Editorial Policies

The following policies are applied by Sahasra Publications (SP) for book publications.

1. Peer Review Process

SP follows double blind peer review process for all the submitted manuscripts by consultation with the two independent reviewers who are experts in that specific area. Based on the comments received from the peer reviewers, Editor will take the necessary decision on manuscript(s) and same will be communicated to the author(s).

We know that the peer review process is time consuming process and it’s our prime objective to give a decision on the submitted manuscripts at the earliest i.e. within 3 weeks of submission (expected review time).

2. Proof Read

SP is an international publisher and we will accept manuscripts in English language. It is the responsibility of author(s) to maintain the language of manuscript in clear, concise and easily understandable to the greater audience. If you have a problem with the language usage, then it is advisable to go for proof read services. However, some corrections will be done in final accepted manuscript(s) by the publisher, if necessary.

3. Lodging Of Complaints (or) Appeals

If author(s) (or) external funding bodies (or) any other have any conflicts with the accepted and/or published work(s), they can lodge a complaint to the publisher via email at [email protected].

4. Manuscript (or) Book Proposal Submission Policies

Before submitting a manuscript, authors must accept the following compliance(s),

4.1. Manuscript (or) book proposal is submitting solely to the SP.

4.2. Manuscript (or) book proposal has not been published at anywhere and also it is not under the consideration of any other book publisher simultaneously.

4.3. If any table(s) / figure(s) / image(s) copied from the published work(s), author(s) is/are responsible to get the written permission from the copyright holder.

4.4. It is the responsibility of the author(s) to check the quality and originality of the work(s).

4.5. Any part of the data (or) images shouldn’t be manipulated to make the results suitable for conclusions.

4.6. Author(s) is/are responsible for the content of the manuscript(s) (or) book chapters (or) book proposal(s) submitted to the SP.

4.7. Publisher has reserved rights to advertise in accepted manuscripts.

Hereby, it is informing to all of our authors, submission of manuscript / book chapters / book proposals to the SP indicates that the author(s) is/are agreeing and following the above compliance(s). Any one of the authors of the manuscript should submit the manuscript to the SP and it is not permissible to submit the manuscript / book chapter / book proposals by agents (or) any other etc.

5. Conflicts Of Interests

If any conflicts of interests exist, then that should be specified in the manuscript (or) book proposal and it is the responsibility of author(s) to acknowledge the funding source(s) and/or contributor(s) (or) any other(s) in manuscript (or) book proposal. During the review process, we also ask our Editor(s) and Reviewer(s) to declare the conflict of interest regarding the submitted manuscript and if they expressed “YES” then that manuscript will be rejected immediately. In any case, if author(s) failed to declare the conflicts of interests, manuscript (or) book proposal will be rejected immediately. If it’s found after publishing a manuscript, SP will take necessary action according to the SPs Book Retraction Policy.

6. Plagiarism Check And Its Limit

Our prime objective is quality, uniqueness and scientific significance of work(s), therefore, we follow the double blind peer review of manuscripts (or) book proposals submitted to the SP. Therefore, it contributes to the success of scientific publishing. Submitted manuscript(s) / book proposal(s) is/are also evaluated for plagiarized material by high quality plagiarism software and if, the manuscript contains plagiarized material more than the acceptance limit (20%), then the same will be communicated to the author(s) for revision (or) paraphrasing of manuscript(s) / book proposal(s). In order to avoid delay in publishing, this is the responsibility of authors to submit the revised version of manuscript(s) / book proposal(s) within the stipulated time.

8. Publication And Research Misconduct

It is a serious consideration during the publishing process and books/book chapters published by SP will follow the Committee On Publication Ethics guidelines  in case of suspected misconduct exist.

9. Book Retraction Policy

Retraction of published book(s) will be done in following cases such as multiple submissions, malpractice, infringements and unethical usage of data, manipulation of data to support the conclusion(s) and sometimes due to conflicts of interests. In such cases publication fee will not be refunded to the author(s) and also author(s) will be charged for costs of legal action(s) taken for the retraction of book(s). Occasionally (or) exceptional cases, it will be allowed the author(s) to correct the errors in book(s).

10. Publishing Ethics

SP strictly follows and supports the Committee On Publication Ethics (COPE)  Code of Conduct guidelines. SP will cooperate with the editorial team and author(s) for smooth publication of the scientifically sound researches.

10.1. Responsibilities Of Editors

10.1.1. Have to play a vital role in peer review process of the manuscript(s).

10.1.2. Must take a decision on the acceptance / rejection of a manuscript.

10.1.3. SP follows double blind peer review process, hence it is the responsibility of Editors to maintain the confidentiality of the work before publishing.

10.1.4. Decisions related to the misconduct, malpractice (or) any other complaints, Editor(s) should take a decision according to the editorial policies of SP by consultation with the SP.

10.2. Responsibilities Of Reviewers

Reviewer(s) must consider the following characteristics for review of manuscript(s) and suggest the author(s) to enhance the accuracy and quality of the content to attract the greater audience.

10.2.1. Scientific quality of the work(s) / study(s).

10.2.2. Advancement of the research when compared to the existing research, in case of the thesis / dissertations.

10.2.3. Whether they followed the international standards (or) policies, if exists.

10.2.4. Must specify the comments along with the reason.

10.2.5. Balance of English language throughout the manuscript.

10.2.6. Mention strengths and weaknesses of the work / study.

10.2.7. Mention the possible suggestions to make the content of the manuscript scientifically sound.

10.2.8. Quality of figures (or) images.

10.2.9. Check whether the format of the equations and/or formulas suitable for the final production of galley proof. If not suitable, then suggest the possible software for better final production / output of a book.

10.2.10. Suggest statistical methods, wherever applicable.

10.2.11. Check the literature review of the work and compare the references with the literature review for suitability, if applicable.

10.2.12. Check the title whether it is suitable (or) not to the objectives of the book content.

10.2.13. Reviewers should maintain the confidentiality and shouldn’t discuss with the others except editorial team.

10.2.14. Reviewers try to identify the possible plagiarism in received manuscript(s) for review.

10.2.15. Identify the published work(s) related to the submitted work(s) which has not/have not been cited by the author(s), if applicable.

10.2.16. Reviewers must be neutral and shouldn’t have criticism on the author(s).

10.2.17. Reviewers must specify whether they have any conflicts of interest and if they have conflicts of interest, then they shouldn’t consider the manuscript for review and same must be communicated to the Editorial Office.

Finally, report whether the manuscript is suitable for the publication and attracts the greater audience (or) not.

10.3. Responsibilities Of Author(s)

10.3.1. Author(s) must confirm that the submitted work is original and free of plagiarism (within the limits).

10.3.2. Clearly acknowledge the conflicts of interests, if exists.

10.3.3. Confirm the work(s) solely submitted to the SP and not submitted elsewhere for simultaneous consideration.

10.3.4. Confirm the submitted work is not published elsewhere except like poster presentation (or) presentations at conferences (or) seminars (or) workshops.

10.3.6. Specify the funding sources in manuscript, if exist.

10.3.7. Specify the conflicts of interests in the manuscript, if exist

10.4. SP’s Responsibilities

SP will check the following information.

10.4.1. Authorship.

10.4.2. Funding sources of the work.

10.4.3. Conflicts of interests.

10.4.4. Confidentiality of the work.

10.4.5. Publication ethics.

10.4.6. Modifications in manuscript/book content, if needs.

10.4.7. Timely publication of the accepted work(s).

10.4.8. Checks whether they followed the standards, if exists.