Environment
Conservation Journal

"An International Journal Devoted to Conservation of Environment"

(A PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL)

ISSN: 2278-5124 (Online) :: ISSN: 0972-3099 (Print)

Environment
Conservation Journal

"An International Journal Devoted to Conservation of Environment"

(A PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL)

ISSN: 2278-5124 (Online) :: ISSN: 0972-3099 (Print)

Environment
Conservation Journal

"An International Journal Devoted to Conservation of Environment"

(A PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL)

ISSN: 2278-5124 (Online) :: ISSN: 0972-3099 (Print)

Environment
Conservation Journal

"An International Journal Devoted to Conservation of Environment"

(A PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL)

ISSN: 2278-5124 (Online) :: ISSN: 0972-3099 (Print)

Environment
Conservation Journal

"An International Journal Devoted to Conservation of Environment"

(A PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL)

ISSN: 2278-5124 (Online) :: ISSN: 0972-3099 (Print)

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PUBLICATION ETHICS AND PUBLICATION MALPRACTICE STATEMENT

Environment Conservation Journal (P-ISSN: 0972-3099, E-ISSN: 2278-5124) is committed to ensure ethics in publication and quality of articles. The journal tries its best to reinforce transparency, confidentiality and help scientists to fulfill their responsibilities conformance to standards of ethical behaviour is therefore expected of all parties involved: Authors, Editors, Reviewers, and the Publisher. The Journal ensures that manuscript submitted to the journal must be original and no part of the manuscript is under consideration by any other journal. Submission of an article to the Environment Conservation journal itself implies that publication is approved by all authors and the work described has not been published previously and also it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, Before submission, it is the liability of corresponding author that he/she should ensure that all authors are included in the author list and that all authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and all are aware about the submission of the paper. Editors’ decisions to accept or reject a paper for publication should be based on the paper’s importance, originality and clarity, and the study’s validity and its relevance to the remit of the journal.

Environment Conservation journal expects the authors, reviewers and editors that they follow the best-practice guidelines on ethical behaviour contained therein.

Duties of Authors

Before submission, it is the liability of corresponding author that he/she should ensure that all authors are included in the author list and that all authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and all are aware about the submission of the paper.

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission’s compliance with the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration
  • The manuscript should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behaviour and are unacceptable.

Plagiarism and originality of work

Authors should ensure that they have written and submit only entirely original works, and if they have used the work and/or words of others, that this has been appropriately cited.  It is the sole responsibility of author that published data, unpublished data must be properly credited and the appropriate permission has been sought from the competent authority. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.

Environment Conservation journal give a fair chance to authors to correct and amend their work if significant similarity indexed is observed. We use state of the art plagiarism tools to check every section of the manuscript. If the similarity is index is more than 20% environment conservation journal ask the authors to revise the manuscript. Also The Editors and ASEA assume no responsibility for the originality/views expressed by the authors of the articles/papers published in Environment Conservation Journal.

Conflicts of interest

Authors should—at the earliest stage possible (generally by submitting a disclosure form at the time of submission and including a statement in the manuscript)—disclose any conflicts of interest in connection with the submitted Manuscript,

All sources of financial support for the work should be disclosed (including the grant number or other reference number if any).

Human or animal Ethics

If the work involves hazardous chemicals, procedures or equipment the authors must clearly mention these in the manuscript. The author should ensure that appropriate permission is taken from the concerned Committee for the conduct of the research. Similarly if the research involves use of animals or human participants, the authors should ensure that all procedures were performed in compliance with relevant laws and institutional guidelines, authors must include a statement that written consent was obtained for experimentation with human and also privacy rights of human participants must be observed.

Duties of Editors

Editors should evaluate the manuscripts on the basis of their expertise and its relevance to the journal’s scope, without regard to the authors’ race, gender, sexual orientation, ethnic origin, citizenship, religious belief, political philosophy or institutional affiliation. The Editor-in-Chief has full authority over the entire editorial content of the journal and the timing of publication of that content.

Roles and responsibility of Editor

The Editor must always be willing to publish corrections, clarifications, apologies etc. when needed. They must ensure the quality of the material they publish, maintain the integrity of academic record, actively seeking the views of authors, readers, reviewers and editorial board members about ways of improving their journals processes, ensures that appropriate reviewers are selected for submissions, publishing submission and acceptance dates for articles.

Confidentiality

Editors must ensure that they will not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers or concerned editorial advisers and the publisher.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest

Editors and editorial board members will not use unpublished information disclosed in a submitted manuscript for their own research purposes. Editors who has conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies or institutions connected to the manuscript and the work described therein should immediately notify the editors-in-chief to declare their conflicts of interest and decline the invitation to handle the manuscript so that alternative editor can be contacted.

Publication decisions

The Editor-in-Chief is responsible for deciding which of the manuscripts submitted to the journal will be published, based on the validation of the work, its importance to academic world, the reviewers’ comments, and such legal requirements such as copyright infringement and plagiarism. The Editor-in-Chief may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.

Duties of Reviewers

Environment Conservation Journal adheres to a single-blind peer-review process that is fast, fair and ensures a high quality of articles published. In first Stage Journal’s editor will evaluate the manuscripts for their content, objective of the study and its importance if manuscripts fall under scope of Environment Conservation Journal it is forwarded to Reviewers. Finally the Reviewers should express their views clearly with supporting arguments. Maintaining ENVIRONMENT CONSERVATION JOURNAL as a high quality scientific journal manuscripts will be sent to reviewers with a high level of expertise for helpful comments on submitted manuscript.

Before Reviewing

  • Reviewer should check that manuscript assigned to him/her matches your expertise.
  • If it does not match your expertise immediately inform the Editor, you may also recommend alternate reviewer.
  • Do you have time to review the manuscript, comments should be submitted within 4 to 6 weeks.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest

Any invited referee who has conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies or institutions connected to the manuscript and the work described therein should immediately notify the editors to declare their conflicts of interest and decline the invitation to review so that alternative reviewers can be contacted.

Responsibilities of Reviewers

Please consider the following points/steps while reviewing the manuscript:

  • Reviewers should check structure of the article submitted and its relevance to author’s guidelines.
  • Reviewers is responsible for critical reading and evaluating the manuscript and their after provide constructive and honest feedback to authors.
  • Reviewers should recommend strength and weakness of the manuscript.
  • Reviewers should check the originality, scientific content and novelty of the work.
  • In any case reviewers should not communicate directly with authors.
  • Manuscript sent for review purpose should be kept confidential and any content of the manuscript should not be discussed with anyone except Editor of the Journal.

After Reviewing

Please send the complete detailed report of the manuscript in word format when writing comments, please indicate the section of comments, page number line number  and the section of comments that can be returned to the author(s). Please never hesitate to contact the editorial office with any questions or concerns regarding the submitted manuscript. Your recommendation regarding the manuscript will be strongly considered when the editors make the final decision, and your thorough, honest feedback will be much appreciated.

Duties of the Publisher

Handling of unethical publishing behaviour

In cases of alleged or proven scientific misconduct, fraudulent publication or plagiarism, the publisher, in close collaboration with the editors, will take all appropriate measures to clarify the situation This includes the prompt publication of an erratum, clarification or, in the most severe case, the retraction of the affected work.  The publisher, together with the editors, shall take reasonable steps to identify and prevent the publication of papers where research misconduct has occurred, and under no circumstances encourage such misconduct or knowingly allow such misconduct to take place.

Access to journal content

The publisher is committed to the permanent availability and preservation of all research articles and ensures open access maintaining own digital archive. For details on please click here: https://www.environcj.in/archives/.