Ethics & disclosures
Open access statement
This is an open-access journal, meaning that all content is freely available to the user or his/her institution without charge. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles or use them for any other lawful purpose without asking the publisher's or the author's prior permission.
Open-access articles in RIJBR are published under a Creative Commons license. These provide an industry-standard framework to support the easy re-use of open-access material. All articles published open access will be immediately and permanently free for everyone to read, download, copy, and distribute. Permitted reuse is defined by choice of the following user license:
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs (CC BY-NC-ND): for non-commercial purposes, lets others distribute and copy the article, and to include in a collective work (such as an anthology), as long as they credit the author(s) and provided they do not alter or modify the article.
The authors grant RIJBR copyright to publish the article and identify itself as the original publisher. The Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivs (CC BY-NC-ND) formalizes the terms and conditions of publishing articles.
For open-access publishing, this journal uses an exclusive licensing agreement. The authors will transfer the copyright to Ramanujan College, University of Delhi. Still, they will have the right to share their article in the same way permitted to third parties under the CC BY-NC-ND user license and certain scholarly usage rights.
Article Publishing Charge
The complete Article Publishing Charge (APC) fee will be handled by Ramanujan College, University of Delhi, for all articles published in RIJBR.
Double-blind peer review
Manuscripts that are published in RIJBR are peer-reviewed. This journal uses a double-blind review, meaning that both the reviewer’s and author’s identities are concealed throughout the review process. To facilitate this, authors must ensure that their manuscripts are prepared in a way that does not give away their identity. We follow COPE guidelines for peer review.
RIJBR submissions prohibit plagiarism. Plagiarized content will not be considered for publication. If plagiarism is identified, we will follow COPE guidelines.
Plagiarism includes, but is not limited to:
- Directly copying text from other sources without attribution
- Copying ideas, images, or data from other sources without attribution
- Reusing text from your own previous publications without attribution or agreement of the editor (see the COPE guidelines on text recycling and the text recycling guidance released by the Text Recycling Research Project)
- Using an idea from another source with slightly modified language without attribution
RIJBR uses plagiarism software (Turnitin) services to screen submitted content for originality. The manuscript gets rejected if plagiarism is detected during the peer review process. We reserve the right to inform authors' institutions about plagiarism detected before or after publication.
We expect that editors and reviewers will be vigilant in their evaluation of RIJBR submissions and will notify the journal about any plagiarism identified.
We encourage authors to post their Pre-Published/Accepted/Published version (Version of Record) manuscript in their institutional repositories or on their websites before and during submission and to post the Publisher’s final formatted PDF version after publication without embargo.
Ethics & disclosures
General Ethics Statement
The Ramanujan International Journal of Business and Research (RIJBR) is committed to maintaining the highest integrity level in the content's review and publication. RIJBR protects the quality of its publication and deems plagiarism and any copyright infringement unacceptable. Authors, reviewers, and editors are expected to understand and abide by the policies and guidelines set forth by RIJBR. The RIJBR adheres to the publication ethics guidelines set forth by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). RIJBR conducts submissions, assigns reviewers, receives reviews, and announces manuscript decisions online.
Ethics Guidelines for Authors:
- Avoid copyright infringement.
- Disclose any financial support of the study and conflicts of interest.
- Be listed as such only if valuable contributions are made to the manuscript.
- Confirm the work submitted is original and not concurrently under review at any other publication outlet.
- Report any inadvertent errors to reviewer(s) and editor(s).
- Guarantee accuracy of the work.
- Must properly acknowledge and reference sources as outlined in the author and submission guidelines of RIJBR.
Ethics Guidelines for Reviewers:
- Treat manuscripts as confidential documents.
- Guarantee full objectivity in their reviews.
- Report incidents that will impact anonymity immediately.
- Ensure objectivity regardless of the subject matter of the manuscript.
- Remain anonymous to maintain confidentiality.
- Work to improve the quality of manuscripts by providing thorough reviews, comments, and feedback to authors and editors.
- Reveal any potential conflicts of interest.
- Abstain from personal attacks against authors.
- Not be held responsible for the accuracy of data and results in the manuscript.
Ethics Guidelines for Editors:
- Make publication decisions based solely on the academic merit of the content.
- Not make publication decisions or attempt to influence manuscripts for commercial or political reasons.
- Investigate if made aware of any research misconduct.
- Make reviewers aware of any publication corrections.