Author Guideline

International Journal of Advanced Research in Multidisciplinary Sciences

AUTHOR GUIDELINES

Paper submission

These steps are followed by authors during paper submission.
1. Before submission: Please ensure you have read and journal’s policy for publication. The research paper should adhere to publication guidelines and standard paper layout.

2. During submission: The corresponding author submits research paper on behalf of co-authors and handles all correspondence. The research paper should be submitted online in website for review and publication or you may send the final word copy of the manuscript directly to arvindgdc@rediffmail.com   Our publication team will upload your paper on your behalf.

3. After submission: After successful submission confirmation message is displayed with article id and email is sent to corresponding author. Please use the article id for any future communication with us.

Guidelines for Suggesting Reviewer

– This is an additional benefit for authors to suggest reviewer name during paper submission.

– Author should ensure the suggested reviewer has experience in research area of paper and the reviewer can be your colleague, friends or any other researchers. However, the reviewer should not be co-author, family members of co-authors or anyone having conflict of interest with research topic.

– The journal will send research paper to suggested reviewer with a link to online review form and the reviewer needs to submit review report by filling form within 3 to 4 days. This review report will only be used for internal use by editors.

Publication Process

The three step simple publication process ensures rapid publication and author satisfaction.
1. Preliminary checking: In this stage paper is judged based on following criteria: research topic suitability, content quality, paper layout, author details and similarity percentage. The manuscript editor assigns any of the following status to research paper:
Success – Forwarded to journal editor
Resubmit – Resubmit email sent to author
Reject – Rejection email sent to author only in case when paper is already published anywhere
2. Editorial decision: In this stage journal editor sends research paper to reviewer suggested by author. If In case reviewer not available, the suggested paper will be reviewed by internal editors called editorial review. The journal editor assigns any of the following status to research paper:
Accept – Acceptance email with publication & payment details sent to author
Modify – Modification email sent to author
Reject – Rejection email sent to author only in case when paper is already published anywhere
3. Article publication: After author completes all the process the paper is scheduled for publication in current issue or next issue of journal. Finally the paper is published online on publication date and email is sent to corresponding author with link to download paper and author certificates.

Paper Layout

The paper should have following layout while submitting for publication:
1. Language: English
2. Words: Within 6000 words
3. Title: Within 3 lines
4. Abstract: Within 200 words
5. Keywords: Within 8 keywords
6. Headings & sub-headings: well defined and categorized
7. Tables & figures: Numbered in order with description above body and source below body
8. References: Vancouver style arranged as in cited in text in numbers as (1).
9. File format: .Doc or .Docx
10. Page layout: Normal margin, Letter page size, Portrait, One column
11. Font type & size: Times New Roman, 12 pt.
12. Paragraphs: Spacing 1.5, Justify alignment
13. Author details: Name, designation, organization, department, address, country, email and contact number of all authors.

Publication Guidelines

These guidelines must be followed by author while submitting paper.
1. Granting license: Author provides journal a non-exclusive license of paper to publish.
2. Manuscript originality: The manuscript is original creation of authors and not published anywhere earlier.
3. First submission: The research paper is not under consideration for review or publication in any other journal.
4. Lawful content: The research paper is free from any unlawful and libelous material that could cause harm to any individual or society.
5. Academic integrity: Author ensures integrity of manuscript and follows ethical principles of scientific publishing.
6. Co-author confirmation: Author ensures confirmation from co-authors before mentioning their name in research paper and all authors have approved final manuscript.
7. Plagiarism free: Author ensures all references are properly cited and credit given to the original authors.
8. Information authenticity: Author ensures scientific knowledge; historical data, figures and all other statements conform to true facts.
9. Author contribution: Author ensures all co-authors participated in a substantive way in research work and are prepared to take public responsibility for the work.
10. Free distribution: Author permits adaptation, preparation of derivative works, oral presentation or distribution, and commercial application of their published paper.

 Loyalty Reward

This benefit helps authors to publish Third research paper and get the journals copy free of cost and guidelines of loyalty reward as follows.
– It is applicable only for corresponding author and you should be corresponding author in all papers. The corresponding author means who submits paper also you should be one of the authors.
– You should have published two research papers earlier with us.
– Your third research paper should be submitted within 4 months starting from submission of first research paper that was paid and published in our journals.
– You should claim this benefit after receiving acceptance email for third paper and inform us mentioning earlier published two article id. It will be lapsed if you fail to claim during publication of third paper.
– Your third research paper will go through same publication process and it should be accepted in review process to become eligible for this benefit.
We reserve the right to change this offer at any time and you should keep visiting this page for updates. The decision of editors will be final and binding in this regard. The journal can decline this offer in case of academic misconduct in your earlier published research papers.

