IJRCM is a monthly double-blind peer reviewed refereed open access International e-Journal - Included in the International Serial Directories as well as number of other International directories, which provide instant, worldwide and barrier-free access to the full-text of all published manuscripts to all interested readers in the best interests of the research community. Publication of material in IJRCM Journal is a direct reflection of quality research work done by authors. The prevention of publication malpractice is one of the important responsibilities of our editorial board. It is expected from every authors that they will submit accurate information's and sufficient details relevant to their research paper. Any kind of unethical behaviour is not acceptable. IJRCM journal does not tolerate any kind of plagiarism and is committed for upholding the highest standards of publication ethics and takes all possible measures against any publication malpractices. Authors submitting articles to IJRCM Journal, affirm that the contents of this manuscript are original. Furthermore, they give undertaking that their article has neither been published elsewhere in any language fully or partly, nor is it under review for publication anywhere. Authors also affirm that all authors have seen and agreed to the submitted version of the manuscript and their inclusion of name (s) as co-author (s).
DUTIES OF REVIEWERS
Information regarding manuscripts submitted by authors should be kept confidential and be treated as privileged information.
2. Acknowledgement of Sources
Reviewers of manuscript must ensure that authors have acknowledged all sources of data used in the research. Any kind of similarity or overlap between the manuscripts under consideration or with any other published paper which is in personal knowledge of reviewer must be immediately brought in to notice of the editor.
3. Standards of Objectivity
Review of submitted manuscripts must be done objectively and the reviewers should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.
In Case, any reviewer feels that it is not possible for him/her to complete review of manuscript within stipulated time then the same must be communicated to the editor, so that the same could be sent to any other reviewer.
DUTIES OF AUTHORS
1. Reporting Standards
Authors should submit their original research after preparing the same as per the submission guidelines of the journal.
2. Data Access and Retention
Authors should also provide raw data related with their manuscript for editorial review and must retain such data.
Authors must ensure that they have written entirely original work.
4. Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publications
Author should not submit same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently. It is also expected that the author should not publish redundant manuscripts or manuscripts describing same research in more than one journal.
5. Acknowledgement of Sources
Authors should acknowledge all sources of data used in the research and cite publications that have been influential in research work.
6. Authorship of the paper
Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to conception, design, execution or interpretation of the reported study. Others who have made significant contribution must be listed as co-authors. Authors also ensure that all the authors have seen and agreed to the submitted version of the manuscript and their inclusion of names as co-authors.
7. Hazards and Human or Animal subjects
If the work involves chemicals, procedures or equipment that have any unusual hazards inherent in their use, the author must clearly identify these in their manuscript. If the work involves the use of animal or human subjects, the author should ensure that the manuscript contains a statement that all procedures were performed in compliance with relevant laws and institutional guidelines and that the appropriate institutional committee (s) has approved them. Authors should include a statement in the manuscript that informed consent was obtained for experimentation with human subjects. The privacy rights of human subjects must always be observed.
8. Disclosure of Financial Support
Sources of Financial support, if any, must be clearly disclosed.
9. Fundamental errors in published works
If at any point of time, author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in submitted manuscript then the same must be reported to the editor.
DUTIES OF EDITOR
1. Publication Decisions
Based on the review report of the editorial board, the editor can accept or reject the manuscript or can send the same for modification.
2. Review of Manuscripts
Editor must ensure that each manuscript is initially evaluated by the editor/co-editor, who may make use of appropriate software to examine the originality of the contents of the manuscript and after passing this test, manuscript is forwarded to two referees for blind peer review, and each of whom will make a recommendation to publish the manuscript in its present form or to modify or to reject the same. The review period will be from a week to one month (Maximum two months in extra ordinary circumstances).
3. Fair Play
The editor must ensure that every manuscript received by the Journal is reviewed for their intellectual content without considering sex, gender, race, religion, citizenship etc. of the authors.
The editor must ensure that Information regarding manuscripts submitted by the authors is kept confidential and manuscripts are double-blind peer reviewed by editorial board members.
5. Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest
The editor of the journal can use unpublished materials disclosed in submitted manuscript for his own research only after taking written consent of the author.