Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

Last updated: 1/15/2021


The Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement consists necessary measures that The Journal for the Advancement of Performance Information and Value (JAPIV) shall adapt and apply to ensure the highest integrity and quality in the administration and publication of scientific research contents.

All authors before submitting a manuscript to JAPIV are required to review, acknowledge, and accept the policies and requirements set forth herein. Any violations of such policies and requirements will be dealt with in a timely manner and a public statement shall be issued regarding such incidents.


About the Journal

General information about The Journal for the Advancement of Performance Information and Value (JAPIV) including publisher, publishing schedule, affiliations, background, scope, and objectives can be found HERE.


Editorial Board

The Journal for the Advancement of Performance Information and Value (JAPIV) Editorial Board consists of several experts who are recognized in the industry. A full list of editorial members and their affiliations can be found HERE.


Open Access Statement

This is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.


Publication Ethics Statement

The publisher and editor (identified as 'the journal') are responsible to identify and prevent the publication of any research with misconducts and unethical practices. The journal shall never support or encourage such misconducts and unethical practices to occur.

The journal shall address any allegation of research misconducts appropriately and in a timely manner. An immediate board consists of at least five editorial members will be created to judge each misconduct case. A public statement will be made when the board reaches agreement on the case with documentation on the decision making process.

Articles that need to be retracted / corrected / clarified will be executed in a timely manner. All article related information and metadata will be updated to reflect the corrections. A public statement will be sent out to all readers to notify of such changes.


Authors Responsibilities Statement

Authors are required to only submit original research contents that adhere to strict measures of research ethical conducts and practices.

Authors are required to participate in peer review process.

All authors listed on an article should have significant contribution to the research.

When a mistake / error is identified in an article, authors are responsible to provide retractions or corrections.

Authors are responsible to provide a list of references, and disclose any financial support pertaining to their research.

Publication of same research in more than one journal is strictly prohibited.


Fees & Charges

The Journal for the Advancement of Performance Information and Value (JAPIV) is available for free online. There are no article processing or submission charges. Hence, there is also no waiver policy in place.


Peer Review Process

1. Authors submit original manuscript under one of the following criteria: Review Article, Original Research Article, or Case Study.

2. Chief or Associate Editor(s) determine whether the manuscript meets requirements from authors guideline, scope, and standard of the journal.

  • Manuscript is screened for plagiarism with  iThenticate (CrossCheck plagiarism scanning system from CrossRef). Those that are identified as plagiarized will be returned with a notice for reference.
  • In the case of editors submitting, the manuscript will be handled by other editors who must adhere strictly to the recommendations of external reviewers.

3. Promising manuscript is sent to two independent reviewers. Double-blind review format will take place, meaning the reviewers and authors remain anonymous to each other. Reviewers, however, are asked to disclose any conflicts of interest. Reviewers are asked to identify uncited published work. Reviewers are asked to kindly complete their review within 30 days, but no longer than two months. Reviewers are asked to treat all reviewing articles as confidential documents.

Reviewer’s advice contributes to editor’s decision from the following options:

  • Accepted: Manuscript is accepted as-is.
  • Accepted with Revisions: Manuscript is accepted but requires minor changes to be completed.
  • Resubmit: Manuscript requires major revisions. A new file must be submitted for another round of peer review.
  • Reject: Manuscript is not accepted for publication, either because it was not deemed to be of high enough quality, or the subject matter did not fit this journal.



The journal is not using an archive service currently. However, a plan to utilize CLOCKSS to electronically back up our contents is in the works.


Text Mining

JAPIV has no restrictions on software/spiders to automatically crawl the journal content (also known as text mining).



JAPIV applies the following licenses for all submission and content:

Creative Commons License
 — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.

No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.