ISSN: 2582-9777

Ethics Policy

Hans Shodh Sudha team aim to bring high quality content with the utmost transparency and clearest ethical behaviour as possible. Nearly each attribute of this process involves important ethical principles and decisions, which are seldom explicitly stated and even less often shared with the readership. Journal’s reputations depend on the trust of readers, authors, researchers, reviewers, editors, research subjects, funding agencies, regulatory agencies & administrators. This trust is enhanced by describing as explicitly as possible the journal’s policies to ensure the ethical treatment of all participants in the publication process. We have following guidelines to be followed by authors, reviewers and publishers:

1. Author Ethics: The submitted work has not been published before (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture, review or thesis). The work is not under consideration elsewhere. The copyright has not been breached in seeking its publication. The publication has been approved by all co-authors and responsible authorities at the institute or organization where the work has been carried out
2. Review Ethics: Peer review is fundamental to the scientific publication process and the dissemination of knowledge and information. Peer reviewers should be experts in the specific topic addressed in the articles they review, and should be selected for their objectivity and scientific knowledge. All reviewers should be informed of the publication’s expectations. Reviews will be expected to be professional, honest, courteous, prompt, and constructive. The editors may routinely assess all reviews for quality; they may also edit reviews before sending them to authors. The submitted manuscript is a privileged communication; reviewers must treat it as confidential. It should not be retained or copied.
3. Publication ethics: The journal employs the double-blind peer review process, where both reviewers and authors remain anonymous throughout the review process.

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Hans Shodh Sudha (HSS): eISSN 2582-9777: being a non-profit Journal, does NOT charge publication/ processing fees from Author(s). No fee is levied for accessing published articles.