Heighten Science Publication is built on four pillars- People, Publication, Principles and Policies. We name them ‘4P’s of Heighten Science’.
In order to streamline our scholarly publication and to assess the quality quotient of articles being published, we have defined the publication principles and policies under various aspects. The readers, authors, reviewers and editors are suggested to get valuable insight of our publication house through these principles and policies.
We define publication adequacy as a continuous and rigorous efforts in maintaining and enhancing the standards and quality of our journals. We provide an edge to build strong relationship between authors' interest and readers' trust in the authors.
Heighten Science endorses publication adequacy on the basis of following aspects:
a. Harmony and reliability-
The harmony in publication can be maintained only when the research is sound and carefully executed. Researchers and authors should use appropriate and proven methods of data analysis and should take collective responsibility for their work and for the content of their publications. Researchers should check their publications carefully at all stages to ensure methods and findings are reported accurately.
In order to provide optimum and reliable services, our online articles are freely available under Creative Commons Attribution License. In perpetual succession, we authenticate and validate all the journals through rigorous peer-review system.
What is Creative Commons Attribution License?
Creative Commons Attribution License is a tool that helps a creator or licensor to retain the copyright of their work while allowing others to copy, distribute, and make some uses of their work. Creative Commons License also ensures that the licensors get the credit for their work they deserve.
Researchers are transformational leaders so we expect them to present their research results honestly and without fabrication, falsification or inappropriate data manipulation. Researchers should strive to describe their methods and to present their findings clearly and unambiguously. They should also ensure that research images should not be modified in a misleading way.
We believe that any new finding always has a direct or indirect relation to ongoing or past researches. Therefore the New findings should be presented in the context of previous research. The work of others should be fairly represented. Scholarly reviews and syntheses of existing research should be complete, balanced, and should include findings regardless of whether they support the submitted manuscripts.
Authors and researchers should adhere to publication requirements that submitted work is original and has not been published elsewhere in any language. Work should not be submitted concurrently to more than one publication unless the editors have agreed to co-publication. If articles are co-published this fact should be made clear to readers. Relevant previous work and publications, both by other researchers and the authors' own, should be properly acknowledged and referenced. The primary literature should be cited where possible.
e. Authorship acknowledgement
The manuscripts submitted not only reflect a record what has been discovered but also who has made this discovery. Therefore, the authorship of research publications should accurately reflect individuals' contributions to the work and its reporting. We expect the journals editors to publish and promote accepted authorship criteria appropriate to their field; however they cannot be expected to adjudicate in authorship disputes.
Authors should follow our requirements that work is not submitted to more than one publication for consideration at the same time. Authors should inform the editor if they withdraw their work from review, or choose not to respond to reviewer comments after receiving a conditional acceptance. Authors should respond to reviewers' comments in a professional and timely manner and should respect our requests for press embargos.
Heighten Science Publication ethics and malpractice statement is mainly based on Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) guidelines. In order to adhere to the mission of nondiscriminatory publication, Heighten Science Publication feels its duty to follow the guidelines provided by COPE. We also expect the same from the authors, editors and reviewers. We have summarized the expected ethical duties under following facets:
Editors' ethical duties
Reviewers' ethical duties
- Assisting editors in Peer Review Process- Reviewers’ are expected to promptly assist the editors in peer review and in communication with the authors for improving the quality of the manuscripts.
- Managing time and workload- The reviewers should ensure that they complete the review process within stipulated time so that manuscripts are processed and reach the publication stage on fast track basis. The consistency in publication will also enforce a feeling of trust among the authors.
- Maintaining secrecy- The reviewers’ should maintain the privacy of the manuscripts during and after the review process and should discuss about the manuscripts only with the authorized editor(s).
- Identifying and evaluating resources- The reviewers’ are expected to identify and evaluate the resources cited by the authors. They should report to the authorized editors about any plagiarism or any significant similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published or unpublished paper(s).
- Providing constructive and unbiased feedbacks- The reviewers’ are expected to ensure that while providing feedbacks to the authors, the language used is appropriate and should not include any personal criticism or objectionable content.
Authors' ethical duties
- Honest and original research- The authors are the base of any publication. We expect that our authors present accurate, original and objective research in the form of manuscripts. The manuscripts should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work.
- Retaining data- The authors are expected to preserve the raw data and any other valuable information related to the research. The editorial board may review the raw data in relation to the manuscript under publication consideration.
- Avoiding parallel publication- The authors are advised not to publish manuscripts related to the same research in more than one at the same time. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one Journal or publication will be considered as unethical. Such behavior is convicting and unacceptable.
