SINDH ANTIQUITIES PUBLICATION POLICY
- The submitted manuscript will be reviewed on a basis that it has not already been published or submitted elsewhere. An author may not submit manuscript elsewhere while it is under consideration at Sindh Antiquities.
- We reserve the right to reject a paper even after it has been accepted if it becomes apparent that there are serious problems with its scientific content, or our publishing policies have been violated.
- Sindh Antiquities is editorially independent, and Editorial Board Members make decisions independently. Each manuscript first reviewed by the Editor, if it qualifies the editorial review, it will then be forwarded to the Editorial and Advisory Board for further comments and suggestion. Once it is approved by the Board it is sent for blind peer review.
- All Collections are open for submissions from all authors – and not by invitation only – on the condition that the manuscripts fall within the scope of the journal. If they fall outside the scope of the journal, the authors will be notified by the editorial office.
- Statements and opinions expressed in the articles and communications herein are those, of the author(s) and not necessarily those of the editor(s) or publisher disclaim any responsibility or liability for such material.
- Sindh Antiquities consider submissions containing material that has previously formed part of a PhD or other academic thesis which has been published according to the requirements of the institution awarding the qualification.
- Each author is expected to have made substantial contributions to the conception of the work and is bound to revised/modified the manuscript as per review/referee comments.
- Author is not authorised to share proofread copy of his/her article (which is providing for revision purpose) to any academic or social media before the Department publish it online.
- After acceptance, the proof is sent to the corresponding author, Sindh Antiquities will not necessarily correct errors after publication if they result from errors that were present on a proof that was not shown to co-authors before publication. The corresponding author is responsible for the accuracy of all content in the proof, in particular that names of co-authors are present and correctly spelt, and that addresses, and affiliations are current.
- Sindh Antiquities treats the submitted manuscript and all communication with authors and referees as confidential. Authors must also treat communication as confidential: correspondence with journal, referee reports and other confidential material must not be posted on any website or otherwise publicized without prior permission from the Sindh ANTIQUITIES publishing team, regardless of whether or not the submission is eventually published.
- Material submitted to Scientific Reports should not be discussed with the media, except in the case of accepted contributions, which can be discussed with the media once an embargo date has been set. Journalists are encouraged to read the full version of any papers they wish to cover and are given the names and contact information of corresponding authors.
Authors may suggest potential reviewers but please keep in mind that we are not obliged to follow these recommendations. You may also name a limited number of scientists who should not review your paper (up to 3 named individuals or laboratories); these exclusions will be honoured. The decision of the Editorial Board Member on the choice of referees is final.
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Application to Editorial Board Members:
Editorial Board Members are welcome to submit papers to the journal. These submissions are not given any priority over other manuscripts, and Editorial Board Member status has no bearing on editorial consideration. When an Editorial Board Member is an author on a submission, they will have no involvement in the editorial review of the manuscript, no access to confidential information on the editorial process, and no input into the decision to publish the article.
Decisions about types of correction are made by the journal's editor, sometimes with the advice of referees, Editorial Advisory Panel or Editorial Board Members. This process involves consultation with the authors of the paper, but the editor makes the final decision about whether an amendment is required and the category in which the amendment is published.
Plagiarism is unacknowledged copying or an attempt to misattribute original authorship, whether of ideas or text. Plagiarism can include, “theft or misappropriation of intellectual property and the substantial unattributed textual copying of another's work”. Plagiarism can be said to have clearly occurred when large chunks of text have been cut-and-pasted without appropriate and unambiguous attribution. Such manuscripts would not be considered for publication. When re-using text, whether from the author's own publication or that of others, appropriate attribution and citation is necessary to avoid creating a misleading perception of unique contribution for the reader
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