Publication Policy

Peer-Review Policy

The research papers submitted for publication in J. Multidiscip. Res. Healthcare follows the single-blind peer review policy. The editor of the journal receives submitted papers after checking and verification of the plagiarism report, quality, and relevance to the scope of the journal. The editor sends the paper to reviewers for peer review purpose and allows duration for 3 weeks, which is extendable on request of the reviewer’s availability but no more than 5 weeks in any case. The peer-reviewers submit their reports via an online link provided by the editor.

The research articles submitted to the journal via online may acknowledge within 12 hours after the submission of time. The corresponding author will be understood as a lead author, and he/she will be responsible on behalf of the team members (co-authors, if any) for all related manuscript works. Authors submitted the manuscript for review and publication must sure about the acknowledgment of source, if they have received the financial support or funds from any Govt. or non Govt. agency.

No Processing/Publication Fees

No fees from the Author for manuscript review/processing/publishing research articles/review/papers in the  J. Multidiscip. Res. Healthcare

Preprint Arxiv Submission Policy 

The authors are encouraged to submit the author’s copy (preprint) to appropriate preprint archives e.g. https://arxiv.org and/or on https://indiarxiv.org or institutional repositories (e.g., D Space) before acceptance by the Journal of Multidisciplinary Research in Healthcare published by Chitkara University Publications. After publications of the paper author(s) should mention the citation information, title and abstract along with DOI number of the publication carefully on the required page of the depository(ies), in all above-mentioned cases.

License and Copyright Policy

Chitkara University Publications for the journal J. Multidiscip. Res. Healthcare protects author rights e.g., the results, analysis, the methodology of Theoretical calculations or experiment. The copyright form with open access policy under the creative commons licenses of the journal provides all rights specifically to the author (s); except to sell, distribution of the material in any form to any third party. The copyright and license policy of Chitkara University Publications not only protect the authors' rights but also protect the integrity and authenticity of the scientific records and takes very seriously about the plagiarism, fraud or ethics disputes.

Articles in Journal of Multidisciplinary Research in Healthcare (J. Multidiscip. Res. Healthcare) by Chitkara University Publications are Open Access articles that are published with licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution- CC-BY 4.0 International License. Based on a work at https://jmrh.chitkara.edu.in This license permits one to use, remix, tweak and reproduction in any medium, even commercially provided one give credit for the original creation.

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Archiving

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. We also provide all the research papers and related contents in the electronic form to National Digital Library, India (https://ndl.iitkgp.ac.in). 

Research Misconduct

Chitkara University Publications and its Journal editorial team take very serious note on plagiarism, citation manipulation and on data fabrication. In case of plagiarism, we follow the zero tolerance policy in the core work of the author’s manuscript and it includes the abstract, hypothesis, data points/observations, result and/or its interpretations, summary or conclusion. Similarity checks beyond the 10% attract to the author(s) a strict decision by the Chitkara University Publications and its Journal’s committee, which can be, in specific cases lifelong ban and withdraw of benefits if any to the author (s) and its home institute/university or society for publication in the same.

Access

The J. Multidiscip. Res. Healthcare is an open access journal and individual articles are freely available online from the website https://jmrh.chitkara.edu.in to all readers with an open access policy, no fees/charges to pay per view or download the papers from the journal website. To get hard copies regularly by post of the Journal at your place, a subscription form is available, download it from the menu section

Revenue Sources

Chitkara University Publications follow the open access policy and dedicate primarily for the scientific growth of society by providing easy access to scientific/research material at free of cost to the scholars. There is no author, advertising, reprint fees in any type & form; we look revenue sources only from the hard copy subscription, institutional and organizational support, publication of conference/symposium’s special issue

Publishing Schedule

The journal (J. Multidiscip. Res. Healthcare) publish biannually i.e., first in October and second in April.

Complaints System

Complaints can be submitted directly to email at chitkarauniversitypublications@chitkara.edu.in. The points at which one individual faced the problem should be specific and clear. It should be with valid email, phone number, and permanent office/house addresses.

Fictitious complaints via email/latter without proper proof(s) and contact details will be rejected without any investigation. If complaint fulfills the above-said requirements then it will be sent to an editor, chief editor and directors for further investigation(s) by the editorial office. The complainant will get primary information within two weeks after filing the complaint is considered by the editorial office. An investigation team assigned by the director(s) will observe the facts and proof provided by the complainant. The decision will be notified to the concern within seven weeks by the team members.

If not agree with the decision, a complainant can appeal again with the same reference number, directly to the director(s).

Removal of author(s) name after publication

If corresponding author request to remove one of the co-author name or co-author request to remove one of the authors' name, in both the cases one have to submit appropriate reason(s) in the editorial office. The request letter should be forwarded by the concerned Institute/University of the applicant, who request for author’s name removal.

In this case, the Chitkara University Publications will follow the publication ethics guidelines and procedure as given in the flow chart https://publicationethics.org/files/Authorship%20D.pdf

Review Process

The Chitkara University Publications follow the below-mentioned peer review process for the articles to publish in the Journal J. Multidiscip. Res. Healthcare

First editorial staff checks the originality and authenticity of the article (s). For any misconduct, editorial staff follows the “Research Misconduct” policy, as mentioned above. The said journal follows the single-blind process. Editor (s) mediates all interaction between reviewers and authors. Journal publishes peer reviews to date neither online nor offline. Reviews are facilitated by the Journal while same is owned by the authors of the reviews.

Reviewers’ Policy

All submitted manuscripts are read by the editorial staff. Only those papers that seem most likely to meet our editorial criteria and scope of the journal are sent for formal review. Inappropriate submitted papers are rejected promptly without external review(s). Manuscripts fulfill the desired criteria are sent for formal review to the two or three reviewers. After the reviewers’ recommendations, editors make a decision and inform to the corresponding author. For more details, reviewers should go through the ethical guidelines defined by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).https://publicationethics.org/files/Ethical_Guidelines_For_Peer_Reviewers_2.pdf