ETHICS OF PUBLICATION
The Editorial Board of HILL GEOGRAPHER
is of the view that there is a necessity to conform to standard norms of ethical behavior, which shall be binding on all the parties engaged in the project of publishing of the Journal viz. the author, the Journal editor, the blind peer reviewer/ reviewers and the publisher. The publisher and stakeholders of the publication are committed to best practices and a clear statement of publication practices including originality of the entries, plagiarism and confidentiality.
is a bi- annual research journal of Geography and allied disciplines with ISSN number, publishing original research and review articles. The journal particularly encourages submissions that reflect critical thinking with clearly stated research problems, research methods, analysis and conclusion. The guidelines for manuscript preparation are outlined in the journal website.
All submissions to the Journal must be the original research of the author/authors. Papers are sent for review and if it meets the standards of publication as determined by the Editor on pre-review. After receiving the reviewer's comments it is sent back to the authors for necessary modifications. If it is found satisfactory, the paper is sent for publication.
Falsification, fabrication, selective reporting, and theft of data are not acceptable. Every step of research procedure and outcome require to be preserved by the author(s) to allow future review if necessary. In the post-publication period, data should be retained for at least a year and made available upon request.
The manuscript must clearly indicate the details about the authorship of the paper (single/ joint/ more than two authors, etc.) including the institutional affiliation of the authors (as applicable). Care must be taken to include the names of all the authors if the number of authors of the manuscript is more than one. The persons contributing significantly in a paper should be cited as authors. Other people who contributed to the work need to be acknowledged.
Plagiarism – including self-plagiarism – in any form is not acceptable. Submission of same research outcome to more than one journal simultaneously is unethical. The work of others used in the paper should be properly acknowledged and cited.
All authors are required to cooperate with the editors to provide prompt revisions in submitted papers. The decision of the Reviewers and Editors in acceptance/rejection of a paper is binding.
Handling research misconduct
The main responsibility for dealing with research misconduct lies with the employer(s) of the researcher(s). If some misconduct is brought to the Editor’s attention, we will seek advice from the Editorial Board and/or referees.