Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Season's Greetings and best wishes for the New Year 2019

On the occasion of New Year, we extend our heartiest greetings and best wishes to all readers, authors, editors, reviewers and all associated persons.

Best Regards

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Managing Emotions: Relationships among Expressive Writing and Emotional Intelligence

Professionals in human services can face emotionally challenging situations in their work settings. Staying balanced, when encountering emotional issues, is a desired capacity for human services providers.  Emotional intelligence has been found to positively influence people's abilities to manage emotions as well as general well-being and health.  Expressive writing can also help human service providers to regulate and process emotions potentially increasing emotional intelligence. The purpose of the study was to investigate the relationships of negative emotions, shyness, emotionally expressive writing and emotional intelligence among undergraduate rehabilitative services students and related majors. Results showed significant moderate inverse correlations between  emotional factors of optimism, depression, and stress with emotional intelligence.  Similarly, expressive writing was positively correlated with social skills, reader consciousness and conflict resolution. Recommendations for human services providers training programs are discussed  with regards to enhancing areas of student emotional intelligence.  Emotional intelligence as a skill may improve  services delivery for human services clients.

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement

For updated statement visit : http://pubs.iscience.in/journal/index.php/ira/about/editorialPolicies#custom-0
The Journal and its Publisher ‘Integrated Science’ follows the best practices in evaluation of contents, processing of manuscripts and publishing thereof. The Journal and Publisher essentially follows the code of conduct defined by Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) for Journal Editors (Code of Conduct and Best Practices Guidelines for Journal Editors listed in COPE guidelines file: http://publicationethics.org/files/Code%20of%20Conduct_2.pdf  ) and Publisher (the Code of Conduct Journal Publishers  listed in COPE page file: http://publicationethics.org/files/Code%20of%20conduct%20for%20publishers%20FINAL_1_0_0.pdf
Further, the journal publishes biomedical reports, so the journal adheres and follows the guidelines defined for publication in medical journals by International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) in its document ‘Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals’ provided on link http://www.icmje.org/recommendations  and World Association of Medical Editors (WAME) on its webpage http://www.wame.org/
The Authors, Reviewers and Editors are expected to adhere and follow the code of conduct on ethical practices defined at above mentioned links in the respective roles.

The manuscript processing involves following stages
In addition, general instructions and help pages on ‘Integrated Science’ for Authors, Reviewers and Editors should be referred for brief general conduct   
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 
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

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

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.
Access to journal contentThe 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.