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The increasing of fraud reports in the scientific research publishing contents happening all around the world erodes public trust and deeply affects the outcomes of all research results and findings reported in scholarly journals and academic reference books. Springer Nature, an international publishing firm has taken serious actions on Chinese Authors who has committed the offense in China (Read More: Fake Scientific Research Papers being Discovered in China).

IGI Global has taken several precaution steps to make sure the situation is under control. Introducing the IGI Peer Review Process in maintaining the integrity of scientific knowledge content. IGI Global has also recently participated in the Peer Review Week 2017 where the theme was Transparency in Review, exploring what the concept means to various stakeholders participating in review activity – in publishing, grant review, conference submissions, promotion and tenure, and more.

 The Peer Review Process

The peer review process is at the core of reputable scholarly publishing and is the driving force behind all IGI Global books and journals. IGI Global reviewers maintain the highest ethical standards of scientific research and all manuscripts follow a double-blind peer review process that is fully conducted within the IGI Global eEditorial Discovery® (EED)® online submission system.
The Measures Process Taken: 
  • The Editor(s)-in-Chief of a book or journal is the only person responsible for the initial review of a submission to verify that it meets the coverage of the book or journal and also to ensure that authors’ names and affiliations are removed from the paper prior to assigning it for review.
  • All individuals invited to join an editorial advisory or review board must submit a copy of their Curriculum Vitae/Resume for review, and there must be a written email or letter by that person accepting the nomination and appointment to the board.
  • All Editor(s)-in-Chief of books and journals must utilize the eEditorial Discovery® online submission system to assign reviewers to manuscripts. Likewise, all reviews must be submitted by the reviewers through the system. This allows a paper trail in the event a question arises surrounding the review process.
  • Those Editor(s)-in-Chief of books and journals still in a transition stage of moving all submitted papers to the eEditorial Discovery® online submission system who may be assigning some reviews outside of the system, are asked to submit the reviewer’s evaluation form when providing an accepted paper to IGI Global for publication.

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