Publishing Ethics Statement

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The Journal of Gems & Gemmology is a double-blind peer-reviewed scientific journal that complies with fundamental principles and publication ethics. In order to strengthen the construction of academic integrity and standardize the publication process, based on the relevant provisions of copyright law and publishing ethics at home and abroad, and in combination with the actual situation, the journal has formulated the ethical norms of its author(s), reviewer(s), editor(s) and publisher(s).

For Author(s)

Author(s) should ensure that the paper(s) is/are original and integral, without any plagiarism, fabrication, falsification and fraudulence. The paper(s) is/are submitted to the journal only and has/have not been previously published elsewhere, and the references should be quoted properly. Author(s) is/are required to submit a copyright agreement during the submission process, and if the first author is a graduate student, the mentor’s approval is required and he/she must be listed as the contact person.

The author(s) should specify the sources of the data used in the paper(s) and cite publications that have important impact on the research; the author(s) listed should be limited to those who have made significant contributions to the conception, design, implementation or interpretation of the research, and significant contributors must be listed as co-authors.

Author(s) should keep the original records and research data for reference in case of need.

Work(s) involving humans and/or animals must ensure compliance with the requirements of the Institutional Ethics Committee and provide documentation in support of the ethical review.

For Editor(s)

Editor(s) , based on the academic quality of the paper, the reviewer’s comments, the innovation of the research and the relevance to the journal, should make the decision to reject or accept the paper(s) under the principles of being fair, just and in time.

Editor(s) shall ensure the transparency of the research and shall practise withdrawal, modification or correction whenever necessary.

Editor(s) should ensure that each paper is initially evaluated in terms of its originality and reviewed for intellectual content, regardless of the author’s gender, race, religion, nationality, etc.

Editor(s) shall abide by the principle of confidentiality and strictly protect the information of the reviewer(s). Before the publication of a paper, editor(s) shall not disclose any information about the paper.

Editor(s) have/has the responsibility to evaluate the performance of the reviewer(s). If any suspicious behaviour is found in the course of peer-review, the editor(s) should handle it carefully on the basis of facts.

Editor(s) should observe the rule of recusal, and should not have interest conflict with paper(s) they reject or accept. 

For Reviewers

Reviewers should make a detailed, constructive and fair assessment of the scientific content of the paper in a timely manner, point out the originality and scientific accuracy, and express their views with theoretical foundation.

Reviewers shall ensure confidentiality throughout the review process.

Reviewers may point out relevant published works that have not yet been cited.

Reviewers shall have no interest conflict with the research, author(s) and/or sponsor(s) of the research, and shall promptly notify the editor(s) of any relevant issues and refuse to review the manuscript.

Reviewers shall timely notify the editor in case that any moral problem or plagiarism or multi-contribution is found.

If a reviewer considers that he/she is not suitable or cannot review the manuscript in time, he/she shall inform the editor(s) in time.

For Publisher

The Journal of Gems & Gemmology is published by the China University of Geosciences. The publisher must abide by the ethical principles of academic publishing and publish scientific papers correctly, promptly and impartially.

The publisher cannot interfere with the decision-making rights of the editor(s).

The Journal of Gems & Gemmology reserves the right to reject any accepted paper if it is found to have engaged in academic misconduct, and to retract with a retraction statement for published paper if it is found to have engaged in academic misconduct.

 Copyright and Permission

Author(s) should ensure that the paper(s) is/are original and integral with no plagiarism, fabrication, falsification, fraudulence or multi-contribution. In case of infringement or breach of confidentiality or other issues mentioned above, the responsibility shall be borne by the author(s).

The author(s) agree(s) to transfer the right of publication, compilation, reproduction, dissemination, translation, and the right of transfer of the paper (including print version, web version and other electronic versions) to the Journal of Gems & Gemmology for publication. The term of authorization is the same as the term of copyright protection.

The Journal of Gems & Gemmology has the right to reproduce, distribute and disseminate the paper in all forms, formats and media (including but not limited to paper, CD-Rom, diskette, network, etc.). The journal also has the right for translation, adaptation, compilation, and the right to use the diagrams, abstracts, or work(s) derived from any parts of the paper. The journal is permitted to authorize all or part of the above rights to a third party.

Check for Plagiarism

The Journal of Gems & Gemmology uses AMLC for plagiarism checking. Upon contribution to the journal, author(s) will be regarded to have consented to the checking procedure, and the journal will check and compare his /her/their manuscript(s) with published papers so as to prevent academic misconducts including but not limited to plagiarism and multi-contribution.


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