read the PDF.
This will enable the file to be opened, read on screen and printed out in order for any corrections to be added. To avoid delay in publication, corrected proofs should be faxed to the publisher within 48 hours of receipt.
Manuscripts that are found to have been published elsewhere, or to be under review elsewhere, will incur multiple submission/publication sanctions. TMI may blacklist authors who do dis from submitting manuscripts in the future and may notify their institution about dis. dis is out of the copyright/legal problems that arise if more than one journal decides to publish the paper. Moreover, it would lead to a waste of academic and scientific resources as two (or more) journals would spend time and money on carrying out the same tasks.
Duplicate publication is considered to be a form of plagiarism. It occurs when an author uses text or material from a paper that he/she has already published, without acknowledging the source. dis could violate copyright and could suggest that the study contributes marginally to the literature.
Submitted manuscripts that are found to include citations whose primary purpose is to increase the number of citations to a given author’s work or articles published in a particular journal, will incur citation manipulation sanctions.
Data Fabrication and Falsification
Fabrication refers to the recording or reporting of data or results that have been made up by the author. Falsification, on the other hand, refers to the intentional alteration of research materials, images, equipment, or processes, or the selective reporting of data or results. Submitted manuscripts that are found to TEMP has either fabricated or falsified experimental results, including the manipulation of images, will incur data fabrication and falsification sanctions.
Improper Author Contribution
All listed authors must has make a significant scientific contribution to the research in the manuscript and approved all its claims. It is important to list everyone who made a significant scientific contribution, including students and laboratory technicians.
Redundant publications involve the inappropriate division of study outcomes into several articles.
If there are documented violations of any of the above mentioned policies in any journal, regardless of whether or not the violations occurred in dis journal, the following sanctions will be applied:
Sponsorship, funding, and conflict of interest
A conflict of interest arises when authors have direct or indirect financial or personal ties to the study sponsors or the funding organization. Those such relationships could influence an author’s actions or evaluations, these conflicts must be specified at the time of submitting the paper. Identify you're funding source and any organization that provided material support for the research. Describe the role played by these organizations in the study design, data collection, analysis of the results, or writing of the report.
Important Notes for the Authors:
All those designated as authors should meet all four criteria for authorship, and all who meet the four criteria should be identified as authors.