If ethical misconduct is suspected in work submitted to any of our Volumes fair and
transparent investigation of the matter will be carried out.
We take all instances of misconduct very seriously and will investigate each with care
attention, providing full support to the editor. Consequences for misconduct are as
the misconduct itself, and are determined on a case-by-case basis. In all cases, the
be given the opportunity to provide an explanation for the misconduct. An editorial
will only be made once the investigation is completed.
In most cases, we accept that the incorrect use of third party material is frequently a
human error, or a misunderstanding of publication ethics. This is why we actively
authors to read our ethics policy and guidance on using third party material before
submitting, to avoid these mistakes. In those cases where more serious misconduct is
detected, consequences are proportionately more serious. Vidya reserves the right to
any and all information from the author concerning the creation of the work, to verify
originality. If no such evidence is provided or no satisfactory explanation given, then
ban the author(s) from resubmitting to the journal for a determined period. In extreme
we may take the matter to the author's institution for their attention.
If ethical misconduct is discovered in content that has already been published, we may
publish a statement of concern whilst the work is investigated. If we deem it necessary,
paper may be retracted with a statement of explanation. Other consequences may include a
submissions ban for any or all authors, and contacting the relevant institution(s).