Editorial and Publishing Policy

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Editorial Review Policy

Our Chief Editor/Managing Editor of Brainspec Journals scrutinizes (Peer Review - First screening) all submitted manuscripts submitted for publication in the Journals. This first screening includes ensure of reference style, within the scope of the journal, basic science relevance, basic structure viz: abstract, keyword, introduction etc. If the need for any changes is realized, authors are intimated about the requirements for the change. After relevant changes are made the authors have to resubmit the required documents. Assistant editor also checks for the content and concept of the manuscript and give his comment.

If the manuscript does not meet the required standard or if it is out of the scope of the Brainspec Journals, it will be rejected. If the manuscript passes those above screening, provisional acceptance would be sent. The author is responsible for the originality and truth of the research work. This provisional acceptance does not guarantee complete acceptance as the comments from the following peer review needs to be rectified by the author.

Following this, the manuscript would be subjected to Double Blind peer review process. Qualified reviewers in the respective and relevant filed of the manuscript would be selected for the peer review. About 2 to 3 reviewers (Inclusive of advisory editorial board member) would be selected sent an invitation to review the manuscript. They can decline an offer if there is any conflict of interest with regard to the subject matter of the manuscript or for other reasons. On accepting they will be sent the manuscripts for reviewing. They are automatically bound by the policy of the Journal to strict confidentiality of their assignment and of the identities of the authors. The manuscript would be sent to them for peer review and also scrutinized for grammar, style and punctuations.

Reviewers are expected to be prompt in fulfilling all the requirements to complete their assignments. They must cooperate with the Editorial office in sticking to deadlines. They have to record their comments and suggestions in the given space in the manuscript. The reviewer are requested to make a fair and objective review of all the aspects expected of a research manuscript like, content, originality, relevance of the findings, data analysis and interpretation etc., offering constructive criticism and useful suggestions and recommendations. English language, grammatical error etc. should also be considered by the reviewer for the suitability of the manuscript.

In order to facilitate an unbiased fair review of the manuscript, we follow double blind peer review process where, the identities of the peer reviewers and the authors are not disclosed to each other. Strict confidentiality is maintained in this regard until the manuscript is accepted and published. The reviewer comments are sent to the author for revision or rectification and would be expected to send back to the reviewer. This takes place until reviewer gives approval for the manuscript (with or without condition statement). Then the manuscript would be sent to the editor in chief/managing editor (Second screening) with the reviewer comments (with conditions (if any)) and author rectification and it is at this stage the final acceptance or rejection of the manuscript is decided, based on the comments of the peer review. On final acceptance of the manuscript, acceptance intimation would be sent to the author without much delay, but on rejection, editor in chief can decide to send the manuscript to another 2 reviewers and if both accepts, the manuscript would be accepted for publication, but if both or either one of them rejects, the manuscript would be rejected and returned to the author with comments for rejection.

Manuscript Withdrawal Policy

Brainspec Journals tries to maintain higher standards in ethics in publishing and we hope the same from the authors for showing higher ethics in their manuscripts. Withdrawals of manuscript are made by some authors either after few days of submission or during peer review process or after publishing or some days after submission. Withdrawal of manuscript will be allowed only for reason acceptable by the editor. As withdrawal of published manuscript (if requested by the author and accepted by the editor) involves official expenses towards updating of records, prescribed fees would need to be paid by the author.

Withdrawal of manuscript by the authors after submission may cause lot of inconvenience, waste of time and efforts. To reduce the occurrence of this hassle, the authors can follow the recommendations given below:

Brainspec Journals requests authors,

1.      To ensure sufficient times about the data, information in the manuscript for its accuracy and correctness.

2.      To solve amicably any litigation aroused by any third person over the published manuscript for authorship.

3.      To give satisfactory explanation if any reader raises any technical query against the published manuscript.

4.      To collect appropriate permission for usage of images /figures etc. or for any copy right issues. Also to collect written consent from the patients/individuals (if any).

5.      To ensure that the information in the manuscript are authors own authenticated work and necessary permission were obtained by the affiliating department or institution in concordance with their policy.

6.      To ensure that all authors agrees for the information /data /interpretation of the same. If there arise any difference of opinion, it should be solved before submission of manuscript. Corresponding author should ensure that all the authors involved in the work decide and act in unison. Submit the manuscript only after verifying thoroughly that all the authors involved in the work are aware of the content of the manuscript

7.      The author has to be decisive about which Journal he/she wants to submit the manuscript too.

8.      Submit the manuscript to only one Journal at a time.

9.      In case of submission to a Journal already, kindly refrain from submitting to another Journal before getting an acceptance or rejection notification from the first Journal.

