Ethical Statement

By submitting a manuscript to Indigeneity & Critical Theorizing, as an author you agree to comply with the following Publication Ethics:

Author Responsibilities
1. All manuscripts must be the original work of authors.
2. Authorship of a manuscript should be limited to authors who have made significant contributions.
3. Authors must properly acknowledge the work of others.
4. 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 organizations that have provided financial support for research.
5. All manuscripts submitted must be previously unpublished.
6. All manuscripts submitted must not under consideration for publication elsewhere.

Editorial Board Responsibilities
1. Editor-in-Chief or the assigned editorial board members from time to time are responsible for making decisions that pertain to the size and content of manuscripts submitted to the journal.
2. The journal utilizes a double blind peer-review process and the decisions made by the Editor-in-Chief are final.
3. The Editor-in-Chief and members of the Editorial Board ensure the integrity of the publication review process.
4. The members of the Editorial Board receive all manuscripts for review in confidence and do not disclose any information about submitted manuscripts to anyone other than the corresponding author and reviewers.
5. Members of the Editorial Board must not use materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript (published or unpublished) for their own research without the author’s written authorization.
6. Editors shall conduct proper and fair investigation into ethical complaints.
Indigeneity & Critical Theorizing is an academic journal representing the multiple professions. The editors subscribe to their respective professional ethics. Currently the Editor-in-Chief is a Full Professor of American Indian Studies at the University of North Carolina – Pembroke.

Responsibility of Reviewers
1. Reviewers will keep all information regarding papers confidential and treat them as privileged information.
2. Reviewers conduct their review objectively.
3. Reviewers express their views clearly with supporting arguments designed to constructively guide the editorial decision by the Editor-in-Chief or his or her nominee.
4. Reviewers complete their reviews within the Journal stipulated timeframe.
5. Reviewers will not review manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.

To avoid plagiarism, authors confirm that:
1. I/We understand plagiarism is against profession ethics;
2. No copyrighted materials have been used in the manuscript without permission;
3. The manuscript is free from plagiarism and has not been published previously;
4. I/We will take the full responsibility for the opinion expressed in the paper and for settling in all disputes arising from using any copyrighted materials in the manuscript without proper permission.

The corresponding author will be required to clarify issues pertaining to manuscript, within one week, which is suspected of plagiarism during any stage along the review process. After publication, the corresponding author will also need to clarify suspected plagiarism within one week. Without a reasonable and timely explanation, the manuscript will be automatically, or reactively, rejected and/or removed from the journals electronic database and Internet landing page.