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As a part of Centurion’s green initiative, the offline version has been discontinued since 1 Jan 2017.
Please download the copyright form and fill it. Kindly send scanned copy of the completed and duly signed form by email to the Editor at [email protected] or hard copy of the same by post to:
The Chief Editor,
Centurion Journal of Multi-Disciplinary Research
Centurion University of Technology and Management
Bhubaneswar, Odisha 752050
All articles following the author guidelines and meeting the ethical standards can be sent to : [email protected] or send by post to:
The Chief Editor,
Centurion Journal of Multi-Disciplinary Research
Centurion University of Technology and Management
Bhubaneswar, Odisha 752050
All submissions to the journal are initially reviewed by the Editor and his Associates. At this stage manuscripts may be rejected without peer review if it is felt that they are not of high enough priority or not relevant to the journal. This fast rejection process means that authors are given a quick decision and do not need to wait for the review process. Manuscripts that are not instantly rejected are sent out for peer review, usually to two independent reviewers. Based on the feedback from these reviewers and the Editors’ judgment a decision is given on the manuscript within 30 to 45 days.
All submissions must receive an answer from the Editor-in-Chief/Editor, either if the manuscript is rejected, considered for publication or accepted for publication. On a regular basis an article should be processed in less than 4 months from the date of submission by the author to the date of the communication of the editors’ final decision.
Only manuscripts that are considered for publication will be sent to blind peer review. Editor-in-Chief/Editor will choose appropriate reviewers considering the manuscript’s content. During the peer review process, editor or any editorial staff will not reveal to reviewers the identity of the authors.
Editors will expose information about a submitted manuscript only to the corresponding author, reviewers and other editorial advisers, except in the case of a manuscript that is suspected for double submission.
Editor may ignore any material that breaks legal requirements regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. Plagiarism is checked using standard software and any article with plagiarism above 20% is not acceptable.
All submitted papers are subject to strict double-blind peer-review process by at least two reviewers that are experts in the area of the particular paper. The factors that are taken into account in review are as follows:
- Relevance: Is this paper relevant for the topics of this journal?
- Soundness: Is this paper technically sound and complete?
- Support: Are the claims supported by experimental/theoretical results?
- Significance: Is the paper interesting for other researchers?
- Originality: Are the results/ideas novel and previously unknown?
- Readability: Is the paper well-organized and easy to understand?
- Language: Is the paper written in correct English and style?
Of these, the main factors taken into account are significance and originality.
Contribution to Editorial Decisions: Peer review assists Editor-in-Chief/Editor and the Editorial Board in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper.
CJMR reviewers perform work for the journal on a volunteer basis. Peer review assists Editor-in-Chief/Editor and the Editorial Board in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper.
The possible decisions include acceptance, acceptance with revisions but without re-review, revise and resubmit, or rejection. Articles that are often rejected include those that are poorly written or organized or are written in poor English. If authors are encouraged to revise and resubmit a submission, there is no guarantee that the revised submission will be accepted. Rejected articles will not be re-reviewed. Articles may be rejected without review if the Editor-in-Chief/Editor considers the article obviously not suitable for publication.
Promptness: If a reviewer feels that the received manuscript does not suite his/hers specialty field and the reviewing process will suffer, he needs to notify the editor.
All reviews should be delivered to the editorial staff in due time. On a regular basis, the review of an article should not take more than one month from the submission of the manuscript to the reviewer to the transmission of the completed review form to the CJMR editorial board.
The reviewing process needs to be objective, reviewers should argue their statements and personal criticism is not permitted.
The reviewers must use the review form delivered by the editors together with the submitted article. By consenting to do a review the reviewers accept that their names will be published in the list of former reviewers of the journal.
Standards of Objectivity: Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is unacceptable. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.
Acknowledgement of Sources: Reviewers should attempt to identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that a result or argument has been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the editor’s attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.
Disclosure and Conflict of Interest: Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.
Language of Contribution: English.
Preferred Length of paper: 3500 – 5000 words.
The title page must include: Title: Concise and informative. Avoid abbreviations and formulae where possible
Author names and affiliations: Please indicate the given name and family name clearly. Present the authors’ affiliation addresses if available, the e-mail address, and telephone number of each author properly
Corresponding author: Clearly indicate who is willing to handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication, also post-publication. Ensure that telephone numbers (with country and area code) are provided in addition to the e-mail address and the complete postal address.
Sponsoring information: If the research is sponsored or supported by an organization, please indicate it.
