Responsibility

Roles of authors

  • All the work reported in the manuscript must be original and free from any plagiarism.
  • The work should not have been published elsewhere or submitted to any other journal(s) at the same time.
  • Any potential conflict of interest must be clearly acknowledged.
  • Proper acknowledgments to other work reported (individual/company/institution) must be given. Permission must be obtained from any content used from other sources.
  • Only those who have made any substantial contribution to the interpretation or composition of the submitted work should be listed as ‘Authors.’ While other contributors should be mentioned as ‘co-authors’.

Roles of editors

The editor is responsible for the quality of every published and printed material and for taking important editorial decisions on all peer-reviewed submitted manuscript for final publication. Editors reorganize manuscript within the parameter set by an author so that it can be clearly understandable and available to its readers. The editorial process workflow for each journal is taken care of by a team of Editorial Board Members (EBMs) who have expertise in their specific fields. The services of Editorial Board Members are sought through invitations to organize and conduct the peer-review of a submitted manuscript, keeping in view the scope of the manuscript and the expertise of Editors in view. Manuscripts are forwarded for evaluation to Editors as well as external reviewers to check if the research work presented in the manuscript (a) falls within the scope of the journal and (b) meets the editorial criteria of IAS in terms of originality and quality. Following are the role of Editors in:

  • Review of manuscript
  • Relationship with author and reviewer
  • Double blind peer review system
  • Confidentiality of manuscript
  • Funding in research & conflict of interest
  • Redundancy of data
  • In maintaining the transparency of the academic research & data
  •  Resolution of misconduct by diligence

Role of reviewer & reviewer policy

Manuscripts submitted for publication in IAS journals are subjected to double blind peer-review. 
The reviewer can place his comments or recommend to reject any article if found to be inappropriate or irrelevant in terms of the subject provided in the title of the journal, or found to be having redundant data or copied data without providing proper citation.IAS Review policy include the following steps

  • Selection of reviewers: IAS select reviewer from the community of scientist around the globe as per their subject suitability and expertise.
  • Purpose of a review is to see the quality of article and to provide report of review which must have  about novelty in work with high standards, main finding in research, relevancy of work, referencing, acknowledgement,declaration supported by the experimental data and evidence for proving the data and finally how is the further direction would it be feasible to take current research.

Role of reviewer 

  • Ensure for correct and proper Reporting of Original Results
  • To check the Experiments and Analyses
  • To check the Interpretation of Results
  • To check for Language of Composition
  • To  check ethics in Experiments involving Humans and Animals
  • IAS journals  manuscript should adhere to suitable reporting guidelines 
  • Maintain Confidentiality
  • Personal Obligation
  • To check Conflict of interest
  • Prompt review in time
  • Changes in review reports

What to do if case of reviewer has appropriated an author’s idea or data
( http://publicationethics.org/files/u2/07_Reviewer_misconduct.pdf) 

Role of publishers

IAS  is dedicated to working with journal editors, defining clearly their relevant roles, in order to ensure appropriate decisions regarding publication procedures and maintaining the transparency of editorial decisions.IAS  Understand Publication ethics discussed  and strictly followed its editorial policy and because of that it ensures the reliability and originality of each published manuscript  with respect to the following :

  • To promote and encourage policies regarding journals ethics, authorship, editorial independence, conflict of interest, research funding, review system and process.
  • IAS publisher decline  to publish if manuscript when a conflict of interest exists
  • To maintain the confidentiality of the author and his/her research work.
  • Authorship
  • Article modifications
  • Publication should be done on a timely basis to achieve just in time (JIT) policy of the journal.
  • To maintain a relationship with editors and parties involved in the publication and should support the editorial decisions and should work in the way to achieve the publication goal set by the editor.
  • To publish corrections, clarification, retractions whenever required.
  • To Cooperate with the investigating parties if the condition occurs for any kind of investigation for any suspected research.
  • Publication and research fundings

What to do if a reader suspects case of undisclosed conflict of interest (coi) in a published article
http://publicationethics.org/files/u2/05b_coi_published.pdf)

Processing cycle in IAS journals

Flowchart given here explains the manuscript submission at a glance and How IAS works to publish a quality article at different stages of processing.