Publications Standards Policy and Principles

Publications Standards Policy

International Journal of Scientific Knowledge(IJSK) supports the highest standards of rational dissertation in its publications. All adherents of the publication procedure — authors, editors and reviewers — should be entertained with equality and follows the doctrines in Section of “PUBLICATION PRINCIPLES”. The principles in this manuscript signify a minimum set of requirements. Individual publications may have superfluous requirements.

Publication Rules

i. Authorship
ii. Responsibilities of Manuscript Authors
iii. Referees of Manuscripts
iv. Editors of IJSK Journals

A. Authorship

Authorship credit should be grounded on a significant intellectual role. It is assumed that all authors have had a substantial contribution in the formation of a document that endures their names. So, the list of authors on an article serves numerous purposes; it specifies who is liable for the toil and to whom questions regarding the work should be addressed. Moreover, the credit implied by authorship is often used as a measure of the contributors’ productivity when they are evaluated for employment, promotions, grants, and prizes.

a. The IJSK Journal assert that authorship acknowledgment must be kept for individuals who have met each of the following settings: Made a noteworthy scholarly contribution to the theoretical expansion, system or experimental project, prototype development, and/or the interpretation of data associated with the work contained in the manuscript.
b. In papers with several authorships, the sequence of the authors shall be at the will of the authors.
c. Once the list and order of authors has been established, the list and order of authors should not be altered without permission of all living authors.
d. Any part of an article vital to its main conclusions must be the responsibility of at least one author.
e. In the case of papers with multiple authors, a “corresponding” author must be elected as having responsibility for overseeing the publication process and certifying the reliability of the final document.
f. Co-authors have obligation for work submitted under their names. They should remain well-informed in so far as possible regarding the status of the manuscript, including the nature of any amendments.
g. Co-authors can take out their names from a manuscript at any time before approval of the manuscript by the editor. However, an author’s or co-author’s name should not be detached from a manuscript without his or her consent. The responsible editor shall be advised of any modification in authorship.

B. Responsibilities of Manuscript Authors

a. Peer evaluation is indispensable to scientific and technical dissertation. Authors are invigorated to have the first formal publication of their results be a peer-reviewed paper.
b. Methods and materials should be defined in adequate detail to allow evaluation and replication.
c. All data should be accessible upon request by the editor, to assist the review process.
d. Authors have compulsion to correct errors quickly.
e. IJSK define plagiarism as the use of someone else’s former ideas, courses, outcomes, or words without clearly recognizing the original author and source. Plagiarism in any form is intolerable and is considered a serious fissure of professional behavior, with possibly severe ethical and legal penalties.
f. Authors should only submit original work that has neither appeared elsewhere for publication, nor which is under review for another refereed publication. If authors have used their own previously published work(s) as a basis for a new submission, it is mandatory to cite the previous work(s) and very briefly indicate how the new submission offers practically new contributions beyond those of the previously published work(s).
g. The IJSK accepts that the material submitted to its journals for publications is properly available for general dissemination to the readership of those journals.

C. Referees of Manuscripts

a. Referees should be chosen for their high qualifications and objectivity regarding a particular manuscript.
b. Reviews should be prompt and detailed.
c. Secrecy of referees should be preserved to the extent possible.
d. Information contain in a manuscript under review is private.

D. Editors of IJSK Journals

a. The mere responsibility for acceptance or rejection of a manuscript rests with the editor.
b. Editors should create a review process that reduces bias.
c. Editors should subject all manuscripts of a given type to equivalent and unprejudiced reviews. Decisions about acceptance for publication should occur in a reasonable time frame, and (except for issues devoted to special topics) manuscripts should, to the editor’s best ability, be published in the chronological order of acceptance.
d. Unpublished manuscripts must be preserved as confidential documents by all individuals involved in the editorial process.
e. Papers submitted by an editor or associate editor should be handled by another member of the editorial board.
f. Editors should provide to the authors a written justification for editorial decisions regarding a manuscript submitted for publication. This is particularly significant if the manuscript is being precluded.