Editorial Policy

This page was last updated on 08/03/2021.

RESPONSIBILITIES OF EDITORS

The editorial board of TCJ constitutes of qualified and accomplished individuals who have the merits and skills to edit and authorize any content which need to be published in the online journal.

The editor who has cleared the manuscript for the publication has the complete responsibility for deciding if a manuscript peer reviewed by identified referees and submitted to editorial board of the journal should be published. By doing so, the editor shall be guided by the TCJ’s policies as determined by the editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding legality, libel, copyright infringement, and plagiarism. The relevant editor for the given manuscript may consult with the supporting team or associate editor and other members of the editorial team, as well as with referees, in making publication decisions.

The editors will evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to the race, color, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the author(s). They will not disclose any information about a manuscript under consideration to anyone other than the author(s), reviewers, supporting team members and potential reviewers, and in some instances the editorial board members, as appropriate. Additionally, the editors will make necessary efforts to ensure the integrity of the blind review process by not revealing the identity of the author(s) of a manuscript to the reviewers of that manuscript, and vice versa.

When evaluating a manuscript for publication, while considering standard criteria pertaining to the rigor of the manuscript, the quality of its presentation, and its contribution to society’s collective understanding of the knowledge, the editors will also seek evidence that ethical compliances have been conducted in the execution of the reported research.

They will question whether the benefits outweigh the harms, if any, in the particular study’s case. Since TCJ welcomes the submission of manuscripts from any country, it is necessary to recognize that laws and regulations regarding media publications, research ethics and associated statutory approvals vary worldwide. Therefore, the editors may reach out to authors to seek clarification in this regard and request that they supply any supporting documentation as deemed necessary from the relevant institutional ethics governance bodies or boards that may have approved the work.

The editors will be guided by publically acceptable ethics and laws as applicable in India while adopting guidelines for retracting articles, issuing any letter of concern and issuing corrections pertaining to articles that have been published in TCJ. They are committed to working closely with research organizations and institutions in line with their advice on cooperation between research institutions and journals on research integrity cases