Plagiarism Policy
Whether intentional or not, plagiarism is a serious violation. We define plagiarism as a case in which a paper reproduces another work with at least 25% similarity and without citation. If evidence of plagiarism is found before/after acceptance or after the publication of the paper, the author will be offered a chance for rebuttal. If the arguments are not found to be satisfactory, the manuscript will be retracted and the author sanctioned from publishing papers for a period to be determined by the responsible Editor(s).

Editorial Policy
Peoples’ Preface will publish both theoretical and empirical papers having a potential to make a significant contribution to the Management practices.

  • All the papers submitted to Peoples’ Preface for editorial consideration will be scrutinized through single-blind peer review so as to ensure standard, quality, and originality.
  • Peoples’ Preface will endeavor to complete the review process within 4-10 weeks of the receipt of articles.
  • Peoples’ Preface will maintain zero tolerance for plagiarism. The originality of all the selected articles will be ensured through appropriate software and an undertaking before publication.

Ethical Guidelines for Author 
We expect authors, submitting their manuscripts to Peoples’ Preface Journal, to agree upon the expected ethical guidelines:

  • Authors must adhere to the fact that their work is original and does not infringe the intellectual property rights of any party, person or entity. Scientific articles are deemed to be free of plagiarism and therefore, cannot be construed on existing publications, including their own, previously published work.
  • All authors, associated with the development of the manuscript with a significant scientific contribution, must be mentioned on the title page since each of them holds equal rights regarding accountability for the content. One of the authors must represent as the corresponding author, who will be in contact till the publication process is completed.
  • All co-authors’ consent to publication and being named as co-author must be presented by the Corresponding author.
  • The manuscript, submitted to any of the issues of the Journal, should not be the sole submission. The same should not be submitted simultaneously to any other journal.
  • Authors should clearly declare that the work is not published before and it is not based in substance on any previously published material, either in whole or in part.
  • Authors must ensure to cite all relevant references appropriately in the APA format. Any information, useful to the manuscript, which is obtained from sources such as conversations, correspondence, or discussion with some third party, should be reported or cited in the reference section. Prior permission must be taken from that third party before citing the same.
  • Manuscripts must include all appropriate and necessary instructions and warnings, relating to the specific experiment conducted in the study. It is advisable to provide any safety guidelines or prevalent code of practice as a reference in the manuscript.
  • The data sets or databases described in the article must be facilitated with access details for the readers to refer if needed.
  • Authors should describe any potential conflict of interest which could be held to arise with respect to the article content. The same can be declared in a cover letter and shall be submitted to the journal.
  • Authors must disclose information about all funders or sources of funding for the research conducted in the article.

Ethical Guidelines for Peer Reviewers
All peer reviewers must make every reasonable effort to adhere to enlisted ethical guidelines for reviewing articles submitted to Peoples’ Preface Journal:

  • Reviewers must give unbiased consideration to the manuscript solely on the basis of its merits.
  • Reviewers should bring to the journal editor’s notice any potential conflict of interest with regards to the content of the research article, prior to reviewing the same.
  • Reviewers must maintain confidentiality with reference to the manuscript, its research information, and correspondence cited in the reference if any. The manuscript should, in no case, be shared with a third party, external to the peer review process.
  • Referees should develop a comprehensive and appropriately evidenced peer review report, with constructive feedback for the author to work on.
  • Any statement, which might be impugning to any person’s reputation, should be avoided.
  • Reviewers should strive to stand up to the specified deadlines to ensure submission and publication in a timely manner.
  • Reviewers should declare any significant similarity is found between the article under consideration and any published paper of which they are aware.

Ethical Guidelines for Journal Editors
Significant ethical guidelines that all journal editors must comply with are as given below:

  • Editors must give unbiased consideration to the manuscript solely on the basis of its merits.
  • Editors must maintain confidentiality with reference to the manuscript, research information, and correspondence cited in the reference if any. The manuscript should, in no case, be shared with a third party, external to the peer review process.
  • Any claim received against the submitted article that the same is being under consideration elsewhere or has already been published should be called to the journal editor’s attention for the latter to investigate further.
  • Editors hold the authority to accept or reject a submitted manuscript without resort to formal peer review if the manuscript is found inappropriate to the journal’s scope or entails plagiarized content.
  • Editors should strive to stand up to the specified deadlines to ensure submission and publication in a timely manner.