Indian Journal of Odyssey of Ayurvedic Research (IJOOAR) is not responsible for the content of individual manuscripts. All reasonable precautions have been taken by the authors, editors and publishers to verify drug names and doses, the results of experimental work and the clinical findings published in this journal. The opinions expressed in the articles are those of the authors, and not necessarily those of the editors or publishers. The ultimate responsibility for the use of information mentioned in the Journal lies with whoever uses it, and neither the Editorial Board nor the publishers can accept liability whatsoever in respect of any claim for damages arising therefrom. Please inform the editors of any errors.
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Ethics & Plagiarism Policy:
IJOOAR is Biannual , International Journal, Peer reviewed ,Openassess Indexed journal.
Ethics topics to consider when publishing:
The publication of an article in a double blind peer-reviewedjournal is platform in the development of a coherent original and respectednetwork of knowledge. It is a direct reflection of the quality of work of theauthor and the institutions that support them; peer-reviewed articles supportand embody the scientific method.
It is therefore important to agree upon standards of expectedethical behavior.
Ethics topics to consider when publishing:
1. Authorshipof the Paper (s):
Authorship should be limited to thosewho have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution,or interpretation of the reported study.
2. Originalityand Plagiarism:
The authors should ensure that they havewritten entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/orwords of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.
3. RawData Retention:
Authors may be asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review and should be prepared to provide public access to such data.
4. MultiplePublications on the same contents:
An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Journals do not view the following uses of a work as prior publication: publication in the form of an abstract; publication as an academic thesis; publication as an electronic preprint. Information on prior publication is included within each publication and its journal Guide for Authors.
5. Acknowledgement of Sources:
Proper acknowledgment should be given
6. Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest:
All submissions must include disclosure of all relationships that could be viewed as presenting a potential conflict of interest.
7. FundamentalErrors in Published Works:
When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the authors obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.
Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance.
9. Hazards and Human or Animal Subjects:
Statements of compliance are required if the work involves chemicals, procedures, or equipment that have any unusual hazards inherent in their use, or if it involves the use of animal or human subjects.
10. ImagesUsed & Use of Patient Images or Case Details:
Studies on patients or volunteers require ethics committee approval and informed consent, which should be documented in the paper.
This the journal strictly adopted the following publication ethics and policies of :
I. Committee on Publication Ethics
II. WorldAssociation of Medical Editors
III. InternationalCommittee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE: http://www.icmje.org/)
IV. ConsolidatedStandards of Reporting Trials
V. Guidelines for what a Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement should adhere to (PEMS)
VI. EthicalCode of Conduct
VII. ICMREthical Guidelines (https://ethics.ncdirindia.org/ICMR_Ethical_Guidelines.aspx)
VIII. IndianPatent Act http://www.ipindia.nic.in/writereaddata/Portal/IPOAct/1_31_1_patent-act-1970-11march2015.pdf
Plagiarism Policy :
Plagiarism is the unethical act of copying someone else prior ideas, processes, results, or words without explicit acknowledgment of the original author and source. Self-plagiarism occurs when an author utilizes a large part of his/her own previously published work without using appropriate references. This can range from getting the same manuscript published in multiple journals to modifying a previously published manuscript with some new data.
The journal is strictly against any unethical act of copying or plagiarism in any form. Plagiarism is said to have occurred when large portions of a manuscript have been copied from existing previously published resources. All manuscripts submitted for publication to the journal are cross-checked for plagiarism using Plagiarism Checker. Manuscripts found to be plagiarized during initial stages of review are out-rightly rejected and not considered for publication in the journal
Action Taken :
Once a manuscript is submitted to Journal, the editorial office conducts a preliminary check with respect to plagiarism. If plagiarized content is less than 15%, the author may be asked to revise the manuscript. If substantial plagiarism (>15%) is noticed in manuscript content or part thereof, the manuscript is straight away rejected. IJOOAR reviewers also conduct the plagiarism check in a similar manner and can make recommendations whether or not to consider the manuscript further.
Journal respects intellectual property and aims at protecting and promoting the original work of its authors. Manuscripts containing plagiarized material are against the standards of quality, research, and innovation. Hence, all authors submitting articles to the journal are expected to abide by ethical standards and abstain from plagiarism, in any form. In case, an author is found to be suspected of plagiarism in a submitted or published manuscript then, the journal shall contact the author (s) to submit his / her (their) explanation within two weeks, which may be forwarded to the editorial board constituted for the purpose, for further course of action.
If the journal does not receive any response from the author within the stipulated time period, then the Director / Dean / Head of the concerned College, Institution or Organization or the Vice-Chancellor of the university to which the author is affiliated shall be contacted to take strict action against the concerned author.
