Code of Conduct

Plagiarism
Authors submitting papers to ATERA warrant that the academic study

  • is not an infringement of any existing copyright
  • is not copied from any other person’s work (published or unpublished)
  • has not been previously submitted for assessment either to ATERA or elsewhere
  • follows the common rules of academic citation, academic referencing and academic paraphrasing including but not limited to –citing and crediting all the external sources both in text and in the references –using quotation marks when citing external sources verbatim –completely restating the meaning of a past study instead of just changing the order of the words or using synonyms

Code of Conduct
The Association of Teachers and Researchers in Asia (ATERA) acknowledges the right of having a safe, harassment-free environment for all conference participants. By creating and implementing policies, such as this Code of Conduct, a safe event can be shared between all attendees, speakers and conference staff alike. This Code is also in effect during associated interactions and events outside of the conference itself. This includes social events at off-site locations, online activities and social media before, during and after the conference itself.

We invite you to help us make this conference a place that is welcoming and respectful for all participants, regardless of gender, age, cultural background, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, or religion.

If at any point you feel unsafe at the ATERA conference or witness any of these rules have been broken, we ask that you inform a staff member working at the conference immediately. Your welfare is important to us, and we will do our utmost to rectify the issue.

We’d like to thank all ATERA participants in advance for your help in making this event a safe positive one for all.

Unacceptable Behaviour
These behaviours, in any form, will not be tolerated at the International Social Sciences & Technology Conference:
• Harassment or abuse, where unwelcome behaviour can be verbal or written,
• Use of sexualized language, images, or clothing. This includes documents meant for display, accompanying materials and speaker content,
• Discrimination, which includes unwanted sexual attention,
• Illegal substances will not be tolerated,
• Intimidation, which includes physical or digital stalking,
• Weapons or items found on your person, meant to cause harm to others will not be tolerated.

Consequences of Unacceptable Behaviour
If you are asked to stop behaviours or actions on the grounds that they do not follow the ATERA Code of Conduct by conference staff, you should do to straightaway. Failure to comply may result in your departure of the conference and/or other associated activities. At the discretion of the organisers, a refund will not be given to those expelled and individual/s may also find themselves banned from future ATERA occasions.

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