Research Integrity

DCIDJ believes that the editorial board, reviewers, authors and journal users have high ethical standards and will exhibit ethical behaviour at all times. Listed below are some mandatory standards that the journal expects its users to comply with:


·    Authors should ensure that their articles are original works

·    All material used from other sources/ authors should be referenced in the article adequately

·    Authors are responsible for using authentic data and agree to submit original study protocol and to release underlying data to editors or reviewers upon request.

·    Articles that are being reviewed or have been accepted or published in other journals cannot be submitted to DCIDJ

·    Withdrawal of an article from DCIDJ after receiving review comments from the editorial board and submitting it to another journal will be considered malpractice. The author can be banned from future submissions to DCIDJ

·    Authors should ensure that they have an ethics board approval to conduct their research

·    Information collected by the authors as part of their research should ensure confidentiality and respect the rights of the respondents

·    In case, the article requires an explicit mention of the respondent’s details (such as name, address, etc.) the author should have prior written consent from the respondent

·    The author is responsible for getting a written consent from DCIDJ to use a published article in another publication


DCIDJ follows a blind peer review process. Itis the responsibility of each reviewer to review an assigned article with impartiality and full professional integrity based on the guidelines provided by DCIDJ. All review comments should be generic, with no reference whatsoever to the reviewer or the author and his/her affiliations. Reviewers cannot use information given in the articles without the express permission of the author and DCIDJ

Editorial Board:

The editorial board is responsible to maintain confidentiality of the authors during the submission and review process; and to ensure a fair, professional and impartial review. The editorial board is also responsible for using fair practices in rejecting and choosing articles for publication.

Journal users:

Journal users are expected to maintain professional standards in all communication with the authors and DCIDJ. Users need to take written permission from the authors and DCIDJ to use a published article.

Conflict of Interest Policy

Disability, CBR and Inclusive Development requires authors to declare any competing financial or other interest in relation to their work. All competing interests that are declared will be listed at the end of published articles. Where an author gives no competing interests, the listing will read ''The author(s)declare that they have no competing interests''