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  • Author Guidelines

    Registration – Registration of authors is mandatory. Aspiring authors are invited to register their brief profile along with the proposed contribution. After the approval of registration by the editorial board, contributions shall be invited.

    Download Author Registration Form

    Manuscript Submission – Authors are requested to prepare manuscripts according to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition). Manuscripts may be copyedited for bias-free language (see Chapter 3 of the Publication Manual). Additional guidance on APA Style is available on the APA Style website. Double-space all copy. Other formatting instructions, as well as instructions on preparing tables, figures, references, metrics, and abstracts, appear in the Manual.

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  • Review Process

    The editorial board checks the submission of manuscripts with regard to its adherence to the prescribed author guidelines.

    The editor identifies desk rejects and sends his decision to the authors. For other manuscripts, the editor selects an appropriate review panel comprising of 2–3 reviewers. The reviewers are contacted and asked to evaluate the submission within a given time.

    The completed reviews and manuscript is then forwarded to the assistant editor, who summarizes the reviews, evaluates the paper, and provides guidance to the authors for further refinement if required.

    The input of the review team is sent to the editor, who drafts and sends a decision based on this input to the author about the paper qualifying for publishing.

    Upon receiving the final consent from the author and ensuring all other requirements are fulfilled, the manuscript is forwarded for printing and publishing.

  • Publishing Ethics

    HILLGROVE offers authors the opportunity to make a difference in their contribution and in their fields of expertise through publishing their scholarship. The authors are hoped to contribute and achieve while adhering to the highest of ethical order.

    Plagiarism is the use of another's ideas, processes, results, or words without explicitly acknowledging the original author and source. Plagiarism in any form is unacceptable and is considered a serious breach of professional conduct, with potentially severe ethical and legal consequences. Therefore, authors are advised to ensure that the content is more of an original work done and supported with empirical evidences which shall be explicitly acknowledged in the manuscript.

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    Upon acceptance of the manuscript for publishing, the author shall also submit the copyright declaration form declaring that the copyright shall be transferred to the publisher and ownership of the content be retained permanently with the publisher.

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