Copyright License

The author has to sign the duly filled copyright form with all the credentials filled by all the authors.

Publication Policies

All material accepted for publication in any IJARMS Journals is under embargo until it is published online. This means that until then it shouldn’t be distributed to third parties or discussed with the media, with the exception of research distributed to journalists as part of an embargoed press release. If the material forms part of a submission to a government body or public inquiry before publication, authors should notify the journal at the point of acceptance and ensure that recipients are aware that an embargo is in force. Authors whose research has been presented at a scientific meeting are of course still able to publish in any of our journals, but we ask that the media is not provided with any additional information prior to publication of the full article in the journal because it is important that journalists and readers have access to the full peer reviewed version of record. Prior presentation of the work at a conference should be acknowledged in the manuscript. Authors should be aware that most journals will not accept submissions of manuscripts that duplicate material already published, or submitted, elsewhere. This may include manuscripts published as electronic preprints on publicly accessible servers.

8. Academic Misconduct
Academic misconduct in research publication means fabrication, falsification, plagiarism or other practices that deviates from commonly accepted practices within the scientific community for publication of academic research. The followings cases are few example of academic misconduct.
1. Redundant or duplicate publication
2. Multiple submissions
3. Image manipulation
4. Data fabrication
5. Misrepresentation of personal details
6. Plagiarism
7. Failure to abide by journal’s policy
8. Submitting unethical or erroneous research paper

– In case academic misconduct is found in research paper before publication the author will be given a chance to make necessary correction as suggested by editor. However, if the editor decides it as a serious matter then the paper will not be considered further for publication.
– In case academic misconduct is reported after publication of research paper it will be removed from publication and also mentioned in website about the removal of paper from publication.

9. Plagiarism Policies
The plagiarism policy ensures authors give due credit to other authors while referencing and it protects academic integrity of research community.
1. All submitted papers are checked with plagiarism detection software to verify originality and find similarity percentage. The papers failing to satisfy criteria are sent back to author for modification.
2. Technical complexities are involved in plagiarism detection by any software. In some cases even if plagiarism isn’t detected in initial stage it may be found in later stage of research publication.
3. If plagiarism is detected in paper just before publication, the author will be given a chance to resubmit paper after necessary modification as suggested by editor. However, if the editor decides plagiarism is major issue in paper, it will not be considered further for publication.
4. If plagiarism is detected in paper after publication, the paper will be removed from website till verification is over. In case few paragraphs are plagiarized the author will be given a chance to modify published paper and final paper will be restored in website after editor’s approval. However, if the editor decides plagiarism is major issue in published paper and seriously violates copyright of others then paper will remain removed from publication and author will be notified. It will be mentioned in website about removal from publication as well as indexing services will be notified about removal.
5. Authors republishing their earlier published work will also be dealt in same procedure as mentioned above.

10. Withdrawal Policy
The publication of an article in a peer-reviewed journal is the building block in the development of a coherent and respected network of knowledge. It is a direct reflection of the quality of the work of the authors and the institutions that support them. IJARMS Journals adheres to the highest standards of ethics and integrity in journals publication; we request our authors to sincerely adhere to the global publication norms for quality publications. We ardently believe that all authors undertake following precautions before submitting the manuscript to any journal:
1. The manuscript is free from copyright infringement.
2. The manuscript submitted by author has consent of all the authors in the group.
3. In some cases students or researchers do not take prior permission from their guides and professors before submitting their manuscripts in journals.
4. The manuscript is not published in any form, in any other Journal.
5. Manuscript is properly withdrawn from any previous publisher.
6. Manuscript is not submitted to any other journal at the time of submission.
7. Manuscript is not publishing in many similar manuscripts based on the same experiment.

Manuscript withdrawal charges

  • If the author requests a withdrawal of manuscript, within a week period, the author is allowed to withdraw the manuscript without paying any withdrawal penalty.
  • However, If the author withdraw manuscripts any time after final manuscript has already been submitted to IJARMS Journals for processing, the request will not entertained without a withdrawal penalty, which is basically to cover cost incurred and also to check such practices.
  • If the author still wants to withdraw manuscript, the author needs to submit a written letter to IJARMS Journals stating the reasons for manuscript withdrawal as Manuscript Withdrawal Charges.
  • IJARMS Journals will provide the author a formal letter of Manuscript Withdrawal. Withdrawal of manuscripts is only allowed after withdrawal penalty has been fully paid to the IJARMS Journals by the authors. Author can still continue to publish other manuscripts with IJARMS Journals provided they follow the journal submission guidelines.
    Timeline
  • Normally IJARMS Journals follows rapid publication strategy, however, depending upon the manuscript and editorial board availability, manuscripts vetting may take significantly longer time. In a case where a manuscript has taken more than six months time for reviewer assignment then IJARMS Journals allows the author to withdraw manuscript without paying any charges.
  • Please Note: Any manuscript once in editing stage is not allowed to be withdrawn without paying Withdrawal Penalty. IJARMS Journals holds ALL RIGHTS to publish the manuscript without further approval from the author, and can’t be held responsible for publishing of manuscript in any other Journal.

