Ethical Standards for Authors


  1. Originality and Plagiarism Test

            Authors should ensure that the manuscript is entirely their original work, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others, this must be appropriately cited or quoted. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal shall be treated unethical and is unacceptable. However, each article shall be checked through plagiarism detection software. The author(s) will be held responsible for any legal dispute for any plagiarized portion, if detected. Hence, the authors are requested to send declaration about the genuineness of their manuscript. All disputes are subject to Himachal Pradesh jurisdiction only.

  1. Data Access and Retention

            The authors may be asked to provide the raw data of the research paper for editorial review if required. The data should be retained for a reasonable time after publication for public access if required.

  1. Acknowledgement of Sources in the Articles

            Authors must have acknowledged the cited works in the manuscript.  All references must match with proper citations. If the work is based on the funded project, the sources of funding should be duly acknowledged at the end of the article.

  1. Authorship of the Manuscript

            Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the concept, methodology, collection of data, analysis, interpretation and reporting in the study. There may be co-author(s) for a manuscript if they significant contribution to it. Even, others should be acknowledged if they have participated in certain substantive works of the project.

  1. The Corresponding Author of the Manuscript

            The Corresponding Author of the manuscript will make all communications with the journal for publication. The Corresponding Author should ensure that names of author and all co-authors are mentioned on the paper with their proper affiliations. The Corresponding Author should ensure that the manuscript has been verified by all the authors and they have approved the manuscript for submission to this Journal for publication.

  1. Prompt work on errors in published works, if any.

            If any a significant error or inaccuracy is observed in the article after publication in the journal must be brought to the notice of the Chief Editor for correction as soon as possible.


Editorial Office:

Chief Editor


Department of Education, Central University of Punjab

Bathinda-151 001, Punjab, India.

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