Publication Ethics


 Global standards of high quality research, in all academic disciplines under its purview, the University Grants Commission (UGC) aspires to stimulate and empower the Indian academia through its “Quality Mandate”. A public notice was issued by the UGC, on the 28th of November, 2018, to announce the establishment of a dedicated Consortium for Academic and Research Ethics (CARE) to carry out this mandate.

  • To promote quality research, academic integrity and publication ethics in Indian universities.
  • To promote high quality publications in reputed journals that would help in achieving higher global ranks.
  • To develop an approach and methodology for identification of good quality journals.
  • To prevent publications in predatory/ dubious / sub-standard journals, which reflect adversely and tarnish the image of Indian academia.
  • To create and maintain a “UGC-CARE Reference List of Quality Journals” (UGC-CARE List) for all academic purposes.

Journal’s Publication Ethics

Role of Editors:

The role of the editors is to evaluate the suitability of submitted manuscripts for the journal, including: (a) the quality of the manuscript, (b) whether it meets the Aims and Scope of the journal, and (c) the originality of the work. The editors will not disclose information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers or potential reviewers, or other members of the editorial board. Editors will ensure the prompt handling of the review process. Editors will evaluate the merit of manuscripts for intellectual content without regard to race, gender, country of origin, ethnicity, religion, or sexual orientation.

Role of Reviewers:

Peer review is essential to the journal in assisting in making editorial decisions and assisting authors in manuscript improvement. Reviewers should point out relevant publications not cited in the manuscript and point out any similarities with previously published works. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts with conflicts of interest, competitive, financial, or collaborative. If a potential reviewer feels unqualified to review the manuscript, that reviewer should notify the editors immediately and decline the review. Manuscripts received for review will be treated as confidential documents and not shown or discussed with other without authorization from the editors. Authors should expect to receive reviewer reports in a prompt manner, normally within three weeks. Reviewer misconduct (breach of confidentiality, delay of peer review, plagiarism, or conflicts of interest) will not be tolerated.

Role of Authors:

Authors of original research (not previously published or under consideration for publication elsewhere) should be an accurate presentation of the work carried out, a discussion of the significance of the work in context with previous works, and should contain sufficient experimental detail to allow others to replicate the work. Appropriate citation of previously published works must always be included. Authors should disclose any financial or other conflicts of interest that may be construed as influencing the data or interpretation. All sources of financial support should be disclosed. Authorship should be limited to those persons who have made a significant contribution to the work in terms of conception, design, experimental implementation, and data analysis and interpretation. All persons making significant contributions should be included as co-authors. If an author discovers a significant error in the published work, the author is obligated to inform the journal editor in order to either correct or retract the paper.

Role of the Publisher: In cases of proven scientific misconduct, plagiarism, or fraudulent publication, the publisher, in collaboration with the editorial board, will take appropriate action to clarify the situation, publish an erratum, or retract the work in question.

अकादमिक क्षेत्र में गुणवत्ता को ध्यान में रखते हुए जनकृति में प्रकाशित होने वाले शोध आलेखों का चयन विभिन्न स्तर पर किया जाता है। इसके लिए शोध विषय की नवीनता, मौलिकता, तथ्य के स्रोत एवं उनके मूल्यांकन, अंतरराष्ट्रीय शोध मानक के अनुरूप शोध प्रारूप इत्यादि बिन्दुओं के आधार शोध आलेखों का चयन किया जाता है।

Role of the Author लेखकों की भूमिका

लेखक द्वारा मौलिक शोध लेखन होना चाहिए साथ ही शोध में उद्धृत संदर्भों का स्पष्ट विवरण होना आवश्यक है। लेखकों को अनुसंधान कार्य में नवीन विषयों, नवीन दृष्टिकोण का ध्यान रखना चाहिए। लेखकों को मूल शोध से संबन्धित पूर्व कार्यों का उल्लेख शोध पत्र में किया जाना चाहिए महत्वपूर्ण योगदान देने वाले सभी व्यक्तियों को सह-लेखक के रूप में शामिल किया जाना चाहिए।

Role of the Editors संपादकों की भूमिका

संपादकों की भूमिका पत्रिका हेतु प्रस्तुत पाण्डुलिपि की मौलिकता एवं गुणवत्ता देखने के लिए है साथ में यह ​सुनिश्चित करना है कि पत्रिका में प्रकाशित होने वाली सामग्री पत्रिका के उद्देश्य के अनुरूप हो। साहित्यिक चोरी संबंधी समस्याओं का निवारण करना और कार्यवाही करना संपादक का कार्य है।

Role of the Reviewers समीक्षकों की भूमिका

संपादकीय निर्णय लेने में सहायता करने और पांडुलिपि सुधार में लेखकों की सहायता करने के लिए पत्रिका के लिए पीयर समीक्षा आवश्यक है। समीक्षकों को पांडुलिपि में उद्धृत प्रासंगिक प्रकाशनों को इंगित करना चाहिए और पहले प्रकाशित कार्यों के साथ किसी भी समानता को इंगित करना चाहिए। समीक्षकों को पाण्डुलिपि संबंधी गोपनियता को बनाए रखना आवश्यक है। प्रत्येक पाण्डुलिपि में विषयानुरूप सुझाव अपेक्षित है। यदि एक संभावित समीक्षक पांडुलिपि की समीक्षा करने के लिए अयोग्य महसूस करता है, तो उस समीक्षक को संपादकों को तुरंत सूचित करना चाहिए और समीक्षा को अस्वीकार करना चाहिए।