Ethical standards for publication exist to ensure high-quality scientific publications, public trust in scientific findings, and that people receive credit for their ideas. IJRHAS follows the Code of Conduct laid down by Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).
As defined by the World Association of Medical Editors (2014), "Plagiarism is the use of others published and unpublished ideas or words (or other intellectual property) without attribution or permission, and presenting them as new and original rather than derived from an existing source. Journal is committed to publish only original material, i.e., material that has neither been published elsewhere, nor is under review elsewhere. Manuscripts that are found to have been plagiarized from a manuscript by other authors, whether published or unpublished, will incur plagiarism sanctions. All the submitted articles are screened to Plagiarism detection software to check the originality of the manuscript.
Duplicate Submission refers to the "practice of submitting the same manuscript to two or more journals at the same time" without informing the journal editor that the manuscript has been submitted elsewhere. If authors have used their own previously published work, or work that is currently under review, as the basis for a submitted manuscript, they are required to cite the previous work and explain how their submitted manuscript is novel contribution beyond those of the previous work.
Submitted manuscripts that 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, will incur citation manipulation sanctions.
Citation manipulation or excessive self-citation is more prominent when submitted manuscripts that 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, articles that do not contribute to the content.. Citation manipulation is therefore a form of unethical editorial behaviour and must be treated as such.
Submitted manuscripts that are found to have either fabricated or falsified experimental results, including the manipulation of images, will incur data fabrication and falsification sanctions.
Redundant publications involve the inappropriate division of study outcomes into several articles.
All listed authors must have made a significant scientific contribution to the research in the manuscript and approved all its claims. It is important to list everyone who made a significant scientific contribution, including students and laboratory technicians.
In the event that there are documented violations of any of the above mentioned policies in any journal, the following actions can be taken by the journal:
1. Immediate rejection of the manuscript.
2. Prohibition against all of the authors for any new submissions to journal, either individually or in combination with other authors.
3. Prohibition against all of the authors from serving on the Editorial Board.
4. In cases the violations of the above policies are found to be particularly grievous, the journal reserves the right to impose additional actions beyond those described above.