Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement
Climate Change Research (CCR) publishes the
latest achievements and developments in the field of climate change and related
disciplines. CCR covers a broad range of topics such as scientific basis,
economic, social, and policy research, including mitigation and adaptation to
climate change, and so on. As a peer-reviewed journal, we conform to Code of
Conducts and Guidelines of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE, http://publicationethics.org/) and we
are committed to publishing original work by the named author or authors.
Submission must be an original contribution by the named author or
authors, and it has never been published before. Plagiarism and self-plagiarism
are considered unethical, and the bibliography information should be clearly
annotated in the references. The data should be true, non-deceptive, and no
fudging or plagiarism as well as other academic misconduct action.
All authors should be contributors to the work. There’s no dispute in
the author order, and the corresponding author should ensure that publication
of the paper be authorized by the other authors. Alteration of the author order
before publication should be consented by all authors to ensure the accuracy of
all authors’ rights.
Funds information should be indicated in the manuscript. Support or aid
for the publication of the work by persons having no author qualifications
should be clearly stated in the acknowledgement.
4) We are against any unethical publishing
behavior (e.g. fabrication, falsification, plagiarism, duplicate submission,
etc.). If the misconduct is found, sanctions will include: retracting the paper,
informing the authors’ institute, issuing online and printed announcement, and
banning the submissions from authors for three years.
5) A completed form of the copyright transfer statement must be returned to the Climate Change Research editorial office once the paper is accepted for publication. Copyright consists of the exclusive right to reproduce and distribute the article, including offprints and reprints, translations, photographic reproductions, microform, electronic form (offline, online) or other reproductions of similar nature. The Copyright transfer statement can be downloaded in the "download" column.
Comments should be objective and fair and opinions on the academic value
and whether the paper can meet the publication standards should be clear and
precise to avoid ambiguity.
A reviewer should respect different academic views and shall not make
rude, aggressive comments. Serious scientific misconduct should be reported to the
If a reviewer is not familiar work or method to make a fair peer review,
please inform the editorial office. For paper with conflicts in interests or
having shared benefits, avoidance of peer
review is required.
When a peer review invitation is accepted, the review comments should be
submitted within the planning time; hinders or delays for completion of review
should be notified to the editorial office in time.
Ensure the justice of review and reduce bias. Make efforts to ensure the
timely process for contribution by arranging peer review and publication
promptly, especially for papers with important findings.
Ensure the journal publication on time with schedule. Report novel and
authentic researches, give priority to publication of frontier and hot issues.
Avoid publication with academic misconducts, including
A suitable and competent reviewers’ database should be established and
maintained. Quality of reviewing tasks by reviews/editorial board members
should truthfully recorded and evaluated.
Convey the experts’ review comments to the author timely. Coordinate
academic discussions and communications between the author and reviewer.
Offensive or defamatory comments are not considered. The author’s appeal on the
final decision is accepted.
Make recommendation (revision, rejection or acceptance) based on the
merits, originality, and relevance of the paper. Meanwhile the author should be
informed of the rights to make appeals after receiving the final decision.
6) We are against any unethical publishing
behavior (eg. fabrication, falsification, plagiarism, duplicate submission,
etc.). If the misconduct is found, sanctions will include: retracting the
paper, informing the authors’ institute, issuing online and printed
announcement, and banning the submissions from authors for three years.