Litinfinite is a journal based on English Literature, Humanities and Social Science. Along with that, Litinfinite Journal publishes non-plagiarized research papers, poetry, short stories, drama, book reviews and interviews. Litinfinite Journal does not promote any commercial, religious and politically influenced content/articles. However, author(s) are free to use any political or social theory to write their research articles, but their write-ups should not be biased at any cost. Peer-review board members of the journal will evaluate the papers or write-ups before publication and if they find any discrimination, fascism and illegal content in the article/content then they can reject the paper with their own views or comments. In this case, Author(s) will be notified by any member of the editorial board of the journal.

Publication charges / fees: We do not charge any publication fees or charges. Litinfinite is an open-access journal, and there are no publication or subscription charges for the author and readers charged by the authority or editorial members. However, author(s) can mail to the editor of the journal at litinfinitejournal@gmail.com if they are charge any fees by any member of the journal. We will take serious actions against that member and his/her membership will be suspended by the editorial board and advisory board of the journal.

Plagiarism policy: Original and non-plagiarised content will be considered for the peer-review process of the journal and plagiarized content will be blocked and reported by the peer-review board members / editorial board members of the journal. Author(s) are requested to check the plagiarism of their write-ups or papers before submission for the publication. Peer-review or editorial board members can ask for any clarification regarding plagiarism policy to the author(s) before publication of an issue, and they can consider the respective write-ups or papers after fulfilling the publication criteria of the journal. Plagiarized articles will be rejected. Publisher of Litinfinite Journal will not remain responsible for any copyright violation or plagiarism.

Citation: Author(s) are requested to cite their resources in MLA 7TH citation style. Peer-review members of the journal can issue a note to cite some resources to the author(s) if needed, and author(s) are liable to follow the instructions issued by the editorial members of the journal.

Examination and duplication: Author(s) are requested to avoid sending papers for the publication which are already under review by any other journal/journals. If any duplication is found during the review process of an issue then the paper will be rejected. All issues of Litinfinite Journal are archived by www.archieve.org and people can easily download our issues from our official website www.litinfinite.com at free of cost.

Paper withdrawal: Once the paper has been published in our journal, author(s) cannot withdraw their paper(s). However, Author(s) can mail the editor at litinfinitejournal@gmail.com to withdraw their papers during the peer-review process. Author(s) cannot republish their papers in other journals and they cannot even republish their papers in other format such as CD/DVD/Digital Achieves/Book/e-book/Kindle. After three months (60days) of the publication, Author(s) can republish their papers in other journal /format, but they should cite “name of the paper:  author’s name, published in Litinfinite Journal (Vol no., issue no.) dated on date of the publication”. Any journal or book or publication house, publisher(s) or institutions can republish such papers which are already published in our journal with proper citation (according to the above format) at their own risk and Litinfinite Journal or our members are not responsible for such unethical publication practices.

Copyright: All articles and contents published in Litinfinite Journal are licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License. (According to the license terms, people can copy and distribute the material in any medium or format, and people can remix, transform and build upon the material. But, you cannot use the material for commercial purposes). Students, scholars or readers can access the issues of Litinfinite Journal at free of cost from our official website. After completing the peer-review process, author(s) will get an online copyright registration form via mail and they need to submit their duly filled-up forms within the deadline.  Those who are not able to submit their online copyright registration form can download the same from our website.  

Archiving: Authors and others can archive contents of the journal following the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License for academic and non-commercial purposes.

Peer-review timeline: review process for the publication in Litinfinite Journal will take maximum 60 days after the last date of submission stated in the respective call-for-papers. Litinfinite Journal issues CFP or Call-For-Papers for each issue and author(s) are requested to wait for 60 days prior submission of their papers to any other journal.

Peer-review process: Litinfinite Journal is a single-blind peer reviewed journal.  papers submitted for the publication in Litinfinite Journal will be mailed to the peer-reviewers / referees for their evaluation. The names of the reviewers and referees are kept as a secret from the author(s). The reviewers or referees are requested to give their suggestions/opinions in writing which indicates that reviewers or referees have gone through the papers and properly evaluated it. We can also hire external reviewers for the papers if needed.

Compliance: if we find or receive any disputes regarding authorship/ownership of the data then our expert team along with the editorial board members will evaluate such allegations on immediate basis, and if proved then such papers are withdrawn from our digital archive / format with an appropriate note. Such author(s) will be blacklisted and they cannot publish their papers/content/write-ups in our journal in future.

Authors and contributors should note the point that the journal reserves the right to change or modify the terms and conditions at anytime.

Statement of Publication Ethics

1. AUTHORSHIP

1.1. References and financial aids

Author(s) should cite the sources properly in the article or in the manuscript, and they must include the works cited according to the MLA 7th style of citation. Copyright materials, like images, tables, figures and other databases should be reproduced with the permission of the copyright authority and author(s) must acknowledge the sources. Financial support (if any) should be acknowledged.

1.2. Plagiarism

Data and information given in the manuscript or article should be original. Fabricated and plagiarized data or information found in the manuscript will be instantly rejected. Author(s) cannot republish their own published work on Litinfinite Journal. Litinfinite Journal follows the guideline of COPE in this regard. 

Litinfinite Journal maintains the policy in regard of Plagiarism published by the Committee of Publication Ethics or COPE, author(s) can check the same here https://publicationethics.org/files/Research_institutions_guidelines_final_0_0.pdf

1.3. Dual submission

Author(s) should confirm that the submitted work or manuscript has not been published elsewhere. The Journal shall not consider these published articles and manuscripts even to be sent to for the peer-review editorial process.

