Marketing Science and Technology Journal (MSTJ) is an Open Access journal. Article submission, processing, and publication fees are also free for authors. Journal holds the copyright of the published articles. Users have the right to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of articles under the following conditions: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0).
Marketing Science and Technology Journal (MSTJ) is fully complying with the rules of COPE. COPE’s flowcharts and guidelines are approached upon confronting any ethical misbehavior. This journal uses the COPE flowchart for retraction of a published article.
Plagiarism: Use of verbatim texts from other sources without acknowledgement is prohibited. The content of all articles must be the original work of authors and must not be plagiarized from other articles. COPE’s flowcharts and guidelines are approached in cases in which plagiarism is detected.
Data falsification/fabrication: Falsification is the practice of omitting or altering research materials, data, or processes so that the results of the research are no longer accurately reflected. Fabrication is the practice of inventing data or results and reporting them in the research. Both of these misconducts are fraudulent and seriously alter the integrity of research. Therefore, articles must be written based on original data and use of falsified or fabricated data is strongly prohibited.
Image manipulation: The journal encourages authors to send their original images. All digital images in manuscripts accepted for publication will be checked for inappropriate manipulation. No specific feature within an image may be enhanced, obscured, moved, removed, or introduced. Adjustments of brightness, contrast, or color balance are acceptable as long as they are applied to the entire image and do not misrepresent any information present in the original, including the background. The editors may request the original data from the authors to compare the manipulated figures in cases suspected of inappropriate manipulation.