St. Xavier’s Research and Publication Cell follows the prescribed standard of Peer Review
Process for publication which the researchers are expected to follow, for getting their article(s)/
research paper(s) published with us. The steps for the same are enumerated below:
1. The author should submit the article(s)/ research paper(s) either through the link on the
website –‘Call for Papers’ or contribute through the conferences/seminars organized by the
2. The Editorial Board is responsible for ensuring the quality of the paper through soft tools.
We do a thorough Plagiarism check through reliable software.
- 3. The Editorial Board looks at the following types of plagiarism:
3.1. 100% Plagiarized: This type of plagiarism involves presenting a text from another
source as one’s own without duly acknowledging it.
3.2. Partly Plagiarized: This type of plagiarism involves paraphrasing extensively from
various other sources.
3.3. Self-Plagiarism: This type of Plagiarism involves reproducing one’s own already
published paper in a paraphrased language. Simply put, it is republishing the same work
with minor changes.
4. Papers that have more than 30% plagiarized content are rejected or if the authors are willing
to revise and send, then they are given another deadline.
5. If the paper passes the initial scrutiny by the Editorial Board, including the plagiarism check,
then the paper is accepted for further review by the Peer Review Committee. The author
shall be informed through mail regarding the acceptance of his/her paper for review. An
acceptance mail is sent to the contributor(s) stating that the paper has cleared the initial
scrutiny and is being sent to the Peer Review Committee for a detailed scrutiny.
6. The paper shall be shared with the reviewers and board members for the review and their
comments and suggestions are invited.
7. The reports shared by the reviewers are shared by the authors and they are expected to make
necessary changes if required.
8. In case of any kind of a deadlock between the author and the Peer Review Committee, the
paper and the report of the Peer Review Committee is forwarded to the Advisory Committee
and their suggestions would be binding. At any of these stages, the author has the right to
withdraw his/her paper if he/she is not satisfied by the suggestions.
9. Once these stages are through and the author is willing to make the suggested changes he/she
will be required to fill in the consent/copyright form available on the website and give
complete information related to the paper or article that is to be published so that the
publication work can proceed.
10. The ethical policy of the institution should be strictly followed by the researcher.
11. Once the research paper(s)/article(s) is published, then the certification, soft and hard copies
are proactively shared with the author.