The publication of an article in a peer reviewed journal is an essential model for our publication.

We encourage the best standards of publication ethics and take all possible measures against publication malpractices.

Multiple, redundant or concurrent publication act of publishing: the author, the journal editor, the peer reviewer and the publisher.

We, Global Research and Development Journals as a publisher, take their duties of guardianship over all stages of publishing extremely seriously and we recognize our ethical and other responsibilities.

A. Duties of authors

  1. Reporting standards
  2. Authors of manuscripts should present an original, accurate account of the work performed, as well as an objective discussion of its effects.

  3. Data Access and Retention
  4. Authors may be asked to provide the data connection with a paper for the purpose of editorial review, and should be ready to provide public access to such data, if practicable, and should in any event be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable amount of time after publication of paper.

  5. Originality and Plagiarism
  6. The authors should be ensuring of the work done by them is original, and if the authors have used the work of others, than such work should be provided proper citation/references. Articles found to have plagiarized material will subjected to withdrawn/rejected from publication consideration. If plagiarism is found after an article is published, the publisher will contact the author of article for justifications to the allegations. In cases of proven allegations or non-response/non-adequate response, the offending paper will be retracted and a statement from the publisher will be inserted instead of the article file in journal archives. The citation to such article won’t be counted valid afterwards.

  7. Multiple, redundant or concurrent publication
  8. Submitting the same work to multiple journals concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and it is unacceptable. Manuscripts must only be peer reviewed by a one journal at a time. We would consider articles that have been published earlier, with verification of the fact that they have undergone noticeable revision or enhancement. In such cases, at least 70% of the article must consist of new work.

  9. Acknowledgment of Sources
  10. The acknowledgment of the work done by others must always be given. Authors should cite the publication work which has influence over their research work. The content without such references would also be counted under plagiarized criteria.

  11. Authorship of the Paper
  12. Authorship of the article should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the construction of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Apart from the co-authors, if there are others who participated in such work, they should be acknowledged and should be listed as contributors. Before article is subjected to publication, all co-authors should have seen and approved the final version of the paper and agreed for its publication.

  13. Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest
  14. All authors should mention in their manuscript any conflict of interest that might have affected the results or interpretation of the manuscript. A financial support, if made should also be disclosed in the work.

B. Duties of editors

  1. Publication Decisions
  2. Based on the review report provided by the member(s) of the editorial board, the editor holds complete responsibility and authority to accept, reject, or request modifications to the manuscript.

  3. Review of Manuscripts
  4. Each editorial member must ensure that each manuscript is gone through initial evaluation for originality, amount of plagiarized content, making use of suitable software. Following initial review, the manuscript is forwarded blind peer review to the editorial board who after their evaluation will make a recommendation for acceptance, rejection, or modification the manuscript. The editor must ensure that each manuscript submitted to the Journal of International Students is reviewed for its intellectual content (importance, originality, study’s validity, clarity) without regard to sex, gender, race, religion, citizenship, etc. of the authors.

  5. Confidentiality & Conflict of interests
  6. The editor or any member of editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted work to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.

    The editor must not use unpublished work which is disclosed in a submitted manuscript for his/her own research without written consent of the author & journal.

  7. Proof of Misconduct
  8. The editor should not reject papers based on doubts only. The editor should have proof of such allegations if he suspects.

  9. Involvement and cooperation in investigations
  10. An editor should take reasonably responsive measures in case of any ethical complaints have been reported with concern to submitted manuscript or published paper, in conjunction with the publisher (or society).

    Such measures will include informing the author and giving consideration about the claims that are made. Also further communication with the relevant bodies. The editor should look into any un ethical act reported subjected to publication no matter the publication is done years ago.

C. Duties of reviewers

  1. Contribution to Editorial Decisions
  2. Peer-review process is very dependent on the reviewers at the end. It is responsibility of the reviewer to provide proper review of article and recommendation to accept or reject the article. The reviewer should also suggest changes to improve the manuscript in order to help the author.

  3. Promptness
  4. Peer reviewers are asked to decide whether to review article or not by providing article abstract. After reviewer agrees, the manuscript is sent through e-mail and reviewers are expected to complete their reviews within three days of receiving manuscript. If they are unable to complete the report within three days, they may ask for an extension with a suitable reason. If a peer reviewer finds himself unqualified to review a particular manuscript even after receiving it after he agreed, he or she must notify to editor, editorial team to be excused from the assignment.

  5. Confidentiality
  6. The manuscript received for review purpose shall be treated as confidential document. It should not be discussed with any outer body except editor, related reviewers with the same work without any consent to board.

  7. Standards of Objectivity
  8. Reviews should be conducted objectively regardless of any personal factors. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate and unethical hence should be avoided. Reviewers should express their views clearly with appropriate proofs.

  9. Acknowledgment of Sources ,Identification of Possible Plagiarism & Other concerns
  10. Reviewers should identify relevant published work present which has not been cited by the authors. Reports of observations, statements, or arguments that have been noted anywhere should be accompanied by a relevant citation in the paper. A reviewer should report to the editor if any other misconduct is made in manuscript with regarding to any ethical concerns not limited but including suspected duplicate publication, fraud, plagiarism, concerns about use of animals or humans in the research being reported.

  11. Disclosure and Conflict of Interest
  12. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review procedure must be kept confidential and not be used for any personal, financial benefit without acknowledgement to the author. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have any conflicts of interest resulting from collaborative, competitive, or any other relationships or connections with any of the authors, institutions or companies connected to the papers under review.

D. Duties of Publisher

  1. Publication Decisions
  2. Global Research and Development Journals editorial team, in consultation with the journal or journal collection's editor(s), holds the rights for deciding which of the submitted articles should be published. The inputs from reviewers, editors will be taken into consideration for publication of article.

  3. Handling of unethical publishing behavior
  4. In cases of alleged or proven allegation, mdisconduct, fraudulent publication or plagiarism, the publisher, with collaboration with reviewing board can make the decision, clarification for such issues. The publisher, in co-ordination with the editors, shall take suitable steps to recognize and prevent the publication of manuscript where research misconduct has taken place, and under no circumstances encourage such kind of misconduct or knowingly allow such action to take place.

  5. Access to journal content
  6. The publisher is committed to the permanent availability and preservation of scholarly research work. Journal would provide the access to content in efficient way. Also will try to put its effort to make such work more recognized.