Publication Policy and Agreement

(a) Publication Agreement

(b) Publication Policies 

Publication Agreement

This is a publication agreement regarding a research paper, which is submitted for publication in our journal.  There will be two parties; the author(s) and the International Journal of Humanities (IJOHMN)/SMART MOVES (Publisher). In later on in this agreement, we will write IJOHMN instead of International Journal of Humanities (IJOHMN)/SMART MOVES. When an author or a co-author submits their research paper to the journal this means that they agree to the journal's terms and conditions. If an author is submitting a manuscript, he/she will be deemed that he/she has read, agree and abide by our policies.

Publication Policies

IJOHMN is committed to fair and ethical publication policies. We adhere to publication ethics, policy, guidance laid by COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics). The following points are only intended to give a broad overview and are not exhaustive. We categorically instruct our authors, editors, reviewers or anyone who is a part of the publication process, do refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). If we found any violation of COPE guidelines, the action will be taken according to COPE guidelines on case to case basis.

Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

Please click on the below links to find details of our Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

Open Access Policy

IJOHMN follows an open access policy. Please find details on below link

Storage and Hosting

 You grant Smart Moves publication the right to index, host and promote your research work in social media or any current or future methods of technology for distribution, marketing and promotional purposes.

Copyright Policy

What is Copyright?

Copyright is a legal law that gives the rights to its original owners, publishers or creators to protect their intellectual property against the unauthorized use of their creative work.  It also prohibits the misuse of the original work in the form of the reprint, publish, or record their material without the permission of its original creators.

Copyright at IJOHMN

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Advertising Policy

Advertising is not accepted on the IJOHMN website.

Allegation of Misconduct Policy

Please click on the below links to find our policy on Allegation of misconduct

Conflict of Interest Policy

Please click on the below links to find details of our Conflict of Interest Policy

Core Practices

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Guidelines for Withdrawal of Articles

IJOHMN has deep concerns to maintain the integrity and entirety of the research work for the entire educational fraternity very sincerely. The journal places great importance on the authority of research work after they have been published. Articles that have been published shall remain present, exact and unchanged as far as possible. The editor may allow withdrawal of the article in case of multiple submissions, bogus claims of authorship, fraudulent use of data, etc.

Withdrawn means that the article content (HTML and PDF) is removed and replaced with an HTML page and PDF simply stating that the article has been withdrawn according to the journal’s policy.  

Article Removal

In an extremely limited number of cases, it may be necessary to remove a published article from our online platform. This will only happen if an article is clearly defamatory, or infringes others’ legal rights, or where the article is, or we have good reason to expect that it will be, the subject of a court order, or where the article if acted upon, may pose a serious health risk. In such circumstances, while the metadata (i.e. title and author information) of the article will be retained, the text will be replaced with a screen indicating that the article has been removed for legal or other unavoidable reasons. 

Post-Publication Corrections

a- Minor Changes- We may allow if there is a minor change like the correction in formatting, spelling or article versioning, this will be considered as a minor change.

b- Major Changes- If there is a major change in the manuscript like a change in the author's name, we will not allow it.

Article Retraction: Infringements of professional ethical codes, such as multiple submission, bogus claims of authorship, plagiarism, fraudulent or fabricated use of data, major error (eg, miscalculation or experimental error) or the like similar incidences, the article may be retracted. Occasionally, a retraction will be used to correct major errors in submission or publication. The findings have previously been published elsewhere without proper attribution to previous sources or disclosure to the editor, permission to republish, or justification (ie, cases of redundant publication)

The original article is retained unchanged except for a watermark which is included on each page of the article PDF indicating that it has been “retracted”.

Notice of retraction will be served to the correspondent author with clear information of Title, Issue, and Volume including the link of the published article. 

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Article Replacement:

Authors of the original paper at times may wish to retract the flawed original and replace it with a corrected version. Under such circumstances, the above procedures for retraction will be followed with the difference that the article retraction notice will contain a link to the corrected re-published article together with a history of the document. 

APC Refund Policy

We ask the author to pay APC only after acceptance of a manuscript. Once the manuscript is accepted, the Article publication Fee (APC) will not be refunded even if you withdraw the manuscript. 

Force Majeure

Both, You and Smart Moves shall not be liable or responsible to each other or deemed to have defaulted under this Agreement for failure or delay in fulfilling or performing any term of this Agreement if the delay is due to an Act of God or out of the control of the parties.

Legal Proceedings

The Courts in Bhopal (MP), India, shall have exclusive jurisdiction to decide on matters arising out of this Agreement.

If there is any dispute, it should be referred to an Arbitrator appointed by Smart Moves Only.  All arbitration proceedings shall be conducted in the English language in accordance with the Arbitration and Conciliation Act 1996, and the place of arbitration shall be Bhopal, MP, India.