General Rules for Text formatting
Font: Times New Roman; Font Size: 12 (English)
Paragraph Spacing: Above paragraph – 0 pt; Below paragraph – 6 pt
Line Spacing: fixed – 12 pt (or double-spaced)
Page Margins & Size: One-inch margins on single-sided A4 or 8.5 x 11-inch paper
Heading 1: Times New Roman; Size-12; Non Italic & Bold; for example
Heading 2: Times New Roman; Size-12; Italic; for example, 1.1 Research Methods
Heading 3: Times New Roman; Size-12; Non Italic; for example, 1.1.1 Analysis Result
All manuscripts should be prepared in Microsoft Word format, in Times New Roman, font size 12 for English, typed in double space and one-inch margins on single-sided A4 paper. In case of quantitative/experimental work, the author(s) must specify the purpose of the study. The text of observational and experimental articles should usually be divided into the following sections with the headings, such as Introduction, Methods, Results, and Discussion to clarify their content. All pages of the manuscript should be numbered consecutively at the right corner of the page.
The Title page (page-1 must contain title of the article, name(s) of the corresponding author(s) telephone, and email address of the author responsible for correspondence. It must also contain the source(s) of support if any received in the form of grants, equipment, drugs. The word count should include text of the article only (excluding abstract, acknowledgements, figure legends, and references). This page should also indicate the number of figures used in the article. Page-2, must contain only title of the article, abstract and keywords. Page-3 onwards must contain the actual article beginning with the Title and ending with References.
Abstract: An abstract is a succinct (one paragraph) summary of the entire paper. A concise and factual abstract is required (maximum length of 250 words). The abstract should state briefly the aims, methods, results and major conclusion of the research. From the abstract, a reader should be able to make out the content of the article. Hence, it requires special attention of the author. An abstract is often presented as separate from the article, so it must be able to stand alone. References should be avoided.
Keywords: Immediately after the abstract, provide a maximum of 8 keywords, avoiding general and plural terms and multiple concepts (avoid, for example, ‘and’, ‘of’).
Introduction: The main purpose of the introduction is to provide the necessary background or context of the study (i.e the nature of the problem and its significance). State the specific purpose or objective of the study. Provide a brief but appropriate historical backdrop and the contemporary context in which the proposed research question occupies the central stage.
Methods: Methods section must succinctly describe what was actually done. Describe the source population and the selection criteria for study participants. Identify the methods, apparatus, and procedures in sufficient detail to allow other workers to reproduce the results. Authors submitting review manuscripts should describe the methods used for locating, selecting, extracting and synthesizing data. Describe statistical methods with enough detail to enable a knowledgeable reader with access to the original data to verify the reported results.
Results: Authors must avoid repeating in the text, all the data provided in the tables or illustrations and graphs as an alternative to tables with many entries or duplicate data in graphs and tables. This section must focus on scientifically appropriate analyses of the salient data.
Discussion: This section must emphasize the new and important aspects of the study and the conclusions that follow from them. For experimental studies it is useful to begin the discussion by summarizing briefly the main findings, and then explore possible mechanisms or explanations for these findings. Compare and contrast the results with other relevant studies, state the limitations of the study, and explore the implications of the findings for future research and clinical practice. The Results and Discussion sections may be combined
References: References must be written according to the guidelines of Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition). Responsibility for the accuracy of bibliographic citations lies entirely with the authors.
- Citations in the text: Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). Avoid citation in the abstract. Unpublished results and personal communications should not be in the reference list, but may be mentioned in the text. Citation of a reference as ‘in press’ implies that the item has been accepted for publication.
- Citing and listing of web references: As a minimum, the full URL should be given. Any further information, if known (author names, dates, reference to a source publication, etc.), should also be given. Web references can be listed separately (e.g., after the reference list) under a different heading if desired, or can be included in the reference list.
- Text: Citations in the text must follow the referencing style used by the American Psychological Association. You can refer to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (Sixth Edition).
- List: References must be arranged first alphabetically and then further sorted chronologically if necessary. More than one reference from the same author(s) in the same year must be identified by the letters “a”, “b”, “c”, etc., placed after the year of publication.
Use the author/date system of reference in the text (e.g., Chomsky, 1997). Gather the references alphabetically after the text, using last names and first initials.
Original Articles: Original articles must report research work which has not been published and is not under consideration for publication elsewhere.
Reporting Standards: Authors should certify the originality of the work failing which they will remain responsible for same.
Originality and Plagiarism: The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, which are not partially or totally published elsewhere, or submitted for publication elsewhere. If the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted. Authors are responsible for obtaining written permission in the case of using other images and artwork or for adaptations of such images, if they do not have copyright for them.
Plagiarism will be followed by the rejection of the manuscript. Authors have full responsibility for the authenticity of their paper. In case of multiple authors, the authenticity of the article needs to be ensured by all of them.
Any unethical behavior, manufacture of research results or promotion of deceitful or incorrect arguments may cause the rejection of a submission or the withdrawal of a published article.
Copyright: Published articles are under the copyright of the journal. Partially or totally publication of an article elsewhere is possible only after the consent from the editors.
Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication: An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or conference. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal or conference constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable. Plagiarism above 20% is not acceptable.
Acknowledgement of Sources: Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.
