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

  1. 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.
  2. 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 an inclination and affiliation with nematological research and developments in India.
  3. It is entirely the responsibility of the 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

  1. 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.
  1. Immediately after receiving a new manuscript, an acknowledgement bearing the Ms.ID is conveyed to the corresponding author.
  2. 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.
  3. 12. The article is checked for IJN formatting style and plagiarism.
  4. 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.
  5. After receiving the comments from reviewers, the EiC conveys the same to the authors.
  1. The articles recommended for rejection are conveyed to the authors with proper justification for the decision.
  2. The articles recommended for major/minor revisions are accepted by the authors to the reviewers’ satisfaction after revision.

Maintaining Ethical practices

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  1. The reviewers are expected to maintain absolute confidentiality about the contents of manuscripts.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

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