London Journals Press acknowledges that quality publishing is a team effort-not alone should the authors contribute, but the editors, reviewers and professional staff too. With the collective participation of the London Journals Press Council, the Publications Board, the Special Interest Associations, editors-in-chief, editorial boards, program chairs and committees, aspire for the provision of a structure, which grants every working body of people, together with readers and libraries, to engage impartially and productively. With this conviction, London Journals Press determines this document that encapsulates the rights and duties of readers, editors, authors, reviewers, committees, program chairs and libraries. Despite the fact that this proclamation puts light on these six core groups, the stature of the professional staff is implied all through the document. For instance, the rights of editors and authors can particularly be achieved by sound service from the professional staff. Inversely, the certified staff will not be able to achieve any success on their own.
Primarily, our standard is that the publication process endures for the support of membership (Fellows and Associates and Registered Users of Website etc.) of the London Journals Press and the computing field mainly. London Journals Press has is confident in its accomplishment that should be deduced commonly in details of our high-quality, cost-effective circulation of knowledge and not barely in terms of a publications organization. We stress on the process of publication, which includes papers, web postings, technical reports, audio and video presentations, conferences etc. in Print Journals, 3D Virtual Journals, eJournals and Interactive Journals. The quality of the publications and the assignments that each person considers are medium to these extensive aspirations.
This document pertains to journals, books, eBooks, magazines, newsletters, conference proceedings and transactions published by London Journals Press, cited in this document in general term as publications. When specific privileges and duties are restricted to a few subsets of our publications, those subsets would be explicitly acclaimed. Although few exceptions to this policy may take place. These exceptions are commonly raised in London Journals Press’ professionally-managed magazines and news services with certain well-timed requirements. Yet, the aim of these publications, as for London Journals Press’ alternative publications, is to contribute the finest in material services.
London Journals Press encourages other publishers to also identify the rights and obligations of authors, readers, editors, reviewers and libraries, as asserted in the following text.
London Journals Press is establishing a best-faith attempts to implement the rights and restraints described in this document. Please realize that individuals and organizations can make mistakes. However, London Journals Press will seek to fix any complications that do occur.
Readers (End Users)
Readers consult articles in London Journals Press publications because they value the stature of these publications and find the material contained therein valuable and relevant.
Readers can expect London Journals Press to
Assurance that the electronic and printed version of an article will match within the limits of the style guidelines of each format.
Assurance that most of the articles are accurate and of high quality.
Circulate print periodicals by the fixed day of the planned issue month.
Post issues of periodicals in the Digital Library within three months of their delivery to London Journals Press, independent of the already planned print circulation date.
Assurance that journal, transactions, and magazine articles are efficiently copyedited.
Assurance of dependable formatting of articles in each publication.
Provide publications at low cost to individual subscribers, for the current year and for all previous years.
Consider the expectations of readers in economically developing nations and in economically undeveloped nations. We have an office in India also to support this.
Facilitate fast access to the electronic variety of each article, across the globe.
Allow low cost purchasing of distinct copies of articles (printed or electronic version) and London Journals Press expects readers to suitably acknowledge uses of the work.
Act in accordance with the copyright of the work.
Authors submit their work to London Journals Press because they value its stature and its cost-effective publication amenities as a place to present their ideas (usually research) to the community or to this website. In return, London Journals Press hopes back that authors submit work that is ready for publication and that authors be responsive to practical requests throughout the publication process. There are four crucial components in creating a quality publication where the author has both rights and responsibilities in their interactivity with the London Journals Press: authorship, review of the submission, processing of an accepted work, and publication. Given any conflict, we are only liable to return actual author charges, which is paid by author by any means.
Authors should associate in the best in ethical practices concerning the content of their work. Particularly, London Journals Press presumes authors to respect intellectual property rights of others in manuscripts submitted for publication by London Journals Press. Authors should not republish any section of their own work in a way, which makes it look as a totally new work. Finally, authors should not expect London Journals Press to look for remittance for unethical use of their work. (See the London Journals Press Policy on Plagiarism for more details.)
Thus, London Journals Press expects authors to
Obtain applicable permission for the reuse and reclaim of content copyrighted by somebody else.
Whenever reusing sections of their own already published work in a new manuscript, explicitly state within the text of the manuscript which sections were published elsewhere, and include references (mentioning reference is compulsory).
Legally recognize all persons who have direct contributions to the work.
When an author does a manuscript submission, a confidential double blind review process is started. The goal of the review process is to make a relevant, appropriate and timely conclusion (can take 7 to 15 days or more depending on the research performed) on whether a submission should be published. Conclusions like these are based on appropriate reviews by well-qualified and unbiased reviewers. Authors have the right to expect prompt, clear, and specific response. To facilitate this process, a submission should follow publication necessities and authors should be proactive in responding to questions.
