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 Indian Research Journal is reviewed for their intellectual content without considering sex, gender, race, religion, citizenship etc. of the authors.
4. 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The editor of the journal can use unpublished materials disclosed in submitted manuscript for his own research only after taking written consent of the author.
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.
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.