I. Editorial the office shall immediately contact the Director / Dean / Head of the concerned College, Institution, or Organization to which the author(s) is (are) affiliated to take strict action against the concerned author.
II. Journalshall disable the authorʹs account with the journal and reject all future submissions from the author for a period of 03 / 05 / 10 years or even ban the authors permanently.
III. Journalshall remove the PDF copy of the published manuscript from the website and disable all links to the full-text articles.
IV. Any other course of action, as recommended by the Committee or as deemed fit for the instant case or as decided by the Editorial Board from time to time.
Copyright of all accepted papers will belong to IJOOAR and the author(s) must affirm that accepted papers for publication in IJOOAR must not be re-published elsewhere without the written consent of the editor in chief/director of IJOOAR.
To comply with this policy, authors will be required to submit a signed copy of copyright, after acceptance of their paper, before the same is published.
· Authors note that paper cannot be withdrawn at any condition once it is accepted.
· TheAuthors may not publish his/her contribution anywhere else without the prior written permission of the publisher unless it has been changed substantially.
· TheAuthor warrants that his/her contribution is original, except for such excerpts from copyrighted works as may be included with the permission of the copyright holder and author thereof, that it contains no lie statements, and does not infringe on any copyright, trademark, patent, statutory right, or propriety right of others.
· TheAuthor signs for and accepts responsibility for releasing this material on behalf of any and all co-authors.
In return for these rights:
1. All proprietary rights other than copyrights, such as patent rights.
2. The right to use all or part of this article, including tables and figures in future works of their own, provided that the proper acknowledgment is made to the Publisher as a copyright holder.
3. The right to make copies of this article for his/her own use, but not for sale.
4. Itis the responsibility of each author to ensure that paper (s) submitted to the journal are written with ethical standards in mind, concerning plagiarism.
5. Please note that all submissions are thoroughly checked for plagiarism.
6. If an attempt at plagiarism is found in a published paper, the authors will be asked to issue a written apology to the authors of the original material.
7. Any paper which shows obvious signs of plagiarism will be automatically rejectedand its authors may be banned for a duration of 01 years from publishing injournal.
8. Theauthors will receive proper notification if such a situation arises. This paperhas not been published in the same form elsewhere. It will not be submittedanywhere else for publication prior to acceptance/rejection by this Journal.
9. Papercannot withdraw at any condition once it is published.
10. Afterthe signing the copyright and final paper submission to the journal, anyrectification/updation/withdraw is not possible.
The wholeprocess for including any article (s) in the indexing and abstracting forbibliographic database is done by bibliographic database team
ArticleProcessing charge is not refundable amount. In the case of withdraw of a paper,neither IJOOAR will refund nor adjust inthe future. It is not refundable amount.
Peer Review Policy
1. All submitted papers will be reviewed bydouble blind peer review process which may take minimum 01 week from the dateof submission. We are advising to all the author(s), do not submit same paperto the multiple journals. Author(s) should wait for review status of paper.
2. Journal is committed to prompt evaluation andpublication of fully accepted papers. To maintain a high-quality publication,all submissions undergo a rigorous review process. Characteristics of the peerreview process are as follows:
- Simultaneous submissions of the same manuscript to different journals will not be tolerated.
- Manuscripts with contents outside the scope will not be considered for review.
- Papers will be refereed by at least 3 or 4 experts (reviewers) as suggested by the editorial board in which 01 from India and rest 02 or 03 from overseas.
- Authors will be informed when Editors decide further review is required. All publication decisions are made by the journal’s on the basis of the referees’ reports (reviewers report).
- Authors of papers that are not accepted are notified promptly.
- All submitted manuscripts are treated as confidential documents. All submitted papers will be reviewed by double blind review process.
- All manuscripts submitted for publication in journal cross-checked for plagiarism software. Manuscripts found to be plagiarized during initial stages of review are out-rightly rejected and not considered for publication in the journal.
- In case if a manuscript is found to be plagiarized after publication, the Editor-in-Chief will conduct preliminary investigation, may be with the help of a suitable committee constituted for the purpose. If the manuscript is found to be plagiarized beyond the acceptable limits, the journal will contact the author’s Institute / College / University and Funding Agency, if any.
Open access journal
Open access is an ongoing publication practice which differs in the way traditional methods of publishing papers to the public get submitted, reviewed,authenticated and finally published.
In Open Access publication model neither readers nor a reader’s institution are charged for access to articles or other resources. Users are free to read, download, copy,distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles (see archive) for any non-commercial purpose without requiring a subscription to the journal in which these articles are published. Journal ethics are based on the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)
Journal follows the Open Access Model. The publication cost should be covered by the authorʹs institution or research funds.
