Monthly Archive: December 2013

Macrothink Institute Expands its Line of Academic Journals

The Macrothink Institute (Linkedin) exists to develop and publish research in science and other subject areas. The institute has taken several effective steps to achieve these goals, such as publishing online journals which are accessible to people across the globe. Hence, they use the latest innovations in digital technology for education and awareness.

In addition to their publication work, Macrothink Institute also sponsors, promotes, and funds researchers, students, and organizations. And apart from their reliance on internet technology, they also work with the best scholars from all over the world, which distinguishes Macrothink Institute from other academic publishers.

The International Journal of Culture and History

The International Journal of Culture and History (IJCH) is another addition to Macrothink’s list of social sciences and humanities journals. IJCH is published online, and deals in subject that fall under the culture and history umbrella, such as literature, religion, linguistics, law, and issues pertaining to cultural preservation. This is a great academic platform for academicians and researchers to publish new work in these fields. All research papers on this open-access journal are peer-reviewed.

Why Submit your Research to IJCH?

If you are doing research in the realm of culture and history, publishing your work on IJCH holds great potential for you.

To begin with, your research will be published in an electronic form. This firstly improves the paper’s searchability i.e. readers will find it easy to search for specific information. But more importantly, readers will be able to access it from their computers. This is highly convenient as compared to borrowing books from the library.

In fact, with the changing dynamics in print and publishing industry due to innovations in technology, online journals are the new platforms for scholars to promote their work. Moreover, even popular search engines like Google and Yahoo! are increasingly displaying online journals in their search results. And since Macrothink Institute is already an established name, consider the implications of publishing your research on their Journal of Culture and History. Not to mention, when published online, readers can easily share your research with their associates.

And don’t forget that your published work will be reviewed by fellow professionals and academicians. Not only will this add credibility to your work, but it will generate further discussion in the subject. Consider the long-term implications.

Final Thoughts 

The Macrothink Institute operates on one principle: academic freedom. They have made it possible for students and teachers in all parts of the world to access the most authoritative research in science, education, and culture. All they do is discourage unethical practices like plagiarism. But apart from that, you will have complete control over your work.

By submitting research to their journal, you will enjoy the dual benefits of credibility (by being associated with an established institution) and a wide readership thanks to the user-friendly nature of online publications. So if you want to establish yourself as an authority in cultural or historical research, IJCH is the platform you should avail.

 

How the Macrothink Institute Protects Intellectual Property

Macrothink Institute (Linkedin) offers scholarly journals and books that cover a broad range of fields like sciences, education, social sciences, engineering and business. Through its publications,Macrothink Institute aims at providing professionals with the latest research findings of their peers. They also sponsor, promote and offer financial assistance to researchers, students, international networks and corporations.

When it comes to journal publication, Macrothink Institute takes thorough measures to ensure that all publishers, editors, authors and reviewers abide by the strictest ethical guidelines. As a result, a strong network of knowledge is established between researchers from across the globe. The following lines will further explain how this Canadian organization ensures the authenticity and integrity of intellectual property.

Macrothink’s Ethical Guidelines for Journal Publication

Journal publishers should be dedicated to supporting the efforts of the editors, authors and reviewers. If you are one, you should make sure that the publication process is smooth and free from hurdles. In addition, you need to ensure that all the entities working on the journals carry out their ethical duties.

For Editors
The Macrothink Institute has established a set of responsibilities for journal editors:
- The editor should acknowledge receipt of submitted manuscripts within two working days of receipt and ensure an efficient, fair, and timely review process.
- The editor should ensure that submitted manuscripts are processed in a confidential manner, 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 recuse himself or herself from processing manuscripts if he or she has any conflict of interest with any of the authors or institutions related to the manuscripts.
- 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 by no means make any effort to oblige the authors to cite his or her journal either as an implied or explicit condition of accepting their manuscripts for publication.
- The editor should not use for his or her own research any part of any data or work reported in submitted and as yet unpublished articles.
- 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. In this case, a written formal retraction or correction may also be required.

