All authors must declare they have read and agreed to the content of the submitted manuscript.
The editorial board may reject manuscripts if the board deems that the author/s did not carry out the work within an ethical framework.
Ramanujan International Journal of Business and Research (RIJBR), Ramanujan College, University of Delhi follows the principles outlined by COPE – Committee on Publication Ethics. Authors who are concerned about the editorial process may refer to COPE (https://publicationethics.org/). The authors should abide by the publication ethics prescribed by COPE. RIJBR follows a stringent policy regarding data manipulation (fabrication & falsification), data redundancy, and dual publication.
Plagiarism, in any form, constitutes a severe violation of the most basic principles of scholarship and cannot be tolerated. Examples of plagiarism include:
- Word-for-word copying of portions of another's writing without enclosing the copied passage in quotation marks and acknowledging the source in the appropriate scholarly convention.
- The use of a particularly unique term or the concept that one has come across in reading without acknowledging the author or source.
- The paraphrasing or abbreviated restatement of someone else's ideas without acknowledging that another person's text has been the basis for the paraphrasing.
- False citation: material should not be attributed to a source from which it has not been obtained.
- False data: data that has been fabricated or altered in a laboratory or experiment; although not literally plagiarism, this is a form of academic fraud.
- Unacknowledged multiple submission of an article for several purposes without prior approval from the parties involved.
- Unacknowledged multiple authors or collaboration: each author or collaborator's contributions should be made clear.
- Self-plagiarism/double submission: the submission of the same or a very similar article to two or more publications simultaneously. The authors should look into the UGC guideline on self-plagiarism (text recycling).
Note: RIJBR carries out its first review in the form of a similarity test, and any article failing the test is rejected in the first instance. We follow the UGC guideline on reviewing similarities.