Journal takes its duties of guardianship over all stages of publishing extremely seriously and we recognize our ethical and other responsibilities.
Journal committed to ensuring that advertising, reprint or other commercial revenue has no impact or influence on editorial decisions.
Inaddition, Editorial Board will assist in communications with other journals and/or publishers where this is useful to editors.
Duties of Editors
Fair play andeditorial independence:
Editorsevaluate submitted manuscripts exclusively on the basis of their academic merit(importance, originality, study’s validity, clarity) and its relevance to thejournal’s scope, without regard to the authors’ race, gender, sexualorientation, ethnic origin, citizenship, religious belief, political philosophyor institutional affiliation. Decisions to edit and publish are not determinedby the policies of governments or any other agencies outside of the journalitself. The Editor-in-Chief has full authority over the entire editorialcontent of the journal and the timing of publication of that content.
Editorsand editorial staff will not disclose any information about a submittedmanuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potentialreviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.
Disclosure andconflicts of interest:
Editors and editorial board members will not use unpublishedinformation disclosed in a submitted manuscript for their own research purposeswithout the authors’ explicit written consent.
Privilegedinformation or ideas obtained by editors as a result of handling the manuscriptwill be kept confidential and not used for their personal advantage.
Editorswill recuse themselves from considering manuscripts in which they haveconflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or otherrelationships/connections with any of the authors, companies or institutionsconnected to the papers; instead, they will ask another member of the editorialboard to handle the manuscript.
Theeditors ensure that all submitted manuscripts being considered for publicationundergo peer review by at least two reviewers who are expertin the field.
TheEditor-in-Chief is responsible for deciding which of the manuscripts submittedto the journal will be published, based on the validation of the work inquestion, its importance to researchers and readers, the reviewers’ comments,and such legal requirements as are currently in force regarding libel,copyright infringement and plagiarism.
TheEditor-in-Chief may confer with other editors orreviewers in making this decision.
Involvement andcooperation in investigations:
Editors(in conjunction with the publisher and/or society) will take responsivemeasures when ethical concerns are raised with regard to a submitted manuscriptor published paper. Every reported act of unethical publishing behavior will belooked into, even if it is discovered years after publication. If, oninvestigation, the ethical concern is well-founded, a correction, retraction,expression of concern or other note as may be relevant, will be published inthe journal.
Contribution toeditorial decisions:
Peerreview assists editors in making editorial decisions and, through editorialcommunications with authors, may assist authors in improving their manuscripts.peer review🔗 is an essential component of formal scholarlycommunication and lies at the heart of scientific endeavour. We shares the viewof many that all scholars who wish to contribute to the scientific process havean obligation to do a fair share of reviewing.
Anyinvited referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in amanuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible shouldimmediately notify the editors and decline the invitation to review so thatalternative reviewers can be contacted.
Any manuscriptsreceived for review are confidential documents and must be treated as such;they must not be shown to or discussed with others except if authorized by theEditor-in-Chief (who would only do so under exceptional and specificcircumstances). This applies also to invited reviewers who decline the reviewinvitation.
Reviewsshould be conducted objectively and observations formulated clearly withsupporting arguments so that authors can use them for improving the manuscript.Personal criticism of the authors is inappropriate.
Reviewersshould identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors.Any statement that is an observation, derivation or argument that has beenreported in previous publications should be accompanied by the relevantcitation. A reviewer should also notify the editors of any substantialsimilarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any othermanuscript (published or unpublished) of which they have personal knowledge.
Disclosure andconflicts of interest:
Anyinvited 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 describedtherein should immediately notify the editors to declare their conflicts ofinterest and decline the invitation to review so that alternative reviewers canbe contacted. Unpublished material disclosed in a submitted manuscript must notbe used in a reviewer’s own research without the express written consent of theauthors. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review🔗 must be kept confidential and not used for the reviewer’spersonal advantage. This applies also to invited reviewers who decline thereview invitation.
Duties of Authors
Authorsof original research should present an accurate account of the work performedand the results, followed by an objective discussion of the significance of thework. The manuscript should contain sufficient detail and references to permitothers to replicate the work. Review articles should be accurate, objective andcomprehensive, while editorial ‘opinion’ or perspective pieces should beclearly identified as such. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statementsconstitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.
Data access andretention:
Authors may be asked to provide the raw dataof their study together with the manuscript for editorial review and should beprepared to make the data publicly available if practicable. In any event,authors should ensure accessibility of such data to other competentprofessionals for at least 10 years after publication (preferably via an institutionalor subject-based data repository or other data center), provided that theconfidentiality of the participants can be protected and legal rightsconcerning proprietary data do not preclude their release.
