Publication Ethics

Research Misconduct

Chitkara University Publications and its Journal editorial team take very serious note on plagiarism, citation manipulation and on data fabrication. In case of plagiarism, we follow the zero-tolerance policy in the core work of the author’s manuscript and it includes the abstract, hypothesis, data points/observations, result and/or its interpretations, summary or conclusion. Similarity checks beyond the 10% attract to the author(s) a strict decision by the Chitkara University Publications and its Journal’s committee, which can be, in specific cases lifelong ban and withdraw of benefits if any to the author (s) and it's home institute/university or society for publication in the same.

Complaints System

Complaints can be submitted directly to email at chitkarauniversitypublications@chitkara.edu.in. The points at which one individual faced the problem should be specific and clear. It should be with valid email, phone number, and permanent office/house addresses.

Fictitious complaints via email/latter without a proper proof(s) and contact details will be rejected without any investigation. If the complaint fulfills the above-said requirements then it will be sent to an editor, chief editor and directors for further investigation(s) by the editorial office. The complainant will get primary information within two weeks after filing the complaint is considered by the editorial office. An investigation team assigned by the director(s) will observe the facts and proof provided by the complainant. The decision will be notified to the concern within seven weeks by the team members.

If not agree with the decision, a complainant can appeal again with the same reference number, directly to the director(s).

Removal of author(s) name after publication

If corresponding author request to remove one of the co-author name or co-author request to remove one of the authors' name, in both the cases one have to submit appropriate reason(s) in the editorial office. The request letter should be forwarded by the concerned Institute/University of the applicant, who requests for author’s name removal.

In this case, the Chitkara University Publications will follow the publication ethics guidelines and procedure as given in the flow chart https://publicationethics.org/files/Authorship%20D.pdf.

COPE

We follow the COPE guidelines, for more details you should go through all the points. Click the link here:
https://publicationethics.org/members/journal-nuclear-physics-material-sciences-radiation-and-applications