The KBI.Media Publishing Policy

KBI takes copyright infringement, plagiarism, and other violations of best practises in publishing extremely seriously. We strive to preserve our writers’ rights, and we carefully examine charges of plagiarism or misappropriation of published material. Similarly, we endeavour to safeguard the journal’s reputation from misbehaviour. Duplication-checking software may be used to check submitted articles. If an article is found to have plagiarised other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or if 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 author’s department head or dean and/or relevant academic authorities.


The author must disclose any past distribution and/or publishing of any portion of the content to the Editor for consideration and must provide proper attribution to the earlier distribution and/or publication of the material.


Furthermore, KBI does not accept fraudulent activity such as manipulating the peer review process or using submission or review farms (not legitimate third-party submission agencies). Unpublished contributions will be automatically rejected from further consideration in the journal if KBI has strong suspicions or proof of such conduct.

If there is evidence of such behaviour on a published work, KBI will arrange for the manuscript to be re-reviewed in accordance with the Committee on Publication Ethics’ guidelines (COPE). Based on the re-reviews, an editorial judgement will be taken, which may result in amending the academic record, such as a correction note, expression of concern, or retraction. Furthermore, KBI maintains the right to notify the appropriate institutions or associations.