Principles and Policies
To scrutinize an author’s scholarly manuscript from others who are experts in the domain, prior to the publication process is defined as a peer-review process. IJORCS follows a double-blind peer review process filter out the ‘worthy’ from a collection of manuscripts we receive in every issue.
As a result of the peer-review process IJORCS Team generates a detailed ‘Review Report’ which acts as guide to the authors, so they can enhance their manuscript further (if needed).
- Quality of published manuscripts is enhanced greatly.
- Output of the manuscripts is filtration out for the benefit of readers.
- Author gets a ‘seal of approval’ that the published work meets certain standards, in particular for the layman readers.
- It stimulates a desire for improvement among the authors.
Getting your manuscript published in a peer-reviewed journal is an essential step to escalate in the consistent and respected network of knowledge ladders. It gives an impression of the author’s work quality and the institutions which support them. Such articles endorse the scientific method, it is thus important to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for the parties included: the publisher, the journal team, the author.
- Ethical Duties / Responsibilities
The Editorial Team
- To maintain Originality and avoid Plagiarism
- To avoid submission of Self-Plagiarism, Double Plagiarism or Least Publication Units
- To acknowledge the sources properly
- Authorship of the Manuscript and its order should be defined with each author’s consent
- To communicate with the Editorial Team in regard to the review reports
- Any type of error(s) in the published work should be reported to the Editorial Team
- Copyright Form submitted should contain the signed consent of each author in of the manuscript
- Timely Evaluation / No unnecessary delay
- Contribution to Editorial decision
- Standards of objectivity
- Acknowledgement of sources
- Disclosure and conflicts of interest
- Involvement and cooperation in investigations
- Suggestions to the publisher for further improvement in the journal
- Independence of editorial decisions
- Interact with other publishers / associations to set best practices in ethical matters
- Solving any journal related query after making thorough discussion with Editorial board Members and other experts
- In case of any conflict, the publisher’s decision will be treated as final and granted to all
Plagiarism is the act of using any other person’s ideas, or simply framing them as your own without giving any acknowledgement to the original work.
Plagiarism Detection acts as a base for our Peer Review Principle which defines the success rate of our publications. Being committed to protect and enhance the peer-review process, IJORCS is reluctant to infringement of publication ethics, especially in cases of Plagiarism (Self-Plagiarism, Double-Plagiarism, Least Publication Units).
Quality Control Policy
Busting a common myth developed by subscription based scenario that “Good Things doesn’t come for free”, Open Access Journals (IJORCS) do follow a complete double blind peer-review process. One should not interpret an Open Access Journal as a free item with low quality. IJORCS follows the quality control methods which are at par the levels defined globally without compromising the quality of the manuscripts published and the journal itself.
- A thorough Anti-Plagiarism test is performed on each manuscript using different online /desktop tools as well as manual testing.
- Uniformity is maintained in the final version of the manuscripts for easy readership.
Open Access Policy
Being an Open Access Journal, our prime objective is to support free online access to the manuscripts published by us. This is to ensure that the research work we publish can be read and utilized by a vast scale of audience.
Using the Open Access policy we follow a publishing model which gives the user instant access to full text of the research manuscripts removing the subscription barrier in the middle. In open access journals, the subscription charges are replaced and covered through the Author, Author’s Institution or any type of research funding. The Authors publishing in an open access journal retain the copyright of their article as well. Busting a myth that “Good Things doesn’t come for free”, Open Access Journals do follow a blind peer-review process without compromising the quality of the journal. One more advantage that Open Access Policy carries is that, it allows each journal and its manuscripts to maximize their visibility / outreach at a much higher global level rather than the subscription based journals.
In general, the editor of a journal is the sole authority responsible for deciding the manuscripts to be published. However, this decision may be guided by the Manuscript Evaluation Policy by the Editorial Team member. Thus, the result of the process is in a form of a permanent, historic record which shall remain unaltered as far as possible. But sometimes, there are circumstances which lead to withdraw an article from the list. Such occurrence would (listed below) not be taken lightly and would be acted upon accordingly by the publisher.Action Taken
Cause of the Action
- Manuscript Modification
- Manuscript Removal
- Manuscript Withdrawal
- False or Inaccurate data
- Legal limitations upon the publisher, copyright holder or author(s)
- Applicable prior to final publication process to remove accidental submissions, dual-submissions, infringement of professional ethical codes, plagiarism or the like