GENERAL STATEMENT

1-Indian Journal of Nematology (IJN), an official publication of the Nematological
Society of India (NSI) publishes two issues (June and December) in a calendar year.
The journal publishes original research papers on all aspects of Plant parasitic
nematodes, Entomopathogenic nematodes, and Free-living nematodes that impact
agriculture.
2- Research papers and short communications are published based on new findings;
besides occasionally, mini-reviews and feature articles are also considered for
publication. Articles submitted for publication undergo a peer review process before
being accepted for publication.
3-The journal seeks articles from those working in the field of plant protection sciences
from all over the world, without any prejudice to the nature of the authors or the
institution, including gender, race, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or
political affiliations.
4-NSI does not charge any amount for publication but requests that at least one of the
authors should be a member of the Society.
5-NSI is committed to meeting high standards of ethical behaviour at all stages of the
publication process.
The Constitution of Publication Body
6-NSI appoints a new Executive Committee (EC) every two years through a general
electoral process. Soon after the new EC takes over, a new Editor-in-Chief (EiC) and
an Editor are appointed for two years.
7-The EiC and the Editor, in consultation with the EC, constitute an Editorial Board
(EB) comprising 10–12 members from across the world; the foreign members, besides
being global leaders in different areas of specialization, should preferably have
inclination and affiliation with nematological research and developments in India.
8-It is entirely the responsibility of EiC and the Editor to run the affairs of the Indian
Journal of Nematology in consultation with the members of the EB and overall
supervision of the EC.
The Publication Protocol
9-It is the responsibility of EiC, the Editor, EB members, and the reviewers to maintain
the highest standard of ethnicity and confidentiality in the publication process.
10-Immediately after receiving a new manuscript, an acknowledgement bearing the Ms.
ID is conveyed to the corresponding author.

11-The authors have to certify the authenticity of the original research and that the work
has not been published earlier or is under consideration for publication elsewhere.
12-The article is checked for IJN formatting style and plagiarism.
13-Those found suitable are referred to two or more Reviewers who are considered
experts in that area through a double-blind process. The EiC takes the decision on
reviewers in consultation with the Editor.
14-After receiving the comments from reviewers, the EiC conveys the same to the
authors.

15-The articles recommended for rejection are conveyed to the authors with proper
justification for the decision.
16-The articles recommended for major/minor revisions are accepted by the authors to
the reviewers’ satisfaction after revision.
Maintaining Ethical practices
17-The reviewers, editors, and EB members are expected to exercise caution and ensure
that they have no conflict of interest in the articles they accept or reject.
18-The evaluation of manuscripts is made based on their merit and intellectual content
without having regard to the nature of the authors or the institution, including gender,
race, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political affiliations of the authors.
19-The reviewers are expected to maintain absolute confidentiality about the contents of
manuscripts.
20-Reviewers are informed not to consider manuscripts with conflicts of interest
resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships with any authors or
institutions connected to the papers.
21-The editors are expected to exercise caution and ensure that they have no conflict of
interest concerning the manuscripts they accept or reject. The members of the EB follow
strict confidentiality. They are required not to disclose any information about a
submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, and
Editors.
22-Mention of a proprietary product, commercial formulation, or pesticide does not
constitute recommendations or endorsements by the NSI or EB for its use in any form. Use
of registered trade names, trademarks, etc., in the manuscripts, even without specific
indications thereof, unless otherwise stated and solely reflect the individual views of
the authors and not necessarily any official view of the NSI/IJN. The NSI/IJN
assumes no responsibility for the contents/completeness/views/other items/accuracy
of the conclusion reported in the manuscripts by the authors.
Creative Commons (CC BY 4.0)
All articles printed in the Indian Journal of Nematology are governed by the Creative
Commons CC BY 4.0 license. This allows anybody to reproduce, redistribute, remix,
transmit, and adapt the work so long as the original work and source are adequately
acknowledged.