Guidelines for Authors
MANUSCRIPT FORMAT AND STYLE
All manuscripts should be prepared aptly in a single M S Word File consisting of title, abstract, key words, main text, tables, charts and images. References should be cited in the MLA (Modern Language Association) Style or APA (American Psychological Association) Style.To learn more about References and Citations. Authors may visit the given websites: Purdue Edu, MLA Style, or APA Style
- The length of manuscripts should be appropriate to the theme and content.
- Authors should give their contact details- full name and address with a brief bio-data and statement.
- Author’s photo is welcome.
- Previously published papers should not be submitted.
- The board of editors has the right to make changes in any article.
PEER REVIEW PROCESS
- The submitted papers are gone for the blind peer review process.
- The identity of the author and the reviewer is hidden from one another.
- The articles would be selected and published based on the reviewers’ comments and recommendations such as the validity of research, originality and significance of content.
- The decision of editorial board is final to publish or reject any article.
In scholarly publishing, reviewers play a critical role. The peer review system aims to legitimize academic work, aid in the improvement of published research quality, and expand networking opportunities within research groups. Notwithstanding the critiques, peer review remains the sole commonly acknowledged approach for study validation, and it has thrived only with small alterations.
The RCSAS uses a double-blind peer review approach. All submissions will be reviewed by the editorial board to ensure that they are appropriate for publication in the journal. Papers that are considered eligible are normally sent to at least two independent professional reviewers who assess the paper’s scientific quality. The Editor-in-Chief is in charge of making the final decision on whether to accept or reject articles. The decision of Editor-in-Chief is final. Editors are not involved in decisions about articles that they have written or that family members or colleagues have written. Any such submission will be subject to all of the journal’s standard procedures, including peer review, which will be handled independently. The authors are kept in the dark about the assessors’ identities.
The Editor in Chief determines whether to accept, review, or reject the article after hearing the views of all reviewers. The manuscript can be approved, given back to the author for minor adjustments, or rejected based on the reviewers’ recommendations.
ARTICLE WITHDRAWAL AND REMOVAL POLICY
The RCSAS is committed to safeguarding and preserving high-quality publications, and authors are expected to observe and adhere to publishing ethics from submission to final publication. Authors working with The RCSAS should be aware of the journal’s policies and criteria.
An article may be withdrawn only during the pre-publication stage. The author or the publisher is more likely to withdraw the work. Author removal is only permitted if their institution has imposed compelling or inescapable constraints, or if problems with co-authors have arisen. The editorial office accepts a formal signed letter from all authors outlining the cause for withdrawal in this circumstance. If an article is found to breach the ethical norms, such as numerous submissions, plagiarism, fraudulent use of data without the original author’s authorization, or spurious claims of authorship, the publisher has the power to retract the article.
In case there are any legal problems or copyright issues surrounding a particular article, retraction of the article is considered in a post-publication process. The original article will be taken down from the website, but the document/file link will be displayed with a disclaimer that it has been retracted. Because withdrawal after publication jeopardizes our editorial staff’s efforts in processing the submissions, the payment for publishing will not be refunded for the withdrawn article at this time.
When an article is subject to legal constraints with a publisher, copyright holder, or author, and the articles published with the main hazards are recognized of erroneous data depiction, violation of legal rights, scientific data manipulation, and health risks, such articles are removed from the internet database.
OPEN ACCESS POLICY
This journal follows Open Access Policy to its content, in view of making research freely available to the public with the aim of exploring and bringing together the worldwide research scholars and teaching professionals of various disciplines.
The articles published in The RCSAS are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License, allowing users to read, copy, distribute and make derivative works for non-commercial purposes from the material, as long as the author of the original work is cited properly.
The practice of taking someone else’s work or ideas and passing them off as one’s own. ( Oxford Dictionaries). Plagiarized articles will be strictly rejected. Submitted manuscripts should be the original works of the author(s). Authors are advised to get rid of their articles plagiarized, for which an anti-plagiarism program may be used ( like: Small SEO Tools, or Plagiarism Detector).