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Ethics Policy

For Authors

1. The author(s) must ensure that all researched work submitted is original; with complete reference and that all authors are represented accurately.

2. In case of paper with joint authorship of two or more persons, one of the authors is designated as the corresponding author, who shall be deemed by the publisher and editor as fully responsible for the authorship of the paper and for all communication concerning the ethical status and originality of the paper.

3. The author(s) must openly disclose the source of all data and third party material used for preparing the paper.

4. The author(s) must identify any third party material that they intend to include in their article, and obtain written permission for re use in each instance from the relevant copyright holders. Such permissions should be submitted once the manuscript is accepted.

5. The author(s) must openly disclose any conflict of interest.

6. The author(s) must understand that once published in the GUINEIS JOURNAL the copyright of the published material rests with the publisher. However in the event of the author wishing to republish the piece in a book or in any other form, due permission must be sought and received from the Editor of the Journal.

7. The author(s) must understand that Editor of the Journal is entitled to scan submissions using plagiarism detection software.

8. The author(s) must fully correspond and comply with the editor and publisher in any requests for source data, proof of authorship or originality in a timely manner, providing reasonable explanation for discrepancies or failures to disclose vital information.

9. The author(s) must fully co operate with any consequent investigations if the editor and /or publisher are dissatisfied with the evidence available or the explanation provided.

10. The author(s) must understand that articles found to be unethical, misleading or damaging will be the retracted.


For the Editor

1. The Editor/s will work towards keeping the Journal’s focus on North East India always in view in accepting papers for publication.

2. Constantly work towards improving the quality of this journal.

3. Ensure that only quality material is published.

4. Enable freedom of expression.

5. Maintain the double blind peer review process scrupulously and communicate reviewers’ comments to authors for improvement of their essays/articles.

6. Be accessible to authors and be responsive to any queries that may arise on any aspect of the Journal and its policies.

7. Always be willing to publish corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies when needed.


For Peer Reviewers.

1. Respect the confidentiality of peer review and not reveal any details of a manuscript or of the review.

2. Not to use information obtained during the peer-review process for their own or any other person’s or        organization’s advantage, or to disadvantage or discredit others.

3. Declare all potential conflicting interests.

4. Not to allow their reviews to be influenced by any personal preferences or ideological positions or by          commercial considerations.

5. To be objective and constructive in their reviews and refrain from making negative comments if a paper      is not found satisfactory.

6. Undertake to review a paper in time keeping in mind time constraints of the annual publication.

      

Authors, and peer Reviewers may also refer to the COPE Guidelines at  http://publicationethics.org/.