Therefore, authors can expect London Journals Press to
Keep them updated on the status of their submission.
Use unbiased reviewers.
Issue timely reviews and clear response.
London Journals Press expects authors to:
Submit their work to only single publication in a period.
Follow submission specifications, e.g., topic areas, originality, page limits, cleared rights, accurate citations, designated contact, acknowledging the contributions to work appropriately.
Respond appropriately and in time to reviews.
Respond to reviews with one voice even in a case of having more than one author.
Respond positively to requests to stand as an arbiter for other papers.
Processing of accepted works
Once a submission has been approved and all the formalities are finished, authors can expect London Journals Press to publish the research in a timely and professional way. Authors can anticipate to have approval of all variations to the work. Along with it, London Journals Press will seek to not let authors to work unnecessarily. Yet, authors do have a responsibility to work with london Journals Press to complete the publication process.
Hence authors can expect London Journals Press to:
Provide some time to fix galleries for journal, transactions, and magazine articles.
Look for author advocacy of the final copy for journal, transactions, and newsletter articles.
Be financially responsible for its own internal preparation costs.
Note all copy-editing changes for journals and transactions. Avoid introduction of any error in the production process.
Avoid addition of matter without the corresponding author's approval.
Assure metadata accuracy for journal, transactions, and magazine articles.
And London Journals Press expects authors to:
Express with one voice even if there are more than one author.
Respond appropriately to reviews and comments while working on the final version.
Work with publisher and editor to accomplish design, quality constraints and other things.
Publication is only a part of the extensive aim of sharing ideas and results. Authors can expect London Journals Press to contribute to this broad aim, and particularly to motivate publication in multiple media. London Journals Press hopes the authors to identify London Journals Press’ contribution and not to publish the same material in other venues, except as legalized by London Journals Press copyright policy.
Therefore authors can expect London Journals Press to:
Allow a submission to be put it on home pages and public sources before and after review.
Allow an author’s version of their own London Journals Press-copyrighted work on their own server or on servers belonging to their companies.
Allow metadata information, e.g., bibliographic, abstract, and keywords, for their individual work to be openly available.
Allow authors the right to reuse their statistics in their own succeeding publications for which they have granted London Journals Press copyright.
Provide statistics for every journal, transaction, and newsletter on its regular turn-around time and its current backlog of articles.
And London Journals Press expects authors to:
Appropriately acknowledge the publisher's effort.
Guarantee that whenever the authors or their employers provide a link to an individual copy that there is a link to the London Journals Press’ definitive version also.
Guarantee that all versions copyrighted by London Journals Press bear the London Journals Press copyright.
Reviewers (Peer Reviewers, those who review a research)
London Journals Press identifies that the quality of a judged publication relies mainly on the unbiased judgment of their volunteer reviewers. An editorial board or program committee should approach an individual reviewer seldom and only with a manuscript that both comes under the reviewer's expertise and meets the journal guidelines. (Please note that some magazines/journals do not formally review all articles, and that many newsletters and some magazines do not arbitrate articles.)
Thus reviewers can expect London Journals Press to:
Maintain their anonymity.
Find out if they are willing to review before the submission is sent to them. The deadline for the review will follow its request.
Convey guidelines on what comprises of a reviewing conflict of interest.
Ask them to review only submissions for which the editor feels they have expertise, and request only a restricted number of reviews over the course of a year.
Realize that they have the right to decline a requested review.
Give a relevant length of time for a review, where the length of time depends on the publication.
Not again and again ask them to make up for delays presented by other participants in the reviewing cycle.
Do not ask them to give reviews for submissions that do not satisfy either specified publications requirements (e.g., page count restrictions) or which are obviously inappropriate for the publication.
Acknowledge their efforts in the publication process, while maintaining confidentiality of which submissions they reviewed.
Can inform them of the editorial decisions for the submission, including the author-visible portion of reviews.
May tell them who will see their review.
Realize that reviewers own the copyright for their reviews.
And London Journals Press expects reviewers to
Inform the demanding editor any possible conflicts of interest.
Review the submission by the pre-decided deadline.
Identify the charter and reviewing standards and processes of the publication.
Read the complete submission carefully, prepare the review carefully, implement skilled judgment, use suitable language in a review, and fill out provided review forms in full.
Sufficiently document in their review the reasons behind their recommendations.
Review consecutive revisions of a submission that they originally reviewed, should the editor feel that is relevant.
Maintain the confidentiality of the existence and status of submissions of which the reviewer becomes aware.
