Editorial Policy

The Indian Journal of Information Sources and Services (IJISS) adheres to a rigorous editorial policy to maintain the highest standards of academic excellence and integrity. The key aspects of the editorial policy are as follows:

Peer Review Process

All submissions undergo a thorough double-blind peer review process to ensure impartiality and quality. Each manuscript is evaluated by at least two independent reviewers with expertise in the relevant field. The reviewers assess the manuscript for originality, methodological rigor, significance of the findings, and clarity of presentation.

Publication Ethics

IJISS is committed to upholding the principles of publication ethics as outlined by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). Authors, reviewers, and editors are expected to adhere to ethical standards, including the avoidance of plagiarism, data fabrication, and other forms of academic misconduct.

Authorship and Contributorship

Authors must meet the criteria for authorship as defined by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE). All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be acknowledged appropriately.

Conflict of Interest

Authors, reviewers, and editors must disclose any potential conflicts of interest that could influence the review and publication process. This includes financial, personal, or professional relationships that could affect the objectivity of the research or its presentation.

Transparency and Openness

IJISS promotes transparency and openness in research. Authors are encouraged to share data, methods, and other resources that enhance the reproducibility and credibility of their work. Supplementary materials and data sets may be made available alongside the published articles.

Manuscript Submission

Manuscripts must be submitted online through the journal’s submission system. Detailed guidelines for manuscript preparation and submission are available on the IJISS website. Authors should ensure that their submissions conform to the journal’s formatting and style requirements.

Decision Making

The final decision on the acceptance or rejection of a manuscript rests with the editorial board, based on the reviewers' recommendations and the editor's judgment. Authors will be notified of the editorial decision and provided with constructive feedback to improve their work.

Appeals and Complaints

This comprehensive editorial policy ensures that IJISS maintains its reputation as a reputable source of high-quality research in the field of Library and Information Science.