Ethical Policy

In order to maintain the integrity and credibility of the scientific record, the JRAS adhere to rigorous ethical standards. All manuscripts published in JRAS follow an ethical code of conduct endorsed by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), as well as the COPE International Standards for Editors and Authors Guidelines. 


JRAS is composed of diverse international members of editors having expertise in their research subject areas from the key research institutes. They are highly responsible to maintain the quality and ethical standards of Journal. Editors at JRAS abide by the COPE code of conduct and strongly supporting the mission of COPE with ethical guidelines and best practices for Journal.


Authors who contributed significantly to the manuscript have equal opportunity to be cited as an author. Co-authors having minor contributions should be acknowledged and the manuscript must have the details of all author including name, current institutional affiliation, country and addresses of both academic and corporate, for the record of journal database.

  • Declaration: Authors of the submitted manuscript are required to submit a declaration statement in order to ensure that all the work done is original and the manuscript is not submitted to any other journal for consideration or publication.


Any article submitted to JRAS should contain zero plagiarism, and the submission has not been previously published, nor is it submitted to other journals for consideration. Once the author is submitted a manuscript, the editorial office of JRAS shall conduct a preliminary check of plagiarism, in case of a quote the plagiarism must not exceed (>15%). If the plagiarism founds greater then 15%, it would be rejected straight away. JRAS reviewer’s board also check plagiarism simultaneously and make recommendations for further consideration of the submitted manuscript.

  • Research Misconduct: Any form of misconduct including unethical research, plagiarism, data fabrication, duplicating of article publishing, manipulation of citation is against the code of conduct of JRAS followed by COPE guidelines. In case of any violation, strict action would be taken against the guilty party.
  • Retraction: The JRAS will issue a retraction of the article if found
  1. The clear evidence that the study findings are unreliable in the form of any misconduct such as data fabrication, miscalculation or experimental error.
  2. In case of redundant publication: the findings of manuscript have been previously published in another journal without any permission, justification or cross-referencing.
  3. Simultaneous submission of the same manuscript in more than one journal.
  4. If the manuscript constitutes plagiarism or it is reported as unethical research.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest

 All authors and reviewer at JRAS require to declare any sort of conflict of interest that may be inherent in their manuscript during submission. JRAS do not consider any manuscript from the parties (author, reviewers or institution) against the conflict of interest arises.


  • Editorial board at JRAS may request the authors of manuscript to submit a signed statement from the funded agency or financial interest of the outcome, (e.g. I am fully responsible for the integrity of data and accuracy of data analysis done in the study).
  • Editors are not allowed to edit a submitted manuscript for those authors or institution existing conflict of interest which may occur due to competitive, collaborative or professional standing.
  • Editors at JRAS are not eligible to submit his or her own manuscript.
  • Editor also publishes a list of common interests such as financial, academic and/or any other type, for all the member at editorial committee. The list of these common interests is updated from time to time.
  • Editor is responsible to apply all these guidelines to all reviewers and editorial advisory board member.


  • Author during manuscript submission is responsible to recognize or disclose all kind of conflict interest (Financial relationships with industry, for example, through employment, consultancies, stock ownership, honoraria, expert testimony, either directly or through immediate family) that might cause biases in their work.
  • Author must acknowledge all type of financial support and other personal resources used for completion of study in the manuscript.


  • Reviewers are responsible for declaring any potential conflicting interests existing in manuscript such as personal, financial, professional, and political or any religious interest. In case of conflict, they are abiding by the JRAS polices to reprint it.
  • Reviewers should be honest to declare conflicts of interest.
  • External peer reviewers having any conflict of interest should disclose to the editor that could bias their suggestion or opinions regarding the manuscript, and they should disqualify themselves from reviewing respective paper if they believe it appropriate.
  • A reviewer should not use knowledge of work unpublished material disclosed in a manuscript before publication.



Licensing and Copyrights


Journal of Research in Administrative Sciences (ISSN: 2664-2433) is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at


Journal of Research in Administrative Sciences (ISSN: 2664-2433) has given the ownership of the material to the author under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 license, hence the authors hold copyrights and have full control over their research work. After submission of your manuscript in JRAS, authors are agreeing to originality checks as the manuscript may go through a double-blind peer review and production process.


Peer Review Process

  • In order to maintain the high standard and quality of this journal, we are backed by rigorous quality control systems that include the double-blind peer review process of each article submitted to our panel.
  • The manuscript is selected carefully and kept anonymous, no reviewer is a part of the editorial board of JRAS.
  • Step by step process information and flow chart of the review process available on the Quality Control page on the website  here:
  • Submissions in the journal do not imply publication. Publishing of article is a sole decision of the independent reviewer
  • JRAS does not allow reprint (except in special cases) and multiple submissions.


Frequency of Publication

JRAS publishes its issues semiannually on June 15th and December 15th each year. All accepted papers are published online, immediately after acceptance in the current issue with their assigned Digital Object Identifier (DOI).

Open Access Policy

Following the principle of making research freely available to the public JRAS has a user-friendly website that provides immediate open access to its published content and users do not require to 'register' to read the full-text articles.

Cost and Charges

JRAS does not charge any fees form the authors/readers

  • Submission Fee  = No
  • Processing Fee   = No
  • Publication Fee = No
  • Article reading =  No
  • Hidden Charges = No

Users do not require to 'register' to read the full-text articles.

Archiving and Preservation

Journal of Research in Administrative Sciences (JRAS) is using Open Journal System (OJS) by PKP and in order to ensure the long-term preservation of all published scholarly content, the JRAS commits to submit the metadata of the journals to PKP Preservation Network (PN)