Journal policies

Open access policy: This is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI) definition of open access.

Copyright policy: All the articles published in GSCBPS are distributed under a creative commons license. The journal allows the author(s) to hold the copyright of their work (all usages allowed except for commercial purpose).

Author self-archiving policy: The Journal allows the authors to self-archive pre-print, post-print and publisher’s version of the article in any OAI-compliant repository.

 

Waiver policy: GSCPBS may grant the partial waiver in article processing charges to the authors those are unable to pay the APCs due to financial crisis.


Peer-review Policy

Peer review is the major quality keep measure for any academic journal. In this process, experts in the relevant fields, analyze the scholarly work from every perception, including its writing, the accuracy of its technical content, its documentation, and its impact on and implication to the discipline.

Reviewers play a pivotal role in scholarly publishing, and their valuable opinions certify the quality of the article under thoughtfulness. Peer review helps to approve research, establishing a standard for evaluation within research communities. Further, standard review process shall take 20 - 30 days time.

GSC Biological and Pharmaceutical Sciences (GSCBPS) employ the peer review process in order to maintain academic standards and insure the validity of individual works submitted for publication. In addition, follows a single-blinded peer review process, to ensure independent editorial decision-making.

The manuscript will be reviewed by two suitable experts in respective subject area. The reports of both the reviewers will be considered when deciding on acceptance/revision or rejection of a manuscript. Editor-In-Chief will make the final decision, based on reviewer’s comments.

Depending on reviewer commentary and recommendations, manuscripts may be sent back to authors for revision. After the assistant editor receives the revised manuscript, it is assigned to the reviewer(s) once again, for approval of changes. But the final decision to publish is made by the Editor-in-Chief.

GSC Biological and Pharmaceutical Sciences (GSCBPS) will grant a double-blinded peer-review process upon an author´s request, and this requires the prior approval of the Editor-in-Chief.

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Anti-plagiarism Policy

GSC Biological and Pharmaceutical Sciences (GSCBPS) regards plagiarism as a very serious offence. It is an illegal form of copying. 

Plagiarism is defined as the unacknowledged use of the work of others as if this were your own original work.

Examples of plagiarism: 

  • Copying and pasting from the Internet and posting somewhere else without proper citation
  • Putting your name on another person’s essay or project
  • Copying exact wording from another person’s text
  • Using another person’s photo, diagram, tables, sounds, or ideas without proper citation
  • Presenting research in your own words without providing references
  • Purchasing another person’s text and using it as your own
  • Presenting ideas in the same format and order as your research source

By submitting paper for publication to the journal, Author(s) certify that: 

  • I/We are fully aware that plagiarism is wrong
  • I/We know that plagiarism is the use of another person’s idea or published work and to pretend that it is one’s own.
  • I/ We declare that each contribution to your project from the work(s) of other peoples published works or unpublished sources have been acknowledged and source of information have been referenced.
  • I/We certify that you are solely responsible for any incomplete reference that may remain in my/our work.

Anti-plagiarism declaration:

         I have read and understood the GSCBPS rules on plagiarism. I hereby declare that this piece of written work is the result of my own independent scholarly work, and that in all cases material   from the work of others (in books, articles, essays, dissertations, and on the internet) is acknowledged, and quotations and paraphrases are clearly indicated. No material other than that listed has been used. This written work has not previously or not yet been published.

Tips for Avoiding Plagiarism

  • Learn the citation expectations for each course.
  • When you take notes for a paper, be sure to cite sources so you don’t get mixed up later.
  • When you research online, be sure to find the original source of the information (Many Websites Plagiarize).
  • If you are really worried, ask your prof if you can submit a rough draft so she /he can check your citations.
  • When in doubt, cite! It is better to have too many citations than few.

While submitting manuscripts to GSC Biological and Pharmaceutical Sciences (​GSCBPS), authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.


Terms & Conditions Policy

  • By making Initial or Final Submission I / We hereby represent and warrant that I / We agree to all the Terms and Policies of GSC Biological and Pharmaceutical Sciences (GSCBPS).

  • I / We hereby represent and warrant that I / We is / any Email received by or sent to GSC Biological and Pharmaceutical Sciences (GSCBPS) will remain private and no content of it will be displayed / posted / shared in Print or Online media in any situation. GSC Biological and Pharmaceutical Sciences (GSCBPS) is allowed to take required legal action against Me / Us if found doing so.

  • I / We hereby represent and warrant that the paper is original and that I / We is / are the real author(s) of the paper, except for material that is clearly identified as to its original source, with permission notices from the copyright owners where required.

  • I / We are aware that GSC Biological and Pharmaceutical Sciences (GSCBPS), www.gsconlinepress.com/journals/gscbps is registered with National Science Library with ISSN (Online): xxxx-xxxx.

  • I / We are aware that Impact Factor of GSC Biological and Pharmaceutical Sciences (GSCBPS), www.gsconlinepress.com/journals/gscbps is under evaluation by InnoSpace - SJIF Scientific Journal Impact Factor -http://www.sjifactor.inno-space.org-

  • I / We represent that I / We have taken the consent from our University / Institution / Employer / Project Guide / Supervisor / Research Committee before publishing our article with GSC Biological and Pharmaceutical Sciences (GSCBPS).

