Alorooba Research Journal follows a systematic review and publication policy. It follows double blind peer review policy. The article is sent to two reviewers who are the experts in their respective field to review the paper in the light of journal’s guidelines and features of a quality research paper. If the reviewers suggest any changes, the same suggestions are forwarded to the authors to ensure the quality of articles and after that, revised articles are accepted. Publication process is as follows:
- The submitted manuscript is acknowledged within 24 hours upon receipt.
- The manuscript/paper is sent to two reviewers without the name and affiliations of the author(s).
- The review process takes maximum two weeks.
- The review reports are collected from the reviewers and the executive editor sends the review reports to the authors including all terms and conditions of the publication.
- If the paper is accepted, the executive editor sends positive response to the authors. If the paper is accepted subject to modification, the executive editor will send the review reports to the authors including a formal request to modify the paper by seven days as per the suggestions of the reviewers. The executive author sends the modified paper to the same reviewers of the said paper to justify the modifications. If the paper fails to satisfy the reviewers, then the article is said to be finally rejected. The journal does not proceed with the said paper. However, in case of minor changes, the editorial board may consider the paper for further modifications.
- The accepted paper is processed for publication (soft copy) upon the successful completion of the journal’s terms and conditions. The acceptance letter is issued within five days after the acceptance of article.
- Proof Reading: Before publishing the processed article, the executive editor sends it to the author for final proof reading.
- The paper is published online first. The executive editor will notify the authors about online publication with necessary download link. The authors may request for any correction in published paper (in case of extremely important changes) within three days of online publication.
- The journal is published in print form within two weeks after the online publication.
- The Managing editor will ask the authors of the published papers to send their correct and complete postal address (with proper ZIP Code and postal code) by three days after print publication.
- The managing editor will send the hard copy of the journal to the authors within one month after print publication.
This Journal’s publication ethics and publication malpractice statement is loosely based on the Code of Conduct and Best-Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors (Committee on Publication Ethics, 2011).
I. Editors’ Duties
- The editor will use his/her intellectual discretion in deciding which of the manuscripts submitted will be forwarded for This decision is solely based on the research conducted in the manuscript, originality, clarity of narrative, language and grammar as relevance to the paradigm of the journal. The important factors of copyright infringement, intellectual plagiarism and libel will also be accounted for.
- The authors’ gender, race, religious belief and political background will not be a definitive factor in the decision process.
- Editors’ need to outline clearly and concisely what is expected of authors in the form of regularly updated guidance. This link should be mentioned: http://publicationethics.org/resources/code-conduct.
- Editors need to provide guidance to reviewers on what exactly is expected of them. This includes the information on confidentiality. This guidance should be regularly updated.
- Editors should encourage good practice and comment on the originality of the research and be alerted to plagiarism.
- Editors should have the resources to be able to check plagiarism. (e.g. software, searching for new titles).
- The Editor will not use any additional material from his own
- Editors should try and improve the journal and take it towards betterment by taking the views of the board members and reviewers into consideration.
- Be generally cognizant of new peer reviews and publishing methods and constantly reassess the processes of the Journal.
- They should ensure that all published reports and reviews of research have been reviewed by suitably qualified reviewers.
- Peer reviewers should be encouraged to comment on ethical questions and misconduct raised by
- Academic institutions should be encouraged to recognize peer reviewing as being part of the scholarly
- Editors should have a maintained database on the reviewers and consistently update the reviewers
- Editors should use a range of sources to look at potentially new reviewers. They should not just use personal contacts.
- Manuscripts should be handled with utmost care and
- Editors should protect the identities of peer They should have a system in place that ensures that manuscripts submitted for publication retains confidentiality whilst being processed.
- Reviewers’ comments and suggestions should be openly forwarded to authors, unless they contain malicious language, libel or offensive remarks.
- Editorial board members should be consulted annually to get their feedback on the
- Journals should have policies and systems in place to ensure that commercial considerations do not affect editorial decisions.
- A general description of the Journal’s income sources should be declared (e.g. print charges, reprint sales).
II. Authors’ Duties
- The work should be as original as possible and appropriately cite the work or words and ideas of others. Borrowing of ideas and knowledge and research is also permitted provided it is cited correctly. If the work and/or words of others have been used, this has been appropriately
- Authors should present an objective discussion of the significance of research work as well as sufficient detail and references
- Authors should follow the submission guidelines of the Journal.
- The manuscript should only be submitted and published in one paper and multiple publications of the same manuscript is unacceptable and completely unethical. Previously published manuscripts cannot be submitted under any circumstances.
- Authorship should be limited to those who have made a substantial contribution to the body of work and to its genesis. Those who have made a significant contribution should be listed as co-
- In any event, authors should ensure accessibility of such data to other competent professionals for at least ten years after publication (preferably via an institutional or subject- based data repository or other data center), provided that the confidentiality of the
- Authors should use well reputed, substantiated and well known sources
- Authors should provide a plagiarism report along with the submission of the
III. Reviewers’ Responsibilities:
- Manuscripts should be treated as confidential documents. They must not be disclosed or discussed with other persons apart from the editor.
- An editor must not use unpublished information in the editor's own research without the express written consent of the author.
- Editors should evaluate manuscripts exclusively on the basis of their academic
- Reviews should be conducted in an objective Personal remarks should not be passed and will be regarded as inappropriate. Supporting arguments in the case of disagreements should be presented.
- Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.
- Peer reviewing process is in place in order to help the editorial changes to be made in addition to ensuring the quality of the journal is maintained.
Open Access Policy:
Journal is published through an open access journal system (OJS) which allows readers to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search or link to the full texts of its articles and to use them for any other legal purpose. All current/previous issues and complete articles can be viewed or downloaded from the journal website.
The authors retain copyright under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license. However, the author has to sign a form agreeing to the publication of their article under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
Alorooba Research Journal is licensed under a creative commons license i.e. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/ Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0). The authors retain copyright under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license. However, the author has to sign a form agreeing to the publication of their article under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
Alorooba Research Journal strictly follows Plagiarism Policy as per guidelines of HEC. The Similarity Report on Turnitin should be below 17%. If the similarity Report of the submitted manuscript is more than 17% then it will be rejected or it can be left at the decision of the Editorial Board for the purposes of a conditional acceptance. The editorial board is very strict regarding plagiarism. The journal believes that taking the idea and work of others without giving them credit is unfair and dishonesty. Furthermore, it is the responsibility of the authors to make sure that he/she has submitted an entirely original work and if he/she take some work of others then he/she must give due credit to the first author.
Facts and theories published in Alorooba Research Journal by Alorooba Academic Services demonstrate only the opinions of the respective authors. Authors are responsible for their text, citing of sources, the accuracy of references and bibliographies. The editor or editorial board cannot be held responsible for any lack or possible violations of third-party rights.
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