Policy & Ethics Home Policy & Ethics The Publication Policy and Ethics adhere to the objective of the Journal to create greater awareness among professionals and students and general public on Values and Ethics and their practice in profession / career, corporate and public governance, preservation of moral values and ethics in social life, with respect to nature, environment, and sustainable development. We believe that positive and evolutionary changes in society happen through not only new legislation, but they happen also through changes in the collective consciousness of the people. It is, therefore, a divine responsibility for us and for all ethically conscious individuals to work for this shift in collective awareness of the masses. Articles are invited and received on Professional Ethics and Management upholding the responsibility to Society, Nature, environment, and sustainable development based on research, case study and analysis of good practices with an aim to create excellence. Articles are also invited from scholars based on their study of Asian and particularly Indian Heritage Literature such as Vedas, Upanishads, Puranas, Yoga sastras, and the like highlighting ethics and values in managing personal and professional life. The Editorial Committee members may invite eminent personalities with accomplishments in their fields to contribute informative and inspirational articles for the journal based on their experience. Contributed articles from professionals, research scholars and students should be based on research, case studies or review of good practices. The Journal is an open forum for articulation of creative and positive thoughts. It’s a peer reviewed and referred journal. All articles contributed as well as invited will be reviewed by referees and based on their recommendations, will be accepted for publication. The journal will follow the policy of blind referees for all contributed articles (The referees will not be informed the name of the authors). Manuscripts not considered for publication will not be sent back. No charges will be levied from authors for contributed papers and the publication will be free of any charge. The Publication Policy and Ethics forbid all types of malpractices. Plagiarism check will be conducted on all Articles before these are selected for sending to referees for review and recommendation. All research articles are Peer Reviewed by Experts in the field, other than Editors of the Journal. The Journal also follows the Policy of Blind Referee for all the contributed Articles. Except for this practice, Journal will follow transparency in communication, informing authors of the Recommendation of the Referees for changes if any and the article will be published only with concurrence of the Authors. As a part of the transparent policy for communication, we have a specific provision for online letters to the Editor. Also e-mail / telephone contacts and brief details of the Authors are published as footnotes on the first page of every article to provide direct communication between the readers and the authors. As a Journal of Ethics, we adhere to the principles of honesty, transparency and ethical practice in scholarly publishing. Archives – All issues and contents including published articles will be archived and stored digitally in the Journal’s website: www.ethicsasiajournal.org and can be retrieved to read, study and for reference. Copyright for the article is held by the respective author. Any part of the article or the whole can be reproduced and referred for scholarly purposes with due acknowledgement of the source (name of the article, author, Journal, Volume No. Issue No. Date, Year etc). However, any reproduction of the paper for commercial use should be with the approval of the copyright holder. As a Policy to encourage learning and research in the practice of ethics, we conduct competitions on Research papers / Essays for students and research scholars on ethical values, current awareness and practices by various organisations, and values through examples, conveyed through the heritage literatures and writings of Yogis, Rishis and Management Scholars, and award prizes and certificates of merit to the Authors of winning articles. Such articles will also be selected and published with the concurrence of the Authors, subject to review and recommendations of the referees. Advertisements - The Journal will not entertain any commercial advertisement. However, advertisement, giving information on educational and other scholarly activities and on training courses on ethical practices, CSR rules and practices, promotion of protection of wild life, environment, nature and for sustainable development, etc. will be considered and approved by the Managing Editor / Editorial Board. Source of Revenue - Main source of Revenue is Subscription for the Journal (printed copies) and donation / grant from Academic / Industry/Institutions members and Patron Donors. Journal do not charge Authors fee for Publishing articles in the Journal; on the contrary, the Journal may choose to give honorarium for invited scholarly Articles from Experts and award of certificate / cash prize for winning articles from Research Scholars and Students.