Journal of Research and Development

A Multidisciplinary International Level Referred Journal

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                                                              Publication Ethics

 

Responsibilities of Editors

Publication Decisions:-

The editor is responsible for deciding which of the papers submitted to the journal will be published. The editor will evaluate manuscripts without regard to the authors race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy. Current legal requirements regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism should also be considered.

Confidentiality

The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers and the publisher, as appropriate.

Disclosure

Unpublished materials disclosed in the submitted paper will not be used by the editor and members of the editorial board for their own research purposes without the authors written consent.

Responsibilities of Reviewer

Contribution to editorial decisions

The peer-reviewing process assists the editor and the editorial board in making editorial decisions.  Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript may withdraw from the review process. Any manuscript received for review must be treated as confidential documents.

Standards of objectivity

Reviews should be conducted objectively. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

Acknowledgement of sources

Disclosure

Information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not use for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscript in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions associated with the papers.

Authors’ duties

Reporting standards

Authors of original research reports should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance, references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.

Authors could be asked to provide the raw data of their  study together with the paper for editorial review and should be prepared to make the data publicly available if practicable. In any event, authors should ensure accessibility of such data to other competent professionals for at least ten years after publication, provided that the confidentiality of the participants can be protected and legal rights concerning proprietary data do not preclude their release.

Authors will submit only entirely original works, publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work should also be cited.

Concurrent publication

In general, papers describing essentially the same research should not be published in more than one journal. Submitting the same paper to more than one journal constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.

Manuscripts which have been published as copyrighted material elsewhere cannot be submitted.

Authorship

Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation if the reported study. The corresponding author will also verify that all co-authors have approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

Disclosure

All authors should include a statement regarding any financial or other substantive conflicts of interest should be explained clearly. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.

Errors in published works

When an author find a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s duty to notify the journal editor promptly and to cooperate with the editor to correct the paper in form of an erratum.