Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing
Edorium Journals is dedicated to publishing high quality work and giving exceptional services while adhering to highest ethical principles of scholarly publishing. Edorium Journals follows the "Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing" given jointly by The Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA), and the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME).
Principles of Transparency and Best Practice followed by Edorium Journals:
Website: Every journal has a modern, easy to navigate website. The websites are made ensuring high ethical and professional standards. An 'Aims & Scope' statement is separately included. Criteria for publication followed by the journal is given. ISSN is clearly displayed under Bibliographic Information.
Name of journal: Every journal publish by Edorium Journals has a unique name.
Peer review process: Every article is clearly marked as whether peer reviewed or not. Peer review process and policies are clearly described on the journal's website.
Ownership and management: Information about the ownership and/or management of the journals is clearly indicated on the journal's/publisher's website.
Governing body: Journals Editorial Board members are recognized experts in the subject areas included within the journal's scope. The full names and affiliations of the journal’s editorial board are provided on the journal’s website.
Editorial team/contact information: The full names and affiliations of the journal’s editors are given on the journal website. The contact information for the editorial office is also given.
Copyright and Licensing: The policy for copyright is stated in the author guidelines and also separately. The name of the copyright holder is given in all published articles. Licensing information is also clearly described on the website. The licensing terms are indicated on all published articles.
Author fees: All processing charges required for manuscript processing in the journal are clearly stated in such a way that it is easy for potential authors to find this information prior to submitting their manuscripts for review. Every authors is also told clearly about the processing charges while assigning manuscript ID immediately after manuscript submission.
Process for identification of and dealing with allegations of research misconduct: The journals, publishers and editors are vigilant to identify and prevent the publication of papers where research misconduct has occurred, including plagiarism, citation manipulation, and data falsification / fabrication, among others. The journal has a clearly stated policy for research misconduct and its investigation. The publisher and editor follow COPE guidelines in dealing with allegations of research misconduct.
Publication Ethics: Journals have clear policies on publication ethics which are described in details on the journal website.
Publishing schedule: The periodicity of publication of the journal is clearly indicated on 'About the Journal' page.
Access: The way(s) in which the journal and individual articles are available to readers is stated on the journal website.
Archiving: A journal’s plan for electronic backup and preservation of access to the journal content is clearly indicated in Ethics and Policies.
Revenue sources: Business models and revenue sources are clearly stated on the journal’s website. The ability to pay the processing charges or waiver status does not influence editorial decision making.
Advertising: Journals advertising policy is sated on the journal website.
Direct marketing: The direct marketing activities, if undertaken by the journal are appropriate, well targeted, and unobtrusive.