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Intellectbase Editorial Review, Ethical Policies and Statements

IIC is one of the world's leading publishers of high-quality research in Academia and industrial practices. IIC has an unwavering commitment to providing the best methodical journal content and to presenting it in a comprehensible format.

In the areas of integrity and journalism excellence, IIC has a higher editorial standard. IIC publications are based on the most current research information available and are reviewed by our editorial team. When there is lack of research competence on a topic (technical or exploratory), IIC Reviewers Task Panel (RTP) provides extensive feedback (based on what is known and accurate) to author(s).

Industrial sponsorships have no influence on IIC editorial board whatsoever and are required and determined to stay independent in regards to IIC research practices.

All academic papers submitted to Intellectbase Journals for publications undergo rigorous, double-blind, external peer review. In the double-blind peer review process neither the reviewers nor the authors know the identity of each other. This enables an unbiased and accurate review of the research paper. Reviewers are selected on the basis of their area of expertise, interests, reputation and research experience. Importantly, reviewers are asked to declare any conflict of interest based on the contents of the research paper. If a conflict of interest occurs, a reviewer is requested to decline to review the research paper.

Upon receiving research paper from an author, it is reviewed by a member of the Editorial Board as the first step. If the research paper passes the initial editorial review, it is sent to external reviewers for double-blind peer review. An invitation is sent to a minimum of three (3) experts in the field to review the research paper. If the reviewer accepts to review a paper, a review form (RF) and the research paper (CRP) is sent to reviewers without the researcher or author(s) name and affiliations. The required turnaround timeframe is three to seven (3-7) weeks in the review process, and not exceeding two months.

Both the Editors and Reviewers are required to make recommendations for publishing a research paper using guideline, feedback scorecard sheet (GFSS), see page 2. Offensive language in comments is prohibited. Should this occur, there would be a need to edit the reviewer's comments for any error(s) or language or to remove confidential information. When the peer review and editorial process of research paper is complete, reviewer's and editor's comments are sent back to the author with editorial decision. If the authors are asked to resubmit the research paper with changes and, or response to comments, revisions may be required for re-peer review.

Manuscripts can be withdrawn either by the authors or the publishers at anytime before it is formally published. If the authors request withdrawal of a manuscript, a signed statement from the authors will be required by the Editorial Board. If a manuscript is found to violate the ethical publishing guidelines of the journal such as duplicate publication, plagiarism, fraudulent use of data, multiple submission or bogus claims of authorship, the manuscript will be withdrawn by the publisher. In such case the manuscript content will be removed from all publication medium (e.g. PDF, Online, etc. versions), as well as withdrawn footnote indicated if necessary.

A discovery of any error in a manuscript after publication, corrections (Erratum, Corrigendum, Addendum) will be published in the next issue or as soon as the publisher and author, both agree to the proposed changes. The corrections will be published only if a significant error is found in the manuscript like factually inaccurate published information. Minor corrections which do not significantly affect the content and understanding of the manuscript like spelling mistakes and grammatical errors will not be re-printed.

When a correction is published it will be linked to the manuscript being corrected and a link to the corrections page will also be placed on the manuscript published earlier. The correction will also be added to the PDF version of the manuscript. No changes or modification will be made to the original content of the manuscript PDF. This will enable the readers to download the manuscript and the amendment together. The original published version of the manuscript, in an Online and PDF, format will be preserved in journal archives to maintain the integrity of the published record.

IIC will appreciate your honest feedback on the quality of IIC publications and content. Please e-mail us at contact@intellectbase.org

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