Journal

Since its inception in 2005, Journal of Commerce and Trade (JCT) accepts a cognizance about the needs of researchers and academics. Hence, it efforts to provide bonding in a not-for-profit publication way. JCT is among the nation's most respected scholarly journals. JCT (ISSN: Print -09734503, Online- 24541702) is an International Double-Blind-Reviewed (Peer Reviewed/ Refereed) and Indexed Bi-Annual journal published on behalf of Society for Advanced Management Studies in association with Global Foundation for Research and Academic Development. It tries to promote an understanding of many complex phenomena through publication of new, bonafide, genuine and contemporary Research Papers, Articles, Case studies and Discussions in the field of Commerce, Economics, Law, Management and Trade. Book Reviews and Biographies of the Legends in above fields are also given place in the JCT. The journal is published in the months of April and October every year. It is both Print and Online Journal. It is intended for Professors, Scholars, Teachers, Academicians, Professionals and Students. The JCT publishes any manuscript only after the approval of the Editorial Board and Review Board under strict accordance of the JCT publication policies and ethics available on the website. The Journal of Commerce and Trade is founded at Meerut (UP) by Dr. Himanshu Agarwal.

Vision

To become an approachable, exclusive and prestigious international platform offering the authors’ academic support including a multilayered review process to help Authors to prepare, and publish their research papers in JCT through an insightful partnership with researchers and research organization in the ICT driven world.

Mission

Publication of the highest quality research works and delivery of this research with greatest impact to the widest possible audience through fair publication and ethical policies.



Society for Advanced Management Studies

The Society for Advanced Management Studies (SAMS) is a non-politico and not-for-profit forum of likeminded development oriented people. It is raised in December, 2004 to discuss and educate about various issues related to economy. SAMS seeks to stimulate public thinking, researches and views of the experts on vital problems through publication and distribution of Journal of Commerce and Trade, organization of seminar, discussions & lectures on latest topics of popular choice, publication of books on burning commerce and related issues, motivation to the uneducated for education and backwards to upgrade, establishing a harmony in the society and contacting other organisations to broadcast Indian economy. The society is constituted by a Board of Members. All the members are high academicians, scholars and intellectuals. The founder of Society is Dr. Himanshu Agarwal, who is honorary secretary of society. The registered office of the society is at 25, Murari Puram, Garh Road, Meerut. The society is registered one with the Registrar of the Societies, Uttar Pradesh (Meerut) bearing the Registration No. 998(2004-05).



Global Foundation for Reasearch and Academy Development

Global Foundation for Research and Academic Development (GFRAD) has been planned and designed in 2010 through aspiration of true researchers and academicians. Believing in eternal philosophy of ‘Tamso Maa Jyotirgamaye’, the foundation seeks to conduct quality workshops and conferences at All India level to disseminate research methods and techniques to aspirants. The major objective of the GFRAD is to bring a paradigm shift through the development of training programme and materials for training of researchers and supervisors for research philosophy and methodologies to conduct more effective research using contemporized tools to achieve resurgence. The founder of Foundation is Prof. Ramesh Mangal.



Repository of JCT

JCT collaborates with clear ‘vision and mission’ and the research’s needs. We provide expert advice to ensure each Author’s continued and optimal development. This takes many forms, including:

a) Publications Ethics;
b) Help in Writing Scholarly Research Paper;
c) Terms and Conditions;
d) Primary Exploration;
e) Double-Blind Review;
f) Manuscript Scanning through Anti-Plagiarism Software;
g) Resubmission (if any);
h) Online Free Full Text Access; and
i) Archiving at International Archiving Portals

