The KVR Book Central (KVRBC) applies the following policies for the book publications.

1. Peer Review Process

1.1. Whole / Full Books

KVRBC follows the double-blind peer review process for all the submitted manuscripts by consultation with the two independent reviewers who are experts in that specific area. Based on the comments received from the reviewers, the KVRBC will make the necessary decision on the manuscript(s) and same will be communicated to the author(s).

Any submissions from the advisory board will also undergo double-blind peer review and the acceptance will be based on the comments of the reviewers.

We know that the peer review process is time-consuming process, and it is our prime objective to give a decision on the submitted manuscripts at the earliest.

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1.1.1. Plagiarism check

KVRBC will check the every manuscript for the plagiarized content and the acceptance limit of the plagiarized content is 20%.

1.2. Book Series (Book Chapters)

Every edition of the book will be assigned with the editors who are responsible for the review of the book chapters. In addition to this, for publishing quality content, our in-house editors will look into the every manuscript.

We know that the peer review process is time-consuming process, and it is our prime objective to give a decision on the submitted manuscripts at the earliest.

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1.2.1. Plagiarism check

KVRBC will check the every manuscript for the plagiarized content and the acceptance limit of the plagiarized content is 20%.

2. Proofread of manuscript

KVRBC is an international publisher and it will accept the manuscripts in English language only. It is the responsibility of the author(s) to maintain the language of manuscript in clear, concise and easily understandable to the greater audience. If you have any problem with the language usage, it is advisable to go for the proof read service. However, some corrections will be done in the final accepted manuscript(s) by the KVRBC, if required.

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3. Lodging Of Complaints (or) Appeals

If author(s) (or) funding bodies (or) any other has / have any conflicts with the accepted and/or published work(s), they can lodge a complaint to the publisher via email at [email protected] .

4. Manuscript (or) book proposal submission policies

Before submitting the manuscript, authors must accept the following compliance(s).

4.1. Manuscript is submitting solely to the KVRBC.

4.2. Manuscript has not been published at anywhere and also it is not under the consideration of any other publisher simultaneously.

4.3. If any table(s) / figure(s) / image(s) copied from the published work(s), authors are responsible to get the written permission from the copyright holder.

4.4. It is the responsibility of the author(s) to check the quality and originality of the work(s).

4.5. Any part of the data (or) images shouldn’t manipulate to make the results suitable for the conclusions.

4.6. Authors are responsible for the quality of the content.

4.7. Publisher has reserved rights to advertise in accepted manuscripts.

Hereby it is informing to all the authors, submission of the manuscript to the KVRBC indicates the authors are agreeing and following the above compliance(s). Anyone of the authors of the manuscript should submit the manuscript to the KVRBC and it is not permissible to submit the manuscript by the agents (or) any other, etc. All the proofs / future correspondences will be forwarded to the author who has submitted the manuscript.

5. Conflict of interest

If the authors are having any conflicts of interests, then those should be clearly specified in the manuscript. It is the responsibility of the author(s) to acknowledge the funding source(s) and/or contributor(s) (or) any other(s) in the manuscript. During the review process, we also ask our editor(s) and reviewer(s) to declare the conflict of interest regarding the submitted manuscript. If the author(s) failed to declare the conflict of interest, then the manuscript will be rejected immediately. If any conflict of interest found after publishing the book (or) book chapter, KVRBC will take the necessary action according to the Book Retraction Policy of the KVRBC.

6. Plagiarism check and limits

KVRBC will check the every manuscript for the plagiarized content and the acceptance limit of the plagiarized content is 20%.

7. Publication and research misconduct

It is the serious consideration during the publishing process. Books / book chapters published by the KVRBC will follow the Committee On Publication Ethics guidelines in case of the suspected misconduct exist.

8. Book Retraction Policy

Retraction of the published book(s) / book chapter(s) will be done in the following cases such as multiple submissions, malpractice, infringements and unethical usage of the data, manipulation of the data to support the conclusion(s) and sometimes due to the conflicts of interests. In such cases, publication charges will not be refunded to the author(s) and also author(s) will be charged for the costs of legal action(s) taken for the retraction of book(s) / book chapter(s). Occasionally (or) in exceptional cases, publisher will allow the author(s) to correct the errors in book(s) / book chapter(s).

