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Ethical Expectations

Ethical Expectations

 

There is an ethical binding on all the members of the various departments of the Journal. Everyone is expected to perform his/her duties within certain ethical code. The following describes those roles and responsibilities of the various members working for the Journal:

 

Editor-in-Chief and Managing Editor

  1. To follow an inclusive approach to the editorial policy without any discrimination on the basis of nationality, ethnicity, race, gender, language, religious faith or political leanings.
  2. To ensure publication of material that would be relevant, useful and within the scope of the Journal, contributing to the academic field in every possible way.
  3. To facilitate a fair, unbiased scrutiny of the author’s work, offering constructive criticism and refraining from slanderous or derogatory remarks, so that the deserving works get published
  4. To protect confidentiality in all matters.
  5. To handle cases of plagiarism and other copyright violation in a judicious manner.
  6. To ensure careful handling of cases of conflict of interests.
  7. To promptly respond to queries and complaints.
  8. To perform all editorial duties promptly.
  9. All complaints of ethical violations and unethical practices and conflict of interest should be investigated in promptly and fair way.
  10. To ensure confidentiality of the manuscript datas, ideas and authors work and should refrain from personal gains and should maintain the integrity of the journal.
  11. To uphold the ethical values, the credibility and the integrity of the Journal

 

Members of the Editorial Board

  1. To follow an inclusive approach to the editorial policy without any discrimination on the basis of nationality, ethnicity, race, gender, language, religious faith or political leanings.
  2. To ensure publication of material that would be relevant, useful and within the scope of the Journal, contributing to the academic field in every possible way
  3. To facilitate a fair, unbiased scrutiny of the author’s work, offering constructive criticism and refraining from slanderous or derogatory remarks, so that the deserving works get published
  4. To accept an assignment of peer reviewing only if manuscript pertains to their subject of expertise.
  5. To ensure careful handling of cases of  conflict of interests
  6. To coordinate efficiently with the Editor-in-chief and managing editor
  7. To uphold the ethical values, the credibility and the integrity of the Journal
  8. To protect confidentiality in all matters
  9. To handle cases of plagiarism and other copyright violation in a judicious manner and to inform the editor immediately about those violations.
  10. To declare if any conflict of interest (if necessary). Should refrain from peer review if any existing of conflict of interest.
  11. To ensure careful handling of cases of  conflict of interests
  12. To coordinate efficiently with the Editor-in-chief and managing editor
  13. To uphold the ethical values, the credibility and the integrity of the Journal

 

Peer Reviewers

  1. To facilitate a fair, unbiased scrutiny of the author’s work, offering constructive criticism and refraining from slanderous or derogatory remarks, so that the deserving works gets published
  2. To protect confidentiality in all matters regarding the peer review process.
  3. To handle cases of plagiarism and other copyright violation in a judicious manner and to inform the editor immediately about those violations.
  4. To declare if any conflict of interest (if necessary). Should refrain from peer review if any existing of conflict of interest.
  5. To perform the duties of the peer reviewer promptly.
  6. To accept an assignment of peer reviewing only if manuscript pertains to their subject of expertise.
  7. To coordinate efficiently with the Editorial Office.
  8. To uphold the ethical values, the credibility and the integrity of the Journal.

 

Authors

  1. To ensure that they submit only those manuscripts which have not been previously published, not been accepted for publication, not under consideration for publication anywhere else.
  2. To preserve and maintain accurate datas of the submitted manuscript and should submit to the journal office on request.
  3. To submit author’s original manuscripts following the expected standards of the Journal and adhering to its policies
  4. To cite and acknowledge any sources if the relevant content taken from either author’s own or others published articles or currently in review by other journals.
  5. To confirm that studies involving human or animal subjects should be done within national, local and institutional laws and should confirm that required ethical approval to be obtained from the respective institutional ethical committee.
  6. Informed and written consent should be taken from the human subjects if the manuscript reports any human involved study and should respect their privacy by appropriately masking their identity.
  7. Author should declare any potential conflict of interest for all authors during the submission of the manuscript.
  8. The corresponding author should assign authorship based on the international norms and should give acknowledgement to anyone who provide help and support to the study but cannot be qualified for the authorship.
  9. Author should declare if the manuscript been presented anywhere else (conference, seminars etc) before or during the manuscript submission.
  10. Informed and written consent need to be taken by the author if any identifying datas such as photographs or names of the individuals if included in the manuscript.
  11. Ethical violations and unethical behaviors such as more or duplicate submissions, plagiarism, manipulation of citation done to increase citation for a particular journal, falsification or created or manipulated datas, ghost authorship and redundant publication should be strictly avoided by the author.
  12. Journal editor should be intimated by the author if any significant error identified in the submitted, under review or any published manuscript.
  13. To provide details and datas required by the Editorial office of the Journal promptly adhering to all due dates
  14. To consciously and ethically refrain from any acts of plagiarism or copyright violation, multiple, redundant or concurrent publications
  15. To follow all rules and guidelines prescribed for the publication of a work.
  16. To declare that it is an original work by the author.
  17. To ensure honoring of privacy and confidentiality wherever required
  18. To provide citations and acknowledgements for borrowed sources in the prescribed format.
  19. To ensure that formal consent is obtained in cases of usage of personal information, photographs, names.
  20. To extend full cooperation with the Editorial Office if investigation is required to clarify or cancel allegations of plagiarism or any other unethical or fraudulent activity.

 

Publisher

  1. To follow an inclusive approach to the editorial policy without any discrimination on the basis of nationality, ethnicity, race, gender, language, religious faith or political leanings.
  2. To ensure publication of material that would be relevant, useful and within the scope of the Journal, contributing to the academic field in every possible way.
  3. To satisfy and work in the interest of all the stakeholders.
  4. To ensure that the publication process takes place in total adherence to the policies of the Journal.
  5. To make sure that financial barriers and technical snags do not affect the publication process.
  6. To provide all facilities to the Editorial team and other teams.
  7. To uphold the ethical values, the credibility and the integrity of the Journal.
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