We, at JCT, are dedicated towards the scholarly writing and quality publication of such material positively with widest and greatest impact. We link metadata, abstract or full paper of published research works to various institutions, which register such data for wider academic usage and availability. It is Indexed by the following repositors:

a) University Grants Commission, India
b) Crosref
c) Indian Citation Index
d) EconBiz
e) RePEc
f) Idea
g) Index Coprinicus
h) MIAR
i) Citefactor
j) Cabell’s Directory, USA
k) Ulrich’s Web Directory
l) Journal Seek Directory
m) Connect Journals
n) Licensed by CC-BY
o) Sciarchive
p) Cosmos Foundation(IF)
q) Journal Impact Factor
r) International Society of Indexing



Quality Publishing

Global Foundation for Research and Academic Development (GFRAD) has been planned and designed in 2010 through aspiration of true researchers and academicians. Believing in eternal philosophy of ‘Tamso Maa Jyotirgamaye’, the foundation seeks to conduct quality workshops and conferences at All India level to disseminate research methods and techniques to aspirants. The major objective of the GFRAD is to bring a paradigm shift through the development of training programme and materials for training of researchers and supervisors for research philosophy and methodologies to conduct more effective research using contemporized tools to achieve resurgence. The founder of Foundation is Prof. Ramesh Mangal.



Peer Review

The terms Peer-Review, Double-Blind Review, Referred or Scholarly Journal bear the same meaning. It is the evaluation of work by one or more of similar competence to the writer of work. These methods are applied to maintain standards of quality (Manuscript likely to be scientifically valid and reach reasonable conclusions), ethical behavior, improve performance and further the suitability of manuscript for publication. In most cases, the reviewers do not know about the authors of the submitted manuscript, so that the manuscript succeeds or fails on its own merit, not the reputation of the reviewer or writer. Journal of Commerce and Trade is not only a Peer Reviewed Journal but a step forward i.e., Double-Blind Reviewed to maintain the prestige of the Writer and the Reviewer.



Dissemination and Delivery Policy

Working closely with societies, authors and subscribers to publish quality contents are just the start of our mission. We are committed to ensuring that JCT is disseminated worldwide, so that researchers are able to access our content wherever and whenever they need it. JCT has understanding with the international library community to make the published contents a realistic option to suit the variety of academic pursuits for one and all. All the print copies are delivered through certified Private Courier or India Government Postal Department via speed post. It is to note that print copies, certificates shall only be dispatched on the addresses submitted during registration process. If an author does not give proper details or incomplete details, the JCT is not liable for not receiving copies. If the aspiring person does not receive the print copy in stipulated time, he/she can write for missing issue. Issues are delivered without delay free of cost and postal charges.



Open Access Policy

We, at JCT, highly commend and favour Open Access and Green Open Access. Open Access serves the interests of Many Groups without violating the Copyright and Intellectual Property Rights.
Authors: It gives worldwide audience with more visibility and more impact of their work with no cost extra. Authors may gather citation for their works form world over. They also present their work without a copy with them through the QR Codes or an Interface.
Readers: It gives barrier-free access to required researches without going to libraries simply on a click on their phone or computer anywhere. Libraries: Open Access solves the problems in curating the multiple volumes and issues. It can give exact material to the needs of researcher in short.
But, it is to note here that Open Access is free for viewers or explorers but not for the publisher or Journal. JCT believes in free flow of knowledge and works on the principles of not-for-profit publication ideologies. Thus, JCT took a middle path so that Publsihers rights can be protected without violating Open Access availability. Making reading view access free but download chargeable at a very low cost, which bears the simple maintienence and disimination cost over internet.



STATEMENT OF PUBLICATION ETHICS

Journal of Commerce and Trade (JCT) uses the principles of Transperancy and Scholarly Publishing to evaluate manuscript. JCT is Double-Blind Reviewed (peer-reviewed/Refereed) journal with broad scope. All the Submitted Manuscripts are scanned via Anti-Plagiarism Software (Please read para point-7 under Terms and Conditions on the Website). Following statement entails the ethical conduct of all parties of publication i.e. Chief Editor/Editors, Author/s, and Reviewer/s. This statement is in accordance with the rules laid down by Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).