Authorsshould 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 beenappropriately cited. Publications that have been influential in determining thenature of the work reported in the manuscript should also be cited. Plagiarismtakes many forms, from “passing off” another’s paper as the author’s own, tocopying or paraphrasing substantial parts of another’s paper (withoutattribution), to claiming results from research conducted by others. Plagiarismin all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.
Multiple,duplicate, redundant or concurrent submission/publication:
Papersdescribing essentially the same research should not be published in more than onejournal or primary publication. Hence, authors should not submit forconsideration a manuscript that has already been published in another journal.Submission of a manuscript concurrently to more than one journal is unethicalpublishing behavior and unacceptable. The publication of some kinds of articles(such as clinical guidelines, translations) in more than one journal issometimes justifiable, provided that certain conditions are met. The authorsand editors of the journals concerned must agree to the secondary publication,which must reflect the same data and interpretation of the primary document.The primary reference must be cited in the secondary publication.
Authorship of themanuscript:
Onlypersons who meet these authorship criteria should be listed as authors in themanuscript as they must be able to take public responsibility for the content:(i) made significant contributions to the conception, design, execution, dataacquisition, or analysis/interpretation of the study; and (ii) drafted themanuscript or revised it critically for important intellectual content; and(iii) have seen and approved the final version of the paper and agreed to itssubmission for publication. All persons who made substantial contributions tothe work reported in the manuscript (such as technical help, writing andediting assistance, general support) but who do not meet the criteria forauthorship must not be listed as an author, but should be acknowledged in the“Acknowledgements” section after their written permission to be named as beenobtained. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate coauthors(according to the above definition) and no inappropriate coauthors are includedin the author list and verify that all coauthors have seen and approved thefinal version of the manuscript and agreed to its submission for publication.
Disclosure andconflicts of interest:
Authorsshould (1) at the earliest stage possible (generally by submitting a disclosureform at the time of submission and including a statement in the manuscript).(2) disclose any conflicts of interest that might be construed to influence theresults or their interpretation in the manuscript. Examples of potentialconflicts of interest that should be disclosed include financial ones such ashonoraria, educational grants or other funding, participation in speakers’bureaus, membership, employment, consultancies, stock ownership, or otherequity interest, and paid expert testimony or patent-licensing arrangements, aswell as non-financial ones such as personal or professional relationships,affiliations, knowledge or beliefs in the subject matter or materials discussedin the manuscript. All sources of financial support for the work should bedisclosed (including the grant number or other reference number if any).
Authorsshould ensure that they have properly acknowledged the work of others, andshould also cite publications that have been influential in determining thenature of the reported work. Information obtained privately (from conversation,correspondence or discussion with third parties) must not be used or reportedwithout explicit, written permission from the source. Authors should not useinformation obtained in the course of providing confidential services, such asrefereeing manuscripts or grant applications, unless they have obtained theexplicit written permission of the author(s) of the work involved in theseservices.
Hazards and humanor animal subjects:
If thework involves chemicals, procedures or equipment that have any unusual hazardsinherent in their use, the authors must clearly identify these in themanuscript. If the work involves the use of animals or human participants, theauthors should ensure that all procedures were performed in compliance withrelevant laws and institutional guidelines and that the appropriateinstitutional committee(s) has approved them; the manuscript should contain astatement to this effect. Authors should also include a statement in themanuscript that informed consent was obtained for experimentation with humanparticipants. The privacy rights of human participants must always be observed.
Authorsare obliged to participate in the peer review🔗 processand cooperate fully by responding promptly to editors’ requests for raw data,clarifications, and proof of ethics approval, patient consents and copyrightpermissions. In the case of a first decision of “revisions necessary”, authorsshould respond to the reviewers’ comments systematically, point by point, andin a timely manner, revising and re-submitting their manuscript to the journalby the deadline given.
Fundamental errors in published works:
When authors discover significant errors or inaccuracies in their own published work, it is their obligation to promptly notify the journal’s editors or publishers and cooperate with them to either correct the paper in the form of an erratum or to retract the paper. If the editors or publisher learns from a third party that a published work contains a significant error or inaccuracy, then it is the authors’ obligation to promptly correct or retract the paper or provide evidence to the journal editors of the correctness of the paper. For guidelines on retracting or correcting articles, please see the article withdraw policies🔗.
Duties of the Publisher
Handling of unethical publishing behavior: 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 and to amend the article in question. 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 scholarly research and ensures accessibility by partnering with organizations and maintaining our own digital archive