10.  Ensure that there is no plagiarism or misrepresentation or misinterpretation of data or research findings.

11.  Make multiple verifications of the accuracy of the content of the manuscript.

12.  If manuscript is withdrawn after publication, the publication fee will not be refunded.

Peer Review Process

 

 

Publication Ethics

The objective of the Brainspec Journals is publication of research work that is original, relevant and highly contributes to the development of the world and betterment of life. To achieve this aim of dissemination of knowledge and to promote excellence in diverse fields, the Journals adopt a highly ethical publishing process.

The Policies governing the Ethical principles are very strongly adhered to. And any case of non-conformity to the ethical regulations of the Journals is considered seriously.

Plagiarism

Manuscripts submitted to the Brainspec Journals are to checked for plagiarism by the author before submission, and if it is detected steps are taken to ensure publication of un-plagiarized works.

Peer Review

All submitted manuscript will undergo double Blind Peer Review. Either author or reviewer will not now each other to prevent any biasing of review.

Consent for Identifying Information

The Journals conforms to the requirements with regard to consent to publish identifying information. Manuscript having data or images or information which can identify the individual or patient will not be accepted for publication.

Conflict of interest

Aspects like financial interest, material gain or personal interest or any other similar interest may influence the manner in which a research work may be approached. If these influence exists, then there arises a conflict of interest. Throughout the editorial and peer review process there are many chances for existence of conflicts of interest from the point of view of authors, editors, and peer reviewers. All parties must voluntarily disclose any information regarding conflicts of interest so that the quality of the author’s works is not influenced or compromised.

Ethical Expectations

There is an ethical binding on all the members of the various departments of the Journal. Everyone is expected to perform his/her duties within certain ethical code. The following describes those roles and responsibilities of the various members working for the Journal.

Editor-in-Chief and Managing Editor

1.      To follow an inclusive approach to the editorial policy without any discrimination on the basis of nationality, ethnicity, race, gender, language, religious faith or political leanings.

2.      To ensure publication of material that would be relevant, useful and within the scope of the Journals, contributing to the academic field in every possible way.

3.      To facilitate a fair, unbiased scrutiny of the author’s work, offering constructive criticism and refraining from slanderous or derogatory remarks, so that the deserving works get published.

4.      To protect confidentiality in all matters.

5.      To handle cases of plagiarism and other copyright violation in a judicious manner.

6.      To ensure careful handling of cases of conflict of interests.

7.      To promptly respond to queries and complaints.

8.      To perform all editorial duties promptly.

9.       All complaints of ethical violations and unethical practices and conflict of interest should be investigated in promptly and fair way.

10.  To ensure confidentiality of the manuscript data, ideas and authors work and should refrain from personal gains and should maintain the integrity of the journal.

11.  To uphold the ethical values, the credibility and the integrity of the Journal.

Members of the Editorial Board

1.      To follow an inclusive approach to the editorial policy without any discrimination on the basis of nationality, ethnicity, race, gender, language, religious faith or political leanings.

2.      To ensure publication of material that would be relevant, useful and within the scope of the Journals, contributing to the academic field in every possible way.

3.      To facilitate a fair, unbiased scrutiny of the author’s work, offering constructive criticism and refraining from slanderous or derogatory remarks, so that the deserving works get published.

4.      To accept an assignment of peer reviewing only if manuscript pertains to their subject of expertise.

5.      To ensure careful handling of cases of conflict of interests.

6.      To coordinate efficiently with the Editor-in-chief and managing editor.

7.      To uphold the ethical values, the credibility and the integrity of the Journal

8.      To protect confidentiality in all matters.

9.      To handle cases of plagiarism and other copyright violation in a judicious manner and to inform the editor immediately about those violations.

10.  To declare if any conflict of interest (if necessary). Should refrain from peer review if any existing of conflict of interest.

11.  To ensure careful handling of cases of conflict of interests.

12.  To coordinate efficiently with the Editor-in-chief and managing editor.

13.  To uphold the ethical values, the credibility and the integrity of the Journals.

Peer Reviewers

1.      To facilitate a fair, unbiased scrutiny of the author’s work, offering constructive criticism and refraining from slanderous or derogatory remarks, so that the deserving works gets published

2.      To protect confidentiality in all matters regarding the peer review process.

3.      To handle cases of plagiarism and other copyright violation in a judicious manner and to inform the editor immediately about those violations.

