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Manuscript Acceptance Policy
Double-Blind Peer Review
The review process is an important aspect of the publication process of an article. It helps an editor in making decision on an article and also enables the author to improve the manuscript. IJISS operates a double blind review process.
Author(s) identity is removed from the manuscript and shielded from the reviewers during the review process. The reviewer is left with only the manuscript without any information that might enable him/her uncovers the identity of the author(s). Information removed includes the author(s) name, address/affiliation, country, phone/fax and email. Any information in the Acknowledgement and Declaration of Conflict of Interest that may lead to the uncovering of the identity of the author is also removed from the manuscript prior to sending it to reviewers.
Manuscripts are assigned to members of the editorial board of the journal or other qualified reviewers. Reviewers make one of the following recommendations:
- Accepted as it is.
- Requires Minor Corrections.
- Requires Major Revision.
The review reports are sent to the authors. However, reviewers’ identity is removed from the review reports. The author(s) is left with only the review reports/recommendation without any information that might enable him/her uncovers the identity of the reviewers. A minimum of two review reports are required per manuscript.
On receipt of the author(s) revised manuscript, the original manuscript, the revised manuscript and the review reports are sent to the editor. The editor makes one of the following decisions:
- The Manuscript Requires Improvement
Only an editor has the authority to “Accept” or “Reject” a manuscript. If a manuscript is “Accepted”, the manuscript is processed for publication. If a manuscript is rejected, the authors are informed of the decision and no further processing is done on the manuscript.
Submission, Novelty, and Copyright
Manuscripts are accepted for publication subject to the understanding that IJISS has the right of first publication. Submission of a manuscript to IJISS is taken to indicate the author’s commitment to publish in this Publication. No paper known to be under consideration by another journal will be reviewed by IJISS. In addition, IJISS is not a suitable vehicle for materials published elsewhere, in whole or in part. Authors may be asked to make a statement of novelty regarding their IJISS submission and other published work. Upon publication, all rights, including subsidiary rights, are owned by IJISS. The author retains the right to use his or her article without charge in any book of which he or she is the author or editor after it has appeared in the journal and after obtaining permission.
Contributors are advised to adhere to strict academic ethics with respect to acknowledgment of the original thoughts borrowed from others. The editors will not be responsible for any such lapse of the contributor. All submissions should be original and must be accompanied by a declaration stating your research paper as an original work and has not been published anywhere else. It will be your sole responsibility for such lapses, if any. Neither Editor nor the Publisher will be responsible for it.
Indian Journal of Information Sources and Services will review and update this editorial policy periodically.
Article Processing or Publication Fee: Rs.1500 (For Indian Authors), $25 (For Foreign Authors)
IJISS publishes all its issues in print form and the full text of the article will be made available in the journal website openly for the public, meaning unlimited use and reuse of articles, in addition to giving credit to the authors.
Authors pay a one-time Article Processing Charge (APC) to cover the costs of peer review administration and management, professional production of articles in PDF and other formats, and dissemination of published papers in various venues, in addition to other publishing functions. There are no charges for rejected articles, no submission charges, and no surcharges based on the length of an article, figures or supplementary data. Some items (Editorials, Corrections, Addendums, Retractions, Comments, etc.) are published free of charge.
The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.