The publishing of an article in a peer-reviewed journal IJRPB is an indispensable building block in the evolution of a consistent and respected network of knowledge. It is a direct expression of the character of the work of the writers and the foundations that hold them. Peer-reviewed articles support and substantiate the scientific method. It is thus significant to agree upon measures of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the routine of publishing: the author, the journal editor, the peer reviewer, the publisher and the Society. The editor of the journal, IJRPB takes its responsibilities of guardianship over all phases of publishing extremely seriously and we recognize our ethical and other obligations.
Received manuscripts for review will be treated as confidential and all the manuscripts will undergo in the strict peer-review process by minimum two peer reviewers of the same theme. These peer review persons are from the Editorial Board members listed in the Journal Editorial Page. Upon reception of a submitted manuscript, the editor of the journal determines whether to eliminate the submission outright or begin the process of peer review based on the suitability towards publication. The writer/s will be responsible for the work done in the paper. If there any inaccuracy in the paper, it is the duty of the writer to inform about the mistake/s to the editor of the journal before publication. Peer reviewer helps the editor in making decisions towards publication of manuscripts and also helps in improving the quality of the paper and maintain the standard of the Publication.
Plagiarism: There are many cases of plagiarism such as claiming the authorship of work by others, copying major parts of other research and applying the effects of research directed by other researchers. Whatever case of piracy is not acceptable and considered as unethical publishing behavior. Such manuscript will be turned away and if complaint happens to publish manuscript author will be the lone responsibility of that particular manuscript and liable to provide the compensation.
Any improper and unethical thing which is given to highlight beside from all the roles, responsibility and duties of the author, editors, and reviewers mentioned above will be considered for discussion and its solution with concern.
Editors and reviewers and authors will have to rigorously abide by the above ethics and malpractice statements and editorial policy with terms and conditions.
The managing editors and editorial board member are not responsible for author expressed opinions
Indian Journal of Research in Pharmacy and Biotechnology (IJRPB) is a peer review journal available in online and in printed formats.