Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The Achievers Journal is an International journal set out to explore the ideas in the field of English Language, Literature and Culture. It is a non-profit, peer-reviewed, indexed, quarterly research journal (print and online) with its objective to act as a platform for new as well as reputed scholars to share their ideas, experience and knowledge with others of their fields to facilitate scholarly communication. The editorial board of the journal aim to publish the results of erudite, pragmatic, and contemporaneous research with latest innovations, trends, concerns, challenges encountered by researchers, and solutions adopted by them, in native culture through language and literature with multidisciplinary approach.

 

Section Policies

Papers on English Language and Literature

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Articles on Culture

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Book Review

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Interview

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

After submission, the review process will take four to eight weeks. Three or more than three experts will review the paper (Editorial Review) and if any error found, rectification will be done only after the consent of the author. An acceptance letter will be sent if the research paper is accepted for publication. The Journal reserves the right to reject the paper if it is plagiarized and not original, published elsewhere/ is under review for any other journal.

 

Publication Frequency

The Achievers Journal publishes issues in April, July, October, and January.

 

Open Access Policy

This journal 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.

 

Archiving

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...

 

Nature

ISSN: 2454-2296 (Print Version)

ISSN: 2395-0897 (Electronic Version)

DOI NUMBER: 05.2016-82675229

DOI LINK: http://doi-ds.org/doilink/05.2016-82675229/ Publication Frequency: Quarterly (4 issues per year).

The Achievers Journal publishes issues in April, July, October, and January.

Nature: Print and Online

Submission: Online

Language of Publication: English

Email: theachieversjournal@yahoo.com theachieversjournal1@gmail.com

The journal provides article download statistics.

 

Publication Fee

Article Publishing Charges: FREE

(There are no submission fees or Article processing fees.)

 

Funding and Operation Cost

The Achievers Journal (TAJ) is a self- supporting journal and does not receive funding from any institution/government. All articles published in The Achievers Journal (TAJ) are freely available online for download immediately after publication. This is made possible by the donation of small number of individuals and a set of volunteers. The operation of the journal solely depends on volunteer labour of editors and reviewers. The journal as part of the message announcing the publication of the papers reminds its authors to take the opportunity to donate any amount they feel comfortable with. The Achievers Journal (TAJ) does not charge any publication fees,  and will always remain openly accessible to its authors and readers.


 

Editorial Board

National Advisory Board:

Prof. Deepti Gupta Chairperson, Department of English & Cultural Studies, Punjab University, Chandigarh-160014, India Email: deepti.elt@gmail.com

Prof. Nagendra Kumar Head, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, Haridwar Highway, Roorkee, Uttarakhand 247664 Email: nagendra.kumar@hs.iitr.ac.in

Prof. Md. Rizwan Khan, Chairman, Department of English, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India, Email: khanriz65@gmail.com, Mobile: 9760987076

Prof. Rabinder Powar, Department of English, Punjabi University, Patiala 147002 Email: rabipowar@yahoo.com

Prof Onkar Nath Upadhyay, Department of English and Modern European Languages, University of Lucknow, Lucknow, UP Email: onupadhyay21@yahoo.com

Prof. Vinod Kumar Singh, Dean, Student Welfare, Department of English, DSMR University, Lucknow, India, Email: vksingh35@gmail.com

Prof. Anshuman Khanna, Department of English, BHU, Varanasi, Email: anshuman40@yahoo.co.in

Prof. Latif Hussain Kazmi, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India, Email: latifkazmi@gmail.com

Prof. Hiralal Prajapati, Dean, Faculty of Visual Arts, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, U.P., India, Email: prajapati.hl@gmail.com

Dr. Sudhir Narayan Singh, Associate Professor of English, Madan Mohan Malaviya University of Technology, Gorakhpur, UP 273010, Email: sudhirnarayansingh2009@gmail.com Mob. 9416682979

Dr. Abid Hadi, Associate Professor, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh India, Email: drabid110@gmail.com Mob. 9457335557

Dr. Gautam K. Kshatriya, Professor, University of Delhi, Tel: +91-11-27667329, Mob. +91-9899915374, Email: g26_51@yahoo.co.in

Dr. P P Singh, HOS, School of Arts and Languages, Lovely Professional University, Punjab, India, Email: pavitar19476@lpu.co.in

