The ethics and review process of Journal Of Medical Sciences And Research
The publication of a peer reviewed journal requires a dedicated set of people who does continuous work, with responsibility. The editorial board members, authors and reviewers have equal role to play. The journal strictly follows the principles of “Committee on Publication Ethics’ to promote integrity in research publication. The guidelines followed as provided by the committee as in https://publicationethics.org/resources/guidelines
The Editorial Board takes the responsibility of checking all the articles for fraudulent data or plagiarism. We run all the manuscripts through a third party plagiarism software. We consider plagiarism as a case in which a submitted paper reproduces another work with at least 30% similarity and without due citation.
The editors have the responsibility of keeping/monitoring the publishing ethics and maintaining the academic record.
The ultimate goal of our team is to maintain the publication at the highest possible standards and maintain good quality, and originality of the submitted research articles.
Editors decide which of the articles submitted to the journal should be forwarded to further review process. They are responsible for the contents and overall quality of the publication. Editors should evaluate manuscripts exclusively on the basis of their academic merit. Editors/Chief Editor will take in to consideration, reviewers comments to make the editorial decisions. It is the responsibility of Editors to make sure all submitted articles are adequately .peer reviewed before being accepted for publication.
We run all the manuscripts through a third party plagiarism softwares. We consider plagiarism as a case in which a submitted paper reproduces another work with at least 30% similarity and without due citation.
All submitted papers after a successful plagiarism check, are subject to strict blind peer review process by at least two national/external reviewers. The review process might take approximately 60 - 90 days from the time of submission. However the duration may vary depending upon the reviewer response. The reasons for rejections will be mentioned and rejected articles will not be encouraged for re-reviewing Authors should provide all sources of data used in the research.
The papers with suggestions for review, will be sent to Authors to d provide revised version of their article, according to the reviewers' recommendations.
Authors must ensure that the submitted article is their original work, which has not been previously submitted, or published as a full paper elsewhere (Except as an abstract). Authors should state that all data in the paper are real and authentic.
After submission of the revised manuscript, The same will be sent for formatting process and the proof copy will me mailed for any corrections to be made. Post publication, it is the responsibility of authors to report any errors in their published paper to the Journal.
Reviewers should treat all manuscripts they receive for reviewing as a confidential document.
They should carefully evaluate the manuscript of its scientific quality and can suggest relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors.
The reviewers should bind to the instructions provided by the editorial office in the form of a review form. Reviewers need to be only objective, and observations should be formulated clearly with supporting arguments, so that authors can use them for improving the paper. Reviewers should inform the editors on any substantial similarity between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper. 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
The ICMJE Criteria for authorship
The ICMJE recommends that authorship be based on criteria that include each author makes substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work; or the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data for the work. Each listed author must be involved in drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content. All enlisted authors should give the final approval before being published.
All those designated as authors should meet all four criteria for authorship, and all who meet the four criteria should be identified as authors. Those who do not meet all four criteria should be acknowledged. In addition to being accountable for the parts of the work he or she has done, the submitting author should be able to identify which co-authors are responsible for specific parts of the work. In addition, authors should have confidence in the integrity of the contributions of their co-authors
If evidence of plagiarism is found before the paper is sent for peer review, the author will be offered a chance for rebuttal. If the arguments are not found to be satisfactory, the manuscript will not be further considered.
The process of Publishing by JMSH
After receiving a manuscript, the journal editor screens the manuscript for plagiarism. The manuscript is rejected by the editorial team, if it fails to meet the criteria for the journal and the plagiarism check. Further each submitted paper will be undergoing a preliminary evaluation by the respective subject editor. The editor decides either to send the manuscript for peer-review to at least two reviewers, sends it back to the author, if the manuscript has not met minimum journal submission criteria, or very rarely calls for rejection without a peer review.
After the peer review has been completed, the author(s) of the article will be notified about the reviewers' comments. It is the responsibility of submitting authors to modify their submission in line with the editorial/reviewer comments.
The Review Decisions by the Editors include acceptance as it is, suggest minor modifications before being accepted, needs major modifications before being accepted, rejected with a chance to re-submit, or completely reject the paper.
Post acceptance all manuscripts are copy edited and Typesetting is performed by a professional unit, to ensure the uniformity, conformation to the journal's style, referencing, and that there are no spelling or grammatical errors. It also ensures the appearance of the article layouts, fonts, and headings etc., both for print and online publication. All papers are then sent to the authors for proof reading and final approval.
Authors at this stage are allowed to make only minor corrections and extensive rewriting, making substantial additions/deletions, are strongly discouraged
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Permissions, Acknowledgements, Conflicts of interest and sources of funding
Authors wishing to include figures, tables, or text passages that have already been published elsewhere are required to obtain permission from the copyright owner(s) for both the print and online format and to include evidence that such permission has been granted when submitting their papers. Any material received without such evidence will be assumed to originate from the authors. All submitted papers may include a separate section including acknowledgements, notifying any conflicts of interest, and sources of funding before references.
Declarations for authors, reviewers/editors
This information must also be inserted into your manuscript under the acknowledgements section with the headings below. If you have no declaration to make please insert the following statements into your manuscript:
Funding: None Conflict of interest: None declared Ethical approval: Not required
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