International Journal of Technical Research & Science (Published by: Institute of Technical and Scientific Research) is having ISSN 2454-2024 (online), monthly international journal, being published every month by Institute of Technical and Scientific Research.
IJTRS follows the Open Access model. The cost of publication must be covered by Author, Institution or Through Research fund. IJTRS takes duties of guardianship over every stages of publishing extremely seriously keeping in mind the ethical responsibilities. IJTRS committed to ensuring that advertising, reprint or other commercial revenue has no impact or influence on editorial decisions.
Duties of Editors
Ø To provide guidelines to the authors for submission of manuscript.
Ø To provide clear statement of the journal policies to the author.
Ø To treat all the authors with fairness, transparency, and honesty.
Ø To protect the confidentiality of every author’s work.
Ø To establish and define policies on conflict of interest for all involved in the publication process including editorial staff, editorial assistants, authors, and reviewers.
Ø To establish a system for efficient and rapid peer-review process.
Ø To make editorial decision in a responsive speed and communicating them in a clear and constructive manner.
Ø To establish a procedure for reconsidering editorial decision.
Ø To regularly review, implement and describe policies for handling ethical issues and allegations or finding of misconduct by authors and anyone involved in peer review process.
Ø To develop system, in cooperation with publisher to ensure timely publication of manuscripts.
Ø To clearly communicate all other policies and standard.
Reviewers are scientist who uses their uncompensated time for the review process. Therefore, editors should clearly define the responsibilities of reviewer, and they should implement processes that stream line the peer-review process as much as possible.
Duties of Authors
Ø Authors should try to avoid the conflicts arising from financial support, involvement of other non-author parties in research study. They should provide information if any problematic situation exist while publishing an article. Other examples of conflict may include past/present employment, laboratory expenses, patents, paid experts etc.
Ø If funding has been provided for the research study, all sources of funding must be declared.
Ø Authors must describe the role of research study sponsor(s), if any in study design, in collection, analysis and interpretation of data, in writing of the report and decision to submit the paper for publication.
Ø In order to comply with data protection and privacy rules, each individual who appears in any photograph or image, must be made aware about such inclusion.
Ø If it is observed that articles are breaking professional ethics, are submitted to another journals and contains fraud in case of authorship with plagiarized content; in such cases they are directly removed from the online website and authors will be black listed and will not be allowed to publish in future publications.
Ø Authors should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective and discussion of its significance.
Ø A paper should contain sufficient details about all the points, sub points along with references to permit others to replicate the work.
Ø Wrong interpretation, fraud matters and inaccurate statements constitute unethical behaviour and are unacceptable in the journals.
Ø Authors may be asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review and should be prepared to provide public access to such data.
Ø The authors should ensure that they have presented original and novel work and also taken care to quote the appropriate citations.
Ø Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable. You can read a separate attachment related with the plagiarism, available on our website.
Ø Author should not replicate the general research data and should try to avoid the similarities with previously published articles to keep novelty and originality.
Ø Submitting the same manuscript at a time to more than one journal is unacceptable and is purely an unethical behaviour.
Ø It is necessary to give proper acknowledgment of the work of others. Authors should cite publications and references in detail as per author guidelines.
Ø Authorship should goes to them who have made a significant contribution in concept design, implementation or interpretation of the study. All others who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors.
Ø The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors included with sufficient credit and involvement in the work and all of them have seen and gave green signal in submitting the manuscript for publication.
Ø If the work involves harmful chemical, procedures and such equipment which may cause injuries or damage to the health of all; such works should be clearly explained in the article.
Ø Ethical use of animals and human tests should be supported with appropriate certification granted by the respective government authority.
Duties of the Publisher
Ø Establish the policies necessary to help the editorial process of journal Editors, especially those related to the independence of Editors, research ethics, authorship, transparency and integrity, peer review process, role of editorial team, appeals and complains;
Ø Publicize the journal policies to all the parties involved in the editorial process;
Ø Assess and revise the journal policies regularly to include potential new developments and recommendations from COPE;
Ø Follow COPE’s Code of Conduct for Editors and the COPE Best Practice Guidelines;
Ø Advocate for the integrity of the academic record and article publications;
Ø Support any parties (for example, governing bodies, institutions or grant funders) that are responsible with the examination of suspected research and misconduct in the publication process and, when it is possible, help with the in the settlement of these cases;
Ø Publish any necessary corrections, clarifications and retractions related to the published articles;
Ø Publish the academic content in a prompt manner.
The journal employs peer review process, where both reviewers and authors remain anonymous throughout the review process.
Every proposal submitted for publication is read at least by an editor, for an initial review. If the paper agrees with editorial policies and with a minimum quality level, is sent to two reviewers. The reviewers won't know the author's identity, as any identifying information will be stripped from the document before review.
Reviewer's comments to the editors are confidential and before passing on to the author will made anonymous. Based on the reviewers' comments, the Editorial Board makes a final decision on the acceptability of the manuscript, and communicates to the authors the decision, along with referees' reports. Whether significant revisions are proposed, acceptance is dependent on whether the author can deal with those satisfactorily.