About the Journal
Owner and publisher
London Journal of Interdisciplinary Sciences (LJIS) is owned and published by UKEY Consultancy & Publishing which was established in 2020 by a group of scholars.
Aim and Scope of the Journal
The main objective of London Journal of Interdisciplinary Sciences (LJIS) is to provide an intellectual platform for scholars, a platform in which research in alternative paradigms for social studies could be presented and debated.
London Journal of Interdisciplinary Sciences (LJIS) is a refereed academic journal. The journal publishes research articles in disciplinary and interdisciplinary social sciences and humanities. Articles are thus expected to be proactively in interdisciplinary sciences. The journal primarily publishes original research articles, but surveys, reviews, and tutorials can be considered as well.
Open Access Statement
London Journal of Interdisciplinary Sciences (LJIS) is an open-access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI) definition of open access.
London Journal of Interdisciplinary Sciences uses Open Journal Systems 184.108.40.206, which is open-source journal management and publishing software developed, supported, and freely distributed by the Public Knowledge Project.
The names and email addresses entered in London Journal of Interdisciplinary Sciences will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal. The data collected from registered and non-registered users of this journal falls within the scope of the standard functioning of peer-reviewed journals. It includes information that makes communication possible for the editorial process; it is used to inform readers about the authorship and editing of content and it enables collecting aggregated data on readership behaviours. The data will not be sold by this journal, nor will it be used for purposes other than those stated here. The authors published in this journal are responsible for the human subject data that figures in the research reported here.
Plagiarism is scientific misconduct and is an unacceptable violation of publication ethics. It should be dealt with promptly.
The managing editor and reviewers are the primary means of detecting plagiarism in manuscripts submitted to London Journal of Interdisciplinary Sciences. If reviewers suspect misconduct, they should notify the Managing Editor.
Ethical standards for publication exist to ensure high-quality scientific publications, public trust in scientific findings, and that people receive credit for their ideas. Papers submitted to the journal are subject to rigorous peer review to ensure that the research published is 'good science'.
The journal has a “double blind” review process: Authors are not told who reviewed their paper. The peer referees’ identity remains unknown to the authors throughout the review process.
Copyright and Licensing
Articles published in London Journal of Interdisciplinary Sciences are available under Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives Licence (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0). Users have the right to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of articles in this journal, and to use them for any other lawful purpose.
Articles published in the journal can be copied, communicated, and shared in their published form for non-commercial purposes provided full attribution is given to the author and the journal.
Authors retain their copyright and guarantee the journal right of first publication under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0. Authors of articles published by the journal also grant the journal the right to store the articles in its databases and/or other databases for an unlimited period and to distribute and reproduce the articles electronically. Authors can enter separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgment of its initial publication in this journal.
Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement
London Journal of Interdisciplinary Sciences is the result of the joint efforts of the authors, our editors, and our reviewers. Therefore, accepting standards of expected ethical behavior is important. The ethics standard used by London Journal of Interdisciplinary Sciences is based on the guidelines of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).
- Author(s) warrants that the manuscript is an original work that has not been published before and is not under consideration for publication elsewhere either in printed or electronic form.
- Authors warrant that all who have contributed significantly to the manuscript are indicated as authors.
- Authors warrant that the rights of third parties will not be violated and that the publisher will not be held legally responsible should there be any claims for compensation.
- Authors are exclusively responsible for the contents of the submission, and the validity of the results and must make sure that they have permission from all involved parties to make the data public.
- Authors wishing to include figures, charts, or text passages that have already been published elsewhere are required to obtain permission from the copyright holder(s) and to include evidence that such permission has been granted when submitting their papers. Any material received without such evidence will be assumed to originate from the authors.
- It is the responsibility of each author to ensure that papers submitted to the journal are written with ethical standards in mind and that they do not contain plagiarism. The authors affirm that the article contains no unfounded or unlawful statements and does not violate the rights of others.
- When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her/their own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal Editor or publisher and cooperate with the Editor to retract or correct the paper.
- The opinions put forward in the articles published in the journal belong to their authors. The author takes legal and ethical responsibilities.
- The managing editor is responsible for deciding which articles submitted to IJHS will be published.
- The managing editor is guided by the policies of the Journal's Editorial Board, considering the quality of papers, their originality, relevance, and readability, and their accord with the aims and scopes of the journal.
- Managing editor is obliged to provide clear and transparent guidelines for Authors in preparing manuscripts for publishing. Instructions for Authors are available at the journal's website.
- The managing editor is obliged to provide clear and transparent guidelines for Peer Reviewers, to provide confidentiality of peer review, and to protect Peer Reviewers' identity. Instructions for Reviewers and a list of reviewers are available on the journal's website.
- The managing editor and Editorial Board consider legal requirements in force regarding libel and copyright infringement.
- The managing editor is due to react if there is any justified suspicion about ethical misconduct in both published and unpublished papers.
- The managing editor must hold no conflict of interest regarding the articles considered for publication. If the Editor feels that there is likely to be a perception of a conflict of interest, the selection of reviewers and all decisions on the paper shall be made by the Editorial Board. Since the identity of the authors and reviewers is unknown to each other, the Editor is obliged to guarantee their anonymity.
Procedures for Dealing with Unethical Behaviour
The managing editor and/or any editorial staff start an investigation at any time of suspected unethical behavior or any type of misconduct.
The managing editor conducts the investigation. During an investigation, any evidence should be treated as strictly confidential and only made available to those strictly involved in the investigation. The accused will always be given the chance to respond to any charges made against them. If it is judged at the end of the investigation that misconduct has occurred, then it will be classified as either minor or serious.
Minor misconduct will be dealt directly with those involved without involving any other parties,
The managing editor, in consultation with the section editors, and, when appropriate, further consultation with a small group of experts should make any decision regarding the course of action to be taken using the evidence available. The possible outcomes are as follows:
- Publication of a formal announcement or editorial describing the misconduct.
- Informing the author's (or reviewer's) head of department or employer of any misconduct by means of a formal letter.
- The formally announced retraction of publications from the journal in accordance with the Retraction Policy.
- A ban on submissions from an individual for a defined period.
- Referring a case to a professional organization or legal authority for further investigation and action.
When dealing with unethical behavior, the Editorial Staff will rely on the guidelines and recommendations provided by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).
The views expressed in the published works do not express the views of the Editors and Editorial Staff. The authors take legal and moral responsibility for the ideas expressed in the articles. Publisher shall have no liability in the event of the issuance of any claims for damages. The Publisher will not be held legally responsible should there be any claims for compensation.
Frequency of publication: Semiannual
Formats of publication: Online
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