Publication ethics and malpractice
The corresponding author (on behalf of all contributing authors)
should certify (in their cover letter) that:
The paper reports new findings and all the individuals who have
substantially contributed were given authorship.
Submission of manuscript and related details were conveyed to all
the authors listed in the manuscript. All the authors agree with the
The submitted manuscript is solely submitted to this journal and is
not under consideration elsewhere while under consideration here.
All the information related to the new findings are conveyed through
the cover letter. Necessary copyright permission is obtained for
reproducing other reported work form the concerned
All the authors accept the established procedures related to
selecting manuscripts for consideration, evaluation and publication.
The corresponding author on behalf of all authors are required to sign
and send the following to the editorial office,
A cover letter containing the submission information (Journal name,
Title, Date of Submission etc.). The authors must declare that the
existing literature is properly acknowledged and the findings are
Authorship Confirmation and Copyright Transfer, to be completed upon
acceptance of a paper for publication. (Forms will be provided to
The corresponding author is required to submit copyright permission
for published materials (Figures, illustrations and other) (if any)
used in their submitted manuscript.
Once the manuscript is submitted, an email communication is sent to
the corresponding author and all the co-authors.
The editors and the editorial board of all the journal take plagiarism
very seriously in the submitted manuscripts. We will take reasonable
effort and follow-up with investigation when allegations of plagiarism
is brought to our attention (both post-publication and during peer
review process). In addition, the authors are required to declare (in
their Cover Letter) that all material taken from the existing
literature has been properly acknowledged and referenced.
The jurisdiction for all disputes will be at courts/tribunals situated
in Bengaluru city only.