Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

IRA-International Journal of Education & Multidisciplinary Studies is a scholarly publication for assimilating, reviewing and publishing of thought-provoking ideas and conclusions which have an attributable impact on the disciplines of Education & Multidisciplinary Studies.

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The journal is a quarterly peer-reviewed and open access online publication. The 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.



Section Policies


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Peer Review Process

The journal is a double blind peer reviewed publication. Every possible step is taken to ensure anonymity of the authors and reviewers to each other in order to establish transparency and quality review in respect of the submitted articles and papers.

Every submitted article is reviewed by at least two reviewers having the subject expertise on the domain subject of the submitted article. The reviewers do ensure at all times that only original, evidence based scholarly works get published in the journal. Un-original and poor-quality articles are not accepted for publication in the journal.

 This makes the journal a refereed publication to establish the publishing credibility.

Upon submission of the articles, the same are screened for plagiarism or originality checks using implemented softwares and programmes. Only original or un-plagiarized articles are referred to the reviewers for their comments on the same.

After receipt of reviewers' comments on the paper, the designated editor decides as to its acceptance or amendment or rejection.

If the article is positively commented by the reviewers and recommended for its acceptance by the designated editor, the authors are communicated regarding the same to further complete the prescribed formalities of copyright declaration and payment of article publishing fee. 

Upon completion of all the prescibed formalities, the authors are issued final acceptance for their articles and the same are published in the upcoming journal issue.

Review and publication ethics:

The journal voluntarily recommends and complies with the reviewing, editing and publishing guidelines and best practices as promulgated by the Committee on Publication Ethics.

The reviewers and editors of the journal are highly expected to adhere the code of conduct for Journal Editors and Guidelines for Peer Reviewers as prescribed by Committee on Publication Ethics.


Publication Frequency

The journal issue is published "in-press" and completes on 10th of the month following the completion of the quarter for the articles accepted in and throughout the completed quarter. 

The journal is published online. However, the published authors may request print copy/ies on paying additional costs of printing, handling and shipping.



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.



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IRA Academicus has mandated the universality of the published works and has undertaken the journal indexing above-hand. IRA has made the journals’ content available via OAI-PMH Protocol hosted by Cornell University Library and supported by Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Coalition for Networked Information, the Digital Library FederationMicrosoft Corporation, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and from the National Science Foundation.

The indexing and abstracting of the published content in IRA journals is subject to a widely acclaimed academic and scholarly resource. The content and intellectual management team at IRA is continuously working towards getting the journals’ published content in almost all the available academic and scholarly databases.

The journal is full text indexed by following scholarly databases and indices:


J-GatePKP IndexGoogle ScholarCrossRef Metadata SearchOCLCAIRITI LibraryWordCat Discovery ServiceBASEWZBOpen Archives InitiativeEZB"Scilit


Publishing Ethics

The journal adheres to the ethics policies and guidelines of Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) for publishers, editors and reviewers.

The editors and the reviewers of the journal at all times are subject to the COPE policies & guideline while undertaking editing and review in respect of submitted manuscripts to the journal. 

The publishers of the journal adhere to and follow the Code of Conduct as enlisted and proposed by COPE.

The journal requires its editors and authors to adhere to the international standards for editors and authors as far as a submission to the journal is concerned.


Misconduct Policy

As an institutional reviewer and publisher of scholarly works, the journal at all times, maintains high degree of discipline amongst its editors, reviewers, authors and staff.

If any misconduct by way of non-adherence to the publishing policies or guidelines or any conflict of interest is suspected, punitive action will be warranted against the defaulting editor, reviewer, author or the staff as per COPE policies.

Based on the gravity of the misconduct, an investigation may be undertaken by the journal against the misconducting party which may include approaching and complaining to the affiliating institutions of the editors, reviewers and authors.


Plagiarism Policy

For establishing the originality of the submitted manuscripts, the plagiarism software is used to know the originality of the manuscript.

In case of plagiarism or un-originality is detected or suspected, an action on account of misconduct will be taken by the journal against the plagiarizing authors. This may include approaching the third parties including their affiliating institutions and other other research organizations.

The submitted plagiarized manuscript may also be shared with the original authors or third parties for high-lighting the misconduct by the plagiarizing authors.