4.      To declare if any conflict of interest (if necessary). Should refrain from peer review if any existing of conflict of interest.

5.      To perform the duties of the peer reviewer promptly.

6.      To accept an assignment of peer reviewing only if manuscript pertains to their subject of expertise.

7.      To coordinate efficiently with the Editorial Office.

8.      To uphold the ethical values, the credibility and the integrity of the Journal.

Authors

1.      To ensure that they submit only those manuscripts which have not been previously published, not been accepted for publication, not under consideration for publication anywhere else.

2.      To preserve and maintain accurate data of the submitted manuscript and should submit to the journal office on request.

3.      To submit author’s original manuscripts following the expected standards of the Journal and adhering to its policies.

4.      To cite and acknowledge any sources if the relevant content taken from either author’s own or others published articles or currently in review by other journals.

5.      To conform those studies involving human or animal subjects should be done within national, local and institutional laws and should confirm that required ethical approval to be obtained from the respective institutional ethical committee.

6.      Informed and written consent should be taken from the human subjects if the manuscript reports any human involved study and should respect their privacy by appropriately masking their identity.

7.      Author should declare any potential conflict of interest for all authors during the submission of the manuscript.

8.      The corresponding author should assign authorship based on the international norms and should give acknowledgement to anyone who provide help and support to the study but cannot be qualified for the authorship.

9.      Author should declare if the manuscript been presented anywhere else (conference, seminars etc.) before or during the manuscript submission.

10.  Informed and written consent need to be taken by the author if any identifying data such as photographs or names of the individuals if included in the manuscript.

11.  Ethical violations and unethical behaviours such as more or duplicate submissions, plagiarism, manipulation of citation done to increase citation for a particular journal, falsification or created or manipulated data, ghost authorship and redundant publication should be strictly avoided by the author.

12.  Journal editor should be intimated by the author if any significant error identified in the submitted, under review or any published manuscript.

13.  To provide details and data required by the Editorial office of the Journal promptly adhering to all due dates.

14.  To consciously and ethically refrain from any acts of plagiarism or copyright violation, multiple, redundant or concurrent publications.

15.  To follow all rules and guidelines prescribed for the publication of a work.

16.  To declare that it is an original work by the author.

17.  To ensure honouring of privacy and confidentiality wherever required.

18.  To provide citations and acknowledgements for borrowed sources in the prescribed format.

19.  To ensure that formal consent is obtained in cases of usage of personal information, photographs, and names.

20.  To extend full cooperation with the Editorial Office if investigation is required to clarify or cancel allegations of plagiarism or any other unethical or fraudulent activity.

Publisher

1.      To follow an inclusive approach to the editorial policy without any discrimination on the basis of nationality, ethnicity, race, gender, language, religious faith or political leanings.

2.      To ensure publication of material that would be relevant, useful and within the scope of the Journals, contributing to the academic field in every possible way.

3.      To satisfy and work in the interest of all the stakeholders.

4.      To ensure that the publication process takes place in total adherence to the policies of the Journals.

5.      To make sure that financial barriers and technical snags do not affect the publication process.

6.      To provide all facilities to the Editorial team and other teams.

7.      To uphold the ethical values, the credibility and the integrity of the Journals.

Publication Policies

The Publication Policies of the Journal are framed in keeping with objective of the Journal which is to publish research work that is original, relevant and highly contributes to the development of the world and betterment of life.

Editorial Review Policy

The Editorial Review Policies offer guidelines (Manuscript Screening Guidelines) to the Editorial Board and Peer-reviewers about effecting discharge of their respective duties. This Manuscript Screening Guidelines are updated at regular intervals on discussion with our editorial board members and peer reviewers.

Copyright Policy

All articles published in Brainspec Journals are open-access articles, published and distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Public License, which permits reproduction, distribution, derives and non-commercial use, provided the original work is properly cited and authors and publisher are properly identified.

All publications of the Brainspec Journals are protected by copyright laws and breach of this law is subject to legal actions. Any kind of reproduction or reference to the publications can be permitted only if the original sources of those information are properly cited.

Publication Charges Waiver Policy

The main objective of the Brainspec Journals is towards dissemination of knowledge and to develop research, and commercial gains do not form part of the main objectives. The Journals takes all possible efforts to support the authors by offering a waiver in the publication charges. This is done by giving certain discount on the publication fee which would be decided by the managing editor.