For Authors
As an author, Macrothink bounds you to the following ethical guidelines:
- 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 publication of articles on specific subject matter, such as clinical guidelines and translations, in more than one journal is acceptable if certain conditions are met.
- The author should present a precise and brief report of his or her research and an impartial description of its significance.
- 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 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 acknowledgement to all of those who have made contributions to the research. Those who have contributed significantly to the research should be listed as coauthors. The author should ensure that all coauthors have affirmed the final version of the paper and have agreed on its final publication.
- The author should promptly inform the journal editor of any obvious error(s) in his or her published paper and cooperate earnestly with the editor in retraction or correction of the paper. If the editor is notified by any party other than the author that the published paper contains an obvious error, the author should write a retraction or make the correction based on the medium of publication.For Reviewers

Like everyone working on a journal, a reviewer has a few set of ethical guidelines to comply with:
- If the reviewer ever feels unqualified for the task, cannot meet the deadline or feels a conflict of interest due to personal or academic relationships, they should notify the editor and excuse themselves from reviewing the document.
- As a Macrothink reviewer, you should ensure the confidentiality of manuscripts.
- You should be objective and avoid personal criticism of the author.
- You shouldn’t use your own research or any data in the submitted yet unpublished documents.
- In case you notice similarities between the document you’re reviewing and another article that has been published or is under review, you should alert the editor.

Policy for Copyright

To further ensure that all the entities working on its journals are performing their ethical duties, Macrothink enforces a zero-tolerance plagiarism policy. As a result, the organization first checks potential entries through the CrossCheck plagiarism tool from iThenticate. If they are plagiarism-free, submissions are then sent to reviewers.

If you’re interested in submitting your research to Macrothink Institute, rest assured that you’ll be entrusting your work to a serious publisher with a strong sense of responsibility. However, remember to abide by its ethical guidelines first.

Macrothink Institute Has Taken the Initiative to Sponsor Scholartools.org

Macrothink Institute (Linkedin) publishes online journals which are accessible to readers all over the world. They have taken the digital era to a new level by making full use of it for educational purposes. Macrothink Institute specializes in promoting subjects of culture, education and science. Recently Macrothink Institute has taken on a great initiative to help scholartools.org. They have decided to sponsor this website in a bid to improve the standard and quality of research papers.

Scholar Tools is a special type of online project that has been established to improve the process of educational and scientific research. This project is run and supported by the Canadian Center of Science and Education. All the funds at scholartools.org are injected by a group of sponsors that include Macrothink Institute as well. Researchers and writers can now find all the information they need in one place. This is a nonprofit operative, which means that you can freely access all the data right away.

A lot of publishers out there might be thinking that what they would gain by sponsoring a nonprofit website. According to industry experts by sponsoring a not for profit initiative you can gain access to a new audience and enhance your reputation. Macrothink Institute is amongst those big names that is currently helping out scholartools.org reach their main goal of self funding. All those publishers who sponsor scholartools.org can have their names published on the website. However there is certain criterion that you will have to pass through in order to be accepted as a sponsor. The scholartools.org rules state that the material from the publisher must be related to the industry and field of work or else it will be rejected.

Macrothink Institute has been leading the way in the scientific and educational journals publishing industry. The work done by the Macrothink Institute indicates that they encourage the sharing of information with the scholarly community. You could say that they have taken the responsibility to help others upon themselves. Macrothink Institute’ contribution will help newcomers in the research industry and enable them to learn more extensively than ever before.

Macrothink Institute not only supports quality research but also makes it available to a wide audience. All those writers who are keen to reach a mass audience with their publications should submit their manuscripts to Macrothink Institute. The methods of data and information analysis used here are very modern and advanced. Everything from grammatical errors to plagiarism is thoroughly checked by the editing team. The purpose is to provide 100% original content to the audience. Macrothink Institute uses a special plagiarism detection system called cross check to ensure that content isn’t copied from anywhere thus protecting the rights of the writer.