Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

Editorial Board

The journal has an editorial board and an elected governing body of the Society for Promotion of Horticulture which publishes the journal. All the members of the board and governing body are recognized experts in the field. The full names, affiliations as well as the contact of all the members are be provided on the journal’s website and also on the society’s website.

Publication fees/charges

There are no publication or article processing charges. However, the authors who wish to submit their manuscripts to the journal should be an Annual or Life Member of the Society for Promotion of Horticulture.

Membership Fees

Life member: Rs 5,000/-

Annual Member: Rs 1,000/-, US $ 105 (US $ 55 for SAARC Countries)

There are no fees waivers but students and others in need will get constation in the fees payment in installments. And this does not influence editorial decision making.

Authors and Authors responsibilities

Authors are obliged to participate in peer review process. All authors should state while submitting manuscripts that that they have significantly contributed to the research and the research is not published previously in any journal. Authors should also intimate to the editor if any preprint version is deposited. All authors are obliged to provide retractions, corrections of mistakes, list of references, financial support etc. 

Blind Review Process

All of a journal’s content is subjected to blind peer-review from experts in the relevant fields. Upon ascertaining the suitability of the submitted mansucript as per the scope and subject matter of the journal by the Editor-in-Chief in consultation with the Associated Editors/Editorial Board, the articles are sent to two or three expert reviewers. The decision of aceptance or rejection of the manuscript is taken after taking into the account the reviewers comments and the editorial board consultation. Reviewers are asked to provide statement of no conflict of interest. Reviewers should be pointing out relevant published work which is not yet cited.

Publication ethics

The editors shall take reasonable steps to identify and prevent the publication of papers where research misconduct has occurred. In no case shall a journal or its editors encourage such misconduct, or knowingly allow such misconduct to take place. In the event that a journal’s editors are made aware of any allegation of research misconduct the editor shall deal with allegations appropriately. The journal’s editorial board takes appropriate means and measures to retract or correct articles when needed. The submissions are checked for plagiarism with the suitable anti-pagiarism software. The publishers and editors should be willing to publish corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies when needed.

Copyright and Access

The authors hold the copyright of the articles published and are licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0). The journal issue and individual articles are available to readers immediately upon publication free of charge to read, download and share.

Archiving

The journal uses PKP’s Open Journal Systems (OJS) and is waiting for the PKP Preservation Network (PN) to be rolled out.  See https://jhs.iihr.res.in/index.php/jhs/gateway/lockss. As the OJS has OAI-PMH protocol, the contents licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 can be harvested by any harvester. The journal is hosted on the host institute’s webserver for preservation of the journal content and is available publicly.

 

Principles of transparency and best practice

Ownership and management

The journal is published by the Society for Promotion of Horticulture, Bengaluru and is hosted at the ICAR-Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Bengaluru 560089.. The journal is managed by the independent editorial board delegated by the executive committee.

Web site

The journal’s website is: https://jhs.iihr.res.in/index.php/jhs/

The society’s website is: http://sphindia.org/index.php/sph/index

Publishing schedule

The journal is published in issues every year and is in publication since 2006.

Issue 1: January – June

Issue 2: July - December

Name of journal

The 'Journal of Horticultural Sciences' is the only journal being published by the Society for Promotion of Horticulture, Bengaluru since 2006.

Revenue sources

The society receives revenue from membership fees, subscriptions, institutional support, and organizational support. The society also generates revenue from the balance amount after expenses from the conferences as and when it organises. 

Process for identification of and dealing with allegations of research misconduct

Publishers and editors shall take reasonable steps to identify and prevent the publication of papers where research misconduct has occurred, including plagiarism, citation manipulation, and data falsification/fabrication, among others. In no case shall a journal or its editors encourage such misconduct, or knowingly allow such misconduct to take place. In the event that a journal’s publisher or editors are made aware of any allegation of research misconduct relating to a published article in their journal, the publisher or editor shall follow COPE’s guidelines (or equivalent) in dealing with allegations.

Direct marketing

The society ocassionally sends emails to the conference attendees or conduct presentations at the universities/institutes for the newly recruited researchers or students of horticulture about the society and its journal and solicit memberships and  manuscripts.

 

Adopted/used verbatim from the Elsevier's Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement requirements and COPE's Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing