FABRICATION AND FALSIFICATION OF DATA
It is unethical to fabricate, manipulate or falsify data in a manuscript. IIERJ is by Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) guidelines in dealing with suspected cases of data fabrication and falsification.
A manuscript should contain only relevant citations. Inclusion of citations that are not relevant to the work is strongly discouraged. Similarly, irrelevant self-citation to increase one’s citation is unethical.