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Peer Review Statement

The Translation Today journal follows a double-blind peer review system. All submissions go through a stringent desk review first. Submissions falling within the scope of the journal and embodying contents that resonate with its focus areas are processed for a double-blind peer review.

No unsolicited materials

Translation Today (TT) follows internationally established standards in all aspects of journal publication. This journal publishes original scholarly submissions in various categories including articles, book reviews, interviews and annotated bibliographies etc. that are relevant to Translation Studies, Interpretation Studies and Adaptation Studies. The authors and contributors are fully responsible for the views expressed in their submissions. This journal does not accept writings that undermine the basic principles of human rights, gender equilibrium and equality of people. A submission containing socio- cultural stereotypes or expressing bias against individuals or social groups on the basis of their economic class, race, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, and religion will be rejected. Texts promoting violence or political propaganda are unsolicited and avoidable. This journal also discourages authors from submitting draft version of their work for trial or desk review. Submissions complete in all aspects are encouraged.

Zero tolerance for plagiarism

Translation Today supports academic integrity and uses DrillBit to detect text-matching and plagiarism for contents selected for publication in it. This journal encourages honesty in academic practices and adopts a zero-tolerance policy towards content plagiarized in any form. A submission with plagiarized content is out rightly rejected. Translation Today discourages the submission of plagiarized material in any form. Though all submissions are put on rigorous plagiarism check, the responsibility for the originality of content rests with the concerned authors. A paper found with plagiarized content (major or minor) will not be considered for review or publication. If an item published in this journal is found to have plagiarized content it would be withdrawn by giving notice to the author and his/her employer and by notifying on the journal's webpage. Plagiarism is a serious issue in present-day academia. It is an act of cheating or stealing or impersonating the academic and intellectual work of someone else. Plagiarism can happen in several ways intentionally or unintentionally. It violates the ethics of publication and the rights of the people who develop an idea on their own.

Types of plagiarism to be avoided
1. Complete plagiarism: refers to impersonating authorship or submitting/publishing someone else's work.
2. Direct plagiarism: means word-for-word copying of someone's writings without proper citations and quotation marks.
3. Self-plagiarism: occurs due to recycling or copying one’s earlier published work as new i.e., without giving proper references and/or citing acknowledgement to the previous stakeholders.
4. Mosaic plagiarism: also known as patchwriting, refers to paraphrasing someone's writings without quotation marks and citations, substituting some words/phrases of the original writer and presenting your work as new.
5. Accidental plagiarism: refers to content that is not properly cited and copying occurs due to negligence or misquoting.
6. Translation plagiarism: also known as cross-language plagiarism, is an instance when ideas/contents from works published in one language are used in another publication by way of translation without giving due credit to the source.

Translation Today discourages authors from submitting any work that would amount to any type of plagiarism mentioned above. This journal prohibits all categories of plagiarism and strictly adheres to the internationally established ethics of scientific writing and journal publication. Authentic permission is mandatory if an author intends to submit content that is either fully or partially published on some other platform. In such cases, the responsibility to obtain permission to republish rests with the authors.

Free participation and open access

Translation Today maintains free participation and open access policy. Researchers from across the world are welcome to participate in this journal through submissions that meet the highest standards of publication ethics and pass through a transparent reviewing process. For the wider dissemination of knowledge, all contents of this journal are available for free access online. The print copies are available through subscription. The back volumes of the print edition are also available on payment. Contributors can share items published in Translation Today on any platform, however, access to such items should be routed through the official website and DOI of the journal. Sharing/hosting an item on virtual platforms without using the official link or DOI is discouraged.

Open-access statement

Translation Today (TT) is an open-access journal. It is licensed under creative commons and it fully complies with the definition of open access stated in the declaration of the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI). Accordingly, any individual/ institution can access the contents published by the journal without any fee. For the purpose of knowledge dissemination and in a manner defined as legal, the users can read, download, share, search, index, archive, and link the academic contents of this journal without seeking special permission.

No fee and no payment

Translation Today does not charge any fee to its contributors at any stage of publication. The entire publishing process is based on the voluntary services of a pool of reviewers, a board of experts and an editorial team. This journal does not offer language-related or subject-related paid services to the authors. This journal does not encourage ghostwriting/ghostwriters. This journal does not pay any amount to the authors for their academic writings selected for publication.

Copyrights

Copyrights for the published items including articles/translations/book reviews are retained by the National Translation Mission, Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore. Authors who wish to republish their submission on some other platform may request written permission before doing so.

Frequency and cycle

The journal brings out two issues in a calendar year. The first issue is published in June and the second issue is published in December every year. The submission to the journal is open throughout the year. The selection of a submission for publication depends on the date of completion of reviewing and modifications. In case of delays related to reviewing/modification, the submission would be considered for the next issue.

Fast track and preprint

The publication of a submission in Translation Today is based on the completion of reviewing process and editorial activities. This journal does not have any provision for instant or quick publication. However, a certificate can be issued to the author(s) selected for publication. Also, if a submission (article, book review and interview) is selected for publication in between the publication of the two issues the preprint version will be made available on the website.

Author’s benefit

The authors may submit an article even without subscribing to the journal. All authors and contributing authors are entitled to free complimentary copies. The authors and contributors from India receive complimentary copies in print as well as electronic format. The overseas authors and contributors receive an e-copy of the issue. Print copies can be posted to overseas contributors on payment of the postage charges.

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