Complaints Policy

Brainspec Journals will act promptly on any complaints it receives and follow due course of action as per its Complaints Policy. It ensures unbiased, fair dealing of the complaints, ensuring that both the appellant and defendant receive equal opportunities to represent their respective cases.

Peer Review Policy

According to the Peer Review policy of the Brainspec Journals, every manuscript that is submitted for consideration for publication undergoes a strict, double-blind peer review process that ensures a fair, unbiased scrutiny of the author’s work. During, the double blind peer review, neither author nor the reviewer selected by Brainspec Journals knows each other during the review process. The reviewers are requested to make a fair and objective review of all the aspects expected of a research manuscript like, content, originality, relevance of the findings, data analysis and interpretation etc., offering constructive criticism and useful suggestions and recommendations. English language, grammatical error etc. should also be considered by the reviewer for the suitability of the manuscript.

Ethical Violations

If there is ethical violation is some way or other, the article may be rejected at any stage.

Corrections and Retractions

Authors may realize the need to make corrections or to withdraw a manuscript after submitting it. To facilitate this justifiable requirement, Brainspec Journals has devised its Corrections and retractions Policy. Sometimes if the case demands only a replacement instead of a total removal of content Brainspec Journals allows the replacement as per the directions of the Corrections and Retraction policy of the Journal.

Manuscript Withdrawals

During peer review process or after publication, if the manuscript is found any conflict of interest from author side, or any falsification of data or similar to these errors and asked for withdrawal of the manuscript, the manuscript would be withdrawn.

Ethical Expectations

There is an ethical binding on all the members of the various departments of the Brainspec Journals. Everyone is expected to perform his/her duties within certain ethical code. To read more about the ethical expectations of Editor in chief & Managing editor, Author, Publisher, Peer reviewer and publisher.

Consent for Identifying Information

Manuscript having data or images or information which can identify the individual or patient will not be accepted for publication. A written consent should be taken from the patient/individual by the author if the identity of the person such as clinical images, name, address, contact information their medical history or information if included in the manuscript.

Informed Consent

Authors who are submitting a research manuscript having patients study data have to use information regarding a patient in their paper. The Brainspec Journals upholds strong ethical values and good code of conduct. If anyone finds any unethical behaviour or misconduct of any member associated with the Brainspec Journals, they can bring the matter to the notice of the Journal authorities. If the complaint is made with proper evidence, every step will be taken for a thorough and fair probe into the matter. All the rights of both the alleged defaulter and the complainant will be respected. The accused will be given opportunity to explain his/her side. Strict confidentiality will be maintained throughout the process of investigation. Decisions will be taken by the publishers in proper consultation with experts.

Confidential Information

Strict confidentiality is maintained to matters related to manuscripts, correspondences made with authors and reviewers and complaints made. The same is expected of the Authors, Reviewers and Editorial Staff. The manuscripts, comments from the peer-reviewers, correspondences made, emails etc. should not be released to any unauthorized person/body/forum/website. The Brainspec Journals can release the communication, emails etc. for its purpose of its policies as and when need arises.

Digital Preservation Policy

The manuscript published by Brainspec Journals is in electronic and print format. The Published full text of the manuscript would be available in PDF format. Archiving of the earlier issues will be made in the respective web pages. All our electronic content (websites, journals, manuscripts etc.) is stored by our publisher Brainspec Research and Publishing with their designated servers and a suitable back up is made for the safety of the content if any mishap such as hacking etc. happens. Content on one server is online and accessible to the readers. The copy of the same live content is kept as a backup on two other servers.

Authorship Policy

Author(s) of a manuscript submitted to Brainspec Journals are one who made substantial contributions to the manuscript work and has academic, social and other financial effects. Authors are bound to take the responsibility whole or part of the work accordingly and should identify the responsibility for each part of the work. They as a whole should take public responsibility for the appropriate part of the work. They should be confident enough among themselves for their ability, proficiency, expertise and integrity.

As per the Brainspec Journals guidelines, an Authorship should follow the following guidelines:

        i.            Author should make substantial contributions to conception and design, acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data.

      ii.            Author should draft the article or revised it critically for important intellectual content.

    iii.            Author should give the final approval of the version to be published.

    iv.            Author should agree to be accountable for all aspects of the work.

      v.            Author should agree to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.

