The Publisher and the Editorial Board of JIJCR are working to deliver high quality content with the highest transparency and clearest ethic behaviour as possible. Almost every aspect of this process involves important ethical principles and decisions, which are seldom explicitly stated and even less often shared with the readership. Journal’s reputations depend on the trust of readers, authors, researchers, reviewers, editors, research subjects, funding agencies, regulatory agencies & administrators. This trust is enhanced by describing as explicitly as possible the journal’s policies to ensure the ethical treatment of all participants in the publication process. We have following Publications Guidelines.
Good research should be well justified, well planned, and appropriately designed, so that it can properly address the research question. Paper should publish based on the copyright that constitutes authorship. All authors are responsible for the quality, accuracy, and ethics of the work.
Author Ethics: Clear guidelines on submission of the work
- That the work has not been published before (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture, review or thesis)
- That the work is not under consideration elsewhere
- That copyright has not been breached in seeking its publication
- That the publication has been approved by all co-authors and responsible authorities at the institute or organization where the work has been carried out
Duties of Authors
- Reporting standards : Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.
- Data Access and Retention : Authors are asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data, if practicable, and should in any event be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.
- Originality and Plagiarism: The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.
- Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication : An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.
- Acknowledgement of Sources : Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported
- 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 reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. The corresponding author should
ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.
- Fundamental errors in published works : When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal
editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.
Newly submitted manuscripts will first be screened by the Editor and Editorial Board. Manuscripts may be rejected at this stage if they are of insufficient quality, outside the scope of the journal or they are considered not original. Manuscripts that do meet the minimal requirements for publications are sends
for blind review. Reviewers are selected by the Editorial Board on the basis of their expertise, their availability, and such as to avoid possible conflicts of interest. A reviewer is asked to evaluate whether the manuscript is scientifically sound, original, relevant, and clear, whether it correctly references previous work, and whether it falls within the scope of the journal.
The review process is an important aspect of the publication process of an article. It helps an editor in making decision on an article and also enables the author to improve the manuscript. JIJCR operates a double blind review process. Author(s) identity is removed from the manuscript and shielded from the reviewers during the review process. The reviewer is left with only the manuscript without any information that might enable him/her uncovers the identity of the author(s). Information removed includes the author(s) name, address/affiliation, country, phone/fax and email. Any information in the Acknowledgement and declaration of conflict of Interest that may lead to the uncovering of the identity of the author is also removed from the manuscript prior to sending it to reviewers.
Reviewers make one of the following recommendations:
- Accept as is
- Requires Minor Corrections
- Requires Moderate Revision
- Requires Major Revision
- Submit To Another Publication Such As
- Reject on grounds of (Please be specific)
- Only an editor has the authority to “Accept” or “Reject” a manuscript. If a manuscript is “Accepted”, an Acceptance Certificate is issued to the author(s) and the manuscripts are processed for publication.
- If a manuscript is rejected, the authors are informed of the decision and no further processing is done on the manuscript.
- If a manuscript requires improvement, it is sent to the author(s) with the editor’s recommendation for further revision. The editor makes a final decision on the revised to “Accept” or “Reject” the manuscript.
Review Ethics :
- Peer review is fundamental to the scientific publication process and the dissemination of knowledge and information.
- Peer reviewers should be experts in the specific topic addressed in the articles they review, and should be selected for their objectivity and scientific knowledge.
- All reviewers should be informed of the publication’s expectations.
- Reviews will be expected to be professional, honest, courteous, prompt, and constructive.
- The editors may routinely assess all reviews for quality; they may also edit reviews before sending them to authors.
- The submitted manuscript is a privileged communication; reviewers must treat it as confidential. It should not be retained or copied.
Duties of Reviewers
- Contribution to Editorial Decisions: Peer review assists the editorial board in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper.
- Promptness: Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editorial board and excuse himself from the review process.
- Confidentiality: Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.
- Acknowledgement of Sources: Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the editor’s attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.
- Standards of Objectivity: Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.
- Disclosure and Conflict of Interest: Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.
- Also, reviewers must not share the manuscript with any colleagues without the explicit permission of the editor.
A submitted manuscript is a confidential material. JIJCR will not disclose submitted manuscript to anyone except individuals who partake in the processing and preparation of the manuscript for publication (if accepted). These individuals include editorial staff, corresponding authors, potential reviewers, actual reviewers, and editors. However, in suspected cases of misconduct, a manuscript may be revealed to members of JIJCR ethics committee and institutions/organizations that may require it for the resolution of the misconduct.
The journal employs the double-blind peer review process, where both reviewers and authors remain anonymous throughout the review process.
Every proposal submitted for publication is read at least by an editor, for an initial review. If the paper agrees with editorial policies and with a minimum quality level, is sent to two reviewers. The reviewers won’t know the author’s identity, as any identifying information will be stripped from the document before review.
Reviewers’ comments to the editors are confidential and before passing on to the author will made anonymous. Based on the reviewers’ comments, the Editorial Board makes a final decision on the acceptability of the manuscript, and communicates to the authors the decision, along with referees’ reports. Whether significant revisions are proposed, acceptance is dependent on whether the author can deal with those satisfactorily.
No Publication/ Processing Fee’
Jagran International Journal on Contemporary Research (JIJCR): ISSN 2320 – 9372: being a nonprofit Journal, does NOT charge publication/ processing fees from Author(s). No fee is levied for accessing published articles.
JIJCR is annually published.
JIJCR publisher is Jagran Lakecity University, Bhopal.
Editorial Board Decisions should be precise. If a published paper is subsequently found to have errors or major flaws, the Editor Board should take responsibility for promptly correcting the written record in the publication.
We are committed to the quality, efficiency, and transparency of the editorial process. To substantiate this ambition, JIJCR will regularly make available an overview of performance indicators, such as the total number of submitted papers and the rejection ratio.
The Authors may not publish his/her The Author may not publish his/her contribution anywhere else without the prior written permission of the publisher unless it has been changed substantially. The Author warrants that his/her contribution is original, except for such excerpts from copyrighted works as may be
included with the permission of the copyright holder and author thereof, that it contains no libelous statements, and does not infringe on any copyright, trademark, patent, statutory right, or propriety right of others. The Author signs for and accepts responsibility for releasing this material on behalf of any and all co-authors. In return for these rights:
All proprietary rights other than copyrights, such as patent rights. The right to use all or part of this article, including tables and figures in future works of their own, provided that the proper acknowledgment is made to the Publisher as copyright holder. The right to make copies of this article for his/her own use, but not for sale. It is the responsibility of each author to ensure that papers submitted to the journal are written with ethical standards in mind, concerning plagiarism. Please note that all submissions are thoroughly checked for plagiarism. If an attempt at plagiarism is found in a published paper, the authors will be asked to issue a written apology to the authors of the original material. Any paper which shows obvious signs of plagiarism will be automatically rejected. The authors will receive proper notification if such a situation arises. This paper has not been published in the same form elsewhere. It will not be submitted anywhere else for publication prior to acceptance/rejection by this Journal. For any dispute or related violence, it will be discussed and considered only in front of ‘Judiciary of Madhya Pradesh’ at Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India.