- Proper citation- The authors are expected to cite properly the publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.
- Reporting errors- The authors are expected to notify the editors or publisher any inaccuracy or error in the submitted manuscript immediately. It is the responsibility of the authors to promptly notify editors about the errors and cooperate with them to withdraw or correct the submitted manuscript.
Heighten Science belief
Heighten Science believes in probity and rectitude of Peer Review Process and System, thence our every journal commence with following substantial recitation:
‘All the articles in this journal have undergone meticulous and systematic peer review process, based on initial editing of chief editor, anonymous reviews, consistent revision of the authors for quality quotient and a brainstorming session of editorial board on the value of the article for world-wide communities.’
Introduction to Peer Review Process and System
Peer review is a proven system to assess the quality of research and its presentation, prior to publication. Anonymous and efficient reviewers and editors with immense experience in the related field scrutinize the submitted manuscripts. The validity and originality of the manuscripts are judged on different levels of evaluation. The main aim is to publish an article which can be breakthrough in its area of study.
According to a survey more than 1.5 million scholarly articles in different academic streams are published each year, therefore Peer review becomes a prominent tool to select which research should be brought to the attention of other researchers. It also gives authors feedback to improve the quality of their research papers before publication. The peer review system judges the validity, significance and originality of the work, rather than who has done it.
Functionality of Peer Review Process and system
The peer review process is based on three entities- The authors, the chief-editors & editors and the reviewers.
The authors are those who research and write a manuscript. He/she is a person or group of persons who gives existence to anything which is original and can be a gem to a scholarly journal.
The chief-editors and editors are those who do the initial and final screening of the submitted paper. When an author submits the paper, the chief editors take the responsibility to check the overall fit of the manuscript to the related journal. This includes checking the format and length, clarity of the discussion and research methods used for developing the manuscript.
The reviewers are those who provide expert opinion and advice on the quality quotient of the manuscript. Reviewers are subject experts who are anonymous and may be voluntary. They help the chief editor to take a decision on the publication related aspects of the submitted manuscript. They are in continuous interaction with the editors and provide assessment and recommendation to the handling editor in relation to the manuscript.
Presentiment of Open Access process and system
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Heighten Science Publications Corporation estimates that more than a million manuscripts are published worldwide per year. In this scenario, we perceive that the rigorous research works of the authors requires more attention than only publication of the manuscript. For this purpose, Heighten Science has formulated a research promotion policy for every manuscript it publishes. Heighten Science research promotion policy surprises the authors at how far and wide their research can go. We also helps the authors to dig- out their previous research and share again time after it was first published and shared on social networks. This gives the authors researches a new online attention and popularity.
The authors are suggested to undergo following aspects to understand how Heighten Science Publications Corporation's research promotion policy makes their manuscript stand out in the mass.
- Heighten Science has formulated a dedicated virtual forum for a huge leap of interest in the manuscripts published. We have a dedicated team whose work is to promote published manuscript in worldwide intellectual community via social media so that our authors get universal recognition.
- Heighten Science works with the idea of successful sharing of the manuscripts among the readers. This includes a customized social media share widget, so readers can share published manuscripts with a single click.
- The share widget sent by Heighten Science Publications Corporation helps the authors to invite colleagues and peers to access their articles. Readers who click on the Share widget are taken directly to the author’s manuscript, without any hazels of sign-up or registration.
- Heighten Science also ensures that a PDF version of published manuscript is posted to different eminent authors and individuals available in our database of the related field.
- Heighten Science also facilitates the authors to advise how they wish to promote their scholarly research such as in a conference, in a workshop or for classroom teaching etc.
- Heighten Science ensures that the corresponding author receives a request form for hard copy as soon as the submitted manuscript is published. When the author returns the request form, it takes around 60 days to deliver the hard copy of the manuscript, depending on the prevalent postal services of the region.
- Heighten Science provides the facility for the authors to measure the impact factor of the manuscript by using Research Dashboard option on the website.
Heighten Science is always committed to provide consistently upgraded services that can make our authors delighted and save lot of their time so that they can concentrate more on quality researches and developing manuscripts.
With this vision, Heighten Science Publications Corporation provides the facility for mutual transfer of the manuscripts between our journals. If the manuscript submitted is identified out of scope of the related journal, our team of dedicated editors transfers it to more suitable journals with the consent of the author.
This service ensures not only saving time for the authors but also ensures publication on the scheduled date. This also prevents the authors from resubmission and a threat of submission of redundant manuscripts.
However, authors can avail the opportunity of transposition policy only once for a submitted manuscript.