Authors should observe high standards with respect to publication ethics as set out by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and implemented by the Strife Executive Board.
Falsification or fabrication of data, plagiarism, including duplicate publication of the authors’ own work without proper citation, and misappropriation of the work are all unacceptable. Any cases of ethical misconduct will be treated seriously and will be dealt with by the Executive Board.
If it is suspected that any of the above has taken place, the article in question will be removed from the website pending revision.
Obligations to our Authors
The Editorial Staff will ensure that authors are able to operate within safe and ethical boundaries in order to share their ideas to the benefit of the community.
Obligations to our Staff
Our staff will be treated with dignity and respect in all aspects of their work.
Obligations to the Academic Community
Strife Blog and Journal is committed to maintaining the high standards of research ethics in the disciplines we operate within. The editorial team will use all available means to verify that authors report on their findings accurately and truthfully and share their analysis and expertise to the benefit of the community.
Gender and Diversity
Strife Blog and Journal is committed to improving the gender balance and diversity of the cohort of writers who choose to publish with us. We expect the Blog Staff, Journal Staff, and Series Editors to keep the gender balance of authors in mind for all series, special issues, and articles as well as to include an appropriate institutional and geographical mix. We also encourage any submitting author to take gender balance into account in their references.
A report on Gender and Diversity will be commissioned by the Executive Board of Strife Blog and Journal every year, and its conclusions will be taken into account in the September and January recruitment rounds.
Conflict of Interest
Each author should reveal any financial interests or connections, direct or indirect, or other situations that might raise the question of bias in the work reported or the conclusions, implications, or opinions stated—including pertinent commercial or other sources of funding for the individual author(s) or for the associated department(s) or organization(s), personal relationships, or direct academic competition.
When considering whether you should declare a conflicting interest or connection please consider this test: Is there any arrangement that would embarrass you or any of your co-authors if it was to emerge after publication and you had not declared it?
Plagiarism and Ethical Contributor Conduct
Authors must present only original work. Plagiarism, duplicates, data falsification, and data duplication are strictly forbidden. If authors have used the work of others this must be appropriately referenced according to our submission guidelines for the blog and journal.
If plagiarism occurs, it will be judged on a number of criteria: extent of copied material, originality of copied material, position/context/type of material, and referencing/attribution of the material.
Strife Blog and Journal takes the ethical conduct and actions of its contributors and staff seriously. We expect all contributors to conduct themselves in a manner that adheres to the above guidelines.
For an outline of how we consider and act on cases of please follow this chart.
In instances where there are concerns or questions over the originality or ethics of submission to Strife Blog or Journal please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Strife Blog and Journal publishes on a number of social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn; the standards listed above apply to the conduct of staff and authors on all platforms.
Corrections, updates, and reviews
Authors should employ every effort to ensure that the information presented in an article is truthful and accurate. This applies to any verifiable figures, facts, or data included in articles, though political analysis is tied to the author’s interpretations of the facts. If a mistake is detected in an article, it is the responsibility of the author to inform the editorial team.
Further, the editorial team will employ every effort to ensure that all information on the website is accurate to time of publication. If a mistake, error, or inaccuracy is discovered, our editors will promptly issue a correction. If relevant to the article, a note will be added at the end of the page to indicate that the correction took place.
The Executive Board reserves the right to remove any content from the blog that is determined to infringe on the intellectual property of a third party as outlined by the standards on plagiarism above.
If an author chooses to remain anonymous, this will be respected and protected by the Executive Board, and such information will not be provided upon request.
All book reviews will contain honest, independent, factually backed analysis by our authors.
The partnerships that Strife may go into will not affect the independent nature of the content in our blog and journal. However, material produced alongside our partners will also be published on our site.
Re-Posting from and to Other Platforms
Authors are allowed to re-post their article on other platforms only with the permission of the Executive Board and are required to give clear credit to Strife as the original source of the article as well as linking the original article.
Likewise, if they wish to re-post content on Strife they must obtain the permission of the original host platform.
We are always interested in hearing from our audience and authors with regard to any concerns about our ethical standards.
Should you have any concerns, please email email@example.com.
Last updated: 14 October 2021