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Publication Ethics & Malpractice Statement


Our publication ethics and malpractice statement is based on the guidelines for journal editors developed by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Manuscripts submitted to WORLD AFFAIRS, The Journal of International Issues-   are evaluated entirely on the basis of their scientific/informational and investigative content. All possible measures are taken to uphold the highest standards of publication ethics and to prevent malpractices. Authors who submit papers to our Journal certify that their work is unpublished and not under consideration for publication elsewhere.  In addition, authors confirm that their paper is their own original work, that has not been copied or plagiarized, in whole or in part, from other works and wherever authors have used the works of others, the same has been  duly acknowledged and due credit  given. We verify, to the best of our ability and resources available, that the submitted work has not been copied from the internet without attribution.


There are no publication charges. Moreover, as  business ethic policy of  WORLD AFFAIRS, The Journal of International Issues, its authors are given print  copies of its issues for a period of three years from date of publication of their article.

Duties / Responsibilities of Editors

The Editorial Team of  WORLD AFFAIRS The Journal of International Issues, comprising the Editorial Advisory  Board and the International Advisory Board,   collectively take decision as to which of the articles submitted meet  the  quality of our journal and are then accepted for  publication in a selected issue. The Editors reserve the right to reject/accept an article and confer/deliberate with other reviewers/members in arriving at its decisions.  The evaluation of manuscripts is made on the basis of their scholarly and intellectual content without having regard to the affiliation of the authors or the institution including gender, race, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors. The journal follows a policy of fair play in its editorial evaluation.    WORLD AFFAIRS follows strict confidentiality and do not to disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the respective author, reviewers and the publisher. Authors are encouraged to make corrections/errors/omissions during the process of editing while preserving the anonymity of the reviewers.

Duties / Responsibilities of Reviewers


World Affairs, The Journal of International Issues, is a multi disciplinary journal. Due to this  multi disciplinary character, the reviewers on the editorial and  international advisory board  belong to  a variety of fields, and experts are in the ambit of international affairs, economics, environment, culture & society etc.  The reviewers are expected to maintain absolute confidentiality with regard to the contents of manuscripts. The reviews are to be conducted objectively and the referees are expected to express their views clearly with supporting reasons. The reviewers   have no conflict of interest with the authors and the subject matter of the research. Similarities or overlaps between the manuscript under review and any other published paper of which the reviewer may have personal knowledge, may also be brought to be attention of the editors. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative or other relationship with any of authors or institutions connected to the papers.

Duties/Responsibilities of the Authors

Authors are required to present an accurate account of the original research work and   an objective discussion of its significance. The paper should contain sufficient details of the literature and references.  Fraudulent and knowingly made inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and would be unacceptable. Proper acknowledgement of the work of others must always be made. Applicable copyright laws and conventions are required to be followed. Copyright materials should be reproduced only with permission and due acknowledgement.  Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the paper which is submitted for publication. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Others who have participated in certain substantive aspects in the development of the paper should also be acknowledged. The corresponding author is required to ensure that all co-authors are included in the paper, and that the co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication. All sources of financial support should also be disclosed. Upon discovery of any significant error in the published work, it is the responsibility of the authors to promptly notify the editors and cooperate in the retraction or correction of the paper.