Publication and Ethics Policy

Publication and Ethics Policy

The Journal of Business Thought is committed to protect the integrity of academic research. In this context, it adheres to the following professional code of conduct and publication ethics policy.

  • Every manuscript submitted, if found suitable after preliminary assessment, is subject to blind peer-review by the experts in the relevant area. The reviewers comments are notified to the authors. The final decision about acceptance/rejection is subject to the post-revision review.
  • Plagiarism software is used to check the originality of submissions received. Unacceptably high level of plagiarised content is not published.
  • Authors should ensure that the submitted manuscript is original. The work and/or words of others in the work should be appropriately cited or quoted. It is the responsibility of the authors to obtain permissions for any content used, if required.
  • The authors should ensure that manuscript should not have been simultaneously submitted for publication to any other journal, magazine or newspaper. If the paper has appeared earlier in a different version, a copy of this should also be submitted.
  • Authors are obligated to participate in the peer-review process.
  • Authors should ensure that the research being reported has been conducted in an ethical and responsible manner. The results should be presented clearly without fabrication, falsification, or inappropriate data manipulation. Further, the methodology adopted should also be explicitly explained so that their findings can be confirmed by others.
  • In case of multiple authors, authorship should be conferred to only those who have significantly contributed to the submitted work.
  • Authors should provide their current institutional affiliations both academic and corporate.
  • Authors are also obliged to provide retractions or corrections of errors found subsequent to publication.
  • Authors should sign the ‘Declaration Form’ (available on the college website) that states that they abide by the publication and ethics policy of the Journal of Business Thought.
  • No publication fee is charged from the Author.