Publication Ethics

INCLUSIVE is an OPEN ACCESS peer-reviewed Bi-annual E-Journal which started publications in 2012. Since its inception the journal has remained committed to UGC’s guidelines on Ethical Policy for the Journals that come under the coverage of UGC-CARE List. Papers are selected on the basis of merit and rejected on grounds of poor writing, unfair behaviour, misconduct, lack of arguments, non-compliance to the instructions and unethical practices like plagiarism and offering incentives.

INCLUSIVE does not get any funding from outside. But as an OPEN ACCESS journal accepts the processing fees only from the willing contributors in order to defray the cost of publication, maintenance of journal’s website and logistical supports which is increasing day by day. Even then publication in Inclusive is never guided by any funding including the fees, but sheerly depends on the Review Report (Double Review) and Editorial Decisions in order to maintain transparency and academic integrity. Any kind of persuasion for publication or attempts to influence the decisions are strictly prohibited. Reports and the successive editions are regularly sent to the UGC for scrutiny/evaluation to pursue a credible stand in support of publication ethics.