Statement on Co-Authorship Fraud or Purchase Co-Authorship Misconduct

The World Journal of English Language is fully committed to upholding the highest standards of integrity and ethical publishing, in accordance with the COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) Code of Conduct.

Co-authorship fraud and the unethical practice of purchasing co-authorships undermine the fundamental principles of academic integrity, trust, and collaboration within the scientific community. We condemn such misconduct in the strongest terms and are dedicated to taking decisive actions to address and prevent it. Our editorial policies explicitly state that all authors listed on a manuscript must have made substantial intellectual contributions to the work, and that authorship cannot be bought or sold. We also require authors to disclose any conflicts of interest or affiliations that may influence their research.

In accordance with the COPE Code of Conduct, we have implemented comprehensive measures and guidelines to promote transparency and accountability in authorship practices. These measures include the verification of author contributions, authenticating the identities of all authors, conducting a rigorous peer review process, and maintaining strict editorial oversight.

In cases where there is suspicion of co-authorship fraud or purchase co-authorship misconduct, we conduct thorough investigations in line with the COPE guidelines. If misconduct is substantiated, we will take appropriate corrective actions, which may involve retracting the article, issuing formal corrections, and reporting the misconduct to relevant institutions or authorities.

We strongly urge all researchers to uphold the principles of honesty and integrity in their work and to promptly report any suspected cases of misconduct to the appropriate authorities. By working together, we can safeguard the integrity of the scientific community and ensure that research is conducted with the utmost professionalism and transparency.

Thank you for your attention to this crucial matter.