Publication Ethics And Plagiarism

Publication Ethics and Plagiarism

  • Authors should obtain necessary permissions for using copyright material in terms of artwork, adaptations etc.
  • Plagiarism in any form is not acceptable under any circumstances. A declaration of original work must be submitted with the final article, failing which the article will not be considered for editorial screening. Author/s must ensure the authenticity of the articles. Any unethical behaviour (plagiarism, false data etc.) may lead to the rejection of the article at any stage (peer review, editing etc.). Published articles may be withdrawn if plagiarism and/or falsifying results are indicated.
  • The journal does not charge any money for publication from the authors.
  • The journal pays an honorarium to the authors.

Peer Review Process

All submitted papers are subject to a rigorous double-blind peer review process. The Editorial team undertakes an initial screening of the papers before sending them to the reviewer. This process generally takes 6-8 weeks.

The peer review is based on five stages:

  • Screened by the editorial team and sent to the reviewer;
  • Paper accepted as suggested by the reviewer;
  • Paper can be accepted after minor revision suggested by the reviewer;
  • Paper that needs major revision suggested by the reviewer is liable for a second review;
  • Rejected


  • The copyright of the articles and other material published in the journal shall lie with the publisher.
  • Permission Requests, Reprints and Photocopies: All rights are reserved. No portion of the contents may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise in any form without prior written permission of the publisher.

Editing Stage

  • If the paper is accepted for publication, it has to go through at least two editing stages. It may also be noted that all the accepted papers are subject to the modifications/alterations required by the Editors at any stage of the editing.