Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

Ethics Policy

Literary Voice is committed to follow the best practices on ethical matters, errors and retractions, and upholding standards of ethical behaviour at all stages of the publication process. Since the publication of an article in a peer-reviewed journal is a direct reflection of the quality of work of the authors and the institutions that support them, it is therefore, incumbent upon the authors to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior. The author of a submitted article must ensure

  • that the work has not been published before
  • that the work is not under consideration elsewhere
  • that copyright has not been breached in seeking its publication.
  • that proper acknowledgment of sources is done.
  • that the publication has been approved by all co-authors.
  • that the authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others, that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.