Information For Authors

Indus Journal of Science - Author Policy

  1. Submission Guidelines:

    • Authors must submit original research work that has not been previously published or under review elsewhere.
    • Manuscripts should be submitted electronically through the journal's online submission system in a specified format (e.g., Microsoft Word or LaTeX).
    • All co-authors must be properly identified, and their affiliations clearly stated.
  2. Plagiarism and Ethical Considerations:

    • Authors must ensure that their work is free from plagiarism and that any references or content taken from other sources are appropriately cited.
    • Any potential conflicts of interest must be disclosed in the manuscript.
    • Authors should follow ethical guidelines regarding research involving human subjects or animal experimentation and obtain necessary approvals where required.
  3. Authorship Criteria:

    • All individuals who have made significant contributions to the research should be listed as authors.
    • The corresponding author should be designated and responsible for all communication with the journal during the submission and review process.
  4. Peer Review Process:

    • Submitted manuscripts will undergo a rigorous peer-review process to assess their scientific quality, originality, and relevance.
    • Authors may suggest potential reviewers during submission, but the final selection will be at the discretion of the editorial board.
  5. Publication Charges:

    • The journal may levy reasonable publication charges to cover processing costs, formatting, and other related expenses. Authors will be informed of any applicable fees during the submission process.
  6. Copyright and Licensing:

    • Authors will retain the copyright of their published work, but they are required to grant the journal a license to publish the accepted manuscript.
    • The manuscript will be published under a Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY), allowing readers to share and adapt the work with proper attribution.
  7. Data Availability and Reproducibility:

    • Authors are encouraged to provide access to raw data, code, and other materials necessary to reproduce the results presented in the manuscript.
    • Data availability statements should be included in the manuscript.
  8. Corrections and Retractions:

    • If significant errors or inaccuracies are discovered in a published work, authors should promptly inform the journal's editorial office to issue appropriate corrections or retractions.
  9. Open Access Policy:

    • The journal follows an open-access policy, ensuring that all published content is freely accessible to readers worldwide, promoting the dissemination of knowledge.
  10. Appeals and Disputes:

    • Authors may appeal editorial decisions if they believe there was a mistake or misunderstanding during the review process.
    • Any disputes regarding the review or publication process will be resolved through objective evaluation and discussion with the editorial board.
  11. Promotion of Research Integrity:

    • Authors must adhere to the principles of research integrity and academic honesty while conducting and reporting their research.
  12. Citation and Referencing:

    • Authors should accurately cite and reference prior works that have contributed to their research.
  13. Publication Ethics and Misconduct:

    • Authors are expected to uphold the highest standards of publication ethics and avoid any misconduct, such as fabrication, falsification, or plagiarism.
  14. Language and Formatting:

    • Manuscripts should be written in clear and concise language, adhering to the journal's formatting guidelines as outlined in the author instructions.
  15. Review and Response Timelines:

    • Authors can expect timely and constructive feedback from the peer-review process, and they are requested to promptly respond to reviewer comments and suggestions.