Submission Preparation ChecklistAs part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
- International Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies is a peer-reviewed journal.
- Submissions for the journal are welcomed throughout the year.
- The reviewer panel of the journal has been chosen with an eye for diversity in both discipline and geography.
- IJMS is published biannually on January 15th and July 15th on the website http://journals.sjp.ac.lk/index.php/ijms.
- Publishing fee: Free of charge
- Online access for the journal: Free of charge
- All authors are encouraged to use British English to maintain the language consistency of the journal.
- All author contributions have to be submitted according to the provided format for each article.
- All authors are obliged to provide retractions or corrections of mistakes in case of detection.
- Authors should adhere to the author guidelines provided in journals.sjp.ac.lk/index.php/ijms/about/submissions#authorGuidelines
- Tables and figures (resolution 900 X 1200) in articles should be clear and well configured within article content.
- Financial support should be included in acknowledging section if applicable.
- ERC (Ethical Review Committee) approval should be mentioned if applicable.
Ethics and malpractices statement
The journal is committed to the highest standard of integrity in the content published, keeping with the standards of publication ethics on academic publishing.
A safeguarding policy has been in place for research outcomes involving Human Participants and Animals for the humane treatment of study subjects, with informed consent and assurance of non-maleficence for the former and replacement, reduction and refinement for the latter. The non-compliance with the above may result in the rejection of the article from the review process.
The journal is committing to investigating allegations of misconduct. It will accommodate a zero-tolerance policy to intentional and purposeful malpractices such as data manipulation, data published in more than a single form (duplication) that is deemed unethical pertaining to the domain of publishing.
The journal uses plagiarism detection software to identify plagiarism with a 15% tolerance benchmark for all submissions.
The journal implements a double-blind policy for all submissions.
Publication ethics aspects
While maintaining a zero-tolerance policy for academic fraud, the publishers and editors will take the necessary steps to identify and investigate where research misconduct has occurred. Under no condition will the publisher or editor knowingly acquiesce the publication of manuscripts that do not keep with the academic publishing ethics and take the necessary steps to prevent fraud in the publication pipeline.
If a journal’s publisher or editors have been notified or suspect research misconduct, the publisher or editor shall deal with the allegations immediately, to investigate and prevent all such frauds from actualization.
In the event of fraud, the editors will take the necessary steps to retract the publications in concern immediately to preclude the fraudulent matters from fruition.
There are methods in place for corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies, due to erroneous data and unintentional practices that may hamper the integrity or quality of the high bar of standards on international academic publishing. The journal editors do not sympathize with any intentional wrongdoing and will not tolerate fabricated or manipulated outcomes.