Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement

Publication Ethics Statement
The Editors/Consulting Editors of Cosmos an International Journal of Arts and Higher Education enforce a rigorous blind double peer-review process together with strict ethical policies and standards to ensure the addition of high-quality studies to the field of scholarly publication. In cases where we become aware of ethical issues, we are committed to investigating and taking necessary action to maintain the integrity of the literature and ensure the safety of research participants. Globus Publication has applied for COPE Membership for their journals.

Open Access Policy
Open access is an ongoing publication practice which differs in the way traditional methods of publishing papers to the public get submitted, reviewed, authenticated and finally published.  In Open Access publication model neither readers nor a reader’s institution are charged for access to articles or other resources. Users are free to read (by giving proper citation of the original publication), download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles for any non-commercial purpose without requiring a subscription to the journal in which these articles are published.

Copyright and Licensing
Copyright is retained by the authors. Articles are licensed under an open access Creative Commons CC BY NC 4.0 license, meaning that anyone may download and read the paper for free. In addition, the article may be reused and quoted provided that the original published version is cited. These conditions allow for maximum use and exposure of the work, while ensuring that the authors receive proper credit.
In exceptional circumstances, articles may be licensed differently. If you have specific condition (such as one linked to funding) that does not allow this license, please mention this to the Editorial Office of the journal at submission. Exceptions will be granted at the discretion of the publisher.

Conflict of Interests
Authors must identify and declare any personal circumstances or interest that may be perceived as inappropriately influencing the representation or interpretation of the reported research results. If there is no conflict of interest, please state, “The authors declare no conflict of interest”. Any role of the funding sponsors in the design of the study, in the collection, analyses or interpretation of data, in the writing of the manuscript, or in the decision to publish the results must be declared in this section. If there is no role, please state, “The funding sponsors had no role in the design of the study; in the collection, analyses, or interpretation of data; in the writing of the manuscript, and in the decision to publish the results”.

Acknowledgement of Sources
Authors should ensure that they have properly acknowledged the work of others, and should also cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work. Information obtained privately (from conversation, correspondence or discussion with third parties) must not be used or reported without explicit, written permission from the source.

Ethical Guidelines for Editors
Editor-in-Chief, Editorial Board Members, and consulting Editors take responsibility for overseeing the integrity of Journal. Points should be remember by the Editors:

  • Ethic approval and permissions for research.
  • Plagiarism, duplicate publication, and that necessary permission from the copyright holder to include already-published figures or images.
  • Author background and qualification.
  • Quality of the manuscript and whether it meets the aims and scope of the Journal.
  • The Originality of the work provided by the author(s).
  • Any facts that might be perceived as a possible conflict of interest of the author(s) must be disclosed in the paper prior to submission.
  • Authors must accurately present their research findings and include an objective discussion of the significance of their findings.
  • Data and methods used in the research need to be presented in sufficient detail in the paper, so that other researchers can replicate the work.

Ethical Guidelines for Reviewers
Points should be remember by the Reviewers:

  • Reviewers must keep the content of the manuscript, including the abstract, confidential. They must inform the Editorial Office if they would like a student or colleague to complete the review on their behalf.
  • Reviewers must inform to the Editors if they hold a conflict of interests that may prejudice the review report, either in a positive or negative way.
  • Reviewers who are invited to assess a manuscript they previously reviewed for another journal should not consider this as a conflict of interest in itself.
  • Reviewers should be careful not to reveal their identity to the authors, either in their comments or in metadata for reports submitted in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

Ethical Guidelines for Author(s)
Authors wishing to publish their papers must abide to the followings:

  • Author(s) should accurately present their research findings and include an objective discussion of the significance of their findings.
  • Author(s) must submit the cover letter, copyright form, declaration form, plagiarism report at the time of manuscript submission.
  • Author(s) must submit their name and affiliation, contact details at the time of manuscript submission.
  • All and only those who qualify for authorship should be included as authors, and their contribution given in the manuscript.
  • Any facts that might be perceived as a possible conflict of interest of the author(s) must be disclosed in the paper prior to submission.
  • Data and methods used in the research need to be presented in sufficient detail in the paper so that other researchers can replicate the work.
  • Simultaneous submission of manuscripts to more than one journal is not permitted.
  • Original research results must be novel and not previously published, including being previously published in another language.
  • For any content previously published (including quotations, figures or tables), any necessary permission to publish must be obtained from the copyright holder.
  • Author(s) must submit their biography within 100 words along with photograph after getting the acceptance of manuscript submission.
  • Errors and inaccuracies found after publication must be promptly communicated to the Editorial Office.

Ethical Guidelines for Publishers

  • Handling of Unethical Publishing Behavior: In cases of alleged or proven scientific misconduct, fraudulent publication or plagiarism, the publisher, in close collaboration with the editors, will take all appropriate measures to clarify the situation and to amend the article in question. This includes the prompt publication of an erratum, clarification or, in the most severe case, the retraction of the affected work. The publisher, together with the editors, shall take reasonable steps to identify and prevent the publication of papers where research misconduct has occurred, and under no circumstances encourage such misconduct or knowingly allow such misconduct to take place.

  • Access to Journal Content: The publisher is committed to the permanent availability and preservation of scholarly research and ensures accessibility by partnering with organizations and maintaining our own digital archive.

Complaints and Feedback

  • Complaints and feedback are requested to mail @ Editor-in-Chief.

  • Complaints from the readers if any will be approached to provide a reply within 06 months of publishing date of article.

  • Feedback are short letters from readers about the results reported or the experimental methods used in a published article When it is received, the authors and, where possible, the Comment and Reply will be published together.

  • Complaints and Feedback will undergo peer review at the discretion of the Editor-in-Chief.

Click here to download: Copyright & Declaration Form