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Publication ethics of Journal of Global Communication

Journal of Global Communication is product of a group of communication and allied science researchers spread over different corners of the globe united under the dynamic leadership of Prof. Naren Chitty, Founder Chair International Communication, McQuarie University, NSW, Australia. Prof. Dipak De, President, Global Communication Research Association became the founder of Journal of Global Communication with the approval of team JGC in the year 2008 with Prof. Naren Chitty as Founder Editor. The journal has completed a successful journey of a decade and marching ahead in the second decade.

Journal of Global Communication look forward towards its authors, reviewers and editors must follow the guidelines and best practices of publishing scholarly research papers. In achieving ethical practices in publication of Journal of Global Communication following are the guiding factors.

1. Duties of Editor/s and Members of Editorial Board:

a. The research / review etc articles submitted for Journal of Global Communication are first evaluated by editor based on its importance, clarity, relevance of the study, suitability forth journal, originality of the study etc. Under no circumstances editor should be influenced by authors gender, institutional affiliation, geographical location, race etc. The editor has full authority over contents of the journal and maintenance of periodicity of journal.

b. Disclosure of contents of submitted manuscripts is considered as unethical practice. Members of the editorial board and editor are not expected to disclose the contents of manuscripts submitted for publication in Journal of Global Communication. Also they should not use any contents of the submitted manuscript for their research or publication purpose without writen permission from the original author. Editor and his team should not make use of innovative/creative ideas of other authors for their personal gains. Under any circumstances if editor is having any personal issue with author or his institution, he/she will request a member of the editorial board for management of that manuscript.

c. Upon primary qualification of submitted manuscript for publication, editor shall decide to send it for peer review in blind mode. The decision of the editor shall be final in this matter. The issues associated with copyright, plagiarism, the importance and relevance of the contents of manuscript to researcher and reviewers, comments of reviewers etc are the base for final consideration of manuscript for publication.

d. Editor in association with the parent body of Journal of Global Communication i.e. Global Communication Research Association and Co-Publisher Indianjournals.com are responsible for issues associated with Publication Ethics.

e. If any such issues are raised by anybody concerned with manuscript submitted for publication should be looked into. Even if any such issues are identified after publication of research paper, upon receipt of complaint or information the process of enquiry shall be initiated. if the complaint found to be correct, its correction, retraction, note of expression of concern, corrigendum or any such notes which are deemed to be relevant at that point of time and concerned with the issues will be published in the forthcoming issue of the journal.

2. Duties of the reviewers:

Peer review process is aimed at helping authors/contributors to improve their manuscripts by providing expert comments from reviewers.

a. When a reviewer receives formal request from editor to review a manuscript, he/she should express their willingness/unwillingness to review the manuscript without any delay. it help the editor to establish contact with other reviewers.

b. Reviewers are expected to maintain confidentiality of the process of peer review. The reviewer is expected to reveal any information regarding the manuscript only with the editor. It even includes declining the offer of reviewing a manuscript.

c. Personal criticism by reviewers regarding author, contents of manuscript etc are not acceptable. Every comment of the reviewer must be substantiated with logical and objective arguments and valid references. Ultimately the observations of the reviewers must be aimed at improving the quality of the manuscript.

d. Reviewers have freedom of indicating a part or any part of manuscript which is not having any valid references.

3. Duties of Authors:

a. Authors should contribute their own research contributions for publication.

b. The names of only those who have contributed in any way for conducting research or writing the manuscript should be included as co-authors.

c. If the authors are quoting outcomes of others research they should ensure written permission from original contributors. And it is the sole responsibility of the author/s.

d. If authors are submitting manuscripts of review articles they should ensure that it should be comprehensive in all respects.

e. Authors should ensure submission of original research and quoting all references from where they are taking relevant views/ideas/contents etc.

f. Plagiarism in any form constitute unethical publication behaviour and JGC does not accept the same. Some forms of plagiarism which may include

   i. Claiming some others research contributions as their own

   ii. Reproducing or paraphrasing a part of paragraph or complete paragraph without attribution of original author/s.

   iii. Using tables / other contents from others research contributions without permission and attribution are few to quote.

Any other act of author/s which comes under the clause of plagiarism is not acceptable to JGC.

g. Submission of one manuscript for more than one journal for consideration of publication is an unethical practice. Also using the published contents for writing another manuscript is also an unethical practice.

4. Duties of Publisher / Co-Publisher:

If any such case of plagiarism, scientific misconduct etc are reported, the publisher / co-publisher, editorial board members shall begin with immediate action as a team. Primarily authors are given a chance to improve the objectionable part of manuscript. All possible efforts shall be made to overcome the act of plagiarism or scientific misconduct etc. and under no circumstances such manuscripts are not considered for publication in JGC.

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