website templates

SCHOLEDGE | Codes of Ethics

Code for Scholars/Authors 

The authors/scholars are required to ensure that they have complied with the Authors Guidelines of the respective SCHOLEDGE journal;

They are required to uphold and follow the principles of scholarly review while writing and submitting the scholarly manuscript (s) to the respective SCHOLEDGE journal (s);

The authors/scholars are required to adhere to our Anti-Plagiarism Policy.

What we don't accept: As a scholarly publisher, we only accept unpublished original works. By submitting manuscripts to our journals, the authors are deemed to have made a declaration that the manuscript has not been submitted elsewhere for the time being it is under our review. Previously published papers and papers published as conference proceedings aren't eligible for their submission to any of our journals.

Retraction/Removal of Published Articles

If we receive any copyright claim from either party that a published article is copied from the one/ones that of theirs, an investigation will be initiated wherein all the parties will forward their claims. If the claim by the complainant succeeds, the published article will permanently be removed and will not be considered to have been published in the journal. In case of fake complaints, a proper action will be taken by our Editorial Co-ordination Committee.

Code for Reviewers

The Reviewers are required to uphold and follow the principles of scholarly review while undertaking an assignment of manuscript review; 

The Reviewers are required to abstain from undertaking any assignment of review in which the reviewers have direct or indirect vested interest; 

The Reviewers are required to notify the result of their review to Editorial Office of the respective journal immediately upon completion of their task of manuscript review;

The Reviewers are required to forward their suggestion note to authors (if any) having review implications by addressing the same to the Editorial Office of the respective journal.

Code for Editors

The Members of the editorial boards of The SCHOLEDGE journals are required to adhere to and comply with the Code for Editors. The SCHOLEDGE editors are bound to follow the code of ethics while undertaking any editorial assignment.

The Code of Ethics for the members of the editorial boards prescribes that the Editors should be accountable for quality of the scholarly works published in the journals. For meeting with this task, the members of the editorial boards have agreed that-

They will at all times, strive to meet the scholarly needs of readers and authors;

They will always strive to contribute to improve the journal;

They have abilities to ensure the interests of the scholarly authorship and publishing;

They will work to maintain the integrity of the peer review process to ensure that the scholarly manuscript receives a thorough, quality review in accordance with the peer standards scholarly publishing;

They will strive to maintain the integrity of the academic record and relevance;

They will not accept any review assignment in which they have vested interests to avoid compromising intellectual and ethical standards;

They will avoid conflicts of interest and the appearance of conflicts of interest stemming from their relationship with the author or professional and financial circumstances that may bias their approach to a manuscript;

They will evaluate manuscripts on the basis of scientific merit, with the understanding that there may be many acceptable ways to prove a hypothesis. They will respect the independence of authors and their creativity and understand that differences of opinion can be addressed in published comments within the journal as a forum for scholarly debate;

They will always be willing to publish corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies as and when needed;

They will handle their share of manuscripts, understanding that this is an obligation of the peer review process;

They will treat the manuscript in review as a confidential document, and neither disclose its contents outside the context of the review process, nor use its contents in their own work;

They will communicate with authors in a respectful and professional manner, including substantiating comments with published sources and understanding that they represent the journal and the SCHOLEDGE Publishing. They understand that criticism of a manuscript should not extend to personal criticism of the author(s).

Code of Ethics for Publisher

The publication of scholarly works is ensured to be free from any type of advertising, promotion or other interest involving revenue of the publisher. The scholarly principles and practices are supposed and being adhered to by us. The originality and peer reviewing of the scholarly manuscripts/ works are always required to be practiced for the betterment and development of the the scholarly research and publication. SCHOLEDGE Publishing is envisioned for the establishment of the scholarly research standards. The publishing work is required to be achieved through independent peer review free from vested interests for the betterment of the research community and society at large. SCHOLEDGE Publishing being the scholarly publisher and custodian of original research is committed to the standardized research publishing.

In order to bring more and more peer quality in the scholarly editing and publishing, the suggestions and comments including complaints can be lodged at [email protected] . Our editorial quality team is always geared up to address and resolve the same.

Peer Reviewed

Assured content quality

Every article is required to undergo mandatory peer review, a review carried our by our empanelled as well as invited reviewers. Anonymity of reviewers & authors is ensured for a quality review.

Plagiarism Checked

Original content

All the submitted articles are checked towards their originality. The plagiarized articles are removed from the review processes. Only original articles undergo a review.

Open Access

Universally & freely available content

Open access is mandated for every accepted & published article following many open access conventions and agreements.