Publication Ethics Statement

At NEXUS: The Liberty Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, we are committed to upholding the highest standards of integrity, academic honesty, and ethical behavior in accordance with the mission and values of Liberty University. The following guidelines outline our commitment to publication ethics:

  1. Christian Ethical Conduct: As a publication rooted in the values of an evangelical Christian university, all contributors are expected to engage with the content in a manner that aligns with the principles of Christian faith, reflecting respect for human dignity and the pursuit of truth.
  2. Integrity and Honesty: All authors, reviewers, and editors must conduct themselves with integrity and honesty, ensuring that all research is original, accurate, and free from plagiarism.
  3. Responsibility and Accountability: Authors are responsible for the content of their work, ensuring that it abides by legal and ethical standards. This includes obtaining appropriate permissions for copyrighted material and the ethical treatment of research subjects. All research involving human subjects or animals must comply with relevant ethical guidelines, including obtaining informed consent.
  4. Confidentiality: The editorial process will maintain confidentiality regarding manuscript submissions and the details of the review process.
  5. Addressing Misconduct: Any allegations of academic misconduct, including plagiarism or falsification of data, will be taken seriously and investigated thoroughly. If misconduct is found, appropriate actions will be taken, including potential retraction of the published work.
  6. Continuous Improvement: We are dedicated to continuously improving our ethical guidelines and practices, and we welcome feedback from our readers, contributors, and the wider academic community.

NEXUS is committed to fostering an environment that encourages the pursuit of truth, the love of wisdom, and the integration of faith and learning. By adhering to these ethical guidelines, we aim to create a publication that contributes positively to the field of interdisciplinary studies and aligns with Liberty University’s Christian mission and values.