Publishing Ethics

Ethical standards for publication exist to ensure high-quality scientific publications, public trust in scientific findings, and that people receive credit for their ideas. Journal of Illusion complies with the guidelines and best practices set forth by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Papers submitted to Journal of Illusion are subject to rigorous peer review so as to ensure that the research published is 'good science'.

Journal of Illusion has an 'open’ review process: Authors are told who reviewed their paper, and vice versa.

Journal of Illusion uses Crossref Similarity Check (powered by iThenticate) to screen all submissions for plagiarism before publication, but authors, researchers and freelancers can also use iThenticate to screen their work before submission by visiting


Journal of Illusion has signed the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA) and fully supports DORA’s proposal for the responsible use of journal Impact Factors, other quantitative research metrics, and innovative ways for researcher evaluation.