Policy Document For NUML Research Journals

The Policy Document For NUML Research Journals 2022 is available :

NUML Research Journals (2022)


Ethical Policy

NIJEC is a double-blind peer-reviewed journal and believes in the development of a coherent network of knowledge by publishing quality articles. Consequently, it is important for publishers, editors, authors, and reviewers to consider the ethics of publishing and behave ethically and professionally by following the standards and ethical guidelines.

It is the first and foremost responsibility of the publisher to ensure that the publication system works smoothly and that ethical guidelines are applied to assist the editor, author, and reviewer in performing their ethical duties.

Editor Responsibilities:

The editor should acknowledge receipt of submitted manuscripts within the stipulated time to ensure an efficient, rational, and timely review process. The editor should certify the confidentiality of submitted manuscripts, and that no content of the manuscripts will be disclosed to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, and the publisher, as appropriate. The editor should not disclose the names and other details of the reviewers to a third party without the permission of the reviewers.

The editor has the right to make the final decision on whether to accept or reject a manuscript with reference to the significance, originality, and clarity of the manuscript and its relevance to the journal.

The editor should respond promptly and take reasonable measures when an ethical complaint occurs concerning a submitted manuscript or a published paper, and the editor should immediately contact and consult with the author.

Author Responsibilities:

The author should not submit concurrent manuscripts (or manuscripts essentially describing the same subject matter) to multiple journals. Likewise, an author should not submit any paper previously published anywhere to the journals for consideration.

The author should honestly gather and interpret his or her research data. Publishers, editors, reviewers, and readers are entitled to request the author to provide the raw data for his or her research for the convenience of editorial review and public access. If practicable, the author should retain such data for any possible use after publication.

The author should guarantee that the works he or she has submitted are original. If the author has used work and/or words by others, appropriate citations are required. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.

The author should indicate explicitly all sources that have supported the research and also declare any conflict(s) of interest.

The author should give due acknowledgment to all of those who have made contributions to the research. Those who have contributed significantly to the research should be listed as co-authors. The author should ensure that all co-authors have affirmed the final version of the paper and have agreed on its final publication.

Reviewer Responsibilities:

The reviewer who feels unqualified to review the assigned manuscript or affirms that he or she cannot meet the deadline for completion of the review should immediately notify the editor and excuse himself or herself from the process of reviewing this manuscript.

The reviewer should treat the manuscript in a confidential manner. The manuscript should not be disclosed to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.

The reviewer should approach the peer-review job objectively. Personal criticism of the author is unacceptable.


Open Access Policy

NIJEC 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, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the Budapest Open Access Initiative definition of open access.


Copyright Policy

The copyright policy of NIJEC is based on a non-exclusive publishing agreement, according to which the journal retains the right of first publication. However, author(s) retain the rights of free downloading/unlimited e-print of full text and sharing/disseminating the article without any restriction, by any means. The author(s) assign the National University of Modern Languages and NIJEC a non-exclusive license to use this manuscript in courses of instructions, personal use, and for worldwide publication, distribution, and reprinting in any language, media, and forms.

Plagiarism is strictly forbidden. NIJEC provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. Authors will be responsible for any information written/informed/reported in the submitted manuscript.


Licensing Policy

All the articles editorially accepted for publication by NIJEC are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0). Submitting a manuscript to NIJEC, the author has to certify that he/ she is authorized by other contributors (s) and co-author (s) to enter the publication process.

Articles of NIJEC can be read and shared for noncommercial purposes under the following conditions:

BY: Attribution must be given to the source (Attribution)

NC: Works may not be used for commercial purposes (Noncommercial)

The readers can use the available research manuscripts to:

Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format

Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material


Publication Policy

NIJEC is published bi-annually both in soft and hard copy. The hard copies of each issue of the journal are distributed to universities, business professionals, practitioners, academicians, libraries, financial institutions, and government organizations within Pakistan and some partner institutions internationally.  It is an Open Access Journal, and all published articles are available online on the journal’s website. The journal is devoted to the promotion and dissemination of quality knowledge in the field of business and management.

Declaration Form: The authors are required to fill out the declaration form. It is required for the submission of a manuscript and states the work submitted has neither been published before nor under consideration for publication elsewhere.


Repository Policy

National University of Modern Languages (NUML) has provided dedicated memory space on their IT servers which store past volumes and issues of NIJEC. These dedicated IT servers have large space and use to save previous articles and credentials. The journal IT manager can retrieve past articles with a request from the journal’s editor.


Plagiarism Policy

Plagiarism is defined as ownership of someone else work by your name. It is further defined as duplicate/copied work without providing the references. It is the unethical act of copying the material from already published work. The journal is strictly against full plagiarism as well as partial plagiarism.

 Plagiarism policy guidelines:

  • NIJEC is committed to promoting original work
  • The journal is strictly against any unethical act of copying or plagiarism in any form.
  • Plagiarism that comes in any form cannot be tolerated at any stage.
  • The manuscripts with less than 19% similarity index will be considered for review


Peer Review Policy

NIJEC follows a double-blind peer review process after an initial screening. The manuscript is sent anonymously to the reviewers and the details of the authors and affiliation are kept confidential.

The purpose of the double-blind review process ensures the quality of the manuscript and enable reviewers to evaluate the manuscript in an unbiased manner. Importance is given to the work that is original, valid, and has theoretical and managerial significance.

The editorial team reaches the final decision when both the reviewers (local and foreign) recommend the manuscript as sound, comprehensive, updated, and with no replication of previously published work.


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