All others who have contributed but do not fall in the category of authors can be given due credit by having their names listed under the Acknowledgement. If there are more than one author who have worked on a manuscript, one of them has to be identified as the ‘Corresponding Author’ who will be doing all the correspondence with the Journal Editorial office. This author in turn has to keep the other co-author(s) informed about the proceedings and developments. According to the Authorship Policy of the Brainspec Journals, it is automatically understood that when a co-authored manuscript is submitted it is done only after the consent of all the authors involved and that they have approved of the content, the list of authors and the order of authors in the list.

Authorship

Authors who submit the manuscript to Brainspec Journals should abide by the following:

1.      They should formulate the aim /objective, theory and concept of the study.

2.      They should contribute to the experimental design /concept of the study.

3.      They should have analysed or interpreted or compiled the data of the result.

4.      They should have drafted the manuscript according the journal style.

Those authors who have done the above contributions must be listed as authors and all authors should critically review and approve the manuscript for publication. Ghost authorship (individuals whose name is included in the author for the name sake but not have done any of the above said contributions), honorary/guest authorship are not allowed to be the authors of the manuscript. Manuscript not been approved by any one of the authors would be rejected at any stage if found. Corresponding authors responsibility is to get the concern from all the authors for publication. The author who is senior and more expert in the study should review the manuscript finally before submission to the journal. Authors are encouraged to state their contribution in the acknowledgement.

Change in Authorship

The Brainspec Journals allows change of authors, either by addition or deletion, before or after publication. The corresponding author must communicate to the Brainspec Journals about any change of authorship before or after manuscript publication. It is understood that other existing authors understand and given consent to this change and it is the responsibility of the corresponding author to get the consent. Editor decides about considering the authorship change request and appropriate communication about acceptance or rejection would be sent to the corresponding author. The authors will be liable for the fees attached to such changes.

Conflict of Interest Policy

Aspects like financial interest, material gain or personal interest or any other similar interest may influence the manner in which a research work may be approached. If this influence exists, then there arises a conflict of interest. Throughout the editorial and peer review process there are many chances for existence of conflicts of interest from the point of view of authors, editors, and peer reviewers. All parties must voluntarily disclose any information regarding conflicts of interest so that the quality of the author’s works is not influenced or compromised.

Author's Conflict of Interest

The authors are asked to declare any influence, or be perceived to influence, their work as conflict of interest during the time of submission of the manuscript or during the processing or peer review process. This will ensure the declaration of conflicts of interest which does not exist at the time of submission but arises at a later stage. All the communication regarding this should be made by the Corresponding author. The declaration of conflict of Interest for research, review or case studies papers can be done by making a statement of declaration in a separate paragraph in the manuscript. If there is any existence of conflict of interest, it should be either communicated to the Editor before publishing or after publishing and necessary action would be taken accordingly. The corresponding author can also declare similar conflict of interest paragraph.

Editor's Conflicts of Interest

Editors of the Journal are also bound by the Conflict of Interest policy of the Brainspec Journals. They have to make a general declaration of conflict of interest if any at the time of assuming responsibility as the Editor and also specifically whenever a conflict arises during the review process of manuscripts.

To avoid potential conflicts of interest that may arise in special cases like the Editor in Chief or one of the Editors submitting a manuscript for publication, the Journal ensures that the said manuscripts will be sent to an editor whose identity will not be revealed to the authors under consideration. If the author of a manuscript is related to an editor personally or professionally the Journal will take care to send the manuscript to another advisory editorial board member to ensure blind peer review process.

Peer reviewer's Conflicts of Interest

The Peer reviewers are also required to declare the conflicts of interest, if any, while submitting the review comments, failing which the review done by the peer reviewer will become invalidated. Nevertheless, even in case of existence of a conflict of interest, if it is declared, then the review is validated.

Copyright Policy

The copyright of all the manuscripts published by the Brainspec Journals are retained by the Brainspec Journals as captured in theCopyright transfer and agreement form (CTA). Some of the features of the CTA are:

1.      The author transfers the copy right of the submitting manuscript to the journal. He/she is free to use their published manuscript with appropriates citation to our journal without any commercial interest. If any commercial gain exists, the author or any other parties need to get written permission to use the same.

2.      The Conflict of Interest and/or Financial Disclosure should be mentioned in the manuscript. The latter is to declare any financial assistance received from any institution or organization for the conduct of the research.

3.      All articles published in Brainspec Journals are open-access articles, published and distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Public License, which permits reproduction, distribution, derives and non-commercial use, provided the original work is properly cited and authors and publisher are properly identified. The details of the Creative Commons Attribution license can be obtained from the link https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/.

