Brieflands is very conscious of all potential misconducts in research or publications. As members of COPE, all Brieflands journals will follow the COPE guidelines outlining how to deal with cases of suspected misconduct. Each Brieflands journal shows its specific logo from COPE on its website, which directly guides the readers to the COPE page of that website. You may find this direct logo of COPE in each journal's "journal info" or "List of Source" page.
Any EIC of Brieflands is able to receive advice from COPE and we, as publisher, committed to present any data to all authorized institutions or organizations like COPE.
There are two methods for reporting misconduct (pre- or post-publication) to us:
- Submit a ticket via Publisher Support at https://brieflands.com/support
- Post a comment on the article page (Post Publication Peer Review). The editor will manage this comment.
All concerns and claims will be recorded electronically in our ticketing system and screened by our support team staff. Based on the problem, it will be communicated with all sides of the subject and discussed in the first weekly meeting of the primary Ethical committee. The Main ethical committee is located in the publisher and includes the journal owner, the editor in chief, and a publisher representative. High-priority concerns will be screened and handled by the CEO of the publisher primarily.
After collecting all documents and interviews with all sides/parties, the publisher will announce the preliminary decision to all authors. Final defense and documents, plus essential written documents, will be sent to the secondary ethical committee, including the preparatory committee members, in addition to the Brieflands advisory and trustee board.
We respect whistleblowers among our readers and take care of their confidential information in any way.
In case of proved research or publication misconduct, we always follow the COPE flowcharts, which vary from publishing a correction to withdraw, retract, or even replacing a responsible journal staff like editor in chief. See our policies about the mentioned rues.