Policies & Guidelines

Journal policies and guidelines are developed by the academic board to describe best practices, clarify principles, resolve conflicts, and otherwise further our goal of disseminate scientific knowledge.

This page lists our Policies & Guidelines for authors, reviewers and editors.

1. Contact information:
Editor : Dr. K.S. Pundir, Ph.D., MRSCDepartment of Chemistry, MM University, Mullana, Ambala, Haryana, INDIA
email: kuldeep.singh{@ ]mmumullana.org
Publisher: Integrated Science Publications, Near Primary School, Jaunti, Delhi - 110081. India.
Email: pubs{@ }iscience.in

2.  Access to journal content: The publisher is committed to the permanent availability and preservation of scholarly research. The online and digital contents are preserved by the Publisher by maintaining own digital archive and would also ensure accessibility by partnering with other digital archiving organizations. Most of the journal contents are archived in the Print form as well.

3. Publishers: The Publisher ‘Integrated Science’ handles the unethical publishing cases. In cases of alleged or proven scientific misconduct, fraudulent publication or plagiarism, the publisher, in close collaboration with the editors, will take all appropriate measures to clarify the situation and to amend the article in question. This includes the prompt publication of an erratum, clarification or, in the most severe case, the retraction of the affected work.  The publisher, together with the editors, shall take reasonable steps to identify and prevent the publication of papers where research misconduct has occurred, and under no circumstances encourage such misconduct or knowingly allow such misconduct to take place.

4. Editors: All the editors should handle the assigned manuscripts by observing fair processing of submissions, editorial independence, confidentiality, and rational decision making within stipulated time framework with the feedback obtained from independent reviewer/experts in the field of work covered in respective manuscript. A detailed code of conduct mentioned in above reference documents should be adhered to. General help page for Editors (for using the online software/editorial processing): http://pubs.iscience.in/editor

5. Reviewer : The journal uses ‘Single Blind Review’ of the manuscripts, the reviewers must maintain the confidentiality during reviewing and post review of manuscript. The manuscript work should be evaluated in respective field of expertise and detailed feedback and recommendation should be provided to editors. The general code of conduct defined in above links should be referred and followed while reviewing and providing feedback. Basic Ethics for Reviewers are noted at: http://pubs.iscience.in/reviewer

6. Authors:  Each authors who submit (and willing to publish in the journal) the manuscript, should read the ethical guidelines for submission and publication of work in scientific and medical journal (listed on above links). Particularly, manuscript must be plagiarism free. Any Animal study reported should have been performed with approval of respective institutional ethical committee and statement thereof should be included in manuscript. Author Guidelines for manuscript preparation and submission: http://pubs.iscience.in/journal/index.php/cbl/about/submission
General Help pages for Authors: http://pubs.iscience.in/authors

For Publication Ethics, Publication Malpractice Statement, and  Open Access, Please visit here.