Publication Ethics

It is worthwhile to note that all matters regarding “allegations of misconduct”, “authorship and contributorship”, “complaints and appeals”, “conflicts of interest / competing interests”, “data and reproducibility”, “ethical oversight”, “intellectual property”, “journal management”, “peer review processes”, “post-publication discussions and corrections” will be settled by following the guidelines and core practices as enunciated by COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics).

 The publication of a research article in the journal is a prime part in the progress and development of coherent and reverend framework of knowledge and intellect. It reflects the quality of the work as extended by the authors and the institutions which support them. It is, therefore, incumbent to observe the strict standards of ethical behavior for all those involved in the process of publishing.

Publication decisions

The editor of the journal is solemnly responsible in deciding which of the manuscripts submitted to the journal ought to be published. The quality and authenticity of the work under consideration and its significance to researchers and readers must always incite such decisions. The editor may be guided by the policies as enunciated by the editorial board of the journal, to ensure that there must not befall any type of vilification, denunciation, libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editor may converse with other editorial board members or reviewers in making this decision.

The editor is invariably required to evaluate articles regarding their intellectual content without taking into account the race, gender, religious dogmas, ethnic orientation, citizenship or political or philosophical proclivity of the authors.

The editorial board is committed to ensure that reprinting, advertising or other commercial revenue has no impact on the editorial decisions.

Statement of Conflict of Interest

Unpublished material given in a submitted manuscript must not be used in editor's own research without the written consent of the authorship of the manuscript.

Plagiarism Policy

All research articles submitted shall be screened for plagiarism through turitin software. A submitted research article will be checked for plagiarism twice: at the time of submission and after acceptance for publication.