BT’S International Journal of Humanities & Social Science
Dr. Prabhawati Chaudhary
21, First Polo Ground, Paota, Jodhpur
Prof. Chandra Shekar
37, Jwala Vihar, 3rd Pulia, Chopasni Road, Jodhpur
Prof. D.C. Jain
3-K-25, Kudi Bhagtasani, Housing Board, Jodhpur
Prof. K.G. Sharma
Prof. Mahendra Singh Ranawat
III/F/18, Sector-2, University Staff Colony, Jodhpur
Prof. S.P. Vyas
Asop Ki Pole, Navchokiya, Jodhpur
Prof. Sukadeb Naik
Dr. Meena Bardia
53, Abhishek Nehru Park, Sardarpura, Jodhpur
Dr. B.L. Fadia
Dr. Raj Kumar Chhabra
C-35, Panchawati Colony, Ratanada, Jodhpur
Dr. S.C. Sharma
Instructions to Authors
Please read and follow these instructions carefully; doing so will ensure that the publication of your article manuscript is as rapid and efficient as possible. The Publisher reserves the right to return manuscripts that are not prepared in accordance with these instructions.
Submission of Manuscripts
Authors should submit Word by the journal’s preferred method.
License and Permissions
- It is a condition of publication that authors grant an exclusive license of ownership. This ensures that requests from third parties to reproduce articles are handled efficiently and consistently, and will also allow the article to be as widely disseminated as possible. In assigning copyright, authors may use their own material in other publications, provided that the journal is acknowledged as the original place of publication.
- Upon receipt of accepted manuscripts, the same will be forwarded for review.
- All papers should be written in A4 Size, Fonts Size 13 of Arial Font.
- We usually do not encourage paper with more than 24 pages.
- Work submitted for publication must be original, previously unpublished, and not under consideration for publication elsewhere.
Preparation of the Manuscript
General: Papers must be clearly written.
Figures: Figures should be submitted in soft copy 500-1000k.
All manuscripts will undergo some editorial modification, so it is important to check proofs carefully. The corresponding author will be sent an email asking them to check their proofs. The email will have PDF proof.
To avoid delays in publication, proofs should be checked and returned within 2 working days. The preferred method of correction is by taking printouts and correcting manually.
- The corresponding author for all articles will automatically receive a link to the full text of their article enabling them to download, this will be sent via email. Corresponding authors may also purchase offprints.
- We will endeavor to provide a mutually convenient publication date and time for authors, institutions, or societies that wish to publicize their research. We ask that you contact the Journals Press Office to discuss a potential press release or article and also the embargo date required.
- If authors have an embargo on papers, for example, if they are presenting their research results at a conference, we will endeavor to accommodate this in the publication process and are able to delay the publication of a paper until an embargo is lifted.
- Authors should include a note in the cover letter at submission, and also when returning proofs, about the embargo and the exact date and time the paper can be published.
- If you require any further clarification on our embargo policy or information on publicity for your article please contact the Journals Press Office.
Peer Review Process
Peer review is the evaluation of work by one or more people of similar competence to the producers of the work (peers). It constitutes a form of self-regulation by qualified members of a profession within the relevant field. Peer review methods are employed to maintain standards of quality, improve performance, and provide credibility. In academia, scholarly peer review is often used to determine an academic paper’s suitability for publication. Peer review can be categorized by the type of activity and by the field or profession in which the activity occurs.
We give papers for review to various reviewers not disclosing their names. Authors are requested not to ask for the same. We do not disclose the reason for rejecting or accepting the article. In case of a minor improvement, the same will be done and authors will be updated with the proofs.
Professional peer review focuses on the performance of professionals, with a view to improving quality, upholding standards, or providing certification. In academia, peer review is common in decisions related to faculty advancement and tenure.
Ethical Policy for Journals
Authors must be honest in presenting their results and conclusions of their article. Research misconduct is harmful to knowledge. It could mislead other researchers.
Fabrication, falsification, or selective reporting of data with the intent to mislead or deceive is unethical, as is the theft of data or research results from others. The results of the research should be recorded and maintained to allow for analysis and review. Following publication, the data should be retained for a reasonable period and made available upon request. Exceptions may be appropriate in certain circumstances in order to preserve privacy, to assure patent protection, or for similar reasons.
All those who have made a significant contribution should be given a chance to be cited as authors. Other individuals who have contributed to the work should be acknowledged. Articles should include a full list of the current institutional affiliations of all authors, both academic and corporate.
Reproducing text from other papers without properly crediting the source (plagiarism) or producing many papers with almost the same content by the same authors (self-plagiarism) is not acceptable. Submitting the same results to more than one journal concurrently is unethical. Exceptions are the review articles. Authors may not present results obtained by others as if they were their own. Authors should acknowledge the work of others used in their research and cite publications that have influenced the direction and course of their study.
Simultaneous submissions of the same manuscript to different journals will not be tolerated. The submitted article will be removed without consideration.
Corrections and Retractions
All authors have an obligation to inform and corporate with journal editors to provide prompt retractions or correction of errors in published works.
The journal will issue retractions if:
- There is clear evidence that the findings are unreliable, either as a result of misconduct (e.g. data fabrication) or honest error (e.g. miscalculation or experimental error);
- The findings have previously been published elsewhere without proper cross-referencing, permission, or justification (i.e. cases of redundant publication);
- It constitutes plagiarism;
- It reports unethical research;
- The author list is incorrect.
Other forms of misconduct include failure to meet clear ethical and legal requirements such as misrepresentation of interests, breach of confidentiality, lack of informed consent, and abuse of research subjects or materials. Misconduct also includes improper dealing with infringements, such as attempts to cover up misconduct and reprisals on whistleblowers.
The primary responsibility for handling research misconduct is in the hands of those who employ the researchers. If a possible misconduct is brought to our attention, we will seek advice from the referees and the Editorial Board. If there is evidence, we will resolve the matter by appropriate corrections in the printed journal; by refusing to consider an author’s future work, for a given period, and by contacting affected authors and editors of other journals.