The journal employs the double-blind peer review process, where both reviewers and authors remain anonymous throughout the review process.
Every proposal submitted for publication is read at least by an Editor, for an initial review. If the paper agrees with editorial policies and have a minimum quality level, it is sent to two reviewers. The author’s identity will be unknown to the reviewers, as any identifying information will be stripped from the document before review.
Reviewers’ comments to the Editors are confidential and before passing on to the author will be made anonymous. Based on the reviewers’ comments, the Editorial Board makes a final decision on the acceptability of the manuscript, and communicates to the authors the decision, along with referees’ reports. When significant revisions are proposed, acceptance is dependent on whether the author can deal with those satisfactorily.
Guidelines and Ethical Obligations for Authors
The author shall present an accurate and complete account of research performed with data collected or used and objective discussion of the relevance of research. The corresponding author shall have obtained the approval of all co-authors of the paper before submission. Ghost authorship and Gift authorship are not allowed. The material submitted in the form of paper shall be original. Paper based on prior research work shall be honestly attributed. The manuscript shall not contain figures or materials copied from other sources without proper written permission for such use. The author shall find and cite the original publications that have presented similar work. The author shall not make personal reference to an earlier author. The author shall disclose all personal, professional, financial conflicts related to the paper to the editor along with the submission. The author should have conducted the research leading to the paper, in accordance with the generally accepted ethical standards. The author has the ethical obligation to notify the Editor, should any of the statements to the above list cease to be true.
Guidelines and Ethical Obligations for Peer Reviewers
The peer reviewer should agree to review manuscripts for which they have the subject expertise. The peer reviewer should respect the confidentiality of peer review and should not reveal any details of the manuscript or its review. The peer reviewer should not use the information from the paper for personal gains. The peer reviewer should disclose all potential conflicts of interests (Personal, Professional, and Financial) to the Editor. The peer reviewer should not allow his views to be influenced by the origins of a manuscript; by nationality, religion, political belief, gender, or other characteristics of the author. The peer reviewer shall be objective and constructive in his views and avoid derogatory remarks in reviews. The peer reviewer shall ensure meticulous timeliness in forwarding the review to the Editor.
The Journal’s Policy towards Piracy and Plagiarism
The journal does not permit misconduct like piracy and plagiarism on the part of author/s. The unauthorized reproduction or use of ideas, data, or methods from others without adequate permission or acknowledgement is piracy and it will not be tolerated.
Plagiarism is a form of piracy that involves the unauthorized use or close imitation of the language (including figures, images, or tables) and thoughts of others. The author is forbidden to use the representation of these as one’s own original work without permission or acknowledgement by the original author of the source of these materials. This is serious commission on the part of the author of the paper submitted for publication. Such a paper will be rejected. Plagiarism applies to researchers’ duplication of their own previously published reports without acknowledgement.
The journal will take legal or other steps to curb this menace and this anti academic activity.
Suspect Manuscript Reporting
Teresian International Journal of Chemical Sciences identifies manuscripts as suspect through the following means: Screening for image manipulation, recognizing the text/data from a prior text, Google searching of portions of text, and Screening for plagiarism, using software Grammarly.
Suspect Manuscript Identifying: TIJCS identifies suspect manuscript through the services of Editors, Reviewers, Third-party observers, Editorial Committee, and Anonymous sources.
Action on Discovery of Misconduct:
TIJCS takes action if misconduct is alleged against any paper submitted by an author: The journal suspends peer reviews internally. The journal soon after notifies others also on the issue. The Editor informs the author/authors of the paper on the misconduct involved. The Editor notifies the institution that employs the author/authors on the misconduct involved. The Editor informs the funding agency of the project too, in case there is a funding agency behind the project leading to the publication of the paper.