Publication Ethics & Publication Malpractice Statement

EDITORIAL BOARD MEMBER’S RESPONSIBILITIES :

NORMS RELATING TO PUBLICATION DECISIONS :

  • As a member of the Board, you would be asked to assist the Journal.
  • In reviewing or checking of manuscript ;
  • Conducting reviews of those manuscript for which the Journal needs a reviewer ;
  • Assisting the Journal with submission cases where conflicting reviews exist ;
  • The editorial board member will evaluate manuscripts without regard to the author’s race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy as the case may be.
  • The decision will be based on the paper’s importance, originality and clarity, and the study’s rationality and its significance to the journal’s scope.

CONFIDENTIALITY :

The editorial board member must not reveal any information about a submitted document/paper/article to anyone other than the corresponding author(s), reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as suitable. There may also be some follow-up questions/discussions by email. Because of the nature of the matters to be discussed, members will be bound to keep the discussions secret.

DISCLOSURE AND CONFLICTS OF INTEREST :

Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted paper will not be used by the editorial board member for their own research purposes without the author’s clear written consent (the editorial board member must submit a copy of such written consent to the publisher)

AUTHOR’S DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES/OBLIGATIONS :

ORIGINALITY, PLAGIARISM AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF SOURCES:

  • Authors are requested to submit only entirely original works, and will appropriately cite or quote the work and/or words of others(merely citing the source does not eliminate the Plagiarism automatically).
  • Submitting the same short note, blog, article, case note, research paper, abstract to more than one website constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.
  • Short note, blog, article,case note, research paper, abstract which have been published as copyrighted material elsewhere cannot be submitted.

AUTHORSHIP OF THE PAPER :

  • Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the study.
  • All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors.
  • The corresponding author ensure that all contributing co-authors and no uninvolved persons are included in the author list.
  • The corresponding author will also verify that all co-authors have approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to list submission for publication.
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