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ISSN: 2349-3771

Plagiarism Detection

IJSRMS does not tolerate plagiarism, data or figure manipulation, knowingly providing incorrect information, copyright infringement, inaccurate author attributions, attempts to inappropriately manipulate the peer review process, failures to declare conflicts of interest, fraud, and libel. IJSRMS will rigorously enforce its standards, and follow up on any transgressions. In extreme cases, this may call for individuals to be reported to their institutions and/or for manuscripts to be retracted. Any complaints should be directed to editor.ijsrms@gmail.com

Open Access

IJSRMS is an open access journal. Authors have to pay an article-processing charge whereby their accepted manuscripts are made available barrier-free and open access. These manuscripts are published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (CC-BY), the most permissive of the CC licenses, which permits authors and others to copy, distribute, transmit, and adapt the work, provided that proper credit is given. The article-processing charges have been set to cover all costs, thus providing a sustainable model.

Scientific Misconduct

There are differing definitions of scientific misconduct. We deal with these problems at IJSRMS on a case by case basis.

Falsification of data: ranges from fabrication to deceptive reporting of findings and omission of conflicting data, or wilful suppression and/or distortion of data.
Plagiarism: The appropriation of the language, ideas or thoughts of another without crediting their true source and representation of them as one’s own original work.
Improprieties of authorship: improper assignment of credit, such as excluding others, misrepresentation of the same material as original in more than one publication, inclusion of individuals as authors who have not made a definite contribution to the work published or submission of multi-authored publications without the concurrence of all authors.
Misappropriation of the ideas of others: an important aspect of scholarly activity is the exchange of ideas among colleagues. Scholars can acquire novel ideas from others during the process of reviewing grant applications and manuscripts. However, improper use of such information can constitute fraud. Wholesale appropriation of such material constitutes misconduct.
Violation of generally accepted research practices: serious deviation from accepted practices in proposing or carrying out research, improper manipulation of experiments to obtain biased results, deceptive statistical or analytical manipulations, or improper reporting of results.
Material failure to comply with legislative and regulatory requirements affecting research: including but not limited to serious or substantial, repeated, wilful violations of applicable local regulations and law involving the use of funds, care of animals, human subjects, investigational drugs, recombinant products, new devices, or radioactive, biological or chemical materials.
Inappropriate behaviour in relation to misconduct: this includes unfounded or knowingly false accusations of misconduct, failure to report known or suspected misconduct, withholding of information relevant to a claim or misconduct and retaliation against persons involved in the allegation or investigation.

IJSRMS also include redundant publication and duplicate publication, lack of declaration of competing interests and of funding/sponsorship, and other failures of transparency to be forms of misconduct.

Dealing with allegations of misconduct

We take seriously all possible misconduct. If an editor has concerns that a submitted article describes something that might be considered to constitute misconduct in research, publication or professional behaviour, we may discuss the case in confidence with the deliberation committee selected by IJSRMS editorial board members.
If the case cannot be resolved by discussion with the author(s) and the Editor still has concerns, the case may be reported to the appropriate authorities. If, during the course of reviewing an article, an editor is alerted to possible problems (for example, fraudulent data) in another publication, the editor may contact the journal in which the previous publication appeared to raise concern.
Readers that suspect misconduct in a published article are encouraged to report this to the Editor IJSRMS for that title.


IJSRMS keeps all details about a submitted manuscript confidential, does not publicly comment about submitted or rejected manuscripts and maintains reviewer confidentiality unless given permission to reveal identities. Authors, reviewers and editors must also treat correspondence as confidential unless explicitly stated otherwise.

Retraction Policy

IJSRMS reserves the right to retract articles which are found to be fraudulent (for example subject to deception such as data manipulation) or in serious breach of one of our policies.

Copyright Permissions

1. IJSRMS publishes accepted manuscripts under a CC-BY license. , which permits authors and others to copy, distribute, transmit, and adapt the work, provided that proper credit is given.
2. It is the author’s responsibility to obtain the appropriate permissions from the original publisher to republish any previously published text, figures, tables, Supplementary Information, etc., in an Open Access journal under a CC-BY license.

Author Policies

The Corresponding Author’s Role and Responsibilities are to:
1. Inform all co-authors of the submission of the manuscript to the journal.
2. Manage all correspondence between the journal and all co-authors, keeping the full co-author group apprised of the manuscript progress.
3. Designate a substitute correspondent for times of unavailability.
4. Ensure that the manuscript is in full adherence with all IJSRMS policies.
5. Post Publication: Respond to all queries pertaining to the published manuscript, provide data and materials as requested.
6. The submission should be done by one of the co-authors, not by an agency or by some other individual who is not one of the co-authors.