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About This Journal

The Journal of Global Indigeneity is an international Indigenous focused journal and we are committed to upholding a high standard of cultural and ethical behaviour at all stages of the publication process.

Cultural Competence

JGI acknowledges the diversity of Indigenous groups globally and understands cultural competency is different in different contexts. To account for this diversity, at least one of the appointed reviewers will have familiarity with the cultural competency norms in the respective location or community.

Authors and presenters must ensure that they follow responsible and ethical research design and interpretation of results. Authors of essays or articles that have data collected from Indigenous subjects must be able provide proof of ethics approval from their respective institution.

Authors must adhere to the principles of responsible research publication as outlined in the position statement developed at the 2nd World Conference on Research Integrity, Singapore, July 2010.


Responsibilities of Authors

  • Originality and Plagiarism: All manuscripts must be the original work of authors and not evidence plagiarism.
  • Authorship of the Paper: Authorship of a manuscript should be limited to authors who have made significant contributions.
  • Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication: Authors must not submit the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently.
  • Acknowledgement of Sources: Authors must properly and accurately acknowledge the work of others.
  • Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest and Financial Support: Authors should disclose any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript and acknowledge individuals or organisations that have provided financial support for research.
  • Data Access and Retention: Authors may be asked to provide the raw data in connection with manuscripts for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data if possible.

Responsibilities of Editors

Editors are responsible for deciding which of the items submitted to the journal should be reviewed or published.

Editors should ensure the integrity of the publication review process. As such, editors and any editorial staff must disclose any conflict of interest regarding items reviewed or published.

Editors are expected to follow the Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines outlined by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Responsibilities of Reviewers

Peer reviewers should:
  • Only agree to review manuscripts for which they have the subject expertise required to carry out a proper assessment and which they can assess in a timely manner.
  • Respect the confidentiality of peer review and not reveal any details of a manuscript or its review, during or after the peer-review process, beyond those that are released by the journal.
  • Not use information obtained during the peer-review process for their own or any other person’s or organization’s advantage, or to disadvantage or discredit others.
  • Declare all potential conflicting interests, seeking advice from JGI if they are unsure whether something constitutes a relevant interest.
  • Not allow their reviews to be influenced by the origins of a manuscript, by the nationality, religious or political beliefs, gender or other characteristics of the authors, or by commercial considerations.
  • Be objective and constructive in their reviews, refraining from being hostile or inflammatory and from making libellous or derogatory personal comments.
  • Acknowledge that peer review is largely a reciprocal endeavour and undertake to carry out their fair share of reviewing and in a timely manner.
  • Provide JGI with personal and professional information that is accurate and a true representation of their expertise.
  • Recognise that impersonation of another individual during the review process is considered serious misconduct.

Ethical Guidelines for Peer Reviewers outlined by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).