Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement (PEMS)

Our PEMS policy supports the combined work of authors, editors, review boards, and reviewers to produce responsible research publications (Articles, Monographs, Conference Proceedings, Books, and other forms of content).


River Publishers are committed to upholding the highest standards of publication ethics, and as a publisher, we take every possible measure against publication malpractice. Authors who submit articles to any of our journals or proposals to one of our book series must attest that their work is original and unpublished and is not under consideration for publication elsewhere.


In addition, authors confirm that their journal article or book proposal is their own, that it is not a work of plagiarism, and that they have disclosed actual or potential conflicts of interest or partial benefits associated with the work. We fairly and aggressively police this policy.


Publishing Ethics Oversight

Final Decision on the Publication of Articles or Books

Review of Journal Articles

Review of a book proposal and Journal special issue proposals

Disclosure and conflicts of interest

Fair play




Standards of Objectivity

Acknowledgment of Sources

Conflict of Interest


Reporting standards

Data Sharing, Access, and Retention

Originality and Plagiarism

Multiple Publications, Redundant or Concurrent Publication

Acknowledgment of Sources

Authorship of the Paper

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

Requested Changes

Fundamental Errors in Published Works


Complaints and Appeals Process
As publishers, we aim to be completely transparent and fair in dealings with all authors and editors. Should an author, reviewer, Editor, or representative need to file a complaint, appeal a decision, or share other information, please send an email detailing the appropriate information (title, author, dataset, etc.) to:

River Publishers treats all such communications seriously, confidentially, and will reply promptly.

Intellectual Property
Conference organizers must comply with the ethical practices set up by OAPEN (, Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB:, and IEEE ethical practices.

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