Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement
Management Dynamics (MD) is committed to upholding the highest standards of publication ethics and takes all possible measures against publication malpractice. Authors who submit papers to Management Dynamics attest that their work is original and unpublished, and is not under consideration for publication elsewhere. In addition, authors confirm that their paper and research work is their own; that it has not been copied or plagiarized, in whole or in part, from other works; and that they have disclosed actual or potential conflicts of interest with their work or partial benefits associated with it.
The key points of our Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statements are mentioned below which are primarily driven from code of conduct prepared by Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), available at https://publicationethics.org/resources/code-conduct.
DUTIES OF EDITORS
Decision on the Publication of Articles
The Chief Editor of Management Dynamics is finally responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. The Chief Editor is guided by the policies of the journal’s editorial advisory board and outcome of double blind review process by the reviewers for each paper and further subjected to fulfillment of copyright laws and plagiarism checks. In decision making process, Chief Editor may consult with other editors or reviewers in reaching the final decision.
All final decisions related to the publication of a specific article/issue/volume in this journal is with the Chief Editor. This final decision is based on different evaluation parameters namely but not limited to the decision of the Chief Editor, review recommendation by reviewers, content appropriateness, copy right, originality of contents, ethics etc.
Review of Manuscripts
Chief Editor ensures that each manuscript is initially evaluated by the editor/co-editor, who may make use of appropriate software to examine the originality of the contents of the manuscript and after passing this test, manuscript is forwarded to two referees for blind peer review, and each of whom makes a recommendation to publish the manuscript in its present form or to modify or to reject the same. The review period ranges from four weeks to eight weeks.
Disclosure and conflicts of interest
Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript shall not be used by anyone who has a view of the manuscript in his or her own research without the express written consent of the author.
Manuscripts shall be evaluated solely on their intellectual merit regardless of author’s race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy.
The Chief Editor/editors and any editorial staff does not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher.
DUTIES OF REVIEWERS
In case, any reviewer feels that it is not possible for him/her to complete review of manuscript within stipulated time then the same is communicated to the editor, so that the same could be sent to any other reviewer.
Information regarding manuscripts submitted by authors is kept confidential and treated as privileged information.
Standards of Objectivity
Reviews would be conducted objectively. There would be no personal criticism of the author. Reviewers would express their views clearly with supporting arguments.
Acknowledgement of Sources
Reviewers would identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that had been previously reported elsewhere would be accompanied by the relevant citation.
DUTIES OF AUTHORS
Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.
Data Access and Retention
Authors may be asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such, if practicable, and should in any event be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.
Originality and Plagiarism
Authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others this must be appropriately cited or quoted.
An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.
Authors are obliged to participate in the peer review process and cooperate fully by responding promptly to editor’s requests for raw data, clarifications, and proof of ethics approval, patient consents and copyright permissions. In the case of a first decision of “revisions necessary”, authors should respond to the reviewer’s comments systematically, point by point, and in a timely manner, revising and re-submitting their manuscript to the journal by the deadline given.
Acknowledgement of Sources
Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.
Authorship of the Paper
Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors.
Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest
All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.
Fundamental Errors in Published Works
When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.
ISSN and Licensing
International peer-reviewed and refereed Management Dynamics (MD)
This is not an open access journal. E-contents of the same are licensed both to J-Gate and i-Scholar, products of Informatics India Publishing Limited to remain uploaded in their database and on their site even if the publication of the journal is ceased.
Copyright & License
Copyright on any research article in a journal published by MD is retained by the author(s). Authors grant MD a license to publish the article and identify itself as the original publisher.
3rd party copyright
It is the responsibility of author(s) to secure all necessary copyright permissions for the use of 3rd-party materials in their manuscript.
Papers published in MD are without warranty from MD of any kind, either express or implied, including, but not limited to, warranties of merchant ability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement. To the fullest extent permitted by law MD disclaims all liability for any loss or damage arising out of, or in connection, with the use of or inability to use the content.