Journal Policy


This journal considers an author of a published work to be a person who has made a significant intellectual contribution to it. Following the guidelines of the  guidelines of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE),, to appear as an author the following requirements must be met:

  1. Having participated in the conception and design, or in the acquisition of the data, or in the analysis and interpretation of the data of the work that has resulted in the article.
  2. Have participated in the writing or critical review of the text.
  3. Having approved the version that will finally be published.

Those who do not meet these three criteria can only be recognized in the acknowledgments. To avoid the risk of fictitious or usurped authorship, it is recommended that, at the time of sending the document, all authors agree on their contributions and the order in which they will appear in the list of co-authors.

The opinions and facts contained in each article are the sole responsibility of their authors, as well as the ethical suitability of the article. In addition, they must make it explicit that the text is their own and that the intellectual property rights of third parties are respected in it. It is also your responsibility to ensure that you have the authorization to use, reproduce and print material that is not your property/authorship (charts, graphs, maps, diagrams, photographs, etc.). The authors, by submitting an article, accept that it is original and that it has not been submitted for consideration, nor has it been published in any other journal.

To eliminate name confusion and ensure proper attribution of publications and citations correctly, this journal encourages the ORCID ID for all authorship. Although it cannot by itself guarantee a secure identity, the adoption of the ORCID is one more check against identity fraud by perpetrators.

Changes in Authorship

Any addition, deletion or rearrangement of names must be done before the manuscript has been accepted and only with the approval of the journal editor.

To request this change, the author will send to the editor:

The reason that justifies the request to modify the list of authors.

The written confirmation of all the authors expressing their agreement with the incorporation, deletion or rearrangement. In the case of the addition or deletion of an author, confirmation of the affected authorship must also be included.

In an already accepted manuscript, the incorporation, deletion or rearrangement of authors will be taken into consideration, only if there are exceptional circumstances. The publication of the article will be stopped while the request for changes is evaluated. If the manuscript was already published online, any approved change request would result in a correction note.

Conflict of Interest of the Authors

When submitting an article for publication, all authors are responsible for declaring any financial or personal relationship with any public or private entity that could (intentionally) influence the results of their work. Similarly, authors must declare any non-financial relationship that could cause a conflict of interest in their manuscript (personal, academic, ideological, intellectual, political or religious).

Conflicts of interest, both financial and non-financial, must be disclosed at the time the article is submitted. The idea is not to prevent authors with potential conflicts of interest from publishing; it is that such conflicts can be clearly identified so that the readers can judge if the authors could be affected by some predisposition and this could influence the work.

A note called 'Conflict of interest' will be published at the end of the article. In case of absence, the note will show 'None'.

Publication Malpractice Policy

Research misconduct means fabrication, falsification, citation manipulation, or plagiarism in producing, performing, or reviewing research and writing an article by authors, or in reporting research results. When authors are found to have been involved with research misconduct or other serious irregularities involving articles that have been published in the IJSAR journal, editors have a responsibility to ensure the accuracy and integrity of the scientific record.

In cases of suspected misconduct, the Editors and Editorial Board will use the best practices of COPE to assist them to resolve the complaint and address the misconduct fairly. This will include an investigation of the allegation by the Editors. A submitted manuscript that is found to contain such misconduct will be rejected. In cases where a published paper is found to contain such misconduct, a retraction can be published and will be linked to the original article.

The first step involves determining the validity of the allegation and an assessment of whether the allegation is consistent with the definition of research misconduct. This initial step also involves determining whether the individuals alleging misconduct have relevant conflicts of interest. 

If scientific misconduct or the presence of other substantial research irregularities is a possibility, the allegations are shared with the corresponding author, who, on behalf of all of the coauthors, is requested to provide a detailed response. After the response is received and evaluated, additional review and involvement of experts (such as statistical reviewers) may be obtained. For cases in which it is unlikely that misconduct has occurred, clarifications, additional analyses, or both, published as letters to the editor, and often including a correction notice and correction to the published article are sufficient. 

Institutions are expected to conduct an appropriate and thorough investigation of allegations of scientific misconduct. Ultimately, authors, journals, and institutions have an important obligation to ensure the accuracy of the scientific record. By responding appropriately to concerns about scientific misconduct, and taking necessary actions based on the evaluation of these concerns, such as corrections, retractions with replacement, and retractions, this journal will continue to fulfill the responsibilities of ensuring the validity and integrity of the scientific record.

Privacy Statement

The names and e-mails introduced in this journal will be used exclusively for the aims declared by this journal and they will not be available for no other intention or other person.

Personal Data

We process the following personal data:

  • Master data: name, surname*
  • Correspondences data:  salutation title
  • Contact data: Email address*
  • Educational data: academic title
  • Institution data: name, address
  • Demographics: country 
  • Interests: field of interest, expertise


Informed Consent for Publication

The authors are responsible for guaranteeing the right to privacy of people, protecting their identity both in the writing of the article and in the images, anonymizing the information to guarantee the protection of personal data. Any identifier that could reveal a volunteer's identity, including their name, initials, online aliases, social media handles, etc., should be removed.

When an author wishes to include personal information, it will be necessary to obtain informed consent in writing (or that of their parents or legal guardians if it is a minor) so that this material can be published.

If any information that could identify the people in the study is discovered without their corresponding informed consent after the publication of the article, it will be temporarily withdrawn until the content that could compromise the privacy of the participants is eliminated.


The journal intends to answer and solve all complaints promptly and in a constructive manner. The Editorial Team and the staff of journal will study the particular case of the complaint in accordance with its nature and complexity and any decision reached will take into consideration the recommendations provided by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Suggestions or complaints are to be sent to the journal’s e-mail address. All messages will be addressed and solved on a period up to thirty working days. However, depending on the degree of complexity of the complaint, the complainant will be informed if additional time is required to conclude the inquiry of the case.

The complaint must be succinct, specific and have enough data to demonstrate any possible fault to the journal’s publication ethics. If possible, complimentary documents as evidence of the particular request should also be provided.

Complaints beyond the journal’s capabilities like personal complaints against authors, editors, reviewers, or the journal’s Editorial Team shall receive an answer that indicates the reasons why the complaint has been regarded as beyond the journal’s responsibility. In addition, the journal will refrain from undertaking the pertinent inquiry when complaints are addressed in an offensive, threatening, or defamatory manner.

Shipping & Delivery Policy

International Journal of Scientific and Academic Research (IJSAR), does Not Print and Send / Courier / Post Hard copies of Certificates. The corresponding Author will only receive e- Certificates (Pdf) of the Registered Email Address. This service is free of cost.

Cancellation & Refund Policy

No cancellations/refunds are issued for all the published papers in the International Journal of Scientific and Academic Research (IJSAR). 

Online corrections

The version of an article which is published online is considered the final and complete version. We are only able to correct typographical errors in the following: author names, affiliations, articles titles, abstracts, keywords, and incorrect units/symbols. We do not publish errata for the above corrections.