Guidelines for Authors

1. SCOPE OF THE JOURNAL

The Research & Reviews in Polymer is devoted to the rapid publication of fundamental research papers on all phases of Polymer. Topics include Studies of structure and properties, biological and industrial development, analytical methods, chemical and microbiological modifications, interactions with other materials. All contributions shall be rigorously refereed and selected on the basis of quality and originality of the work as well as the breadth of interest of readers. The journal publishes the most significant new research in all phases of electrochemistry being done in the world today, thus ensuring its scientific priority.

Guidelines for Authors

1. SCOPE OF THE JOURNAL

The Research & Reviews in Polymer is devoted to the rapid publication of fundamental research papers on all phases of Polymer. Topics include Studies of structure and properties, biological and industrial development, analytical methods, chemical and microbiological modifications, interactions with other materials. All contributions shall be rigorously refereed and selected on the basis of quality and originality of the work as well as the breadth of interest of readers. The journal publishes the most significant new research in all phases of electrochemistry being done in the world today, thus ensuring its scientific priority.

2. TYPES OF CONTRIBUTIONS

Manuscripts submitted to the Research & Reviews in Polymer should be Review articles, Research articles, Full Papers, etc...

1.Review: Review introduces the reader to a particular area of an author’s research through a concise overview of a selected topic. The content should balance scope with depth, it should be a focused review of 9-10 journal pages.

2.Full Paper: Full Paper must feature novel previously unpublished material or represent full ac-counts of findings published earlier in preliminary form. Full Paper may include final original results obtained experimentally, descriptions of new experimental methods.

3. REDUNDANT OR DUPLICATE PUBLICATION

The Editorial Board of Research & Reviews in Polymer takes under consideration for publication original articles with the understanding that neither the manuscript nor any part of its essential substance, tables or figures have been published previously in print form or electronically and are not under consideration by any other publication or electronic medium.

Each submitted article should include the statement by the first author that the work has not been published previously or submitted elsewhere for review and a copyright transfer.

If a case of plagiarism occurs in Research & Reviews in Polymer, a determination of misconduct will lead the Research & Reviews in Polymer to exclude the article from the submission process or, if the article was already published, to exclude from the publication, and the authors will be accountable for the plagiarism.

4.SUBMISSION DECLARATION

Each submitted article should include the statement by the first author that the work has not been published previously or submitted elsewhere for review and a copyright transfer.

5. DISCLAIMER

Every effort is made by the Editorial Board of Research & Reviews in Polymer to see that no inaccurate or misleading data, opinion or statement appear in Research & Reviews in Polymer. However, they wish to make it clear that the data and opinions appearing in the articles and advertisements herein are the responsibility of the contributor, sponsor or advertiser concerned. Accordingly, Editorial Board accept no liability whatsoever for the consequences of any such inaccurate of misleading data, opinion or statement. Every effort is made to ensure that drug doses and other quantities are presented accurately. Nevertheless, readers are advised that methods and techniques involving drug usage and other treatments described in Research & Reviews in Polymer, should only be followed in conjunction with the drug or treatment manufacturer's own published literature in the readers own country.

6. PUBLICATION ETHICS

Financial or personal relationships that inappropriately influence his or her actions. These relationships vary from those with negligible potential to those with great potential to influence judgment, and not all relationships represent true conflict of interest. The potential for conflict of interest can exist whether or not an individual believes that the relationship affects his or her scientific judgment. Financial relationships are the most easily identifiable conflicts of interest and the most likely to undermine the credibility of the journal, the authors, and of science itself.

7. PERMISSIONS TO REPRODUCE PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED MATERIAL

Authors should include with their submission, copies of written permission to reproduce material published elsewhere (such as illustrations) from the copyright holder. Authors are responsible for paying any fees to reproduce material.

8. CONFLICT OF INTEREST

Public trust in the peer review process and the credibility of published articles depend in part on how well conflict of interest is handled during writing, peer review, and editorial decision making.

Research & Reviews in Polymer is a peer-review Journal, so all papers are evaluated by this system. If the paper follows the scope of the Journal, it will be sent to two or three independent reviewers, selected by the editors.

Timing

The review process will ordinarily require two weeks.

Peer review policy

All submitted manuscripts are read by the editorial staff. To save time for authors and peer-reviewers, only those papers that seem most likely to meet our editorial criteria are sent for formal review. Those papers judged by the editors to be of insufficient general interest or otherwise inappropriate are rejected promptly without external.

Manuscripts judged to be of potential interest to our readership are sent for formal review, typically to two or three reviewers. The editors then make a decision based on the reviewers’ advice, from among several possibilities:

  • Accept, with minor corrections;
  • Invite the authors to revise their manuscript to address specific concerns before a final decision is reached;
  • Reject, but indicate to the authors that further work might justify a resubmission;
  • Reject outright, typically on grounds of specialist interest, lack of novelty, insufficient conceptual advance or major technical and/or interpretational problems.

9. PEER REVIEW

All the listed authors have to agree on all contents and they are responsible for all informations included in the text.

The corresponding author is responsible for all communications between the Journal and all coauthors, before and after publication.

The corresponding author has to make a statement confirming that the content of the manuscript represents the views of the coauthors, that neither the corresponding author nor the coauthors have submitted duplicate or overlapping manuscripts elsewhere, and that the items indicated as personal communications in the text are supported by the referenced person.

Any changes to the author list after submission, such as a change in the order of the authors, or the deletion or addition of authors, need to be approved by every author.

The authors warrant that the manuscript is original and contains no matter which is defamatory or is otherwise unlawful or which invades individual privacy or infringes any proprietary right or any statutory copyright.

10. SUBMISSION OF CONTRIBUTIONS

The ‘Research & Reviews in Polymer’ accepts manuscripts only via Indian S Press (TSI.s Secure Online Manuscript Submission System).

Corresponding author or designee must be

able to provide manuscript as complete word-processor and PDF files including text, tables, graphics for online submission. Any help regarding online submission will provide at contactus@tsijournals.com

An author has to provide following items during submission:

A.Manuscript: The author should submit complete manuscript including text, tables, graphics in both wordprocessor and PDF files.

When authors cite unpublished information of other researchers who are not co-authors, copies of letters or email message of permission should be attached. A manuscript containing copyrighted information must be accompanied by copyright holder permission to reproduce it, no need when information is from Trade Science Inc journal.

B.Cover Letter: A cover letter must be uploaded with every manuscript in PDF format at the same as manuscript uploaded. The cover letter should contain,

a.The corresponding author’s name, postal and e-mail addresses, telephone and fax numbers.

b.The title of the manuscript and a brief paragraph explaining significance of the work.

c.Type of manuscript.

d.Statement and particular submitted manuscript must be original and unpublished (including in conference proceeding in electronic conferences or on web sites) and must not be under simultaneous consideration by another journal.

e.The names, institutional affiliations, and postal and email addresses of 5 or more qualified reviewers. When authors cite unpublished information of other researchers who are not co-authors, copies of letters or email message of permission should be attached. A manuscript containing copyrighted information must be accompanied by copyright holder permission to reproduce it, no need when information is from TSI journal.

C.Supplementary Information: Supplementary Information files are uploaded at the same time as the manuscript. Instructions of preparation of Supplementary Information are discussed in PREPARATION OF MANUSCRIPT AND SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

11. COPYRIGHT TRANSFER AGREEMENT

A properly completed and signed Copyright Transfer Agreement must be provided for each submitted manuscript. The CTA form with the assigned manuscript number will be provided to corresponding author by Editorial Office.

12. PUBLICATION CHARGES