Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The Clarion Journal is an international, peer-reviewed, open-access journal publishing novel scientific research in all fields of Science, Technology and Medicine. It also publishes research artic;es of all the fields of Social Science and languages.

International Multidisciplinary Research Journal publishes the following types of articles:

1. Review Article
2. Regular Article
3. Short Communication

The Clarion publish articles in different fields of Arts and Science, the articles include but not limited to the following:
Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Clinical Sciences, Biotechnology, Computational Science, Developmental Biology, Systems Biology, Engineering, Fisheries and Aquaculture, ,Environmental Sciences, Physics Statistics, Agricultural Sciences, Mathematics, Animal Science, Food Science, Public Health, Veterinary Sciences, Nutrition, Social Sciences, Information Technology, 
Microbiology, Behavioral Sciences, Computer Science,  Geology, Physiology, Immunology, Biochemistry, Cancer Biology, Biodiversity, ,Molecular Biology, Space Research, Genetics, History, Geography, Political Science, Economics, English, literature.

EDITORIAL POLOICIES
 
Initial Screening
Upon reception of an article, the Editorial Staff will screen the article for format and journal scope, originality and potential impact. If the article is not up to the standard format of The Clarion , the article will be returned to the author for correcting the format.
 
If the format is according to the requirements of The Clarion International Multidisciplinary Research Journal, then it will be assigned for External Peer Review.

External Peer Review
During submission, the author can suggest at least 2 reviewers who can evaluate the manuscript. The reviewers should not be collaborators or previous co-authors of any of the submitting authors. They should be from another institution with institution email address. The editors may or may not contact the suggested reviewers. 
 
Retraction Policy
For details of The Clarion International Multidisciplinary Research Journal Policy on Article Retraction, please click here.
Archiving Policy For details of The clarion International Multidisciplinary Research Journal Archiving Policy, please click here.
 
Experiments on Animals The authors of papers, in which experiments on animal were conducted, should give a statement of certification that “Experiments on animals were performed in accordance with the ethical guidelines and regulations set forth by .... [give Name of Institution/Committee of the country where experiments carried out]" and also should be in accordance with the internationally accepted principles for laboratory animal use and care.
 
Conflict of Interest
For a transparent nature of publishing process, all parties involved in the article should reveal any possible association which poses a conflict of interest in connection with the manuscript.

Authors at the time of submission should declare the conflicts of interests in written statement. It is understood upon submission of an article, that the authors acknowledge the sources of funding and any related associations or assistance from any third parties related to the article.

Reviewers are responsible for revealing any potential conflicts with the article in review, and it is strongly advised that, the reviewers should not consider them for review.

Permissions If authors would like to include figures, tables, or text passages that have already been published in any other online/print publication, in their article, they should take written permission from previous publisher/author before article submission to The Clarion International Multidisciplinary Research Journal. The authors should submit this letter along with manuscript submission. The material received without written permission will be assumed to originate from the authors International Multidisciplinary Research Journal will not be responsible for any future consequences.

Complaints
For any types of complaints please contact through email chiefeditorclarion@gmail.com resolution will be conveyed to the complainant. All complaints will be resolved as quickly as possible and in consultation with the concerned journal editors.
Privacy The names and email addresses entered in The clarion International Multidisciplinary Research Journal website will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of International Multidisciplinary Research Journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.
 
Plagiarism Policy
The Clarion International Multidisciplinary Research Journal is dedicated to publish only original material. The submitted manuscripts should be original works and that has neither been published elsewhere, nor is under review elsewhere in any other Journal/Conference Proceedings or Books. The article will be crosschecked with CrossCheck - iThenticate plagiarism screening software before final publication.
  • If any manuscript is found to be plagiarized, immediate action will be taken, which will include and not limited to the following:
  • Retraction of paper in question, from online system, review, and from all other processing (See our Retraction Policy).
  • Black listing of concerned author(s) in question.
  • Rejection of all other manuscripts submitted by the author(s) in question.
  • Reporting of the issue to the concerned authorities, including the authors' institution and/or funding organizations.
Note:The Clarion International Multidisciplinary Research Journal encourages the submission of original articles by authors. Acts of plagiarism will not be condoled by the journals. Submitted work if discovered to be plagiarized will be withdrawn from the journal's website and legal action may be taken against such author if deemed necessary (See our Retraction Policy)

Retraction Policy

Article Withdrawal
In any stage of publication (before fully published with a doi registration), an article can be withdrawn by author after submitting a written request with justifications. In post publication stage, if any readers or any third person complaint about the content, copyright issue, fraudulent data, multiple submission, plagiarism, the article will be withdrawn from the online system by the publisher with a note on retraction.