4.      Authors and co-authors are bound to abide all rules and regulations which includes amended rules then and there without any conditions or restrictions. At any time either during process or after publishing if Brainspec Journals confirms the unethical practice suitable necessary action would be executed.

5.      All manuscript would be subjected to double blind peer review by anonymous 2-3 reviewers.

Digital Preservation Policy

The manuscript published by Brainspec Journals is in electronic and format. The manuscripts and journals are published online and print edition. The Policy for digital content preservation are as follows and the policy will be reviewed and adapted to available technologies at regular intervals.

1.      The Published full text of the manuscript would be available in PDF format.

2.      Achieving of the earlier issues will be made in the respective web pages.

3.      All our electronic content (websites, journals, manuscripts etc.) is stored by our publisher Brainspec Research and Publishing with their designated servers and a suitable backup is made for the safety of the content if any mishap such as hacking etc. happens on different servers.

4.      With authors and readers support, we will continue to publish all our journals for a very long time. If due to some rare, unfortunate circumstances we are forced to stop publishing a journal, the manuscripts published in that journal will be perpetually kept online and accessible to the readers as possible.

5.      Self-Archiving: If the journal stops publishing, the journal domain, the website and all the content will be kept in their original form.

Correction and Retraction Policy

Article Withdrawal

Author’s may realize the need to make corrections or to withdraw a manuscript after submitting it. To facilitate this justifiable requirement, the Brainspec Journals has devised its Corrections and Withdrawal Policy. According to this policy, the author can withdraw the manuscript at any time before its publication in its final form or during peer review process. The author has to submit a withdrawal request by email to the Editorial Office stating proper reason and decision would be taken by the editor and proceeded accordingly. If the publisher/Editor decides to withdraw the article due to reasons like plagiarism, duplicate or multiple publication, manipulation of data and any other such fraudulent acts and email would be sent to the author for proper explanation and further rectification. If not satisfied or no response from the author, editor or the publisher just removes the article on leaving a note with the information regarding the withdrawal.

Article Corrections

An errata or corrigenda or addenda will be published in case of discovery of a major or significant error in a manuscript after its publication. This is done with the consent of both the publisher and the author. However minor errors which do not affect the content in a big way would be ignored. To avoid existence of error in the published paper, the corrected manuscript will be replaced for its PDF version as soon as the manuscript is corrected. This helps the readers /users to have corrected manuscript at the earliest. Though the corrections are made directly to the content by altering the existing version, the details of the correction will be available in the erratum page, towards maintaining the integrity of the published content.

 

“Errata” refers to corrections pertaining to major typographical errors or mistakes in figures and overlooked proof corrections or errors in details regarding the identity of the author.

 

“Corrigenda” refers to corrections of factual errors that may invalidate the main contents of the paper. Errors noticed by readers, can be represented through “Letter to Editor” and after reviewing the nature and accuracy of the errors pointed out; the required changes will be published along with the comments of the reader given in the “Letter to the Editor”

 

“Addenda” refers to addition of very important content which has been omitted by mistake during the editorial process. The content of the Addenda will also be peer-reviewed before publication and a request for Addenda is entertained only in cases of utmost importance.

Article Retraction

The publisher can withdraw/retract the article due to reasons like plagiarism, duplicate or multiple publications, manipulation of data, conclusions arrived on a faulty or illogical rationale and any other such fraudulent acts. The publisher removes/retracts the article on leaving a note with the information regarding the retraction. This is done with the consent of the author and if in case of non-acceptance of retraction by an author, the decision of the editor is final. Full or Partial retraction of the article is done depending on individual cases.

Article Removal

If a published article poses problems on legal grounds the publisher/editor will remove the article. Other cases that will warrant a removal of an article after publication are: a court order against the publication, a violation of copyrights or if the article infringes upon the legal rights of a third party or if the contents are defamatory or slanderous in nature.

Article Replacement

Sometimes if the case demands only a replacement instead of a total removal of a content the Brainspec Journals allows the replacement as per the directions of the Corrections and Retraction policy of the Journal. On executing any of the above based on author request or of authors carelessness or due to errors from author’s side, an official expenses reimbursement may be claimed from the journal office to the author for updating/changing the official records and other process.

Access Policy

 

After Final acceptance/Publishing the respective manuscript, authors can display the published version on the authors personal or university/institutional archive. Journal allows the author to post the published paper in their respective funding/research granting repository.