Role & Responsibilities

Responsibilities of Author(s)

  • The work submitted by the author should be original and plagiarism free. Plagiarism in any form is unethical and unacceptable.
  • The authors may be asked to submit the raw data in connection with the article for editorial board review.
  • Authors should represent data accurately and it should contain sufficient details and references to replicate the works by others.
  • An author should not in general publish articles describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication.
  • Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given.
  • Authorship of the article should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study.
  • Those who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project should be acknowledged or listed as contributors.
  • If research work involves human subjects or animals then prior approval should be taken from the institutional ethics committee and the author should ensure that all procedures were performed in compliance with relevant laws and institutional guidelines.
  • All authors should disclose in their article any financial or another substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their article.
  • When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the article.

Responsibilities of the Editor(s)

  • The editors of journal are responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published.
  • The editors should evaluate articles on the basis of quality without any kind of bias.
  • The editors must maintain the confidentiality of the submitted article.
  • Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. The editors should require all contributors to disclose relevant competing interests and publish corrections if competing interests are revealed after publication.
  • The editors should take reasonably responsive measures when ethical complaints have been presented concerning a submitted article or published article.

Responsibilities of Reviewer(s)

  • Peer review assists the editor in making editorial board decisions and may also assist the author in improving the article’s technical quality.
  • If the reviewer feels unqualified to review the research reported in an article or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse him from the review process.
  • The reviewer should maintain the confidentiality of the articles.
  • Reviews should be conducted objectively.
  • Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate.
  • Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.
  • Reviewers should inform the editor regarding a relevant published article that has not been cited by the authors.
  • A reviewer should also call to the editor’s attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the article under consideration and any other published article of which they have personal knowledge.
  • Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted article must not be used in a reviewer’s own research without the express written consent of the author(s).
  • Reviewers should not consider articles in which they have conflicts of interest.

Responsibilities of Publisher

  • The publisher of the Aksh – The Advance Journal takes its duties of custody over all phases of publishing extremely seriously and recognize the ethical and other obligations. 
  • The publisher is dedicated to making certain that advertising or other commercial revenue has no impact or influence on editorial decisions. 
  • The Publisher and Editorial Board will assist in communications with other diaries and/or publishers where this is useful and necessary.