1. JIWE follows guidelines from The Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). COPE publishes a code of practice for editors of scientific, technical, and medical journals: http://www.publicationethics.org. MMU Journals abide by its Code of Conduct and aim to adhere to its Best Practice Guidelines that supports the development of, and practical application of consistent ethical standards throughout the scholarly publishing community.
  2. For the purpose of the statement, the following terms are defined as such:
    1. ‘Journal’ refers to a collection of scholarly articles that is published regularly throughout the year.
    2. ‘Editor-in-Chief’ refers to the principal editor of a publication that takes the leadership and managerial role of the journals.
    3. ‘Editorial’ refers to the Editor-in-Chief and members under the Editorial Structure of a journal.
    4. ‘Authors’ refers to the individual or group that sends scholarly articles to be published in journals.
    5. ‘Reviewers’ refers to the individual who evaluate article submissions to journals based on the requirements of that journal, predefined criteria, and the quality, completeness and accuracy of the research presented.
    6. ‘MMU Press’ refers to Multimedia University (MMU)’s publishing house specialising in scholarly publications.