Journal Policies

Peer Review Policy  | Open Access Policy |  Copyright Policy  | Reuse Policy | Plagiarism Policy | Correction and Retraction Policy 
Deposit Policy | Advertising Policy


Peer Review Policy

We are transparent in our reviewing process. A double blind peer review process is applicable for our journal (authors and reviewers are unaware of one another’s identity) and the author(s) is informed about the status of their contribution whether accepted or sent back to them for improvements.

Open Access Policy

IJCMS is aimed at providing high quality research articles to the academic community without any cost (GOLDEN OA). This journal provides immediate open access to its content for making it one of the largest open source available to the research community in arts, humanities and social science sector. However the author whose article is accepted, need to pay the specified amount in order to cover the publication fees.

Copyright Policy

IJCMS hold copyrights for the articles including abstracts published in the journal as accepted by the author in full consent in order to ensure full copyright protection and to disseminate the journal internationally.

IJCMS is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. The articles that published in IJCMS can be copied and redistributed in any medium or format. Articles can be remixed, transformed and built upon for any purpose, even commercially.

IJCMS allows authors to self-archive and reuse their work subject to the journal’s Copyright Policies on this Website, considering all the matters concerning a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Authors are responsible for the content of the manuscripts and articles.

Reuse Policy

The material published in this journal can be remixed, and built upon even for commercial purposes, as long as the new creations are credited and licensed under the identical terms (as indicated by “SA” in the license title). 

Plagiarism  Policy

 We check for plagiarism by iThenticate or turnitin and never tolerate plagiarism, forged data, and falsified data presentation from authors who will be blacklisted from publishing articles in IJCMS and its group of journals. We also strictly follow norms of UGC PROMOTION OF ACADEMIC INTEGRITY AND PREVENTION OF PLAGIARISM IN HIGHER EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS) REGULATIONS, 2018.

IJCMS respects intellectual property and aims at protecting and promoting original work of its authors. Manuscripts containing plagiarized material are against the standards of quality, research and innovation. Hence, all authors submitting articles to IJCMS are expected to abide ethical standards and abstain from plagiarism, in any form. In case, an author is found to be suspected of plagiarism in a submitted or published manuscript then, IJCMS shall contact the author (s) to submit his / her (their) explanation within two weeks, which may be forwarded to the Fact Finding Committee (FFC) constituted for the purpose, for further course of action. If IJCMS does not receive any response from the author within the stipulated time period, then the Director / Dean / Head of the concerned College, Institution or Organization or the Vice Chancellor of the University to which the author is affiliated shall be contacted to take strict action against the concerned author.

IJCMS shall take serious action against published manuscripts found to contain plagiarism and shall completely remove them from our websites and other third party websites where the paper is listed and indexed. The moment, any article published in IJCMS database is reported to be plagiarized, IJCMS will constitute a Fact Finding Committee (FFC) to investigate the same. Upon having established that the manuscript is plagiarized from some previously published work, IJCMS shall support the original author and manuscript irrespective of the publisher and may take any or all of the following immediate actions or follow the additional course of actions as recommended by the committee: 

  1. IJCMS editorial office shall immediately contact the Director / Dean / Head of the concerned College, Institution or Organization or the Vice Chancellor of the University to which the author(s) is (are) affiliated to take strict action against the concerned author.
  2. IJCMS shall remove the PDF copy of the published manuscript from the website and disable all links to full text article. The term Plagiarized Manuscript shall be appended to the published manuscript title.
  3. IJCMS shall disable the author account with the journal and reject all future submissions from the author for a period of 03 / 05 / 10 years or even ban the authors permanently.
  4. Any other course of action, as recommended by the Committee or as deemed fit for the instant case or as decided by the Editorial Board, from time to time

Correction &  Retraction Policy

Article withdrawal

Authors are free to withdraw articles or their publications from being published from our journal group through written statement duly signed by author(s) before it is published online or being allotted with Volume, Issue numbers, DOI and article ID. If an article is withdrawn by us in the events such as, but not limited to, multiple submission, fraudulent use of data, bogus claim of authorship, unreliable findings and unethical research practices, ERM publication group is not bound to inform the author(s) on the reason for withdrawal. Any such withdrawn articles are removed from the online databases in all formats irrespective of the citation or impact factor. Instead, a short note will be displayed stating that the article has been withdrawn.


