Ad Litteram Journal (2456 6624)
The editorial process for every manuscript submitted to the journal undergoes the following process during the course of the review:
The Editor in Chief (EIC) with his Editorial Team (Editor, Co-Editor, Associate, Managing and Assistant Editors) of Ad Litterma: An English Journal of International Literati ISSN 2456 6624 very critically inspects the submitted manuscripts. The team takes a decision here only as to what would be the later course of action to the manuscript submitted. On the basis of the peripheral norms of the submission guidelines, the team makes the decision to either accept or reject the submitted manuscript. The manuscript shall go only to the process of the blind peer review when it has got sanction and approval at the first stage itself from the Editorial Team. If the EIC team determines that the manuscript is not of sufficient quality to go through the normal review workflow or if the subject of the manuscript is not appropriate to the journal's suggested theme, then the manuscript without further processing may be rejected. If the EIC team comprehends the fact that the submitted manuscript is of sufficient quality and falls within the scope of the journal, they then send it to at least two or more external reviewers for the blind peer-review. These external reviewers will be selected by the EIC from the list of potential reviewers from the Board of Reviewers of the journal's apex committee based on their availability for a quality review. The Editorial Team may choose even those academician or intellectual outside the Board if the need is felt so. EIC Team shall remain in touch with all the board members frequently to ascertain their due work assigned to them.
Peer Reviewers submit their review reports on the manuscripts along with their recommendation of one of the following actions to the Editor in Chief
- Publish Unaltered.
- Publish after Minor Changes.
- Review Again after Major Changes.
- Reject: Manuscript is flawed or not sufficiently novel.
The review process is double-blind; that is, the reviewer does not know who the manuscript author(s) is and the author(s) does not know who has reviewed the manuscript. If there is any correction in the manuscript, then Ad Litteram Journal's review members will correct the same with an approval from the Board. Corrections / Edited manuscripts will not be disclosed to the Manuscript authors for want of time. That is, Galley Proofs will not be sent to the Primary / Communicating author. Once the publication process is over, copies of online versions of respective journals will be sent to the Primary / Communicating author's address. Review process comprises 2 steps:
Step 1 :Your paper will be sent for "Technical Acceptance", where in the technicalities will be validated by the peer reviewers. Once it is done, we will send the outcome to the authors so as to enable them to send the Copyright form (CRT form) available on the website.
Step 2 :Second step would be "Publication Process". Upon receipt of the approval from the Reviewers and filled-in CRT form, your paper will be sent to production department for publication process wherein the paper will be subjected for Plagiarism, Size of paper, Flow of information etc., checks which are related to non-technicalities. All the articles/manuscripts will be checked for plagiarism. Plagiarized contents will not be published and it will be intimated to the concerned author. Author(s) can choose either to withdraw the paper or resubmit the paper after due corrections.
The Editor-in-Chief (EIC) of Ad Litteram: An English Journal of International Literati ISSN 2456 6624 has the authority and reserves the right to reject any manuscript submitted because of inappropriateness of its subject content, lack of quality, incorrectness of its results & recommendations, inaccuracies in the experimentations etc. at any stage. The final conclusion on publication is made by the EIC upon recommendation of Expert members. Nevertheless, EIC’s decision is final with respect to the acceptance or rejection of a manuscript for all the journal publications, assignment of paper to a journal, journal management w.r.t their categories, names, disciplines etc.
If an article meets the preliminary requirements, the article will be processed for review, which could take up to 1- 2 months. All articles are blindly peer reviewed.
The criteria used for reviewing articles are:
- contemporary relevance
- contribution to knowledge,
- experimental studies and analysis, if applicable
- clarity and logic in analysis
- methodology (for research articles),
- implications for intervention
- appropriateness of references, and
- language, its use and flow
Changes in the papers: No changes in paper will be accepted once the decision of acceptance is announced through email to the communicating / corresponding author. So authors are requested to make all the corrections well prior to the decision of acceptance for paper publication announced to the authors / scholars. If there are any changes to be made in the paper once the publication is done, the feasibility and possibility of changes will be determined by the editorial team and the team's decision is final.
Discrepancies in the paper:Also if there is any discrepancy in the paper published in our journal (Example could be due to manual error), this should be reported to us within 5 working days of the publication of the articles in our journal. Any complaints issues received after 5 working days of the publication of the articles in our journal will not be entertained for resolution.
Manuscript / Paper withdrawal:Authors / Scholars are allowed to withdraw their paper(s) only within 1 week from the date of acceptance of paper. Acceptance notification will be sent to the authors through email. If there is an explicitly written withdrawal mail from the communicating author within 1 week from the date of acceptance of paper, the paper will be withdrawn from the publication process immediately. Otherwise EIC and the Editorial Board will decide whether to publish / reject the paper. This policy is followed strictly to avoid unnecessary hurdles created by the indecisiveness of the scholar for the journals.
Copyright:Each manuscript must be accompanied by a statement that it has been neither published nor submitted for publication, in whole or in part, either in a serial, professional journal or as a part in a book which is formally published and made available to the public. If the manuscript is accepted for publication in our journal, it must not be published in any periodical(s) elsewhere without the permission of the editorial board. If the manuscript is accepted for publication in our journal, it will be communicated to the author(s) who submitted the same through e-mail or telephone. Author(s) is/are expected to send the Copyright Transfer Agreement within 10 working days from the date of acceptance of paper (Scanned copy of the Copyright Transfer Agreement form is accepted). If there is no communication (either positive or negative) from the concerned author(s), then it is up to the EIC to have a final verdict w.r.t the publication status. It may either be sent to the publication unit for publication or be out rightly rejected.
Conflicts of Interest Policy:
At the point of submission, the Ad Litteram Journal’s Policy requires each author to reveal any financial interests or connections, direct or indirect, or other situations that might raise the question of bias in the work reported or the conclusions, implications, or opinions stated for the individual author(s) or for the associated department(s) or organization(s), personal relationships, or direct academic competition.
As an integral part of the online submission process, Corresponding authors are required to confirm whether they or their co-authors have any conflicts of interest to declare, and to provide details of these. If the Corresponding author is unable to confirm this information on behalf of all co-authors, the authors in question will then be required to submit a completed Conflict of Interest form to the Editorial Office. It is the Corresponding author’s responsibility to ensure that all authors adhere to this policy.
If the manuscript is published, Conflict of Interest information will be communicated in a statement in the published.
Publication Charges:There is no publication for the Ad Litteram: An English Journal of International Literati (ISSN 2456 6624). Ad Litteram Journal is a self supporting body and does not receive funding from any institutions and government. Hence, the operation of the journal is solely financed by the Editorial Team to maintain the quality fabrics of the journal.