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All the journals of House of Scientific Research follow guidelines of the publication ethics of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). Publisher is committed to publish original research works and follow COPE guidelines to deal with misconduct and misrepresenting research results. Following Ethics topics are considered to publish a paper:
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In case of misconduct, the journal will investigate as per COPE guidelines. After thorough investigation, if it is found that the allegation has some valid concerns, then the author must be inform to address the issue. If misconduct has been proved without any doubt, then either Editor-in-Chief or publisher will take the following measures:
Peer review policy ensures that the journal will publish correct and good scientific work for the benefit of the whole scientific community. This policy also helps the authors to improve the quality of the work presented by them. Note that revisions and improvement are part of the publication process. If the manuscript is rejected, then the authors will find the reason behind it.
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Benefit of peer review:
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Peer review also ensures that the published papers are of correct and good quality.
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All the papers submitted in our journals are reviewed by sincere and expert reviewers to maintain the standard of the manuscript by the following procedure.
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Initial evaluation.
The Editor-in-Chief or Associate Editor first evaluates the paper. If it is found that the manuscript has insufficiently original, serious scientific flaws, poor writing, or is outside the aims and scope of the journal, then the paper return back to the authors. If all these criteria are fulfilled then the paper send to the at least two experts for review.
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Type of review.
We follow the double blind review. In this case neither authors nor reviewers know each other’s identities.
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Selection of reviewers.
Depending the nature of the manuscript, the reviewers are selected for our database which is continuously updated and from the list of references of the submitted paper.
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Referee reports.
Normally the following issues are checked by the referees. (i) Originality, (ii) scientifically correct, (iii) follows ethical guidelines, (iv) clear presentation, (v) correct citation of previous works.
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Review time.
Normally it takes 4 to 6 weeks, but actually depends on the reviewer's response. If all the reviewers accept the manuscript, then the process become fast. If there is contradiction among the referees, then a further expert opinion will be sought. If major revision is required then delayed the review process.
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Final report.
Based on the reviewers report, the Editor will take the decision. The manuscript may be sent to the author with recommendations made by the referees for revision or Editor can accept the paper. Revised manuscripts might be forwarded to the original referees for final recommendation.