9. Publishing ethics

KVRBC strictly follows and supports the Committee On Publication Ethics (COPE) Code of Conduct guidelines. KVRBC will cooperate with the editorial team and author(s) for smooth publication of the quality content.

9.1. Responsibilities of the editors

9.1.1. Editors have to play a vital role in the peer review process of the manuscript(s).

9.1.2. Editor(s) must take the decision on the acceptance / rejection of the manuscript.

9.1.3. KVRBC follows a double-blind peer review process for the whole / full books (in case of book series, editors are responsible for the review of the manuscripts. However, we also will consider the suggestions from the subject experts in a view to publish the quality content), hence it is the responsibility of the editors / reviewers to maintain the confidentiality of the work before publishing.

9.1.4. Decisions relating to the misconduct, malpractice (or) any other complaints, editor should take the decision according to the editorial policies of the KVRBC by consultation with the KVRBC.

9.2. Responsibilities of the reviewers

Reviewer(s) must consider the following for the review of manuscript(s) and provide the suggestions to enhance the accuracy and the quality of the book / book chapter content in a view to grab the more attention of the audience.

9.2.1. Scientific quality of the work / study.

9.2.2. Advancement of the research when compared to the existing research, in-case of the research oriented books.

9.2.3. Whether they followed the international standards (or) policies, if exist.

9.2.4. Must specify the comments along with the reason(s).

9.2.5. Check the English language proficiency throughout the manuscript.

9.2.6. Mention the strengths and weaknesses of work / study.

9.2.7. Mention the possible suggestions to make the content scientifically sound, wherever applicable.

9.2.8. Check the quality of the figures (or) images.

9.2.9. Check whether the format of the equations and/or formulas are suitable for the final production of book. If not suitable, then suggest the possible software / application for the better output of the book.

9.2.10. Suggest the statistical methods wherever applicable.

9.2.11. Check the literature review of the work and compare the references with the literature review for their suitability, if applicable.

9.2.12. Check the book title, whether it is suitable (or) not to the objectives of the book content.

9.2.12. Check the title of the book chapter, whether it is suitable (or) not to the objectives of the book chapter content.

9.2.13. Reviewers should maintain the confidentiality of the work and shouldn’t discuss with others except with the editorial team.

9.2.14. Reviewers try to identify the plagiarism in received manuscript(s) for the review. Anyhow, we will assist you by providing the access to the plagiarism check software.

9.2.15. Identify the published work(s) relating to the submitted work(s) which have not been cited by the author(s), if applicable.

9.2.16. Reviewers must be neutral and shouldn’t have criticism of the author(s).

9.2.17. Reviewers shouldn’t consider the manuscript for the review, if they have any conflict of interest.

Finally, reviewers should submit the report by considering the suitability of the manuscript for the final publication.

9.3. Responsibilities of the authors

9.3.1. Author(s) must confirm that the submitted work is original and free of plagiarism (within the limits).

9.3.2. Clearly acknowledge the conflicts of interests, if exists.

9.3.3. Confirm the work(s) is/are solely submitted to the KVRBC and not submitted elsewhere for simultaneous consideration.

9.3.4. Confirm the submitted work is not published elsewhere except for the poster presentation (or) presentations at conferences (or) seminars (or) workshops.

9.3.5. Specify the funding sources in manuscript, if you have any.

9.3.6. Specify the conflicts of interests in the manuscript, if you have any.

9.4. Responsibilities of the publisher

KVRBC will check the following information.

9.4.1. Authorship.

9.4.2. Funding sources of the work.

9.4.3. Conflicts of interests.

9.4.4. Confidentiality of the work.

9.4.5. Publication ethics.

9.4.6. Modifications in the manuscript, if necessary.

9.4.7. Timely publication of the accepted work(s).

9.4.8. Checks whether they followed the standards (or) not.

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