2. For authors / contributors

2.1. Peer-review

Single-blind peer review 

Author(s) should accept the editorial policies of the journal throughout the peer review. All submitted manuscripts are selected by the Chief-Editor of the journal and papers submitted for publication in Litinfinite Journal will be mailed to the peer-reviewers / referees for their evaluation. The names of the reviewers and referees are kept secret from the author(s). The reviewers or referees are requested to give their suggestions/opinions in writing which indicates that reviewers or referees have gone through the papers and properly evaluated it. We can also hire external reviewers depending on the domains, and all the papers are reviewed by two referees. 

2.2. Change or modify the manuscripts

Authors should make the necessary changes in the manuscript according to the editor’s note. Authors having problems, objections and conflicts against the peer-review process can mail the Chief-Editor with proper reasons and explanations. Editorial board members/ editors/ blind review or peer review editor can request the authors to change or modify the manuscripts at anytime during the peer-review process. Authors should maintain the same according to the editorial note.

2.3. Originality

Data and information given in the manuscript should be original. Maintaining an accurate record of data is important and authors should cite the data in a proper manner.

2.4 Citation or references

Author(s) should include their citation or works cited according to the MLA 7th style. For in-text citation, author(s) can use substantial information about the sources, and should acknowledge the source with proper citation. Contributors can follow the MLA Handbook Seventh Edition in this regard. (Modern Language Association and Association. MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. Modern Language Association of America, 2009.)

2.5 Corrections or changes

If the author(s) needs to modify or make some corrections in his or her paper, then the author(s) can contact the Chief Editor of the journal via e-mail. The Chief Editor will make the arrangements to correct the error.    

3. Reviewer’s responsibilities

3.1 Objective evaluation

Reviewers should contribute to the reviewing process and assist to improve the quality of the published papers. Reviewing the manuscript objectively within the editorial timeline is the main responsibility of the reviewers.

3.2. No conflicts of interest

Reviewers should be aware of any potential conflicts of interest, with respect to the research, the author(s), and research funders. If reviewer s finds inadequate information a paper the he or she can return the paper to the author(s), without reviewing and inform the Chief Editor of any potential conflicts of interest.

3.3. Unethical behavior

Reviewers should indentify the unethical behavior of the author(s) such as plagiarism, fraudulent data, dual publication and improper citation. The reviewer should send his or her valuable suggestions in this regard to the author(s), and Chief Editor of the journal.

3.4. Confidentiality

Reviewers should maintain the confidentiality of any information supplied by the editor or author.

The manuscript is the property of the authors until a copyright agreement between the publisher and the authors is signed.

4. Editorial responsibilities

4.1. Decision to reject or accept a manuscript

Editors can take the decision to accept or reject a manuscript, but their decision should be based on the importance, originality, clarity, ethical guidelines of the journal and relevance of the paper. Editors should process the manuscripts submitted in a timely manner.

4.2. Single Blind Peer review process

In this process of reviewing, the Chief Editor and the journal’s processing team receive a manuscript first. The name(s) of the reviewer/reviewers/subject experts are hidden from the author(s). There is complete reviewer anonymity, and there is no disclosure of his/her name, affiliation and other relevant identification details for the processing of the article.

Papers or manuscripts are reviewed by the reviewers (who are specialized in the respective domain or subject).  There is complete unbiased reviewing and anonymity which is maintained in terms of critical comments, justification and observations on the author’s work.

4.3. No conflicts of interest

Editors should have no potential conflicts of interest with regard to the manuscript (with respect to the research, authors and/or research funders).

4.4. correction of the manuscript

Editor should make necessary correction or retraction of the paper, but if an author or any other person brings an apparent error to an editor’s attention, then the editor should notify all authors and ask for corrections to be made. If the author fails to make the correction within the timeline assigned by the editor, then the editor should send a notice of correction or retract the article.

5. Publication Ethics

5.1. Maintaining the publication ethics of the journal

Editors have full right to express their opinions regarding a paper or manuscript and Editors should actively monitor the fair performance of reviewers.

5.2 Retraction of the paper

Editors can retract a paper or manuscript by showing their concerns or outputs. In this regard, the editors can retract the following papers:

  • The manuscripts or article containing plagiarized content or information
  • The manuscripts have been published elsewhere, without proper citation

5.3. Integrity of the manuscripts

Editors should take the responsibility for the integrity of all manuscripts, and editors should ensure proper procedures are maintained according to the ethical and publication policy of the journal

5.4. Dealing with potential misconduct

Editors have a responsibility to take action if they suspect any misconduct, and they can notify the Chief Editor in this regard for published and non published (under review) papers.  Editors can seek a response from the author(s) or contributors and editor can contact the relevant employers, or institution, or other appropriate body to investigate.

Complaints and suggestions

Litinfinite Journal always maintains the academic integrity, and anyone can give their suggestions or register their complaints against the journal or journal’s members. You can send your complaints or suggestions to the Chief Editor of the journal. Mail id: litinfinitejournal@gmail.com

Open Access Statement

Litinfinite Journal is completely an Open Access journal, and people can read, download, copy, distribute, print, search or link the articles published in the journal. All articles published in this journal are free to access and Litinfinite Journal does not charge anything as subscription fees.

All articles and contents published in Litinfinite Journal are licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License. (According to the license terms, people can copy and distribute the material in any medium or format, and people can remix, transform and build upon the material. But, you cannot use the material for commercial purposes).