Ethical Policy: Dera Natung Government College Research Journal (DNGCRJ) aims to provide a means to communicate quality and original research work, sharing ideas and information to the academic or research community, and society as a whole in a proper and accurate manner. Therefore, it is mandatory and strictly advised to follow certain ethics by authors to publish an article in DNGCRJ, editors to edit and reviewers to review the article submitted to DNGCRJ. The authors, editors, and reviewers need to strictly adhere to the following code of ethics to enhance the quality of DNGCRJ.


Article Assessment: All manuscripts are subject to peer review and are expected to meet standards of academic excellence. DNGCRJ uses a single-blind review i.e., the identity of the authors will be known to the reviewers, however, the identity of the reviewers shall remain anonymous to the authors.


Authorship and Acknowledgment: Only individuals who made significant contributions to the work, at least a section of the work, are to be given the chance of author, and other individuals should be acknowledged. Authors and co-authors need to ensure the accuracy and validity of all the results prior to submission. Authors should not present results obtained by others.


Plagiarism: Reproduce of text from other papers without proper credit to the source or produce of many papers with the same content by the same author and submitting the same paper to more than one journal concurrently is unethical and is not acceptable. Authors should acknowledge the work of others used in their research and paper. DNGCRJ uses Crossref Similarity Check (iThenticate) to detect submissions that overlap with published and submitted manuscripts. Manuscripts that are found to have been plagiarized from a manuscript by other authors, whether published or unpublished, will be rejected and the authors may incur sanctions.


Conflict of Interest: The authors should have no conflict of interest.


Citation Manipulation: Authors whose submitted manuscripts are found to include citations whose primary purpose is to increase the number of citations to a given author’s work, or to articles published in a particular journal, may incur sanctions. Editors and reviewers must not ask authors to include references merely to increase citations to their own or an associate’s work, to the journal, or to another journal they are associated with.