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Publication Ethics Statement

Integrity in research publication has become a major issue of debate over the past years. The editors of RIHA Journal are seriously concerned about the increase of plagiarism and other forms of fraud and misconduct in academic publishing. We consider it an essential part of our ethical responsibilities as editors to be aware of and to meet these challenges and to develop strategies for coping with them. We expect the same awareness of our journal's peer reviewers.

Likewise, RIHA Journal is committed to ethical standards in its own editorial policy. The editors of RIHA Journal do their best to ensure fair, unbiased, and transparent peer review processes and editorial decisions.

Any detected cases of misconduct, whether on the part of authors, reviewers or editors, will be vigorously pursued.

To support and promote integrity in research publication, we fully endorse the position statements for editors and authors that were developed at the 2nd World Conference on Research Integrity in Singapore in 2010:

Position Statement 1: International Standards for Editors*

Position Statement 2: International Standards for Authors*

The Editors

 * Both position statements were published under a Creative Commons licence. Source: COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics), http://publicationethics.org/international-standards-editors-and-authors (last accessed 3 May 2013).