Article Corrections
In case of significant correction, an erratum/corrigendum/addendum will be published and linked with original published article.

Article Retractions
In case of complaints (from any person) with proof of plagiarism or copyright issues, the publisher will retract/remove the published article with a note on retraction mentioning the reasons and the case may be informed to the concerned author’s institution and/or funding organizations of the article. The retraction of a published article will be decided by the publisher after discussion with the concerned editor.

Open Access Policy
The Clarion International Multidisciplinary Research Journal is committed to promote Open Access. The articles published in International Multidisciplinary Research Journal are freely available to the public through online medium without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access. The Clarion International Multidisciplinary Research Journal is operated on a continuous publishing model. International Multidisciplinary Research Journal provides immediate open access to its content, soon after final proof corrections from the author (no waiting periods for issue compilation). If the pdf full paper is not available (in the case of conference abstracts) sufficient link will be provided to contact the authors for further information.

Open Access Licensing Policy
All articles published in International Multidisciplinary Research Journal are open access licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License which permits unrestricted, use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, or format for any purpose, even commercially provided the work is properly cited. Attribution - You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made
The publication is licensed under PKP project.

 

Section Policies

Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Editorial

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Humanities

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Science

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Views and Analysis

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

The practice of peer review is to ensure that only good quality research is published. It is an objective process at the heart of good scholarly publishing and is carried out by all reputable journals. Our reviewers therefore play a vital role in maintaining the high standards of The Clarion International Multidisciplinary Journal and all manuscripts are peer reviewed following the procedure outlined below.

Initial manuscript evaluation
The Editors first evaluate all manuscripts. In some circumstances it is entirely feasible for an exceptional manuscript to be accepted at this stage. Those rejected at this stage are insufficiently original, have serious scientific flaws, have poor grammar or English language, or are outside the aims and scope of the journal. Those that meet the minimum criteria are passed on to experts for review.
Authors of manuscripts rejected at this stage will be informed within a week of receipt.

Type of Peer Review
The Clarion employs double blind review, where the reviewer remains anonymous to the authors throughout the process.

How the reviewer is selected
Reviewers are matched to the paper according to their expertise. Our reviewer database contains reviewer contact details together with their subject areas of interest, and this is constantly being updated.

Reviewer reports
Reviewers are asked to evaluate whether the manuscript:
- Is original
- Is methodologically sound
- Follows appropriate ethical guidelines
- Has results which are clearly presented and support the conclusions
- Correctly references previous relevant work

Reviewers are not expected to correct or copyedit manuscripts. Language correction is not part of the peer review process. Reviewers are requested to refrain from giving their personal opinion in the “Reviewer blind comments to Author” section of their review on whether or not the paper should be published. Personal opinions can be expressed in the “Reviewer confidential comments to Editor” section.

How long does the peer review process take?
Typically the manuscript will be reviewed within four weeks. Should the reviewers’ reports contradict one another or a report is unnecessarily delayed a further expert opinion will be sought. Revised manuscripts are usually returned to the Editors within 2 weeks and the Editors may request further advice from the reviewers at this time. The Editors may request more than one revision of a manuscript.

Final report
A final decision to accept or reject the manuscript will be sent to the author along with any recommendations made by the reviewers, and may include verbatim comments by the reviewers.

Editor’s Decision is final
Reviewers advise the Editors, who are responsible for the final decision to accept or reject the article.
 
Becoming a Reviewer for The Clarion 
If you are not currently a reviewer for The Clarion but would like to be considered as a reviewer for this Journal, please contact the editorial office by e-mail chiefeditorclarion@gmail.com , and provide your contact details. If your request is approved you will receive a confirmatory email, asking you to send details on your field of expertise, in the format of subject classifications.

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

 

Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement

The Clarion is a double blind peer-reviewed journal which is published by Centre for Environment, Education and Economic Development. This statement spells out ethical behaviour of all parties involved in the act of publishing an article for this journal, i.e., the author, the editors, the peer-reviewers, and the publisher. This statement is based on COPE's (Committee on Publication Ethics)Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

The clarion strives to base its publication on ethical grounds, in particular reject any form of plagiarism, preserve confidentiality of submitted work, protect copyrights of published material, publish only original material, and provide a civil and efficient environment to support the publication process. All articles in this Journal are peer-reviewed. English language is condition for abstracts and content in papers. The Clarion has assigned specific ISSN number/e-ISSN number and has a regular publication since 2012.