Publication is a difficult process, and the author must be prepared to defend the submission against rejection from both editors and peer reviewers. It is important to be persistent when getting your manuscript published. It is best not to choose another journal until at least one of the following happens:

  • The editors decide that your manuscript is not relevant subject match for the journal.
  • The editor rejects your manuscript without review for a second time after you write a response to their first rejection.
  • Your manuscript is still rejected after responding to all reviewer comments, and it has received a negative review feedback from the reviewers.

ETHICAL GUIDELINES FOR AUTHORS

We expect authors, submitting their manuscripts to IJARMS Journals, to agree upon the expected ethical guidelines:
Authors must adhere to the fact that their work is original and does not infringe the intellectual property rights of any party, person or entity. Scientific articles are deemed to be free of plagiarism and therefore, cannot be construed on existing publications, including their own previously published work.

All authors, associated with the development of the manuscript with significant scientific contribution, must be mentioned on the title page since each of them holds equal rights regarding accountability for the content. One of the authors must represent as the corresponding author, who will be in contact till the publication process is completed.

All co-authors’ consent to publication and being named as co-author must be presented through the Copyright Transfer Agreement by the Corresponding author.

The manuscript, submitted to any of the IJARMS Journals, should not be the sole submission. The same should not be submitted simultaneously to any other journal.

Authors should clearly declare that the work is not published before and it is not based in substance on any previously published material, either in whole or in part.

Authors must ensure to cite all relevant references appropriately in the Vancouver format. Any information, useful to the manuscript, which is obtained from sources such as conversations, correspondence, or discussion with some third party, should be reported or cited in the reference section. Prior permission must be taken from that third party before citing the same.

Manuscripts must include all appropriate and necessary instructions and warnings, relating to the specific experiment conducted in the study. It is advisable to provide any safety guidelines or prevalent code of practice as reference in the manuscript.

The data sets or databases described in the article must be facilitated with access details for the readers to refer, if needed.

Authors should describe any potential conflict of interest which could be held to arise with respect to the article content. The same can be declared in a cover letter and shall be submitted to the journal. Authors must disclose information of all funders or sources of funding for the research conducted in the article.

Duties of Authors

Reporting standards
Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.

Data Access and Retention
Authors are 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, if practicable, and should in any event be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.

Originality of work to be publish
The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.

Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication
An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.

Acknowledgement of Sources
Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.

Authorship of the Paper
Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest
All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.

Fundamental errors in published works
When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.

Handling Publication Misconduct:
We have Advisory Board members which advices editors and publishers on all aspects of publication ethics and, in particular, how to handle cases of research and publication misconduct. It also provides a platform for its stakeholders to discuss such misconduct cases and encourages journal editors to ensure that cases are investigated by the appropriate expert’s teams.

Plagiarism

All our journals are committed to publishing only original contents, i.e., contents that have neither been published in other journals, nor are under review elsewhere. Plagiarism in any form is not accepted and if found, it is notified to all the stakeholders and necessary actions will be taken and will incur plagiarism penalty. Corrected articles will be verified once again to ensure that it does not have plagiarism issues.

Duplicate Submission or redundant publication:

Multiple submissions are considered to be a serious academic misbehavior. Even when a publication fee is paid, it wastes the time and work of the editors and other stakeholders, and contributes to the problem it is intended to solve, the slow speed of editorial review. Scientific articles that are found to have been under review in other journal publishers, or to be published elsewhere, will incur duplicate submission penalties. The penalty will be decided by the Advisory Board members. If contributors have used their already published work, or work that is currently under review, as the basis for a submitted work, they are required to cite the previous work and indicate how their submitted work offers novel contributions beyond those of the previous work.

Improper Author Attribution:
All listed authors are expected to make significant scientific contributions to the research in the article and authenticated all its claims. It is important to list everyone who made a significant scientific contribution, including students, lecturers, professors, laboratory assistants & technicians.

Data Falsification:
Submitted research materials that are found to have falsified experimental outcomes will incur falsification penalty. The penalty will be decided by the Advisory Board members.

Citation Manipulation:
Citation Manipulated articles are those articles that are found to include citations whose objective is to increase the number of citations to a given author’s work, or to articles published in a particular journal. These Citation Manipulated manuscripts will incur penalty. The penalty will be decided by the Advisory Board members.