Dr. Ajoy Batta, Professor, and HOD, Department of English, Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, Punjab, India, Email: ajoybatta12@gmail.com, Mob. 9988500220

 

International Advisory Board

Dr Osama Abdel Fattah Madany, Professor and Dean, Faculty of Arts, Menoufia University, Egypt

Dr Yousef M I Abu Amrieh, Professor, Department of English Language, and Literature, University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan

Dr Badri Narayanan Gopalkrishnan, University of Washington, Seattle, United States

Dr Yang Zhao, Yichun University, China

Prof. Shah Kawthar Mustafa, University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh. E-mail: kawtharmustafa@yahoo.com

Prof. Yasien Mohamed, Department of Foreign Languages, University of the Western Cape (South Africa), E-mail:ymohamed@uwc.ac.za

Prof. Abdul Mannan, University of Chittagong, Bangladesh. Email: mannan_philosophy@yahoo.com

Prof. Golam Dastagir, Jahangirnagar University, Saver, Dhaka, Bangladesh, Email: dastagir02@yahoo.com

Dr. Bawa KAMMAMPOAL, Maître de Conférences de littérature africaine d’expression anglaise Et didactique de l’anglais, Fulbright Alumni, University of New York City (USA),Université de Kara, Togo, Contact : 228 90 15 24 96 /228 91 32 93 03/99 85 94 05

Dr. Moshood Zakariyah, Department of English, College of Humanities, Management & Social Sciences, Kwara State University, Malete. Email: zakariyah2oo9@yahoo.com

Professor Durga Rao Pedada, Bule Hora University, Bule Hora, PO Box. 144, Ethiopia, Email:drpdurga@gmail.com, Mob. +251 916353673

Dr. Leon BASHIRAHISHIZE, Ecole Normale Superieure du Burundi, P.O. Box:6983 Bujumbura, Burundi, Email: bashirale222@yahoo.fr,  Tel: +257 79 593 379

 

Associate Editors:

Dr. Sunil Kumar Mishra, Associate Professor of English, Amity University, Haryana, E-mail: doctorsunilmishra@gmail.com, Mobile: 9868001796; 9910784613

Dr. Nalini Singh Kamil, Associate Professor, and Head, Department of English and Other Foreign Languages, Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapith, Varanasi, UP, India, Email: kamilbhu@gmail.com

Dr. Raman Kumar, Assistant Professor, Govt. College Bangana, Distt. Una (Himachal Pradesh), Email: rmn.jaswal@gmail.com, Mob. +91-7018635866

Dr. Aruna Bhat, Assistant Professor, Department of English, DAV University, Email: aroonaaruna@gmail.com, Mob. +91-9086510587

Dr. Nipun Chaudhary, Assistant Professor, Department of English, Lovely Professional University, Email: nipun085@gmail.com, Mob. 9782359242

Dr. Kirandeep Singh, Associate Professor, Lovely Professional University, Punjab, India, Mob. No. 7986510181

Dr. Arjun Kumar Singh, Assistant Professor, Chitkara University, India, Mob. No. 9872540346

Editor-in-Chief:

Dr. Sanjay Prasad Pandey, Associate Professor, Department of English, Lovely Professional University, Jalandhar- Delhi G T Road, Phagwara, Punjab, India, PIN CODE: 144411 Mob: (+91) 8146873377

Email: theachieversjournal@yahoo.com / theachieversjournal1@gmail.com

 

Our Deceased Editors:

Dr. Lalji Misra, Ex-Principal, DDU Womens’ Degree College, Sevapuri, Varanasi, UP

Dr. Ghanshiam Sharma, Formerly, Professor and Head, Deptt. of English, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, India

 

Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

The publication ethics and publication malpractice statement of The Achievers Journal are mainly based on the Code of Conduct and Best-Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors, Committee on Publication Ethics. ( http://publicationethics.org/)

 

Duties of the Authors

The authors of The Achievers Journal must make sure that they submit new and original work and the submission should not be the reproduction of the works that have already been published in some other journal, or should not submit any article to The Achievers Journal that are being reviewed by any other journal or should not send the article to any other journal which are under consideration and being reviewed by The Achievers Journal simultaneously. The authors can get their works published elsewhere only after the rejection by The Achievers Journal, or if their request to withdraw their submission is officially accepted by the editor-in-chief of The Achievers Journal. It is the responsibility of the author to inform the editor-in-chief of The Achievers Journal of any inaccuracy of data in their published work, so that correction or retraction of the work could be done. The Achievers Journal will not be responsible for any shortcoming in their work.

