Read and understand COPE guidelines as well as VIDYA- A Journal of Gujarat University's
ethics policy, and follow them
during all editorial processes.
Protect the reputation of their journal(s) and
published work by only publishing content of the
highest quality and relevance in a timely and responsible manner.
Carry out thorough, objective and confidential peer
review for original article submissions
that pass the initial quality check and editorial assessment, in adherence with
VIDYA- A Journal of Gujarat University Journals' ethics policy.
Detail and justify any article types which will not be
peer reviewed (e.g. editorials, opinion
Provide a transparent review and publication process as
far as is possible, with full respect
and care paid to the author(s).
Provide advice and give reasonable explanation and
updates to authors during the
submissions process and once a decision has been made.
Allow authors the right to appeal any editorial
Only accept papers based on the original merit, quality
and relevance of their content.
Support authors in queries concerning the originality
of their submissions and request the
support of VIDYA- A Journal of Gujarat University if necessary.
Advice the publisher of any third party material which
has been included for which they do
not believe sufficient permission has been cleared.
Be ready and prepared to publish corrections,
corrigenda, errata when necessary, as well as
retract articles that deem unethical, misleading or damaging.
Remain in good communication with both the publisher
and the author(s).