Authorship of the Paper: Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors are included on the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication. The corresponding author must maintain the communication with all the co-authors.
Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest: All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.
Author Self-Archiving: The authors are not permitted to post published articles on their personal or institutional website. However, they should post the published article information with a clear indication of that the paper was published in the journal of Content, Community and Communication with a link to the journal’s website.
Fundamental errors in published works: When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his or her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.
Prof. Dipankar Bhattacharyay, Centurion University of Technology and Management, Odisha
Advisors to Chief Editor
Prof. Smita Mishra Panda, Centurion University of Technology and Management, Odisha
Prof. Susant Kr. Biswal, Centurion University of Technology and Management, Odisha
Prof. Ramesh Chandra Mohanty, Centurion University of Technology and Management, Odisha
Prof. Chhayabrita Maji, Centurion University of Technology and Management, Odisha
Prof. Ambika Sankar Mishra,Centurion University of Technology and Management, Odisha
Prof. Ajit Kumar Pradhan, Centurion University of Technology and Management, Odisha
Prof. Susanta Kumar Patnaik, Centurion University of Technology and Management, Odisha
Prof. Biswanandan Dash, Centurion University of Technology and Management, Odisha
Layout and Design
Mr. Susil Kumar Sahu
Editorial Advisory Board
Prof. Biswajit Dash, Jamia Milia Islamia University, New Delhi
Prof. Mrinal Chatterjee, Indian Institute of Mass Communication, Dhenkanal
Prof. Dev Brat Singh, Central University of Jharkhand, Ranchi
Prof. Uma Shankar Pandey, Surendranath College for Women, Kolkata
Prof. Binod C. Agrawal, TALEEM Research Foundation, Ahmedabad, Gujarat
Prof. Supriya Pattanayak, VC, Centurion University of Technology and Management, Odisha
Prof. Anita Patra, Registrar Centurion University of Technology and Management, Odisha
Prof. Smita Mishra Panda, Director Research, Centurion University of Technology and Management, Odisha
Prof. Susanta Ku Biswal, Centurion University of Technology and Management, Odisha
Prof. Ashok Misra, Centurion University of Technology and Management, Odisha
Prof. Ramesh Ch Mohanty, Centurion University of Technology and Management, Odisha
Prof. Subrata Sarangi, Centurion University of Technology and Management, Odisha
Prof. Viswa Ballabh, XLRI, Xavier School of Management, Jamshedpur, Jharkand
Prof. Bibhuti Bhusan Biswal, NIT, Rourkela, Odisha
Prof. Kameshwar Choudhary, Ambedkar Central University, Lucknow
Prof. Premananda Das, The Science Foundation of Tribal and Rural Development, Odisha
Prof. Pradipta Kishore Dash, SOA University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha
Prof. Shahed Anwar Khan, Curtin University, Perth, Australia
Prof. Taeho Kwon, Semyung University, South Korea
Prof. Ragnhild Lund, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Prof. Debadutta Mishra, VSS University of Technology, Burla, Odisha
Prof. Yaso Nadarajah, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
Prof. Haribandhu Panda, Director, Klorofeel School and foundation
Prof. Annapurna D. Pandey, University of California, Santa Cruz, USA
Prof. D. P. Pattanayak, Chancellor, Centurion University of Technology and Management, AP
Prof. Prafulla Kumar Sahoo, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha
Aims and Scope
Centurion Journal of Multidisciplinary Research (CJMR) aims at:
- Providing a platform for debate and dissemination of research findings, conceptual developments and new research areas and techniques that promise to change analyses and perspectives on science and technology, development, management, skill in developing societies;
- Disseminating and promoting research, good practice and innovation in all aspects of science, technology, management and skill development to its main audiences, including educators, researchers, graduate students, policy makers, and practitioners; and Encouraging multi-disciplinary cooperation and understanding, and enhancing quality research.
CJMR is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal publishing novel scientific research in all fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, Humanities, Agriculture, Management and Social Sciences. In addition to research articles from individuals or collectives, the journal publishes books, reviews and conference proceedings.
Centurion University of Technology and Management (CUTM) has a special focus on skill development and education, its recognition and promotion in the country, especially with the ‘Make in India’ initiative by the Government of India. In alignment to the vision of CUTM, the objective of the journal is to enhance the knowledge base as well as facilitate bringing together research-based contributions that have direct implications for the development of under-privileged communities and empowering them. To reach that goal the journal allows publication for free.
Centurion University of Technology and Management (CUTM), Odisha is a leading private skill university of India. Centurion Journal of Multi-Disciplinary Research is a biannual peer reviewed and internationally reputed open access journal of the university. The journal is an attempt by the university to create a scope for researchers to contribute to the pool of knowledge in the areas of basic and applied research from various disciplines. Academicians, researchers, young scholars, thinkers and interested individuals are encouraged to publish their research works with us in engineering, technology, science, humanities, agriculture, management and social sciences.