Publishing And Accessibility Policy
PUBLISHING AND ACCESSIBILITY POLICY
UMT takes issues of copyright, infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practices in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and to ensure this we investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of published articles. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles will be checked with duplication-checking software such as Turnitin and for example, if an article is found to have plagiarized other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgment, or where the authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article; taking up the matter with the chair of department or dean of author's institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; or taking appropriate legal action.
If the paper is extracted from the student project/thesis/paper then he must first prove that the author is the owner of the project /thesis/paper and the editor holds the right to decide how much similarity is allowed as thesis threshold may vary on a case basis.
The author should disclose any conflict of interest and/or publication of any portion of the material to the Editor for Editor’s consideration and ensure that appropriate attribution to the prior work and/or publication of the material is included.
If the author has quoted the translation/commentary on the Quranic and Bible verses then the author must provide a disclaimer that he/she has interpreted with the best of his knowledge.
If abstract or any portion of the paper is published in a conference proceeding, the author must ensure the difference in title, so it can be differentiated.
Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement
UMT requires the author to sign a Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement for all the articles which we publish. UMT Journals Contributor’s Publishing Agreement is a license agreement under which the author retains the copyright of their work but grants UMT the sole and exclusive right and license to publish for the full legal term of copyright.
Exceptions may exist where the assignment of copyright is required or preferred by a proprietor other than UMT. In this case, copyright in the work will be assigned from the author to the society.