Journal of Oceania Asia Studies

Malpractice Statement

The Journal of Oceania Asia Studies is dedicated to upholding the highest standards of integrity, ethics, and transparency in all aspects of our publishing practices. We are committed to preventing and addressing any instances of academic misconduct, unethical behavior, or publication malpractice to ensure the reliability and credibility of the research we publish.

Types of Malpractice:

Plagiarism: The unauthorized use or reproduction of someone else's work, ideas, or intellectual property without proper attribution or acknowledgment.

Fabrication: Falsification or manipulation of research data, results, or findings to misrepresent the truth or deceive readers.
Falsification: Deliberate omission, alteration, or distortion of research data, results, or methodologies to mislead or deceive others.

Duplicate Submission: Submission of the same manuscript or substantial parts of a manuscript to multiple journals simultaneously without proper disclosure or permission.

Conflict of Interest: Failure to disclose financial, personal, or professional conflicts of interest that may influence the integrity or impartiality of the research or publication process.

Prevention and Detection:

The Journal of Oceania Asia Studies employs various measures to prevent and detect instances of malpractice, including:

Editorial Screening: Manuscripts undergo rigorous editorial screening and peer review processes to evaluate their originality, significance, and adherence to ethical standards.

Plagiarism Detection: We utilize plagiarism detection software to identify and prevent the submission of manuscripts containing plagiarized content.

Author Guidelines: Authors are provided with clear guidelines and instructions regarding ethical conduct, authorship criteria, and submission requirements.

Editorial Oversight: Our editorial team closely monitors the publication process and investigates any suspicions or allegations of misconduct promptly and thoroughly.

Response and Sanctions:

In the event of suspected or confirmed malpractice, the Journal of Oceania Asia Studies will take appropriate action to address the issue, which may include:

Rejection of Manuscript: Manuscripts found to contain instances of malpractice will be rejected from consideration for publication.

Retraction: Published articles found to contain serious ethical violations or inaccuracies may be retracted from the journal's website and other databases.

Editorial Expression of Concern: In cases where there are concerns about the integrity or validity of published research, the journal may issue an editorial expression of concern to alert readers to the potential issues.

Notification: Relevant parties, including authors, institutions, funding agencies, and relevant authorities, will be notified of any confirmed instances of malpractice.

Confidentiality and Fair Process:
The Journal of Oceania Asia Studies treats all allegations of malpractice with confidentiality and ensures a fair and impartial investigation process. Authors accused of malpractice are provided with an opportunity to respond to the allegations and present evidence in their defense.

Contact Us:
If you have any concerns or suspicions regarding malpractice in the Journal of Oceania Asia Studies, please contact us at We take all allegations of malpractice seriously and are committed to maintaining the highest standards of integrity and ethics in scholarly publishing.