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International Journal of Information Studies and Libraries

Peer Review and Publication Policy

All received manuscipts are initially scrutinized for suitability within the journal. If found suitable, article is further sent to a reviewer for double blind review process. Identity of author/s is not disclosed to the reviewer and vice-versa. On receipt of feedback from reviewer, editor analysis the feedback and further decides to accept, reject or revise the paper. Normally double blind peer review process takes around 3-4 months to provide feedback to authors. If paper is accepted, we will send pre-print version to authors for corrections(if any). The Journal reserves the right to make necessary editorial amendments in the final manuscript to suit journal’s format. Single complimentary copy will be provided and posted to Indian Authors. Please be noted, that Publishing India Group do not charge authors for submission/acceptance/any other purpose. Papers are accepted, purely on the basis of merit. Journal reserves the right to make necessary editorial amendments in the final manuscript to suit Journal’s format.


Guidelines for Authors

1. All submitted manuscripts must be original work that is not under submission at another journal or under consideration for publication in any other form. In case the authors have received financial/technical assistance for completing the manuscript, they should acknowledge the same in the manuscript so as to avoid conflicts of ownership.

2. After submitting the manuscript, until the editorial decision is communicated or if the manuscript is accepted for publication, without prior approval from the editor, authors cannot publish the manuscript in other publication.

3. Maximum length of the manuscript should be between 3000-6000 words.

4. Main attachment should contain full text content including title of the manuscript (limited to 12 words) at the top, an abstract of no more than 200 words and up to 6 Key Words.

5. Contributions must be submitted in Microsoft® Word format;be typewritten in English; in single space; have a one-inch (2.5 cm) margin on all sides; have text left-justified; have text set as 11-pt. Times New Roman font; include the title on the top of the first page; list the authors and their affiliations and countries directly under the title.

6. References: The authors are requested to ensure that all information in the paper that is taken from another source is substantiated with an in-text reference citation. Please also note that your references must strictly follow APA (American Psychological Association) style.

Please e-mail your papers at ijisl2015@gmail.com, rupak@pu.ac.in, publishing@publishingindia.com


Plagiarism Policy

Please know that manuscripts fall within the minimum acceptable range of similarity index. The Plagiarism tools used include turnitin/urkund/vericite

Evaluation Components

S.No

Review Components

1.

Title: clear & adequate. Reflects purpose of the study

2.

Abstract: Accurately reflects the content.

3.

Keywords: Adequate & Appropriate

4.

Introduction explains the background of the study, the problem/issue and the author's approach to the problem/issue

5.

Literature Review – Critical review of relevant and up to date literature on the topic.

6.

Significance makes a contribution to the area of study

7.

Scientific Quality: Methods adequately used and described with clear details of statistical analysis.

8.

Results are clearly presented

9.

Discussion - appropriate with adequate references. Study strengths, limitations, future directives etc, have been mentioned.

10.

Conclusions are logically derived & consistent with the statistical analysis

11.

Originality & important contribution to its field

12.

Depth of Research

13.

Correct Terminology usage

14.

Organization/ structure of the manuscript satisfactory & appropriate

15.

Supplements (tables, charts, pictures and drawings) are necessary, clear, understandable& and appropriate

16.

Language of the manuscript acceptable as written including spelling and grammar

17.

References / Bibliography: comprehensive, appropriate and written in standard format

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