As a responsible journal publishing group, we take utmost care to ensure the published works are error-free. However if there are any unintentional errors found by the readers, journal group is ready to publish the refutations from the readers only after being checked and peer-reviewed for the prominent evidence that claims that there is a major error in the original paper. Though criticisms will not be discussed with the authors, the editor-in-chief is the final decision authority to approve or reject a refutation from publishing. ERM group of journals is open to receive such corrections to all the types of articles published except research highlights.


Significant typographical errors, units, data, errors in figures-table numbers, legends, proofing errors and errors that are not inclusive of editing sections are published with the information on the article. However negligible errors are not published but not in the case of apparent simple errors that are significant. The decision of editor-in-chief is final.


Corrigenda submitted by the original authors are published if the scientific accuracy or re-producibility of the original paper is compromised. Post publication of the papers if the authors found errors that are unavoidable, they can contact the editor-in-chief with the required information. Readers who find such errors are requested to write ‘Letter to the editor’ stating the complete information such as article title, name of the authors, volume, issue, page number, section head and the error with the correction. The decision of editor-in-chief is final though most corrigenda are approved by the editors and peer-reviewers provided there is a justification.


After peer-reviewing, addenda are added if the editors feel that the additional information is required mandatorily so that the readers can easily understand. This is usually in response to readers' request for clarification. Addenda are rarely published with the omitted information significant for the understanding of the manuscript.

Article retractions

The editor-in-chief when receives a request from a third party or from the author(s) to retract their article because of the scientific misconduct or outdated information such as the main conclusion of the paper being outdated, the same will be thoroughly analyzed with neutral editors, peer-reviewers, all the authors and institutions. Once found with eligible and reliable information about the misconduct/outdated information, the editor-in-chief decides the article to be retracted either in partial or in-full prior to which the author(s) are requested an explanation/justification though this doesn’t affect the decision. This is followed by informing the readers about the article retraction with the note stating that the article has been retracted. If one or more author(s) do not want their article to be retracted, they may send ‘Letter to the editor’ stating the corrections/justifications carried out with Statement of Proof. Final decision on the retracted articles is with Editor-in-Chief.

Article removal

Though removing an article occurs during rare instances, this is mandated if the journal article clearly has defamatory content, copyright or any such legal issues etc., In such circumstances, though the article is removed with a note that ‘article has been removed for legal reasons, the bibliographic information (title and authors) are retained and unchanged. Final decision on the removed articles is with Editor-in-Chief.

Article replacement

As mentioned in the article retraction, if author(s) respond to Editor-in-Chief with the false / inaccurate / misguided information / plagiarized content along with the corrections carried out by them, the editor-in-chief may consider to replace the article from its online version.

Supplementary information

Rare case of authors' corrections to Supplementary Information (SI) are published only if it makes much difference to the article results such as (major errors that compromise the conclusion of the study). Authors have no option to update or change the SI during or after a publication since it is a part of publication unless a change made for technical reasons.

Privacy Statement  

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.


The editors and reviewers evaluate manuscripts for intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.

Deposit Policy

The Indian Journal of Commerce and Management Studies (IJCMS) believes in open access research and it offers the research community a free, immediate and unlimited access to the information they need.
With digital archiving we have the opportunity to share our data freely with the Scientific and Academic society and the whole world. This removes the barriers for those interested in research. To contribute to the promotion of knowledge and science in the world, IJCMS offers a free access to all its data.
To preserve our data and respect the open access policy we have registered in the Registry of Open Access Repository (ROAR).

Advertising Policy
The Indian Journal of Commerce and Management Studies is an independent journal and does not accept advertising in any kind at any time.