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Publication Ethics

All research articles published in JMAS go through an initial editor screening followed by a rigorous peer review by two referees to determine an academic paper's suitability for publication. The process of submission, editing, refereeing, review and correspondence with authors is through email. JMAS adopted and strictly followed the HEC ethical policy of publications.

Plagiarism Policy

According to the Concise Oxford Dictionary, Plagiarism is defined as "taking and using the thoughts, writings, and inventions of another person as one's own". As per HEC policy, plagiarism will not be accepted in JMAS. Authors must not use the words, figures, or ideas of others without attribution. All sources must be cited at the point they are used, and reuse of wording must be limited and be attributed or quoted in the text. With the submission, the author must declare the originality of their work, properly citing or copying previous publications. If plagiarism is detected during the peer review process, the manuscript may be rejected. If the plagiarism is detected after publication, the publisher has the right to issue a correction or retract the paper. Authors are required to submit a report for an index of similarity generated by 'turnitin' or any other software according to the guidelines of the Higher Education Commission. All articles submitted to the journal will be subject to plagiarism similarity check using the Turnitin software. A maximum of 19% similarity index is allowed excluding references. No individual source of similarity should exceed more than 5%.

Originality of Manuscript

JMAS accepts original manuscripts with the understanding that:
• The manuscript is not under consideration for publication or published elsewhere.
• The manuscript has not been published previously in whole or part
• JMAS discourages the double publication of same conference published papers; however, if extensive improvements are made in theoretical and empirical parts to provide extended findings, implications, and future directions, it may be considered for publication. Conference published abstracts are not regarded as previous work. Extended abstracts to articles are considered for publications in JMAS.
• Those who contributed in various capacities are either included as authors or have been duly acknowledged
• Author(s) will be solely responsible for any plagiarism.
• It is highly recommended that author(s) should follow the publication ethics and malpractice policies laid down by American Psychological Association (APA) and Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).
• In case of any breach of policy, rules are found, the editorial team reserves the right to take legal action/ penalty as decided accordingly.

Article Duplication, Redundant Submission and withdrawal policy

Authors are required to provide an undertaking/declaration stating that the manuscript under consideration contains solely their original work that is not under consideration for publishing in any other journal in any form.

Authors should not submit manuscripts describing essentially the same research to more than one journal or publication, except it is a re-submission of a rejected or withdrawn manuscript.

Errors and accidental duplicates of other published article(s) or are determined to violate our journal publishing ethics guidelines in the view of the editors (such as multiple submission, bogus claims of authorship, plagiarism, fraudulent use of data or the like), maybe "Withdrawn" from JMAS.

Redundant publication refers to the situation that one study is split into several parts and submitted to two or more journals. Or the findings have previously been published elsewhere without proper cross-referencing, permission or justification. Suspected redundancy will result in rejection of publication. Transparency by the author on the use of previously published work usually provides the necessary information to make an assessment on whether it is deliberate or unintentional.
If authors want to withdraw the article, they should request it from the editor. Request cannot be entertained after completion of the review.

Permission Requirements

As a general rule, permission should be sought from the rights holder to reproduce any substantial part of a copyrighted work. This includes any text, illustrations, charts, tables, photographs, or other material from previously published sources.

Requirement of Consent

The authors would have to declare that informed consent was taken from the participants at the time of data collection.

Complaint and Conflict

For Authors
All manuscripts for articles, original research reports, editorials, comments, reviews, book reviews, and letters submitted to the journal must be accompanied by a conflict-of-interest disclosure statement or a declaration by the authors that they do not have any conflicts of interest to declare. All articles published in the journal must be accompanied by this conflict-of-interest disclosure statement or a statement that the authors have replied that they have no conflicts of interest to declare. If a journal prints unsigned editorials, it should not have been written by anyone with a conflict of interest. To facilitate this policy, all authors must privately disclose 'ALL their potential conflicts of interest to the editors of the journal at the time of submission. These include all financial and non-financial interests and relationships with other organizations. Authors should disclose any conflict of interest that may have influenced either the conduct or the presentation of the research to the editors, including but not limited to close relationships with those who might be helped or hurt by the publication, academic interests, and rivalries, and any personal, religious or political convictions relevant to the topic at hand. The authors must include a draft statement that discloses all relevant conflicts of interest and affiliations in the article. The authors may reject reviewer(s) at the time of submission due to any conflict of interest.

For Editors and Reviewers
Editors and reviewers must reject /decline to be involved with a submission when they have a recent/current publication or submission with the author. Share or recently shared affiliations with the author, collaborate, or have close relationships with the author or financial interest/gain, or feel unable to be objective. Editorial staff must not use information gained through working with manuscripts for private gain. Reviewers must declare any remaining interests in the 'Confidential' section of the review form, which the editor will consider. Reviewer(s) must declare any conflict of interest which may affect their review work. In cases of conflict of interest, the reviewer(s) are requested to notify the editorial team of their inability to review a particular research paper. Editors and peer reviewers should disclose interests that might appear to affect their ability to present or review work objectively. These might include relevant financial interests or personal, political, or religious interests, detailed descriptions about tasks, and responsibilities of all parties on avoiding and managing COIs.

Publishing Schedule

Journal of Management and Administrative Sciences (JMAS) is a biannual journal that publishes one volume with two issues per annum. The Publication Schedule is

1st Issue: January-June

2nd Issue: July- Dec

Decision Regarding Publication

If a submission's manuscript is considered fit for the journal's mandate, it will be sent for peer review. After receiving reviews' feedback, it will be decided to either accept or reject the manuscript for further process, and the editorial board is under no obligation to justify its decision. This whole process usually takes 2-3 months.