  • I / We represent that I / We have taken the consent from our Co Authors before publishing our article with GSC Biological and Pharmaceutical Sciences (GSCBPS).

  • I / We confirm that we are satisfied with Authenticity / Validity / Originality of GSC Biological and Pharmaceutical Sciences (GSCBPS) and in case of refusal of our publication by our University / Institution / Employer / Project Guide / Supervisor / Research Committee, I / We will not ask for refund or pursue any legal action against said personalities or GSC Biological and Pharmaceutical Sciences (GSCBPS), India for the same.

  • I / We fully understand the Terms and Conditions / Policies given by GSC Biological and Pharmaceutical Sciences (GSCBPS).

  • I agree to pay *Post Publication Correction charges as mentioned on www.gsconlinepress.com/journals/gscbps if these corrections are brought to notice or requested after 3 days of publication of the paper (One time request only).

  • I / We accept that in case of any Copyright Infringement claim being filed and proven against my / our published article in future, then GSC Biological and Pharmaceutical Sciences (GSCBPS), India have complete rights to remove my / our article from the index immediately without prior notice, and I / We will not ask for refund or pursue any legal action against said personalities or GSC Biological and Pharmaceutical Sciences (GSCBPS), India for the same.

  • Only I / We are responsible for impact / outcomes of this publication decision and I / We will not ask for refund or pursue any legal action against said personalities or GSC Biological and Pharmaceutical Sciences (GSCBPS), India for the same.

  • GSC Biological and Pharmaceutical Sciences (GSCBPS) shall not take any accountability for the contents of articles published in the journal and all such liability shall lie with the author/s.

  • The opinions expressed in the articles are exclusively of the author/s and GSC Biological and Pharmaceutical Sciences (GSCBPS) may not agree with such opinions in part or in full. All the articles submitted for publication in GSC Biological and Pharmaceutical Sciences (GSCBPS) are peer reviewed for genuineness, moral issues and effectiveness.

  • Decision of the reviewers shall be held final. Authors are solely responsible for uniqueness of the published work. GSC Biological and Pharmaceutical Sciencse (GSCBPS) shall advocate the highest ethical standards of scientific publications.

  • The Journal retains the copyrights of all material published in the issue. However, reproduction of the published material in the part or total in any form is permitted with due acknowledgement of the source as per ethical norms.


Disclaimer Policy

The author(s) of the articles published in this Journal is/are solely responsible for the content of the article. Neither the GSC Biological and Pharmaceutical Sciences (GSCBPS) nor its editors or publisher or anyone else involved in creating, producing or distribution assumes any liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information provided in the Journal, nor shall they be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or punitive damages arising out of the use of the GSC Biological and Pharmaceutical Sciences (GSCBPS).

The information contained in this website is for Educational purposes only. The information is provided by GSC Biological and Pharmaceutical Sciences (GSCBPS) and while we endeavor to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.

In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arise out of, or in connection with, the use of this website.

Through this website you are able to link to other websites which are not under the control of GSC Biological and Pharmaceutical Sciences (GSCBPS). We have no control over the nature, content and availability of those sites. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them.

Every effort is made to keep the website up and running smoothly. However, GSC Biological and Pharmaceutical Sciences (GSCBPS) takes no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, the website being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues beyond our control.


Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how GSC Biological and Pharmaceutical Sciences (GSCBPS) uses and protects any information that you give GSC Biological and Pharmaceutical Sciences (GSCBPS) when you use this website.

GSC Biological and Pharmaceutical Sciences (GSCBPS) is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, and then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

GSC Biological and Pharmaceutical Sciences (GSCBPS) may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from [date].

We may collect the following information:

  • Name and Job Title

  • Contact Information including Email Address

  • Demographic Information such as Postcode, Preferences and Interests

  • Other Information relevant to Customer Surveys and / or Offers

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • Internal record keeping.

  • We may use the information to improve our products and services.

  • We may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.

  • From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone, fax or mail. We may use the information to customize the website according to your interests.


Cancellation and Refund Policy

  • Terms and Conditions of GSC Biological and Pharmaceutical Sciences (GSCBPS) have to be accepted by the Author during Initial Submission and Final Submission and also have to be accepted by duly signing Author Declaration Form. Author is already given ample time to consider publishing with us or not before making Payment or Final Submission. Journal performs all the process promptly and on time for which it has to pay the cost too and bear the expenses. Author may withdraw the paper and GSC Biological and Pharmaceutical Sciences (GSCBPS) will have no objection if said withdrawn article is published somewhere else.

  • Rs 1000 INR + Transaction Charges or $ 20 USD + Transaction Charges will be deducted, If Author wish to cancel the publication with us after completing Payment but is yet to complete Final Submission.

  • No Refund will be issued if Author wish to cancel the publication with us after completing Payment and Final Submission / After Publication process is completed.