Policy & Guidelines

Vision: To ensure a high quality knowledge platform for in and abroad through the collective voice of academicians.

Mission: The mission of the journal is to foster free and extremely rapid scientific communication across the entire community. JIJCR publishes thoughtful contributions that offer insights and perspectives extending knowledge and understanding of inter-disciplinary areas related phenomena. Especially welcome are manuscripts that integrate research and theory from various disciplines such as management, commerce, economics, education, banking, financial services, marketing management, human resource management, environmental science, journalism & communication, media, sports science, social work, information technology, various streams of engineering , public administration, psychology, sociology, sustainable social-ecological systems or other social sciences.

Objective: To bring all sectors of professionals under one umbrella to cherish, share their research ideas and knowledge.

Editorial Guidelines: This, is, a, favored, area, for, JIJCR, Journal’s, Editorial, Board, Members. Editorial Board Members get full control over the choice and review process. Editorial Board Member’s, management, self-contained component facilitates management of manuscripts, from their Section of Unassigned, selection for review, detailed review, assigning them to referees, seeking their comments, providing comments, to the final decision making on acceptance, revision and rejection. Editorial Board Members may share their views with the referees and the JIJCR Journals Publication management team.

Editorial board member policy :  The manuscript is a privileged document. It needs to be protected from any form of exploitation. Editorial Board Members are expected not to cite, refer and to refrain from using the information it embodies for the advancement of their own research.

  • Journal’s Editorial Board Member should consciously,adopt a positive attitude towards the manuscript under review.
  • Journal’s Editorial Board Member should aim at promoting effective scientific communication.
  • Journal’s Editorial Board Member who, thinks that he or she is not in position to judge a particular manuscript impartially, should not select or accept it for review.
  • Journals refereeing should be carried out as per the stipulated time lines. In case it appears the deadlines are hard to meet in some specific case, JIJCR Journals publication management team should be informed accordingly. This will enable the later to take alternative measures to avoid expected delay.
  • Journal’s Editorial Board,Member should not discuss a manuscript with its author.
  • It is appropriate, not to make any statement about acceptance or revision on, a manuscript to the author till a final verdict is arrived at, as per the JIJCR Journals norms.
  • The announcement of decision on acceptance may rest on the JIJCR Journals publication management team.
  • Journals publication management team expects the Editorial Board Member to monitor the status of manuscripts and specially watch for the comments on revision, rejection and acceptance to avoid any duplication of efforts at their ends.
  • Critical, appraisal should be presented dispassionately in the comments intended for, the, authors and harsh remarks avoided.
  • Suggested modifications should not imply as conditions of acceptance. It is important to make distinction between revisions considered essential and those judged merely desirable.
  •  In cases we do not accept a manuscript; we should convey our constructive  comments that might help the author to improve it. This requires providing elaborate comments; it will help the Editorial Board Members to make a decision on the manuscript and the authors to improve it.
  • The, documentation, on, criticism, arguments and suggestions concerning the manuscript is to be preserved carefully. It will be quite useful for decision makers.

General standard on suitability of manuscripts: 

  • Subject relevance and scientific reliability.
  • Importance in terms of scientific in particular in general of the subject dealt.
  • Adequacy of abstract, keywords.
  • Appropriateness,of,approach,or,experimental design adequacy of experimental techniques
  • Methods adequately described or not.
  • Results relevant to the problem posed or not.
  • Relevance of citations and their up to date inclusion.
  • Relevance of the figures and table, clarity of legends and titles.
  • Suitability for the NRJP Journals in totality. Its quality is suitable for general readers.
  • Presentation In entirety, considering writing style, clarity in expression.

Ethical guidelines for journal editorial board members: 

Significant ethical guidelines that all journal Editorial Board Members must comply with are as given below:

  • Editorial Board Members must give unbiased consideration to the manuscript solely on the basis of its merits.
  • Editorial Board Members must maintain confidentiality with reference to the manuscript, research information and correspondence cited in the reference, if any. The manuscript should, in no case, be shared with a third party, external to the peer review process.
  • Any claim received against the submitted article that the same is being under consideration elsewhere or has already been published, should be called to the journal Editorial Board Member’s attention for the latter to investigate further.
  • Editorial Board Members hold the authority to accept or reject a submitted manuscript without resort to formal peer review if the manuscript is found in appropriate to the journal’s scope or entails plagiarized content.
  • Editorial Board Members should strive to stand up to the specified deadlines to ensure submission and publication in a timely manner.
  • Journals recommend authors, peer reviewers and Editorial Board Members to comply with the aforesaid ethical code of conduct.

Duties of Editorial Board Member: The Editorial Board Member of the journal is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. The Editorial Board Member may be guided by the policies of the journal’s Editorial Board Member and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The Editorial Board Member may confer with other Editorial Board Members or reviewers in making this decision.

Fair play 

An Editorial Board Member will at any time evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship or political philosophy of the authors.


The Editorial Board Member and any Editorial Board Member must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the reviewers, other Editorial Board Member and the publisher, as appropriate.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest 

Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an Editorial Board Member’s own research without the express written consent of the author.

Jagran International Journal on Contemporary Research, JIJCR
Jagran Lakecity University
Mughaliyachap, Bhopal-44, Madhya Pradesh.
Phone: 0755 – 6611162
Website: www.jlu.edu.in
E-mail: editor.jijcr@jlu.edu.in