Following is the editorial process that every manuscript submitted to the journal undergoes during the course of the review.
Once a manuscript is submitted, the Chief Editorial Officer (CEO) of Transstellar Journal Publications and Research Consultancy Private Limited (TJPRC) inspects the submitted manuscript. If the Chief Editorial Officer determines that the manuscript is not of sufficient quality to go through the normal review work flow or if the subject of the manuscript is not appropriate to the journal's scope, then he rejects the manuscript without further processing.
If the CEO determines that the submitted manuscript is of sufficient quality and falls within the scope of the journal, he sends the manuscript to one or more external reviewers for peer-review. These external reviewers will be selected by the CEO from the list of potential reviewers / editorial boad members selected by M/S Transstellar Journal Publications and Research Consultancy Private Limited (TJPRC)'s apex committee based on their availability for a quality review. Most of the times, the review committee will comprise only a subset of the global editorial board due to non-availability of a common timeframe window and the inability of members to allocate quality time for a thourough review and scrutiny of research papers. CEO will be in touch with all the board members frequently to ascertain their available bandwidth and accordingly select the subset. This subset may vary from edition to edition and the selection process is left to the discretion of CEO.
Selection criteria for Editorial Board membership / Reviewership:
1. Qualification - For academicians, minimum of atleast one Ph.D., for industry people, minimum of 15 years of experience out of which 5 years in Senior Management position and for bureaucrats, should either be a group 1 / group 2 qualified professionals with atleast 12 years of experience
2. Number of years of teaching experience if the applicant is an academician
3. Number of years of academic research experience post their Ph.D.,
4. Quality of Research consulting experience with non-academic external bodies, if any
5. Number of paper presentations in National & International conferences, Seminars, Patents obtained etc.,
6. Number of M.Phil.,s and Ph.D.,s produced
7. Contribution to society, if any
8. Other distinguished achievements in academics and administration
9. Number of National, International conferences & Seminars conducted
Selected members will be intimated thru email and the status of their selection will be reflected in company's website - www.tjprc.org
Editorial Board members / Reviewers submit their review reports on the manuscripts along with their recommendation of one of the following actions to the Chief Editorial Officer (CEO) :
The review process is double-blinded; that is, the reviewer does not know who the manuscript author(s) is and the author(s) does not know who has reviewed the manuscript. If there is any correction in the manuscript, then TJPRC's review members will correct the same with an approval from the board. Corrections / Edited manuscripts will not be disclosed to the Manuscript authors for want of time. That is, Galley Proofs will not be sent to the Primary / Communicating author. Once the publication process is over, copies of online and print versions of respective journals will be sent to the Primary / Communicating author's address.
The Chief Editorial Officer (CEO) of Transstellar Journal Publications and Research Consultancy Private Limited (TJPRC) has the authority and reserves the right to reject any manuscript submitted under any of the company’s journals listed in the website (www.tjprc.org), because of inappropriateness of its subject content, lack of quality, incorrectness of its results & recommendations, inaccuracies in the experimentations etc., The final conclusion on publication is made by the Chief Editorial Officer upon recommendation of Editorial Board members. Nevertheless, CEO’s decision is final with respect to the acceptance or rejection of a manuscript for all the journal publications, assignment of paper to a journal, journal management w.r.t their categories, names, disciplines etc.,
If an article meets the preliminary requirements, the article will be processed for review, which could take up to 1- 2 weeks. All articles are peer reviewed.
The criteria used for reviewing articles are:
- contemporary relevance,
- contribution to knowledge,
- experimental studies and analysis, if applicable
- clarity and logic in analysis,
- methodology (for research articles),
- implications for intervention,
- appropriateness of references, and
- language, its use and flow
Review process comprises two stages. At the first level, articles will be reviewed for Tehnical acceptance . Once they are shortlisted, then provisional acceptance will be sent to the authors alongwith fee details. Once the fee and copyright form are received by the production team, then at the second level, process acceptance will be understaken. At this stage, plagiarism check will be stringently checked for.
Changes in the papers: No changes in paper will be accepted once the decision of acceptance is announced thru email to the communicating / corresponding author. So authors are requested to make all the corrections well prior to the decision of acceptance for paper publication announced to the authors / scholars.
Discrepancies in the paper: Also if there is any discrepancy in the paper published in our journal (Example, could be due to manual error), this should be reported to us within 5 working days of the receipt of the hard copy of our journal in which the concerned author's paper is published. If it is so, company will take remedial action for such deviations / gaps. Any complaints issues received after 5 working days of the receipt of the hard copy of our journal will not be entertained for resolution.
Manuscript / Paper withdrawl: Authors / Scholars are allowed to withdraw their paper(s) only within 2 weeks from the date of acceptance of paper. Acceptance notification will be sent to the authors thru email. If there is an explicitly written withdrawal mail from the communicating author within 2 weeks from the date of acceptance of paper, the paper will be withdrawn from the publication process immediately. Otherwise CEO and the Editorial Board will decide whether to publish / reject the paper. This policy is followed strictly to avoid multiple parallel publications in different journals.
Copyright : Each manuscript must be accompanied by a statement that it has been neither published nor submitted for publication, in whole or in part, either in a serial, professional journal or as a part in a book which is formally published and made available to the public. If the manuscript is accepted for publication in our journals, it must not be published in any periodical(s) elsewhere without the permission of the editorial board. If the manuscript is accepted for publication in our journals, it will be communicated to the author(s) who submitted the same through e-mail or telephone. Author(s) is/are expected to send the Copyright Transfer Agreement within 10 working days from the date of acceptance of paper (Scanned copy of the Copyright Transfer Agreement form is accepted). If there is no communication (either positive or negative) from the concerned author(s), then it is upto the CEO to have a final verdict w.r.t the publication status. It may either be sent to the publication unit for publication (either in National or in International Journals) or be rejected.
Publication Charges : There is a publication fee for all National and International Journals. TJPRC is a self supporting organization and does not receive funding from any private institutions and government. Hence, the operation of the journal is solely financed by the processing fees received from authors. Fee once paid will not be returned back under any circumstances. If authors choose not to publish after paying the money, then author can use that payment for their next research paper publication.