DUTIES OF EDTORS 

Decision on the Publication of Articles
The Editor-in-Chief and the other editors of the specific subject matter of The Clarion are responsible for deciding which of the articles accepted for publication after undergoing double blind peer review should be published. The Editor-in-Chief may be guided by the policies of the journal's Editorial Board and subjected to such legal requirements regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. However, neither the Editor- in- Chief nor any Editor has the authority to influence the reviewers who are conducting the blind review of the articles submitted for peer review.

Fair Play
An editor will at any time evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.

Confidentiality
The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest
Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor’s own research without the express written consent of the author.

DUTIES OF REVIEWERS

Contribution to Editorial Decisions
Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper.

Promptness
Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process.

Confidentiality
Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.

Standards of Objectivity
Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

Acknowledgement of Sources
Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the editor’s attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.

DUTIES OF AUTHORS

Reporting Standards
Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.

Data Access and Retention
Authors are asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data (consistent with the ALPSP-STM  Statement on Data and Databases), if practicable, and should in any event be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.

Originality and Plagiarism
The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.

Multiple, Redundant, or Concurrent Publication
An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.

Acknowledgement of Sources
Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.

Authorship of the Paper
Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest
All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.

Fundamental Errors in Published Works
When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper

 

Author Self-Archiving

Authors are permitted and encouraged to post items submitted to this journal on personal or institutional websites, prior to and after publication (while providing the bibliographic details of that publication).

 

Authors and Contributors

1. Why Authorship Matters

Authorship confers credit and has important academic, social, and financial implications. Authorship also implies responsibility and accountability for published work. The following recommendations are intended to ensure that contributors who have made substantive intellectual contributions to a paper are given credit as authors, but also that contributors credited as authors understand their role in taking responsibility and being accountable for what is published.

Because authorship does not communicate what contributions qualified an individual to be an author, some journals now request and publish information about the contributions of each person named as having participated in a submitted study, at least for original research. Editors are strongly encouraged to develop and implement a contributorship policy. Such policies remove much of the ambiguity surrounding contributions, but leave unresolved the question of the quantity and quality of contribution that qualify an individual for authorship. The Clarion  has thus developed criteria for authorship that can be used by all journals, including those that distinguish authors from other contributors.

2. Who Is an Author?

The Clarion recommends that authorship be based on the following 4 criteria:

  • Substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work; or the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data for the work; AND
  • Drafting the work or revising it critically for important intellectual content; AND
  • Final approval of the version to be published; AND
  • Agreement 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.

In addition to being accountable for the parts of the work he or she has done, an author should be able to identify which co-authors are responsible for specific other parts of the work. In addition, authors should have confidence in the integrity of the contributions of their co-authors.

All those designated as authors should meet all four criteria for authorship, and all who meet the four criteria should be identified as authors. Those who do not meet all four criteria should be acknowledged—see Section II.A.3 below. These authorship criteria are intended to reserve the status of authorship for those who deserve credit and can take responsibility for the work. The criteria are not intended for use as a means to disqualify colleagues from authorship who otherwise meet authorship criteria by denying them the opportunity to meet criterion #s 2 or 3. Therefore, all individuals who meet the first criterion should have the opportunity to participate in the review, drafting, and final approval of the manuscript.

The individuals who conduct the work are responsible for identifying who meets these criteria and ideally should do so when planning the work, making modifications as appropriate as the work progresses. We encourage collaboration and co-authorship with colleagues in the locations where the research is conducted. It is the collective responsibility of the authors, not the journal to which the work is submitted, to determine that all people named as authors meet all four criteria; it is not the role of journal editors to determine who qualifies or does not qualify for authorship or to arbitrate authorship conflicts. If agreement cannot be reached about who qualifies for authorship, the institution(s) where the work was performed, not the journal editor, should be asked to investigate. If authors request removal or addition of an author after manuscript submission or publication, journal editors should seek an explanation and signed statement of agreement for the requested change from all listed authors and from the author to be removed or added.

The corresponding author is the one individual who takes primary responsibility for communication with the journal during the manuscript submission, peer review, and publication process, and typically ensures that all the journal’s administrative requirements, such as providing details of authorship, ethics committee approval, clinical trial registration documentation, and gathering conflict of interest forms and statements, are properly completed, although these duties may be delegated to one or more co-authors. The corresponding author should be available throughout the submission and peer review process to respond to editorial queries in a timely way, and should be available after publication to respond to critiques of the work and cooperate with any requests from the journal for data or additional information should questions about the paper arise after publication. Although the corresponding author has primary responsibility for correspondence with the journal, The Clarion recommends that editors send copies of all correspondence to all listed authors.

