Through its members and its activities the ISIPT seeks to:-
- Encourage the advancement of IPT science and technology that aims to enhance the efficiency, safety and performance of industrial processes; reducing waste, carbon and environmental impact.
- Improve the understanding of IPT science and technology and its appropriate applications and potential consequences.
- Ensure equal and fair treatment of all without discrimination based upon race, religious belief, gender, disability or sexual orientation.
- Encourage professional development.
Through its publication processes and standards the ISIPT seeks to:-
- Facilitate the organisation of regular congresses, symposia and workshops to provide a platform for the presentation and publication of novel advances in the science, technology and applications of IPT.
Re-publication of previous work and malpractice in submissions for publication
Plagiarism in material submitted for publication to any ISIPT event is unacceptable. Plagiarism is defined generally as: “the use of someone else’s prior ideas, processes, results, or words without explicitly acknowledging the original author and source”. Where plagiarism is identified, and on investigation found to be intentional, this will be considered a serious breach of professional conduct; the paper will be disqualified, and the author(s) will be removed from ISIPT membership.
Members are also alerted to the increasing issue of ‘self-plagiarism’: the direct re-publication without significant further development of one’s own work. The ISIPT treats such submissions as plagiarism. However, newly submitted papers that feature earlier published work as background material with an explicit reference, which add significant science, technology review or experimental or application results, are acceptable and encouraged. Similarly the ISIPT supports the further significant extended development of novel work published from an ISIPT event and presented, with acknowledgement, to a further conference or journal of record.