Data fabrication and falsification:
Data fabrication refers to the researcher fabricating the data rather than performing the study. Falsification of data occurs when a researcher conducts an experiment but afterward alters part of the results.
It is unjust and dishonest to take the concepts of other scientists without giving them credit. Plagiarism is the act of using someone else's words without properly attributing them. Avoid this by using your own words rather than borrowing from someone else's manuscript or even one of your own that has already been published.
It is unethical to simultaneously submit the same work to multiple journals. When this is done, editors and peer reviewers lose their time, and if the work is published in more than one journal, it can hurt the reputation of the authors and the journals because the latter publication will need to be withdrawn.
This entails releasing many publications based on the same experiment that is quite identical. A selective publication is more likely to be interested in your work if you combine your findings into one extremely solid paper. Poor work that editors feel is the consequence of salami slicing is likely to be rejected.
Authors must check their papers for similarity (Plagiarism Report Must Be Below 20%) before submitting them for publication in this journal. The secretariat will then receive the results. Add a plagiarism report to your article submission. Submissions should be Microsoft Word documents unless previously agreed upon with the managing editor.
All papers should also comply with the manuscript submission guidelines which include:
Subdivision of the Article & Guidelines for Authors:
Abstract: There must be a clear, factual abstract (maximum length of 300 words). The abstract should provide a succinct summary of the study's objectives, important findings, and key conclusions. It must be able to stand alone as an abstract is frequently offered apart from the article. So, references should be avoided; but, if they are necessary, they must be referenced in full, without making mention of the reference list.
Length of Paper: The paper shouldn't be more than 15 pages long. Papers that are longer than 15 pages will be sent back to the authors for editing. All text for articles should be typed in single spacing, with ample margins, on one sheet of paper (ideally A4), including tables, footnotes, and references. Writers are expected to write as succinctly as they can while maintaining clarity.
Keywords: Provide no more than five keywords, avoiding generic and plural phrases as well as numerous notions (avoid words like "and" and "of," for example). This should come right after the abstract.
Title Page: The title page is a separate page before the text. It should include the following information:
Title: The title should be concise and informative. Try to avoid abbreviations and formulae where possible.
Author’s names and affiliations: Please indicate the given name and family name clearly. Below the names, present the authors' affiliation addresses (where the actual work was done).
Corresponding author: Clearly indicate who is willing to handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing, publication, and post-publication. Ensure that telephone numbers (with country and area code) are provided in addition to the Name, Designation, e-mail address, and complete postal address.
Words limit: The Journal solicits unpublished manuscripts. A PDF version of the article (along with the Words file) is also required which would help us in managing the diacritical marks, etc. The articles must not exceed 5000 words.
Table And Figures: The Editors reserve the right to reduce the size. All papers submitted should be in English/ Hindi. References should be in the Harvard format. The figures, illustrations, and photographs attached should be of high quality. Both color and monochrome graphics are accepted but they should be presented at least in a minimum 300 dpi resolution. All Tables and Figures must be Arabic numbered in sequential order. The table/figure title and the content of the table must be with a font size of 10 points with clarity. The title along with the table/figure is to be left justified and bold. The first row of the table is merged to place the title and margins not highlighted. The table heading must be above the table and the Figure heading below the figure. If the Table/Figure is borrowed from other sources, then source details must be mentioned at the bottom in Italics. Any Note to be mentioned again appears at the bottom of the figure/Table all with a font size of 10 points.
Paper Size and Printing- A4 is the preferred size.
Margins: 1” (2.54 cm) margin on all sides. Add 0.5” on the left side as a gutter for binding. All paragraphs must be Justified.
Font: The manuscript's language must be in English (American or British standard, but not a mixture of both). New Times Roman type for text. Sans Serif font (e.g., Arial) may be used for statistics in tables and figures.
Font size: 12 pt. for text and section headings; font size in Tables, figures, sources, footnotes, endnotes, and exhibits must be reduced to 10 pt. The title of the Project, Chapter Headings, Preliminaries, Reference as heading, and Annexure as heading section must be 14. However, the content within them remains at 12 points.
Spacing: 1.5 spacing between lines throughout the document.
Review: Being a Peer-review Journal, it may take one to three months to know the outcome of such a submission. The Book Review submitted should relate only to the books published in the past two years.
Plagiarism Report of articles below 20% similar index.
Submission for publication should be sent open file (MS. Words) and pdf to:
Author(s) should follow the latest edition of APA style in referencing. Please visit www.apastyle.org to learn more about the APA style.
References should be arranged first alphabetically and then further sorted chronologically if necessary. More than one reference from the same author(s) in the same year must be identified by the letters "a", "b", "c", etc., placed after the year of publication. Examples:
Reference to a journal publication:
Geer, J., Hanraads, J. A. J. & Lupton R. A. (2000). The art of writing a scientific article. Journal of Scientific Communications, 163(1), 51-59.
Reference to a book:
Strunk, W., Jr., & White, E. B. (1979). The elements of style. (3rd ed.). New York: Macmillan.
Reference to a chapter in an edited book:
Mettam, G. R., & Adams, L. B. (1994). How to prepare an electronic version of your article. In B. S. Jones, & R. Z. Smith (Eds.), Introduction to the electronic age (pp. 281-304). New York: E-Publishing Inc.
Reference to a web source:
Smith, Joe, (1999), One of Volvo's core values. [Online] Available: (July 7, 1999)
Citation In the Text:
Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). Avoid citation in the abstract. Unpublished results and personal communications should not be in the reference list but may be mentioned in the text. The citation of a reference as 'in press' implies that the item has been accepted for publication.
Proofs and Reprints:
E-mail attachments as electronic proof will be sent to the corresponding author as a PDF file. The final version of the manuscripts will be considered page proofs. No changes will be made in the manuscript at the proof stage except for clerical or typographical errors. Authors will have electronic access to the full text (PDF) of the article and can download the PDF file from which they can print unlimited copies of their articles.
The work described should not have been published before nor should it be under publication elsewhere (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture, or thesis). Authors agree to the automatic transfer of the copyright to the publisher when the manuscript is accepted for publication. Authors must be submitting a copyright form with the article submission.
Articles must be sent in electronic format, in English to the editor. The article sent for publishing will be accompanied by a short description which must contain complete contact details (first name, last name), affiliation (Department, Faculty, University, address of university), including those necessary for technical correspondence (phone, fax, email).
The author of the accepted paper will receive editorial comments so that the paper can be revised for publication. At least two members of the Editorial Board make an initial assessment of the scientific relevance of the article and nominate the reviewers to produce an informed opinion. The peer review takes place, involving two reviewers (per article) with expertise in the specific domain that is being addressed.
Journal attempts to convey the reviewer’s comments about the manuscripts to the authors within four weeks. Accepted pending revision manuscripts will be re-reviewed by the Editorial Board. IJAD attempts to publish the manuscripts within 4 weeks after submission. After the approval of the proposed article and its publishing in the online journal, the author will receive a free copy of the issue (PDF file).
Submission Preparation Checklist:
As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines’ requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines section.
The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Managing Editor).
The submission is a Microsoft Word document file (.doc or .docx).
When available, URLs for the references have been provided.
The submission follows the formatting guidelines in the Submission Guidelines section above.
All illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, not at the end or in another file.
The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliography.
The editors of the International Journal of Research in Art and Design (IJRAD) are the final authority for the selection of the articles of the Journal and reserve the right to reject any material deemed appropriate for publication. However, responsibility for opinions expressed and for the accuracy of facts published in the articles rests solely with the authors. Similarly, the photos published are supplied by the authors and any infringement or copyright violation's responsibility lies with them only.