Do not use/practice results from submitted works in their works, research or grant proposals, unless and until that material appears in other publicly available formats, such as a technical report or as a published work.
Do not distribute/allocate/give a submission to anyone unless permitted by the editor handling the submission.
Maintain the anonymity of the other reviewers, should they become known to that reviewer.
Policy on Reviewer Anonymity
The "Rights and Responsibilities in London Journals Press Publishing" promises that London Journals Press will preserve the anonymity of reviewers. Editors and administrators of London Journals Press publications must keep the individualities of all reviewers of particular manuscripts hidden from authors, other reviewers, and the public. Recognition of reviewers may be revealed to members of a publication's Editorial Board or to London Journals Press staff as needed to promote expert information in special conditions. In cases like these, identification of a critic may also be told to other reviewers of the similar manuscript, provided that the agreement of all affected reviewers is received. Reviewers must also maintain the confidentiality of reviewer identities, as well as the reviews themselves, that are communicated to them at any period.
Refrain from the anonymity policy is made in the case of review of conference submissions by a program board. It is acceptable to make reviews and the identity of reviewers apparent to the entire package committee, provided that all committee members and solicited reviewers are informed in advance of this practice. (A further refrain occurs when a program committee associate is also an author. Names of reviewers can not be told to the author.)
This policy does not avoid the simple citation of all reviewers of a particular volume or proceedings without reference to particular manuscripts for the purpose of acknowledgement, or the visibility of reviewer's names in a composite database for use by the editors.
Editors, program chairs and program committees
London Journals identifies that editing a publication is an important task completed by volunteers, and for some journals, by professional staff. London Journals Press thrives to provide editors and program chairs and committees with the best possible support so that they can effectively complete their task. In return, editors and program chairs and boards should be careful in managing the review process.
Editors and program chairs and committees can expect London Journals Press to
Work with appropriate vendors to preserve the confidentiality requirements mentioned in this document in any manuscript tracking system provided to editors and program boards by London Journals Press.
Provide the training, documentation, and support required to use effectively the manuscript tracking schemes provided by London Journals Press.
Keep in mind, that the editor-in-chief or program chair has final rights with regard to the content.
Stand by the clear, written guidelines.
Attend and answer in a timely manner when help or information is asked for.
Note that editors and program chairpersons regulate content.
Provide a clerical and software infrastructure that supports tracking submissions and management of publications.
Note that the editor-in-chief or program chair selects the editorial board.
Provide the strong, operative, and honorable support to the publisher.
Agree to the term of appointment for an editor or program head of a publication.
Keep in mind, that an publishing supervisor or program chair can suggest changes to the publication's agreement and process for publications.
Provide evaluation support and editor or program chair orientation for journals.
Keep an operative appointment and reappointment procedures for publications.
And London Journals Press expects editors and program chairs and boards to
Inform the publisher in a timely manner of the grade of all submissions.
Receive the review process in a timely and suitable way.
Identify and follow through on author rights, reader rights, reviewer rights, and library rights. Particularly to deliver clear, timely and independent feedback.
Ask for help when required.
Be a supporter for their journal and to represent the London Journals Press well.
Responsibly cover all sides of important issues and not use the publication as a forum to promote their own opinions and sentiments.
Note that the editor-in-chief or program chair has final responsibility for the content of the journal. Maintain adequate proceedings.
Execute with excellence and appropriateness the agreement of the publication.
Use volunteers efficiently and objectively.
Collaborate with the publisher on its goals of secondary the membership of the London Journals Press and the computing profession in broad.
Indulge in the training and study essentials to appropriately use, and to correctly organize, the manuscript tracking systems provided by London Journals Press.
Libraries collect and distribute access to information resources in many layouts to support the teaching, research, and learning missions of their constituents. They subscribe to or purchase London Journals Press products because London Journals Press cater relevant, high excellence, affordable information required by their readers.
In addition to reader rights, libraries can expect London Journals Press to:
Respect fair use provisions of US copyright law.
Provide institutional access to electronic versions at a suitable price or free of cost and take into account the needs of economically emerging and economically undeveloped nations.
Allow libraries to fill interlibrary loan requirements, for teaching, research, and other not-for-profit uses.
Provide consistent access, upon request, to electronic content to which a library has electronically subscribed, for the subscription period, should the subscription ever be canceled or should London Journals Press remove titles from their electronic products, possibly for a fee.
Permit quick access to the electronic versions throughout the world despite of branches of library.
And London Journals Press expects libraries to:
Respond in a timely manner to reports of alleged openings of contract or agreement.
Create good faith, reasonable efforts to stop abuse of London Journals Press’ products.
Respect the copyright of the work and notify users of copyright law and limitations on use.