Ethics Policy

Consonance –A DAV International Journal of English Language and Literature is a peer -reviewed journal published annually. It is an essential building block in developing a coherent and respected system of knowledge and information. This journal  reflects quality work of the author and institution. The journal has adopted a Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines which is recommended by Committee on Publication Ethics. It is therefore important to agree upon standards of ethical behaviour.


  1. The authorship should be limited to those with significant contribution in designing and executing the reported matter.
  2. The authors should ensure the originality and novelty of entire work. If authors are using work and/or words of others, that must be appropriately cited or quoted.
  3. An author should not publish manuscript describing the same research in multiple journals.
  4. Submitted articles must be the author's own work. Plagiarism constitutes unethical behaviour and is never acceptable. The editorial team takes this issue very seriously.
  5. When an author finds a noteworthy error in published work, it will be author’s responsibility to notify the editor of journal or publisher.

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