Complaints Policy

The Journal Of Contemporary Urban Affairs considers every complaint seriously and handles it professionally, and is guided by COPE’s policies and guidelines. The complainant issue is investigated and acted upon. Final decisions are conveyed to the complainant.

The Journal of Contemporary Urban Affairs files information on the following complaints:

  • Authorship complaints
  • Plagiarism
  • Duplicate, multiple, concurrent publication
  • Misappropriation of Research results
  • Allegations of research errors and fraud
  • Violations of Research standards
  • Undisclosed conflicts of interest

Guiding principles

Mistakes and complaints are bound to happen during the hectic process of compiling complex material into a comprehensive paper. We recognize this fact and strive to address all complaints as quickly as possible.  We believe that the intensity of the problem can be reduced by acknowledging the complaint at the right time.  As a matter of fact, all the substantial errors and complaints are directly referred to the Editor-in-chief.

Please address your detailed query  to:  editor@ijcua.com