Publication Ethics

The Indus Journal of Science (IJS) is committed to maintaining the highest standards of publication ethics. The following are the ethical guidelines for authors, editors, and reviewers of the journal:


  • Authors should ensure that their research is original, and that they have properly cited all sources of information.
  • Authors should not fabricate or falsify data, or engage in any other form of scientific misconduct.
  • Authors should submit their manuscripts to only one journal at a time.
  • Authors should disclose any potential conflicts of interest.
  • Authors should make their data and materials available to other researchers upon request.


  • Editors should ensure that all manuscripts submitted to the journal are reviewed fairly and objectively.
  • Editors should not accept manuscripts that are plagiarized or that contain other forms of scientific misconduct.
  • Editors should keep the identity of reviewers confidential.
  • Editors should take action to investigate and address any allegations of publication ethics violations.


  • Reviewers should provide constructive and objective feedback on manuscripts.
  • Reviewers should not plagiarize or disclose any confidential information that they learn during the review process.
  • Reviewers should recuse themselves from reviewing manuscripts if they have a conflict of interest.

The IJS has a zero-tolerance policy for plagiarism, falsification, and other forms of scientific misconduct. Any author, editor, or reviewer found to have violated these ethics guidelines will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including the retraction of their published work.

In addition to the above guidelines, the IJS also adheres to the following ethical principles:

  • Transparency: The journal is committed to transparency in all aspects of its publishing process. This includes the peer review process, the publication of corrections and retractions, and the disclosure of financial conflicts of interest.
  • Fairness: The journal is committed to fair and equitable treatment of all authors, regardless of their race, gender, nationality, or institutional affiliation.
  • Integrity: The journal is committed to maintaining the highest standards of academic integrity. This includes the accurate reporting of research findings, the avoidance of plagiarism, and the disclosure of all potential conflicts of interest.