A combination of blind peer review and open access is the best possible defence against plagiarism. All articles submitted to KSHIP journals are automatically screened for plagiarism by the CrossCheck system from CrossRef. All monograph manuscripts will also undergo a similar plagiarism check. In case of Indian languages, the editorial staff at KSHIP may send the manuscripts to identified experts in the field for plagiarism checks. This system compares incoming articles to a large database of academic content, and alerts editors to any possible issues.
KSHIP ensures that all research output, in both journals and books, is thoroughly peer reviewed by TWO external reviewers, and offer the option of open peer review if required. Publications of a commentary or opinion nature may not be sent for external peer review but will include extensive editorial review and revisions. All of our journals/research monographs adhere to the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) guidelines for best practice.
All KSHIP content is indexed with CrossRef and assigned a Digital Object Identifier (DOI). This means that all of our references are made available so that citations can be tracked by the publishing community, and the content is added to the Cross-Check anti-plagiarism database. All of our article metadata is openly available for harvesting by indexing services via OAI-PMH and the journals are registered with Open Archives.
As members of CLOCKSS (Controlled Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe) our content is regularly archived with many of the world's leading research libraries. The CLOCKSS archive ensures that KSHIP content will always be made available as open access, in any eventuality. Where relevant we automatically archive journal and book content with subject specific archives such as PubMed Central or Europe PMC / PMC Bookshelf. We fully support and encourage author self-archiving of all content (sometimes termed 'green' open access). All KSHIP journals are registered with SHERPA/RoMEO to ensure that the license terms and self-archiving policies of the journals are clear.