Terms & Conditions

All authors (corresponding author and/ or co-authors) should be in full compliance with ethical and legal requirements outlined in these submission terms and conditions:
a) Authors are required to indicate their consent to the submission terms and conditions in the "Letter to the Editor" and by accepting these when they submit manuscript via online submission form or email.
The consents are permanently recorded by the publisher.
b) Authors are responsible for ensuring that they fully understand and comply with the terms and conditions. Failure to read or understand them cannot excuse non-compliance.
c) Where an author is unable to comply with any provision the publisher should be informed in "Letter to the Editor".
d) The manuscript is not under consideration for publication in another journal nor has it been published in another journal. Author(s) understand that by submitting his (their) manuscript to IJMESS, He (they) is/are granting IJMESS the licence to publish his (their) article.
e) Authors will be required to pay an article processing fee if your Work is accepted for publication. Note that your manuscript acceptance is not dependent on fees but on the successfully passing our publication selection and quality criteria.
f) Fee waivers may not be applied after submission of your Work unless the genuine reasons (e.g. author belongs to a developing country, extraordinary standard of manuscript, author has published his work in top ranked journals) are indicated in "Letter to the Editor".
g) Fee reimbursements or refunds in full or part are given at the sole discretion of the publisher. Generally, we do not entertain refunds after publication of your article.
h) Every extra page (see "Instructions for the Authors") will be charged an additional USD 30 per page.
i) Authors will be charged USD 200-400 (depending upon the length of manuscript) for language editing, if English language editing is necessary.
j) IJMESS reserves the right to decline to commence or to continue processing your work at any time at its sole discretion.
k) The copyrights of your Work rest with the author(s), however you ensure that you have not applied for copyrights to your country's copyright registration office before submitting your manuscript to IJMESS.
l) The authors agree to fully indemnify IJMESS against any liability whatsoever in connection to their actions, inactions, errors, omissions, copyright/ patent citation/ permission violations or any other issue.
m) Individuals or organisations that have made substantial contributions to the manuscript (e.g. data collection, analysis, writing or editing assistance) must be named with their specific contributions in an Acknowledgment section.
n) The authors waive all rights to take legal action against IJMESS, its Editorial Board and Editors.
o) The authors understand that IJMESS being an online journal operates globally without any geographic boundary restrictions.
p) The correspondence between IJMESS and author(s) is confidential and would not be shared with any third party by author(s) in any case.
q) Author(s) will not withdraw their manuscript from publication after final acceptance of their manuscript under no circumstances.
r) Papers are published and may be removed at the discretion of the Editor or publisher.
s) Where the corresponding author has consented to these terms and conditions the co-authors, if any, agree without reservation to the corresponding author consenting upon their behalf. Your co-authors (if any) have authorized you to submit the Work.
t) The Work is in compliance with the author guidelines and any applicable journal-specific guidelines.
u) You have clearance to reproduce any copyrighted material and nothing in the Work is unlawful, misrepresentative, libellous, plagurous .
v) You agree that by submitting your manuscript to IJMESS you have consented to receive emails from IJMESS.
w) The Editor may issue an expression of concern or correction or retraction (as per COPE guidelines ). The authors agree to waive any legal liability against the publisher and Editor if expression of concern or correction be issued in case of misconduct or honest error, findings have previously been published elsewhere without cross-referencing, permission or justification, plagiarism, unethical research etc.
You understand that the Author Loyalty Concession is only available for your manuscript unless the genuine reasons are indicated in "Letter to the Editor" at the time of submission of your manuscript.
x) To avail the concession you have to comply with all of these terms and conditions otherwise discount will not be available under any circumstances.
If you are found to have been in breach of any of these terms and conditions the Publisher may remove your paper from its website and from third party websites such as INSPEC, ABI/INFORM, CNKI, Indexcopernicus, ECONSTOR at its sole discretion or in consultation with the Editor or publish an expression of concern.