Policies and Ethics

JOURNAL POLICIES

SRELS Journal is a Paid journal which follows the Open Peer Review of articles, most often two referees review articles.

PUBLICATION ETHICS

The “SRELS Journal of Information Management” is an open peer reviewed journal upholding the highest standards. Articles not in accordance with publication ethics and malpractices will be removed from publication if detected at any time. Plagiarism and research fabrication such as making up of data, manipulation of existing data, tables etc. and ethical clearance on the use of humans or animals for the study will also be checked. The journal reserves the right to use plagiarism detecting software to screen submitted papers at any time and suspected plagiarism or duplicate publishing will be reported immediately.

Authors must ensure that

  • Their work is original
  • Must not have been published elsewhere
  • Other authors, contributors or sources should be appropriately credited
  • They are responsible for language editing before submission
  • Their work has not been copied or plagiarized in whole or part from any other work
  • The financial support and conflict of interest for the project / research work if any should be disclosed
  • They are obliged to notify the editor if any error or inaccuracy is discovered and co-operate with the editor to correct the same

Articles should be submitted using online procedures. Simultaneous publication in more than one publication is a breach of publication ethics.

Editor must ensure that

    • The submitted manuscript undergoes open peer review before publishing
    • They will strive to prevent any conflict of interest between the author and editorial and review personnel

Reviewers should ensure that

  • Reviews the manuscript and provides suitable comments for improvement
  • Promptness in notifying the editor about his inability to review the manuscript
  • Maintains confidentiality about the manuscript obtained for review, by not discussing with others
  • Standards of Objectivity preserved by reviewing the manuscripts objectively with clear views and supporting arguments and without any personal criticism
  • Acknowledgement of Sources
    • All References not cited by author should be removed. All citations should be accompanied with any previously reported observation, derivation or argument.
    • The editors should be intimated for any overlap of the reviewed manuscript with any other published paper.
  • Disclosures and Conflict of Interest– manuscripts having conflict of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative or any other relationships or connections with institutions connected to the paper will not be considered.

Disclaimer

The author(s) of each article appearing in this Journal is/are solely responsible for the content thereof; neither the “SRELS Journal of Information Management” nor its editors or publisher or anyone else involved in creating, producing or distribution assumes any liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information provided in the Journal, nor shall they be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or punitive damages arising out of the use of the the “SRELS Journal of Information Management” Copyright policies

All the articles published in “SRELS Journal of Information Management” are distributed under a creative commons license. The journal allows the author(s) to hold the copyright of their work (all usages allowed except for commercial purpose). Please contact us at srels@dataone.in for permissions related to commercial use of the article(s).

DECLARATION AND COPYRIGHT TRANSFER FORM: TO BE SIGNED BY ALL AUTHORS AFTER ACCEPTANCE

I/We, the undersigned author(s) of the manuscript
entitled----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------- hereby declare that the above manuscript which is submitted for publication in the "“SRELS Journal of Information Management” "

  • Is NOT under consideration elsewhere.
  • The manuscript is NOT published already in part or whole (except in the form of abstract) in any journal or magazine for private or public circulation.
  • No part of this manuscript (referenced or otherwise) has been copied from any source.
  • I/we give consent for publication in the “SRELS Journal of Information Management” in any media (print, electronic or any other) and transfer copyright to the “SRELS Journal of Information Management” in the event of its publication in the “SRELS
  • Journal of Information Management”.
  • I/we do not have any conflict of interest. I/we have read the final version of the manuscript and am/are responsible for what is said in it.
  • The work described in the manuscript is my/our own and my/our individual contribution to this work is significant enough to qualify for authorship.
  • The author(s) of each article appearing in this Journal is/are solely responsible for the content and “SRELS Journal of Information Management” or the publisher is not responsible.
  • No one who has contributed significantly to the work has been denied authorship and those who helped have been duly
  • acknowledged. I/we also agree to the authorship of the article in the following sequence. (All authors are required to sign this form).

Author's Name & Signature

1.______________________________ _____________________________
2.______________________________ _____________________________
3.______________________________ _____________________________
4.______________________________ _____________________________
5.______________________________ _____________________________


Please download above Declaration and copyright form from here. Submit scanned copy srels@dataone.in after acceptance of your article.

Plagiarism:

For every Journal, the peer review process is at the heart of the success of publishing. As part of our commitment to the protection and enhancement of the peer review process, The “SRELS Journal of Information Management” would like to ensure that all published articles are within the accepted level of plagiarism. The Journal uses the very well and widely accepted Plagiarism Detection tool, iThenticate. All submitted Manuscripts are first subjected to Plagiarism check and then the Publishing cycle begins.

In case, plagiarism is detected during review/editorial process, such manuscript(s) will be rejected immediately and we can also consider other steps depending upon the seriousness of the case. If the plagiarism is proven after publication, such manuscript(s) will be removed from our website and appropriate announcement will be placed in this regards. Further, “SRELS Journal of Information Management” can bring such instants in notice of author's funding agencies, author's institutes (where they works) and to the original authors whose work has been plagiarized. Please report the plagiarism to srels@dataone.in