Publication Policies

Authorship

Author(s) should represent individuals who are primarily responsible for writing the article and researching/analyzing/interpreting all materials incorporated/presented in the article. The order of appearance of multiple authors should represent the proportional contribution of each individual in the entire work.

Research misconduct

Misconducts are defined as any fabrication, falsification, or plagiarism in conducting or reporting research results. Fabrication refers to the manufacturing of false data or results; falsification is the manipulation of research materials which leads to the misrepresentation/misinterpretation of results, and plagiarism is the appropriation of someone else’ idea or words without giving appropriate credit. Any such misconduct, if verified, could lead to the rejection of the submitted manuscript and, if warranted, notification of such misconducts to the author(s)’ employer and/or direct supervisor. If such misconduct is discovered after the publication of the article, an appropriate announcement correcting, explaining, or retracting the materials will be made at the CBR website.

Dual publication

The CBR only publishes original articles that have not been published elsewhere. Conference presentations or posting unrefereed manuscripts on public/private servers are not considered prior publication and are therefore permitted. Materials that were previously published as blog posts but were subsequently revised and consolidated into an article may be acceptable if so deemed by the CBR editorial board. A proper reference needs to be made in the article to identify for the readers the original sources of such work.

Editorial and Peer Review Process

Each proposal or paper is reviewed by CBR’s editor and, if it is judged suitable for publication, is then further evaluated by the entire Editorial Board. In addition, all academic articles will further go through a double-blind peer review process. Based on reviewers’ recommendations, the editor will then decide whether the paper should be accepted as is, revised or rejected. The average review process, from the time the completed draft is first submitted for consideration to the notification of CBR’s decision on rejecting or requesting further revision to the draft is currently about 3 months.

Copyright

Authors submitting articles for publication warrant that the work is not an infringement of any existing copyright and will indemnify the CBR against any breach of such warranty. For ease of dissemination and to ensure proper policing of use, papers and contributions become the legal copyright of the CBR unless otherwise agreed. Authors continue to own the underlying ideas in the article.

Open access

Articles that have been published either electronically or in print by the CBR may be posted by the author(s) on public/private servers or redistributed in hardcopy form to other recipients. A proper note in the communication accompanying such posting/distribution should indicate that the article has been published in the CBR with proper reference to the publication details.

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