ANUSANDHAN – NDIM JOURNAL OF BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT RESEARCH (ISSN 2581-8120) is double blind peer reviewed biannual referred journal. Aim of the journal is to explore recent advancement in area of contemporary management research such as Finance, Accounting, Marketing, Human Resource Management, Industrial Relations, Commerce, Economics, Computer Science, Information Technology, International Business Affairs etc. and is intended to facilitate academicians, management thinkers, experts, professionals, practitioners, researchers and students to share their knowledge and experience. It endeavors to publish results of research work in various business and management domains including multi-disciplinary research comprising: case studies, corporate experiences and current business developments, environmental, social and ethical issues.
Selection of Research Paper
Editorial board of NDIM adheres to maintain transparency in selecting manuscript for the Journal. The criteria for manuscript selection for journal are:
- Manuscript under purview of aim and scope of Journal
- Relevance of undertaken research in the field of management;
- Originality of Paper;
- content quality;
- Appropriate terminology, methods, illustrations and references;
- Research paper as per submission guidelines
Peer Review Process
NDIM relies on the peer review process to uphold the quality and validity of individual research submitted to the journal. In double blind peer reviewing system reviewer and the author are anonymous in the model. The ‘External Peer Review Committee’ consists of eminent academicians that assist in scholarly publication of manuscript. The script is reverted to authors after thorough evaluation by review committee suggestions. The authors are to bring amendment in the research papers as suggested by the reviewers and for it to be reconsidered for publication.
The model of peer reviewing followed for Anusandhan: NDIM’s Journal of Business and Management Research is as under:
Academic Integrity and Plagiarism Policy
NDIM adhere to principle of academic integrity to foster quality education and learing. Plagiarism policy of NDIM ensures that the scholarly work submitted is original and individual found guilty of plagiarism is dealt as per clause.
Meaning and Content of Plagiarism
Plagiarism is the use of material, ideas, figures, code or data without appropriate acknowledgement or permission of the original source. This may involve submission of material, verbatim or paraphrased, that is authored by another person or published earlier by oneself.
- Reproducing, in whole or part, text/sentences from a report, book, thesis, publication or internet
- Reproducing one’s own previously published data, illustrations, figures, images, or someone else’s data, etc
- Taking material from class-notes or downloading material from internet sites, and incorporating it in one’s class reports, presentations, manuscripts or thesis without citing the original source
- Self plagiarism which constitutes copying verbatim from one’s own earlier published work in a journal or conference proceedings without appropriate citations
All research work shall be based on original ideas and shall be covered by Zero Tolerance Policy on Plagiarism. The core work shall include abstract with keywords, introduction, objective, hypothesis, research methodology, analysis and interpretation, summary and observations, conclusions, recommendations and references. As governed by ethics in higher education, fair conduct of research and prevention of misconduct, as per UGC (Promotion of Academic Integrity and Prevention of Plagiarism in Higher Educational Institutions) Regulations, 2017, students, researchers and faculty members should not perform any academic misconduct by the theft of intellectual property in any manner.
Therefore, proper attribution, seeking permission of the author wherever necessary, acknowledgement of source compatible with the needs and specificity of disciplines and in accordance with rules and regulations governing the source is essentially required. In case of found guilty of plagiarizing, they shall be considered under following class of severity:
- Level 1: Similarities above 10% to 40% - Shall be asked to withdraw manuscript submitted for publication and shall not be allowed to publish any work for a minimum period of one year.
- Level 2: Similarities above 40% to 60% - shall be asked to withdraw manuscript submitted for publication and shall not be allowed to publish any work for a minimum period of 2 years. They will not be allowed to supervise UG, PG, Master's, M.Phil., Ph.D. student/scholar for a period of two years.
- Level 3: Similarities above 60% - shall be asked to withdraw manuscript submitted for publication and shall not be allowed to publish any work for a minimum period of three years and in case of faculty, shall be denied a right to two successive annual increments and shall not be allowed to supervise any UG, PG, Master's, M.Phil., D. student/scholar for a period of three years.
- Based on the severity and above penalty levels, in case of below 10 percent of the plagiarism is found, authors can/shall be immediately asked to correct the paper and revert.
Keeping in view the policy of plagiarism, and avoid piracy of intellectual property, the author needs to follow the citation policy:
- When 10 words are taken together from some established core work, citation becomes essential.
- Also, when the copied content reaches 40 words in accumulation, the fragment needs to be kept under inverted comma (“_”) in italic.
- Authors are necessarily required to cite reference in case of any content adopted from anywhere other than internet open sites. It is also that, even in case of open site internet source the copied contents if found more than 30 percent in aggregate during plagiarism detection, the work shall not be considered for further proceedings.
Meaning of Self Plagiarism
Reproduction, in part or whole, of one’s own previously published work without adequate citation and proper acknowledgment and claiming the most recent work as new and original for any academic advantage amounts to 'text-recycling’ (also known as ’self-plagiarism’
- Republishing the same research work already published elsewhere
- Publishing smaller/exempted work from a longer and previous order to show a larger number of publications;
- Reusing data already used in a published work, or communicated for publication, in another work without due and full citation;
- Breaking up a longer/larger study into smaller sections and publishing them as altogether new
work paraphrasing one’s own previously published work without due and full citation
Self plagiarism policy also states that Self-citations do not add any number/s to the individual’s citation index or h-index in global academia
Re-publishing or re-cycling one's own academic work without adequate citation will amount to "self plagiarism", the University Grants Commission (UGC) has said recently in its circular, warning academicians and researchers against the practice. "Reproduction, in part or whole, of one's own previously published work without adequate citation and proper acknowledgment and claiming the most recent work as new and original for any academic advantage amounts to 'text-recycling' also known as 'self-plagiarism' and is not acceptable,
The UGC has defined self-plagiarism as republishing the same paper already published elsewhere without due and full citation, and publishing smaller and excerpted work from a longer and previous without due and full citations in order to show a larger number of publications.
It has also been defined as reusing data already used in a published work or communicated for publication in another work without due and full citation; breaking up a longer or larger study into smaller sections and publishing them as altogether new work without due and full citation, and paraphrasing one's own previously published work without due and full citation of the original.
By submitting author’s manuscript to the journal it implies that it is an original manuscript, is unpublished work and is not under consideration for publishing elsewhere. Plagiarism, including duplicate publication of authors own work, in whole or in part without proper citation is not tolerated by the journal. Manuscript submitted to the journal is checked for originality using relevant anti-plagiarism software. A copyright agreement is duly taken from the author of the research paper to enforce in case of need later.