Publishing Policies

Publication ethics

PKPEL is committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record. We encourage authors to refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors and view the Publication Ethics page on the JPP Author Guidelines.

Contributor’s publishing agreement


JPP take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of published articles. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked with duplication-checking software.

Where an article, for example, is found to have plagiarised other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where the authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article; taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author’s institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; or taking appropriate legal action.

Prior publication

If material has been previously published it is not generally acceptable for publication in a JPP journal. However, there are certain circumstances where previously published material can be considered for publication. Please refer to the guidance on the JPP Author Guidelines or if in doubt, contact the Editor at the address given below.

Open access and author archiving

JPP offers open access publishing . For more information please visit the Open Acces page. For information on funding body compliance, and depositing your article in repositories, please visit Publishing Policies on our JPP Author Guidelines