QUEST Research Journal solicits submissions having genuine scientific contribution for Volume 17, No. 1 (JAN – JUN), 2019. The list of topics of interest includes, but is not limited to:
Authors need to do the following steps in order to submit their manuscripts.
The authors are requested to strictly follow the guidelines for preparing the manuscript to be submitted to the QUEST Research Journal. Not following the guidelines may lead to the rejection of the submitted papers before starting the review process.
QUEST Research Journal employs the double-blind peer review process, where both reviewers and authors remain anonymous throughout the review process. Every submitted paper is first reviewed by the editor(s) for an initial scrutiny. During the initial scrutiny, the paper is also checked for plagiarism and the similarity index by using Turnitin software (https://www.turnitin.com). In case the paper contains significant amount of plagiarism, it is immediately rejected. If the paper complies with the journal’s scope, policy, similarity-index limit, and the minimum quality level, it is sent to the peer-review. All the steps from the submission to the final decision are carried out via the Open Journal System (OJS) integrated with the journal’s website.
The reviewers’ comments are communicated to the author(s) for further revision/modification suggested by the reviewers. The revised version from the authors is sent to another round of review in case of major revision.
The final decision of the reviewers are placed before the editorial board for final decision of acceptance / rejection. The decision of the editorial board is communicated to the author via an acceptance / rejection email. In case of acceptance, the author is asked to submit the final proof-read version along with a copyright form and the publication fee.
The paper is finally sent to the production after a thorough review from the editors.
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All the parties involved in the publishing process, including the authors, editors, editorial team, editorial board, steering committee, reviewers, and the publishers strictly adhere to the agreed-upon rules, publication ethics and the standard publication procedure. We follow stern measures to cope with publication misconduct.
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Before publishing research articles in QUEST Research Journal, authors declare that their work is genuine, unplagiarized (in whole or in part), and has not been submitted for publication elsewhere. They also declare that the potential conflict of interest has been clearly disclosed.
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Dealing with Research Misconduct:
In the event that QUEST Research Journal is made aware of any allegation of research misconduct relating to a published article (plagiarism, citation manipulation, data falsification/fabrication, etc.), the policy followed to deal with the allegation is detailed in the following document.
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Policy for Conflicting/Competing Interests:
A conflict of interest occurs when professional conclusions regarding the complete and objective presentation of research are influenced or could be influenced by a secondary interest. Therefore, we require that our authors disclose such possible competing interests. Our policy for conflicting/competing interests is detailed in the following document.
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The standard publishing procedure of QUEST Research Journal is summarized as follows.
The correction and reatraction policy of QUEST RESEARCH JOURNAL is as follows.
The cases of retraction, correction and plagiarism should be reported to the editor. The editor analyzes the reported paper as per the complain and decides if the complain is justified. He then prepares a case to be presented to the editorial board for deciding the fate of the paper. In case the editorial board finds the reports of plagiarism or false results to be valid, the paper is retracted from the corresponding issue and the same is communicated to the author(s). Following guidelines are followed to make such decisions. These guidelines have been derived from the STM Guidelines and COPE Retraction Guidelines.
The editorial board is authorized to make any other appropriate decision not listed above, if necessary.
This is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author.
All articles of this journal are published under Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY 4.0) License.
QUEST Research Journal holds the rights of all the published papers. Authors are required to transfer copyrights to journal to make sure that the paper is solely published in QUEST Research Journal; however, the authors and readers may freely read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of articles and to use for any other lawful & non-commercial purpose. In case of republication in a book or otherwise, authors are kindly asked to refer to the original publication in QUEST Research Journal.