Editorial Policy

EDITORIAL POLICIES

For all journals, proceedings, books and other related material weather online or print, Academic Block Publication (ABP) follow the following editorial policies:

Peer Review

As required and or requested ABP follows both the single blind and double blind peer-review procedure for submissions of all manuscripts to its journals. All submitted articles, books and other related material  are subjected to an extensive peer review in consultation with members of the journal’s editorial board and independent external referees (usually 2-3 reviewers). All manuscripts/books are assessed rapidly and the decision is then conveyed to the author(s). Please also read our Terms of Use policy for more details.

Acknowledgement

Individuals who participated in the development of a manuscript but do not qualify as an author should be acknowledged. Organizations that provided support in terms of funding and/or other resources should also be acknowledged.

Changes in authorship

Any change in authors after initial submission must be approved by all authors. This applies to additions, deletions, change of order to the authors. Any alterations must be explained to the editor. The editor may contact any of the authors to ascertain whether they have agreed to any alteration.

Confidentiality

A submitted manuscript is a confidential material. ABP Journals will not disclose submitted manuscript to anyone except individuals who are involved in the processing and preparation of the accepted manuscript for publication. These individuals include editorial staff, corresponding authors, reviewers, and editors.  However, in suspected cases of misconduct, a manuscript may be revealed to members of ABP ethics committee and institutions/organizations that may require it for the resolution of the misconduct.

Copy-editing and Proofs

Articles and Book chapters must be written in good English in a clear and correct style in order to maintain uniformity throughout the text. Articles/chapters submitted are copyedited before they are published.

Reprints

High-quality, bound/unbound, print/e-prints can be purchased for all published articles and book chapters.

Appeals and Complaints

Generally, the editorial decisions are not reverted. However, authors who think that their manuscript was rejected due to a misunderstanding or mistake may seek an explanation for the decision. Appeals must give strong reasoning and compelling evidence against the criticism raised in the rejection letter. A difference of opinion as to the interest, novelty, or suitability of the manuscript for the journal will not be considered as an appeal. The editorial team will consider the appeal and the decision thereafter taken by the journal will be deemed final. Acceptance of the manuscript is not guaranteed even if the journal agrees to reconsider the manuscript, and the reconsideration process may involve previous or new reviewers or editors and substantive revision.

Authors who wish to make a complaint should refer them to the Chief editor of the journal concerned. Complaints to the Publisher may be emailed to info@academicblock.com

Conflict of Interest

To avoid potential conflicts of interest ABP ask authors, reviewers and editors to disclose any potential conflicts of interest and

Authors should disclose all financial/relevant interest that may have influenced the development of the manuscript.

Reviewers should disclose any conflict of interest and if necessary, decline the review of any manuscript if the author belongs to same research organization or university or the author is a recent collaborator , family member, or a close personal friend.

Editors should also decline from considering any manuscript that may have conflict of interest. Such manuscripts will be re-assigned to other editors.

Plagiarism Prevention

ABP screen all accepted for plagiarism prior to publication. We use the “iThenticate” software and “Crossref Similarity Check” to detect plagiarism. We investigate all cases of alleged misconduct including, but not limited to, plagiarism, inappropriate data processing, and duplicate publication. Depending on the outcome of our investigation, we may publish a correction, ask authors to retract their paper, or publish an editorial statement of concern. In cases where we are considering revoking acceptance, retracting a published article, or issuing an editorial statement of concern, we will contact the corresponding author’s institution during the course of our investigation.

Open Access

Accepted articles can be published online for free open access. Open access publishing provides maximum dissemination of the article to the largest audience.  Prior to publication, all authors should check with their funding agency to ensure they are in full compliance with access requirements. All authors will be asked to indicate whether or not they wish to pay to have their paper made freely available on publication. If authors do not select the ‘Open Access ‘ option, then their article will be published with standard subscription-based access.

Copyright

Editors/Authors who contribute in a ABP Journal/Book will transfer copyright to their work to Academic Block Publishers The principal/corresponding author will be required to submit a Copyright Letter along with the manuscript, on behalf of all the co-authors (if any). The author(s) will confirm that the manuscript (or any part of it) has not been published previously or is not under consideration for publication elsewhere. Submission of a manuscript to the respective journals implies that all editors/authors have read and agreed to the content of the copyright letter.

Furthermore, any illustration, structure or table that has been published elsewhere must be reported, and copyright permission for reproduction must be obtained.

Errata and Corrections in Published Articles

Authors and readers are encouraged to notify the Editorial team if they find errors in published content, or if they have reasons for concern over the legitimacy of a publication. In such cases the journal will publish an ERRATUM in consultation with editorial team and authors of the article, and/or replace or retract the article.

Article Withdrawal

Editor may withdraw the articles in Press (articles which have not been formally published with volume/issue/page information) that include errors, or are determined to violate the publishing ethics guidelines.

Article Retraction

Published articles which infringe professional ethical codes, such as multiple submissions, plagiarism, fake data are retracted. ABP’s Retraction policy is based on guidelines and standards developed by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). Please click here to view the document to understand our retraction policy.

Re-publication

Abstracts and posters of conferences, results presented at meetings are not considered prior publication.

Permission of reproduction

Published material should not be included unless written permission has been obtained from the copyright holder, which should be forwarded to the Editorial Office in case of acceptance of the article for publication.

Disclaimer

Responsibility for the content published by ABP in any of its journals/books, including any opinions expressed therein, rests exclusively with the author(s) of such content. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, ABP on its own behalf, and on behalf of its staff and members of its editorial board disclaims responsibility for any and all injury and/or damage whether financial or otherwise to persons or property, resulting directly or indirectly from any ideas, methods, instructions or products including errors in the same referred to in the content of any of ABP’s publication. Any dispute arising, including any claim shall be governed exclusively by the laws of the United States.