All authors publishing their works in Review of Agrarian Studies (henceforth referred to as the Review) must adhere to the ethical standards prescribed by the publishers.
1. On Authorship and Contributions
In matters of authorship, we follow the following guidelines to distinguish authors from other contributors deserving acknowledgement. By these guidelines, the following four criteria must be met to be credited as an author:
Further, the following types of authorship are considered unacceptable:
In matters of contribution, we maintain that individuals who are involved in a study but do not satisfy the Review's criteria for authorship, are to be listed under "Acknowledgements." These individuals may have assisted in the research work by providing advice, providing research space, departmental oversight, and financial support.
2. On Plagiarism, Complaints, and Appeals
The Review maintains that the contents of the article submitted should be entirely the author’s and material from any other source must be properly cited, quoted, and acknowledged. The Review promotes research integrity and transparency; hence plagiarism in any form is not allowed.
If at all a complaint is filed regarding plagiarism, an investigation will be conducted by the editorial board members of the Review. The final decision on the publication of the article rests with the Editor.
The Review follows an unbiased, objective, and double-blind peer review process that aims at accuracy of data in the articles published.
The Review will not receive an “Appeal” if the author has received a rejection letter. However, if the author is sent a file with details of the perceived shortcomings in the manuscript, the author may address them and resubmit the article. A resubmitted article will go through the entire peer review process and the final decision on the publication of the article rests with the Editor.
3. Conflict of Interest/Competing Interests
Authors and editors unable to present data objectively must disclose their public or private interests.
4. On Data Sharing and Reproduction
If an individual or an institution wishes to share any data, findings or analyses contained in a publication in the Review, they must give proper credit to the original article/s.
Author/s published in the Review, who wish to reproduce their work in other journals, conference volumes, books, etc., must send an email to email@example.com seeking permission to reproduce their article. On receiving the permission to do so, the author/s must give attribution to the original article in the first footnote using the recommended citation.
5. On Ethical Oversight
Simultaneous submission of the same article in more than one journal is unethical and discouraged.
6. Protecting Intellectual Property
The copyright of intellectual property rests with the authors, and not with the Review, for both the open access online edition and the priced offline edition.
7. Post-Publication Discussions and Corrections
Corrections are accepted within the first week of the online publication of the article. The Review does not accept corrections once the issue is closed and has gone to print.
The Review invites scholarly discussions and comments on the articles published. These may be sent to the Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org. The decision to publish a comment or response rests with the Editor.