ALLEGATIONS OF MISCONDUCT

Publications a manuscript in a journal shows relation of trust between an author and publisher. It is expected from the authors that that they would be aware of research misconduct and would be extremely cautious about the research misconduct. However, still there are occasions when such precautions might have not taken intentionally or unintentionally. In such conditions, if a breach of ethics is reported by anyone or it was observed by the editorial team than the journal has the right to refer such cases to our Research Integrity Panel for investigation. The panel will assess the case on merit and will decided about the fate of submitted manuscript.

Our Research Integrity Penal consist of Editor-in-Chief, two senior members from the editorial team and coopted members deemed appropriate and relevant in the area of manuscript submitted for publications. The committee will decide appropriate measures to ensure justice. For this purpose, the authors will be given the right to submit explanation against the allegations raised regarding the manuscript. The record will be corrected as decided by the committee or will be left as it is if the decision against the raised allegations.