Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Journal publishes articles from all branches of Science (Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Biology, Environmental Science) and Technology (Engineering, Technology, Pharmaceutical). Journal publishes the proceedings of conferences in special issues.

The journal consider articles from following research fields:

Materials Sciences : Physics and Chemistry of materials, synthesis, development, properties studies and applications of different Inorganic and Organic materials and compounds.

Physical Sciences: Mathematics and studies related to physical properties of materials. Developments in Computer Sciences and engineering and applications studies.

Environmental Sciences : Research and advances in understanding different aspects of environment, pollution, toxicological studies, and developments in remediation / protection of environment.

Technology and Engineering: Engineering of new materials development, application development, materials engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, industrial engineering and technological development in materials applications.

Biological and Pharmaceuticals Sciences: Development of different biological materials (biomass etc) sciences, biomaterials engineering, polymers, and studies in pharmaceutical sciences.

 

Journal publishes two issues per year volume.

Issues have been published regularly without any gap. The articles are published on 'As we go' process, means as soon article become publishable (after reviewing+copyediting+layout+galley proofing), it is published and assigned to ongoing/current issue.

 

 

 

 

Section Policies

Review Article

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Articles

Editors
  • BS Chhikara
  • Satish Khasa
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Materials Sciences

Section covering research in Material Sciences including ferrites, ceramics, glass, polymer and other materials research.

Editors
  • Ashish Agarwal
  • Satish Khasa
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Biological Sciences

Articles from Life Sciences (BioScience, Biology, Biotechnology, Botany, Plant Sciences, Microbiology, Bioinformatics, BioChemistry and all other Bio subdisciplines_

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Chemical Sciences

Articles from Chemical Sciences

Editors
  • BS Chhikara
  • Brijesh Rathi, Ph.D.
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Engineering

Articles from Engineering

Editors
  • Satish Khasa
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Physics

Articles from Physics covering all subdisciplines

Editors
  • Vinay Kumar
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Environmental Sciences

Includes Engineering design, ideas (contribution from students) and briefs of processes, material designs.

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Event Abstracts

Abstracts of conferences, symposia and other events.

Checked Open Submissions Unchecked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

The submission are peer reviewed by using standard review procedure.

Double Blind Review Process: The reviewers will have access to submitted files (without authors' details) and provide feedback within the assigned time.

To ensure the integrity of the blind peer-review for submission to this journal, every effort should be made to prevent the identities of the authors and reviewers from being known to each other. This involves the authors, editors, and reviewers (who upload documents as part of their review) checking to see if the following steps have been taken with regard to the text and the file properties:

  1. The authors of the document have deleted their names from the text, with "Author" and year used in the references and footnotes, instead of the authors' name, article title, etc.
  2. With Microsoft Office documents, author identification should also be removed from the properties for the file.


Editors will email selected Reviewers the title and abstract of the submission, as well as an invitation to log into the journal web site to complete the review. Reviewers enter the journal web site to agree to do the review, to download submissions, submit their comments, and select a recommendation.

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

 

Archiving

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...

 

Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement

The Journal ‘Journal of Integrated Science and Technology’ and its Publisher ‘Integrated Science’ follows the best practices in evaluation of contents, processing of manuscripts and publishing thereof. The Journal and Publisher essentially follows the code of conduct defined by Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) for Journal Editors (Code of Conduct and Best Practices Guidelines for Journal Editors listed in COPE guidelines file: http://publicationethics.org/files/Code%20of%20Conduct_2.pdf  ) and Publisher (the Code of Conduct Journal Publishers  listed in COPE page file: http://publicationethics.org/files/Code%20of%20conduct%20for%20publishers%20FINAL_1_0_0.pdf

Further, the journal publishes biomedical reports, so the journal adheres and follows the guidelines defined for publication in medical journals by International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) in its document ‘Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals’ provided on link http://www.icmje.org/recommendations  and World Association of Medical Editors (WAME) on its webpage http://www.wame.org/

The Authors, Reviewers and Editors are expected to adhere and follow the code of conduct on ethical practices defined at above mentioned links in the respective roles.

 

The manuscript processing involves following stages

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In addition, general instructions and help pages on ‘Integrated Science’ for Authors, Reviewers and Editors should be referred for brief general conduct   

Authors

Each authors who submit (and willing to publish in the journal) the manuscript, should read the ethical guidelines for submission and publication of work in scientific and medical journal (listed on above links). Particularly, manuscript must be plagiarism free. Any Animal study reported should have been performed with approval of respective institutional ethical committee and statement thereof should be included in manuscript.

Author Guidelines for manuscript preparation and submission: http://pubs.iscience.in/journal/index.php/cbl/about/submission  

General Help pages for Authors: http://pubs.iscience.in/authors 

Reviewer

The journal uses ‘Single Blind Review’ of the manuscripts, the reviewers must maintain the confidentiality during reviewing and post review of manuscript. The manuscript work should be evaluated in respective field of expertise and detailed feedback and recommendation should be provided to editors. The general code of conduct defined in above links should be referred and followed while reviewing and providing feedback.

Basic Ethics for Reviewers are noted at: http://pubs.iscience.in/reviewer

 

Editors

All the editors should handle the assigned manuscripts by observing fair processing of submissions, editorial independence, confidentiality, and rational decision making within stipulated time framework with the feedback obtained from independent reviewer/experts in the field of work covered in respective manuscript. A detailed code of conduct mentioned in above reference documents should be adhered to.

General help page for Editors (for using the online software/editorial processing): http://pubs.iscience.in/editor

 

Publishers

The Publisher ‘Integrated Science’ handles the unethical publishing cases. In cases of alleged or proven scientific misconduct, fraudulent publication or plagiarism, the publisher, in close collaboration with the editors, will take all appropriate measures to clarify the situation and to amend the article in question. This includes the prompt publication of an erratum, clarification or, in the most severe case, the retraction of the affected work.  The publisher, together with the editors, shall take reasonable steps to identify and prevent the publication of papers where research misconduct has occurred, and under no circumstances encourage such misconduct or knowingly allow such misconduct to take place.

Access to journal content: The publisher is committed to the permanent availability and preservation of scholarly research. The online and digital contents are preserved by the Publisher by maintaining own digital archive and would also ensure accessibility by partnering with other digital archiving organizations. Most of the journal contents are archived in the Print form as well.