 

Duties of the Reviewers

The reviewer(s) of TAJ must disclose any competing interest before agreeing to review a submission. They can refuse to review any submission due to a conflict of interest or inadequate knowledge. It is the responsibility of the reviewer to review all the articles submitted objectively, fairly and professionally, and reveal any ethical misconduct encountered while reviewing to the Editor-in-Chief for further action. The reviewers of TAJ must ensure the originality of a submission and be alert to any plagiarism and redundant publication. They must not discuss the content of the submission without permission. The reviewers must adhere to the time allocated for the review process. The reviewer’s requests for an extension to review the submission is at the discretion of the Editor-in-Chief.

 

Duties of the Editorial Board Members

The members of the editorial board must actively contribute to the development and growth of the journal. They must act as the ambassador of the journal and continuously support and promote the journal. They must impart their duties of reviewing the articles assigned to them.

 

Duties of the Editor-in-Chief

The editor-in-chief must evaluate the manuscripts fairly and decide which articles can be published on the basis of intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the author. The editor-in-chief must ensure the confidentiality of manuscripts and should not disclose any information regarding manuscripts to anyone other than the people involved in the publishing process. He must actively seek the views of board members, reviewers, and authors on how to improve/ increase the image and visibility of the journal. He must give clear instructions to potential contributors on the submission process and what is expected of the authors. He must also ensure appropriate reviewers are selected/ identified for the reviewing process.

 

Plagiarism 

Authors should submit only original work that is not plagiarized and has not been published or being considered elsewhere. Appropriate software may be used by the editorial board to check for similarities of submitted manuscripts with existing work. The inclusion of fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements is unacceptable. Work and/or words from other publications must be appropriately cited or quoted.

 

Reporting

Authors should state their results clearly, honestly, and without fabrication, falsification or inappropriate data manipulation. The methods used in the work should be clearly and unambiguously described so that the findings can be repeated and confirmed by other researchers.

 

Conflicts of Interest

A statement on conflict of interest must be included in the manuscript if authors receive any support that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.

 

Authorship and Collaboration

Name of authors listed in a paper should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the report. Only those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Multiple or Redundant Authors should not publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research output in more than one journal or primary publication. A similar manuscript should not be submitted to more than one journal concurrently as this constitutes as unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.

 

PLAGIARISM POLICY

Plagiarism is when an author attempts to pass off someone else’s work as his or her own. This includes information from web pages, books, songs, television shows, email messages, interviews, articles, artworks or any other medium. Duplicate publication, sometimes called self-plagiarism, happens to take place when an author reuses substantial parts of his or her own published work without providing the appropriate citation. To paraphrase, summarize, or take words, phrases, or sentences from another person’s work, needs to indicate the source of the information within the paper using an internal citation. It is not enough to just list the source in a bibliography at the end of the paper. Failing to properly quote, cite or acknowledge someone else’s words or ideas without an internal citation is also plagiarism. As part of this process, The Achievers Journal scans every manuscript with plagiarism tool. Such manuscripts would not be considered for publication in The Achievers Journal: Journal of English Language, Literature and Culture. If any article is found to be plagiarized or reported by anybody to have been plagiarized even after publication, the article will be REMOVED with a notice for the misdeed and the author will be blacklisted.

 

Copyright and Licensing Policy

Copyright

Copyright of any article published in The Achievers Journal is retained by the author(s).

Authors also grant any third party the right to use the article freely as long as its integrity is maintained and its original authors, citation details and publisher are identified.

Publishing Rights

The Achievers Journal allows its author(s) to retain publishing rights without restrictions. Authors grant The Achievers Journal a license to publish the article and identify itself as the original publisher.

 

Licensing Policy

As an open access journal The Achievers Journal follows the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License which states that:

You are free to:

Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format
Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially.
Under the following terms:

Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.
No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.

Self-Archiving Policy

Authors are allowed to archive their articles in open access repositories as “pre-prints”.