International Journal of Information Systems (IJIS) (PRINT)
ISSN: 2229 5429 | JOUNRAL IMPACT FACTOR: 5.406
Sinhgad Technical Education Society's
Sinhgad Institute of Management & Computer Application (SIMCA) - MCA
International Journal of Information Systems (IJIS)
A peer reviewed and Indexed International Research Journal

Ethics Policy of IJIS

The ethical policy of IJIS is based on the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) guidelines and complies with IJIS’s Editorial Board codes of conduct. Readers, authors, reviewers and editors associated with IJIS should follow these ethical policy guidelines. The ethical policy of IJIS is liable to determine which of the research papers or articles submitted to the journal should be published in the concerned issue.

Duties and Responsibilities of


IJIS is promising to ensure that the decision on manuscript submissions is only made based on professional judgment and will not be affected by any commercial interests.
IJIS is committed to maintain the integrity of academic and research records.
IJIS is monitoring the ethics by Editor-in-Chief, Executive Editor, Co-Editors, Editorial Board Members, Reviewers, Authors, and Readers.
IJIS is always checking the plagiarism (using Turnitin software)and fraudulent data issues involving in the submitted manuscript.
IJIS is always willing to publish corrections, clarifications and retractions involving its publications as and when needed..


The Editors of the journal should have the full authority to reject/accept a manuscript.
The Editors of the journal should maintain the confidentiality of submitted manuscripts under review or until they are published.
The Editor-in-Chief should take a decision on submitted manuscripts, whether to be published or not with other editors and reviewers
The Editors of the journal should preserve the anonymity of reviewers.
The Editors of the journal should disclose and try to avoid any conflict of interest.
The Editors of the journal should maintain academic integrity and strive to meet the needs of readers and authors.
The Editors of the journal should be willing to investigate plagiarism and fraudulent data issues and willing to publish corrections, clarifications, retractions, and apologies when needed.
The Editors of the journal should have to limit themselves only to the intellectual content.
Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted paper will not be used by the editor or the members of the editorial board for their own research purposes without the author's explicit written consent.


The Reviewers should provide comments in time that will help editors to make decision on the submitted manuscript to be published or not.
The Reviewers are bound to treat the manuscript received for peer reviewing as confidential, and must not use the information obtained through peer review for personal advantage.
The Reviewers comments against each invited manuscript should be technical, professional and objective.
The Reviewers should not review the manuscripts in which they have found conflicts of interest with any of the authors, companies, or institutions.
The Reviewers should disclose and try to avoid any conflict of interest.


Manuscripts must be submitted only in English and should be written according to sound grammar and proper terminology.
Manuscripts must be submitted with the understanding that they have not been published elsewhere (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture, review, or thesis) and are not currently under consideration by another journal published by or any other publisher.
The submitting corresponding author is responsible for ensuring that the manuscript article's publication has been approved by all the other co-authors.
It is a condition for submission of a manuscript that the authors permit editing of the paper for readability.
Authors are requested to clearly identify who provided financial support for the conduct of research and/or preparation of the manuscript and briefly describe the role of the founder/ sponsor in any part of the work.
A copy-right release form must be signed by the corresponding author in case of multiple authorship, prior to the acceptation of the manuscript, by all authors, for publication to be legally responsible towards the Journal ethics and privacy policy.
Under open access license, authors retain ownership of the copyright for their content, but allow anyone to download, reuse, re-print, distribute, and/or copy the content as long as the original authors and source are cited properly.
When author(s) discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher to retract or correct the manuscript.
All authors must know that that the submitted manuscripts under review or published with IJIS are subject to screening using Plagiarism Prevention Software. Plagiarism is a serious violation of publication ethics.

Principles of transparency

Peer review process: IJIS is a double blind peer reviewed electronic and print bi-annual publication concerned with all aspects of management and social sciences. This process, as well as any policies related to the journal’s peer review procedures, is clearly described on the journal’s Web site.
Governing Body: IJIS has very strong editorial board, whose members are recognized experts in the subject areas included within the journal’s scope. The full names and affiliations of the journal’s editors is provided on the journal’s Web site.
Contact information: Journal is provided the contact information for the editorial office of IJIS.
Author fees / Access: The Journal database is fully open access and full text of published articles are available for everyone who can get access to the Journal website free of cost. Besides, the authors never pay any charges for submission, article processing and publication.
Copyright: Journal has made clear the type of copyright under which authors work will be published. Upon acceptance of manuscript, authors will be asked to complete a 'Journal Publishing Agreement'.
Identification of and dealing with allegations of research misconduct: Editor-in-Chief takes reasonable steps to identify and prevent the publication of papers where research misconduct has occurred, including plagiarism, citation manipulation, and data falsification/fabrication, among others.
Web site: Journal’s Web site: contains that care has been taken to ensure high ethical and professional standards.
Name of journal: The Journal name SIMCA’s International Journal of Information Systems (IJIS) is unique and is not one that is easily confused with another journal.
Conflicts of interest: Authors are requested to specify whether impending conflicts do or do not exist while submitting their articles to IJIS through Conflict of Interest Disclosure.
Publishing schedule: The periodicity at which the journal is published is clearly indicated as bi-annual (twice a year).