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; author and the International Journal of Humanities (IJOHMN)/SMART MOVES (Publisher). In the 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 submit their research paper to the journal this means that they agree to the journal's terms and conditions.  If you do not accept our publication agreement/policies, as a publisher/journal, we would not be able to publish the submitted article. By agreeing to the policies, you accept that you shall solely be responsible for any conflict arising from your research work.  By accepting our terms and conditions you agree that the research work presented for publication does not contain any hateful statement, plagiarised material, or does not contain copyrighted content, images or falsified data.  

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 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 which 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 below links to find our policy on Allegation of misconduct

Conflict of Interest Policy:

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Please click on below links to find our Core Practices


Plagiarism Policy

What is plagiarism?

  • The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language (4th Ed.) defines plagiarism as “A piece of writing that has been copied from someone else and is presented as being your own work.”
  • The American Heritage Dictionary (2nd College Ed.) defines plagiarism as “to take and use as one’s own the writings or ideas of another.”
  • IJOHMN considers plagiarism as the re-use of someone else's research work or ideas or words without acknowledging the original author and source. 

What Constitutes Plagiarism?

  • Handing in someone else’s work as your own.
  • Putting your name on another person’s research work.
  • Copying words and ideas from somewhere else without giving the citation.
  • Failing to put a quote in quotation marks.
  • Giving incorrect information about the source of a quotation.
  • Changing words but copying the sentence structure of a source without giving the citation.

Our Policy

  • IJOHMN considers plagiarism as the re-use of someone else's research work or ideas or words without acknowledging the original author and source. It is important for all IJOHMN authors to recognise that plagiarism in any form, at any level, is not accepted and we will consider it as a breach of educational ethics.
  • IJOHMN will not accept any research paper which contains plagiarized, copied, or pirated material. The research work will be rejected and returned for review.
  • Plagiarism before Publication: The IJOHMN will evaluate plagiarism on its own merits.  If plagiarism is found even after publication, we will have all the rights to delete or remove the manuscript from the issue.
  • IJOHMN is member of Similarity Check. Similarity Check service provided by Crossref and powered by iThenticate. Similarity Check provides us with a very effective tool to help detect plagiarism.

Anti-Plagiarism Declaration

By submitting the paper for publication at IJOHMN:

All authors will certify that:

    • They are fully aware that plagiarism is illegal & ethically wrong.  Authors must be aware of the fact that plagiarism is the use of another person’s intellectual property, idea, work, or published work and pretending it is one’s own work.
    • They declare that each contribution to their article or project has been acknowledged and sources of information from other peoples’ published or unpublished works have been cited properly.
    • They certify that they are solely responsible for the text of the article and research work included in the article along with any incomplete reference.

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 which have been published shall remain present, exact and unchanged as far as possible. Editor may allow withdrawl of the article is case of multiple submission, bogus claims of authorship, plagiarism, 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

IJOHMN is a member of Crossmark and we provide Crossmark button which gives our reader a current status of a published manuscript. In Crossmark, there are two categories of updates: minor and major changes.

a- Minor Changes- If there is a minor change like the correction in formating, spelling or article versioning, this will be considered as a minor change and the Crossmark button will reflect this article in the current one.

b- Major Changes- If there is a major change in the manuscript like change in the author's name or retraction of an article.

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 a clear information of Title, Issue, and Volume including the link of the published article. 

For more details please click on the link

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. 

Complaints and appeals 

The journal welcomes complaints as they provide an opportunity for improvement. We adhere to COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) and we will follow and act according to COPE guidelines on case to case basis for any complains and appeals. The following points are only intended to give a broad overview and are not exhaustive. If there is any kind of allegation of misconduct or conflict of interest arises by authors, reviewers, editors, journals, publisher etc; below process will be followed. 

  • To make a  complaint reach us at with clear identification of the complaint nature and source of an address.  All complaints will be acknowledged within five business days by an email.
  • Concern or Issue will be taken seriously and required action will be taken against the complaint.
  • After receiving the response, the appropriate investigation will be initiated.
  • A committee or panel will be formed and a notice will be served by email to the concerned person in 30 days. After receiving the notice, the receiver will be liable to reply back with satisfactory reasons in the next 30 business days. 
  • Our panel will review the case in detail. An unbiased decision or action will be taken based on the final report.
  • For unpublished manuscript, we will review the allegation and make a preliminary assessment. If our panel decides that there is merit to the allegation, the manuscript will be rejected and the author will be notified about the same.
  • Serious action will be taken like withdrawal, retraction or removal of the paper from publication (if published).
  • Unless there is an issue like plagiarism, misrepresentation of authorship, data falsification (fabrication), manipulation in the citation, the published paper will not be retracted.
  • If you have any complaint or appeal to make against the decision of the panel, please address the mail to the publisher and explain clearly the basis for that appeal and submit an appeal to and appropriate action will be taken.

APC Refund Policy

In no circumstances, Article publication Fee (APC) is non-refundable 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.