When a large multi-author group has conducted the work, the group ideally should decide who will be an author before the work is started and confirm who is an author before submitting the manuscript for publication. All members of the group named as authors should meet all four criteria for authorship, including approval of the final manuscript, and they should be able to take public responsibility for the work and should have full confidence in the accuracy and integrity of the work of other group authors. They will also be expected as individuals to complete conflict-of-interest disclosure forms.

Some large multi-author groups designate authorship by a group name, with or without the names of individuals. When submitting a manuscript authored by a group, the corresponding author should specify the group name if one exists, and clearly identify the group members who can take credit and responsibility for the work as authors.

3. Non-Author Contributors

Contributors who meet fewer than all 4 of the above criteria for authorship should not be listed as authors, but they should be acknowledged. Examples of activities that alone (without other contributions) do not qualify a contributor for authorship are acquisition of funding; general supervision of a research group or general administrative support; and writing assistance, technical editing, language editing, and proofreading. Those whose contributions do not justify authorship may be acknowledged individually or together as a group under a single heading (e.g. "Clinical Investigators" or "Participating Investigators"), and their contributions should be specified (e.g., "served as scientific advisors," "critically reviewed the study proposal," "collected data," "provided and cared for study patients", "participated in writing or technical editing of the manuscript").

Because acknowledgment may imply endorsement by acknowledged individuals of a study’s data and conclusions, editors are advised to require that the corresponding author obtain written permission to be acknowledged from all acknowledged individuals.

 

Owner and Editorial Freedom

1. Journal Owners

Owners and editors of The Clarion  share a common purpose, but they have different responsibilities, and sometimes those differences lead to conflicts.

It is the responsibility of The centre for Environment, Education and Economic  Development  owners to appoint and dismiss editors.

Owners should provide editors at the time of their appointment with a contract that clearly states their rights and duties, authority, the general terms of their appointment, and mechanisms for resolving conflict. The editor’s performance may be assessed using mutually agreed-upon measures, including but not necessarily limited to readership, manuscript submissions and handling times, and various journal metrics.

Owners should only dismiss editors for substantial reasons, such as scientific misconduct, disagreement with the long-term editorial direction of the journal, inadequate performance by agreed-upon performance metrics, or inappropriate behavior that is incompatible with a position of trust.

Appointments and dismissals should be based on evaluations by a panel of independent experts, rather than by a small number of executives of the owning organization. This is especially necessary in the case of dismissals because of the high value society places on freedom of speech within science and because it is often the responsibility of editors to challenge the status quo in ways that may conflict with the interests of the journal’s owners.

The Clarion International Multidisciplinary  journal should explicitly state its governance and relationship to a journal owner (eg, a sponsoring society).

2. Editorial Freedom

The Clarion  adopts the policy , which holds that editors-in-chief have full authority over the entire editorial content of their journal and the timing of publication of that content. Journal owners should not interfere in the evaluation, selection, scheduling, or editing of individual articles either directly or by creating an environment that strongly influences decisions. Editors should base editorial decisions on the validity of the work and its importance to the journal’s readers, not on the commercial implications for the journal, and editors should be free to express critical but responsible views about all aspects of medicine without fear of retribution, even if these views conflict with the commercial goals of the publisher.

Editors-in-chief should also have the final say in decisions about which advertisements or sponsored content, including supplements, the journal will and will not carry, and they should have final say in use of the journal brand and in overall policy regarding commercial use of journal content.

Journals are encouraged to establish an independent editorial advisory board to help the editor establish and maintain editorial policy. Editors should seek to engage a broad and diverse array of authors, reviewers, editorial staff, editorial board members, and readers. To support editorial decisions and potentially controversial expressions of opinion, owners should ensure that appropriate insurance is obtained in the event of legal action against the editors, and should ensure that legal advice is available when necessary.

If legal problems arise, the editor should inform their legal adviser and their owner and/or publisher as soon as possible. Editors should defend the confidentiality of authors and peer-reviewers (names and reviewer comments) in accordance with The Clarion policy. Editors should take all reasonable steps to check the facts in journal commentary, including that in news sections and social media postings, and should ensure that staff working for the journal adhere to best journalistic practices including contemporaneous note-taking and seeking a response from all parties when possible before publication. Such practices in support of truth and public interest may be particularly relevant in defence against legal allegations of libel.

To secure editorial freedom in practice, the editor should have direct access to the highest level of ownership, not to a delegated manager or administrative officer.

Editors and editors’ organizations are obliged to support the concept of editorial freedom and to draw major transgressions of such freedom to the attention of the international academic communities.



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