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The journal follows a predefined ethical procedure for publication of manuscripts. In order to ensure high standards of publication the Prestige International Journal of Management & IT- Sanchayan follows best practices in terms of inviting, selecting and publishing. It is a peer reviewed journal and thus bears the responsibility of following ethical standards from all parties in stake. The journal does not tolerate any malpractices and to ascertain this, the journal outlines the duties and responsibilities of Editors, Associate Editors, Reviewers and Authors.

Duties and Responsibilities of Editors (Editor in Chief, Editor & Associate Editors)

  • Publication Decisions: the Editor in Chief holds all the rights & responsibilities to accept, reject, or ask for modifications to the manuscript. The editors should ensure that they follow a fair system for evaluation of manuscripts. They should not evaluate manuscripts on the basis of ethnicity, caste, religion, gender etc. The editors should not reject any manuscript on account of suspicion alone. They should do so only with proper proof.

  • Ethical Guidelines: The editor shall ensure that the research work published conforms to proper ethical guidelines. The editors should not use unpublished manuscripts submitted for publication in the journal for their researches. In case of any error the editor will notify the corrections through Errata.The editors should not disclose the identity of reviewers to anyone. To do so no information should be posted online.

  • Review of Manuscripts: The whole editorial team is also responsible for checking manuscripts for originality, Plagiarism and appropriate use of analytical tools. They must ensure that they follow ethical standards during desk review.

  • Confidentiality: The editors should not disclose the identities of peer reviewers and authors to each other. The editors will have to make sure that information regarding manuscripts submitted by the authors is kept confidential before sending it for peer review.

Duties of Authors

  1. Reporting Guidelines: Authors must present their original work. The work done should be presented authentically. The underlying data must be represented accurately. All the sources used in development of manuscript should be cited at proper places. No unethical or inaccurate information presented knowingly will be tolerated. Authors must state that all data in the paper are real and authentic.

  2. Publication guidelines: Authors must follow the submission guidelines of the journal. (See submission guideline policies).

  3. Authorship of the Paper: All authors mentioned in the paper must have significantly contributed to the research. Authors should retain raw data related to their manuscript for a reasonable time after publication for editorial review. Those who have significantly contributed must be considered as co-author/s. Due acknowledgements must be given to those who have helped in different ways for development of paper. The corresponding author should verify that all co-authors have approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication. Authors must notify the Editors of any conflicts of interest before publication.

  4. Multiple Submissions or concurrent Publication: Authors must certify that the manuscript is not currently being considered for publication elsewhere. Manuscript sent for publication elsewhere or previously published paper should not be submitted for publication. However, in some cases publications may be accepted for re-submission with due permission from the editors and proper citation.

  5. Plagiarism: The authors should ensure that they have properly cited work of others they have used for their research. There is strict ‘No tolerance’ for Plagiarism in any form. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.

  6. Peer Review Process: Authors must participate in the peer review process. The process may take few extra days.

  7. Fundamental Errors: Authors are obliged to provide retractions or corrections of mistakes at any point of time if the author(s) discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in submitted manuscript.

Duties of Reviewers

  1. Contribution to Editorial Decisions: The reviewers must assist the editors in making decisions regarding publication by providing peer review in time. The reviewer’s feedback should assist in paper improvement. Reviewers should also provide a fair review.

  2. Confidentiality: Reviewers should keep all information regarding papers confidential and treat them as privileged information. The reviewers should not use unpublished manuscripts for their researches.

  3. Standards of Objectivity: Reviews should be conducted objectively, with no personal criticism of the author. Reviewers should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

  4. Plagiarism, Fraud and Other Ethical Concerns: Reviewers should let the editor know if they suspect/find that a manuscript is a substantial copy of another work or the author’s own work published previously. Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Reviewers must ensure that authors have acknowledged all sources of data used in the research.

  5. Conflicts of Interest: Reviewers should not review manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the paper/s.

  6. Promptness: In the event that a reviewer feels it is not possible for him/her to complete review of manuscript within stipulated time then this information must be communicated to the editors so that the manuscript could be sent to another reviewer. The reviewer must ensure that they review manuscript in time.

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