VEETHIKA-An International Interdisciplinary Journal ISSN: 2454-342X is a double-blind refereed Quarterly research journal aims to arm its readership with the latest research and commentary in all areas humanities, languages, management and social sciences, with an informed, interdisciplinary approach. The journal invites papers from all social science, environment, language and management disciplines. The journal has an international editorial and advisory board, representing all areas of humanities, social sciences and literature providing a broad structure to add value to inter disciplines from a wide range of perspectives. The journal is a direct key benefit to academicians, practitioners and students who are interested in the latest innovations and research.

Subjects: Applied Psychology, Business and International Management, Business, Management and Accounting, Computer Science Application, Decision Sciences, Ecology, Economics and Finance, Hindi, Leadership and Management, Library and Information Systems, Linguistics and Language, Public Administration, Water Science and Technology

Peer Review and Publication Policy

The journal employs the double-blind peer review process, where both reviewers and authors remain anonymous throughout the review process.

Every proposal submitted for publication is read at least by an editor, for an initial review. If the paper agrees with editorial policies and with a minimum quality level, is sent to two reviewers. The reviewers won't know the author's identity, as any identifying information will be stripped from the document before review.

Reviewers' comments to the editors are confidential and before passing on to the author will made anonymous. Based on the reviewers' comments, the Editorial Board makes a final decision on the acceptability of the manuscript, and communicates to the authors the decision, along with referees' reports. Whether significant revisions are proposed, acceptance is dependent on whether the author can deal with those satisfactorily. Only those papers approved by the reviewers will be selected for publication.

Ethical Responsibilities of Authors

Authors should refrain from misrepresenting research results which could damage the trust in the journal, the professionalism of scientific authorship, and ultimately the entire scientific endeavour. Maintaining integrity of the research and its presentation can be achieved by following the rules of good scientific practice, which include:

  • The manuscript has not been submitted to more than one journal for simultaneous consideration.
  • The manuscript has not been published previously (partly or in full), unless the new work concerns an expansion of previous work (please provide transparency on the re-use of material to avoid the hint of text-recycling (“self-plagiarism”)).
  • A single study is not split up into several parts to increase the quantity of submissions and submitted to various journals or to one journal over time (e.g. “salami-publishing”).
  • No data have been fabricated or manipulated (including images) to support your conclusions
  • No data, text, or theories by others are presented as if they were the author’s own (“plagiarism”). Proper acknowledgements to other works must be given (this includes material that is closely copied (near verbatim), summarized and/or paraphrased), quotation marks are used for verbatim copying of material, and permissions are secured for material that is copyrighted.
  • Important note: the journal may use software to screen for plagiarism.
  • Consent to submit has been received explicitly from all co-authors, as well as from the responsible authorities - tacitly or explicitly - at the institute/organization where the work has been carried out, before the work is submitted.
  • Authors whose names appear on the submission have contributed sufficiently to the scientific work and therefore share collective responsibility and accountability for the results.
  • Authors are strongly advised to ensure the correct author group, corresponding author, and order of authors at submission. Changes of authorship or in the order of authors are not accepted after acceptance of a manuscript.
  • Adding and/or deleting authors and/or changing the order of authors at revision stage maybe justifiably warranted. A letter must accompany the revised manuscript to explain the reason for the change(s) and the contribution role(s) of the added and/or deleted author(s). Further documentation may be required to support your request.
  • Requests for addition or removal of authors as a result of authorship disputes after acceptance are honored after formal notification by the institute or independent body and/or when there is agreement between all authors.
  • Upon request authors should be prepared to send relevant documentation or data in order to verify the validity of the results. This could be in the form of raw data, samples, records, etc. Sensitive information in the form of confidential proprietary data is excluded.

Ethical Responsibilities of Reviewers

Peer reviewers play a role in ensuring the integrity of the scholarly record. The peer review process depends to a large extent on the trust and willing participation of the scholarly community and requires that everyone involved behaves responsibly and ethically. Peer reviewers play a central and critical part in the peer review process, but may come to the role without any guidance and be unaware of their ethical obligations. Journals have an obligation to provide transparent policies for peer review, and reviewers have an obligation to conduct reviews in an ethical and accountable manner. Clear communication between the journal and the reviewers is essential to facilitate consistent, fair and timely review. 

Manuscript submission Guidelines

  • The paper should be typed in MS Word, Times New Roman font in 12-16 pt. size with 1.5 spacing. Manuscript should not be more than 5000 words. Author(s) should submit the manuscript online at www.qtanalytics.com/journals.aspx
  • Manuscript should contain the text matter, the name(s) of author(s) their affiliation should not be mentioned to maintain anonymity in review process.
  • Tables, graphs, charts etc. must be typed in double space on separate page in numerical order. In the text, the reference for table should be mentioned as Table - 1, not as above table. Same should be followed in case of graphs and charts. Each table, graph and chart should have its own heading. 
  • The publisher reserves the right to publish or reject any contribution submitted for publication without assigning any reason.
  • References should be given alphabetically at the end of the manuscript. Following are some examples. 

Disclaimer

The accountability of the research matter articulated in this journal is entirely of the author(s)concerned. The view expressed in the research papers/articles in this journal does not essentially correspond to the views of the publisher/editor. The publisher/editor of the journal is not liable for errors or any consequences arising from the exercise of information contained in it.