Journal Impact Factor is lowered with growth

      The performance of the journal is determined by several citation indicators; the most notable among them is the journal impact factor (JIF). Authors always consider the JIF and other citation performances before submitting their manuscripts to a particular journal. Clarivate Analytics gener...

Change Academic Culture for Ethical Publishing

The world of scientific, technical, engineering, and medical publishing (STEM) is a grey market where thousands of research papers are being restricted under hefty pay-wall by noted academic publishers of SCI (Science Citation Index). Researchers submit their work free of cost to these exploitati...

Peer review process improvisations in academia

With the development of science and technology, academic publishing has also undergone a plethora of changes; the onus has shifted from print to digital and different business models have evolved over a period of time: Science Citation Index (SCI), Open Access, and Hybrid. However, peer review is...