Policy on Publication Ethics

The JLA is committed to adhere to best publication practices, in order to ensure the quality and integrity of every article we publish. Consequently, we rely on our authors, reviewers and editors to all contribute to these best practices.

Publication misconduct includes (but is not limited to) such practices as plagiarism, multiple simultaneous submission, submission of results known to be false, and inappropriate addition or omission of co-authors.

Details of any suspected publication misconduct should be immediately communicated to the Managing Editor, who will, in consultation with a subset of the editorial board, investigate if such misconduct has taken place. If so, the individual alleged to have engaged in this misconduct shall be notified in writing of the allegations by the Managing Editor, and given an opportunity for rebuttal.

The allegation and any rebuttal will be weighed by a committee of the editorial board. After a complete investigation and deliberation, this committee shall issue its determination and decide on appropriate sanctions. These might include (but are not limited to) one or more of the following: rejection of the manuscript; retraction of an already-published manuscript; a letter of apology to any injured parties; or informing the offender's head of department, dean or other appropriate official of the violation. The individual alleged to be have engaged in this misconduct will be given an opportunity to appeal the sanction before it is enforced.

In situations where appropriate process or sanctions are not clear, the JLA will refer to the following sources for further guidance:

The Association for Symbolic Logic Publication Ethics Policy:
http://www.aslonline.org/PublicationEthicsPolicy.html

The Committee on Publication Ethics:
http://publicationethics.org/

The Council of Science Editors White Paper on Publication Ethics:
http://www.councilscienceeditors.org/resource-library/editorial-policies/wh ite-paper-on-publication-ethics/

The European Association of Science Editors Guidelines for Authors and Translators:
http://www.ease.org.uk/publications/author-guidelines