Guidelines to Authors

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

All content published in TCJ across the sections of articles, opinion, memoirs, editorials (hereinafter called as manuscripts) are accepted with the understanding that the authors have not violated any moral or ethical or anti plagiarism practice which are expected to be followed in preparation and publication of their manuscripts.

Author/s is/are responsible for all the statements made in their work and should be willing to defend them publicly, if challenged. Authors should prepare their manuscripts submitted to the TCJ exactly according to the instructions given. Manuscripts which do not follow the fair practices, format and style of the journal may be returned to the authors for revision or summarily rejected and not pursued further for publication.

The journal reserves the right to make any further formal changes and language corrections necessary in a manuscript accepted for publication. Manuscripts and figures are not returned to the authors, not even upon rejection of the paper.

The relevant duties and expectations of authors, reviewers, and editors of the journal are set out below.


By submitting a manuscript to TCJ, the author(s) warrant that the manuscript is their own, original work and that it has neither been published previously nor is currently being considered for publication elsewhere. They also warrant that the sources of any ideas and/or words in the manuscript that are not their own have been properly attributed through appropriate citations and/or quotes.

An author should not normally publish manuscripts describing essentially the same topic / content in multiple publication venues. Such redundant publication is generally considered to constitute unethical publishing behavior, and if discovered may result in a manuscript under consideration being rejected, or a published article being retracted / removed from the websites of TCJ and authors suspended for future such publications or take any punitive legal action as deemed fit and necessary.


Authors of manuscripts reporting on any of the original case / work should present a complete and correct account of the work performed, accompanied by an objective statement of its relevance and significance. The data check should be done and it should be represented accurately / succinctly in the manuscript. The manuscript should contain appropriate and sufficient detail and references so as to permit others to reuse and replicate the body of the work including any summary etc. The manufacturing / fabrication of data or outcome / results and the making of fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and will lead to rejection or retraction of the manuscript.

Where the manuscript makes a reference to any third party entity having an interest towards commercial products or services or any socio-economic activities which may be impacted by the authors work, authors must include a declaration at the beginning of the manuscript in which they must either state that no conflict of interest exists or describe the nature of any potential conflict. All sources of financial support for creation of the manuscript should also be disclosed in the manuscript.

The author of a manuscript agree that if the manuscript is accepted for publication in TCJ, the published article will be copyrighted using a Creative Commons “Attribution-Non Commercial-Share Alike” license. This license allows the author(s) to retain the copyright, but also allows others to freely copy, distribute, and display the copyrighted work, and derivative works based upon it, under certain specified conditions and where the reference source is always cited.

Authors are responsible for obtaining written permission to include any images or artwork for which they do not hold copyright in their articles, or to adapt any such images or artwork for inclusion in their articles. The copyright holder must be made explicitly aware that the image(s) or artwork will be made freely available online as part of the article under a Creative Commons “Attribution-Non Commercial-Share Alike” license.

The authors’ names should be listed on the article in order of their quantum or importance of their contribution to the article, and all authors must take responsibility for their own contributions. Only those individuals who have made a substantive contribution should be listed as authors; those whose contributions are indirect or marginal (e.g., colleagues or supervisors who have reviewed drafts of the work or provided proofreading assistance, and heads of research institutes/centers/labs) should be named in an “Acknowledgments” section at the end of the article, immediately preceding the Reference List. The corresponding author must ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the article, and that all listed co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the article and agreed to its publication.

Where & when an author observes / discovers an error or inaccuracy in an article of his/hers that has been published in TCJ, he/she has an obligation to promptly notify the editors and cooperate with them to correct the article or retract it as appropriate.

TCJ welcomes freelancers to associate with its journal in the category of the editorial publications. The purpose of this engagement window is to invite accomplished subject matter experts, writers, authors, thinkers, journalists to bring their talent and contribute to the objectives of the journal.

Normally editorial section considers contribution on an honorarium basis (see the list below). The participation in this section is by invitation basis only. However you self-nominate by writing to us an email on expressing interest to be empaneled as Editorial Authors.

Normally an editorial publication has to be between 1200 words to 1600 words. You may include visual content related to the article such as images, graphs, pictures, videos which makes the publication a value added article. The article should be easy to comprehend, very specific and backed by high quality research work on the subject. The author shall share equal rights of intellectual property with TCJ as this work is being created first time and for the purpose of publication in the journal.

The author name shall be compulsorily published in the end of the article. The mention of the contact details of the author is optional and will be shown only of author has asked for it.

The contributing authors have a direct and primary accountability on the genuineness and safeguarding the Intellectual Property related to the article and will keep the journal and its associated ecosystem protected against any IP infringement related to article at all costs attributed to the case.

You may be empaneled with us under following categories of the editorial roles

Level 1: Assistant Editor
Level 2: Editor
Level 3: Chief Editor
Level 4: Guest Editor

The honorarium is associated with the categories of the editorial roles. It is paid in Indian Rupees on weekly accumulated basis. The monetary value for the same is Level 1: INR 1000, Level 2: INR 1750, Level 3: INR 2500 and Level 4: INR 3500 per article published.

TCJ does not guarantee that mere submission will make it liable to pay for these honorariums. The article will go through a process of validation and post that it is sent for publication. Generally it takes 2 to 3 weeks before the article is published or rejected.

TCJ will try and send feedback if any for the rejection of the article.

The articles from non – empaneled editors are summarily rejected.

Currently TCJ is publishing editorial content under following topics

A) Achievements of the ex IITians
a. Individual performers

i. Article must be written about the achievements of an individual, pedigree with respect to an alma mater, life time journey, some well-known quotes, his/her opinion / statements generally on life coach basis which may be useful for readers at large, some credentials and worthy recognitions. It has to have tonality of abridged biography of an individual. However the author may take addition content to write here to make the article an interesting read.

b. Organizational work / startups / NGO etc
i. Articles must be written about any initiative taken by either individual or group of individual (at least one of them should have an alumni of any IIT). The article must cover the initiative in detail – the beginning, objective, ups and downs, commitments, failures or successes, ecosystem feedback / achievements, some quotes among the founder members, comparison to market players, socio- economic impact. However the author may take addition content to write here to make the article an interesting read.

B) Technology Matters
a. Articles highlighting any particular technology topic and bringing forth subject matter expertise and conversations on the topic

C) Scientific Matter
a. Articles highlighting any particular sciences or humanities related topic and bringing forth subject matter expertise and conversations on the topic


TCJ doesn’t accept any article direct or indirectly associated with any political matters. It doesn’t cover any publishing which may have an adverse or controversial impact on the social fabric of any nation or its people / societies. Please avoid any such mention in your articles as they may be a reason for summary rejections.