Publication Ethics and Malpractice IJNHS
This following statement clarifies ethical behavior of all parties involved in the act of publishing an article in this journal, including the author, the editor, the reviewer, and the publisher. This statement is based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors
Here are the ethical standards for editors, authors, and reviewers.
Role of Author
- Standard of reporting: The researchers should present their results honestly and without fabrication, falsification or inappropriate data manipulation. A manuscript should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Before submit a manuscript, the researchers should read the guideline of IJNHS
- Originality and Plagiarism:Authors must ensure the original content of they work. The manuscript should not be submitted concurrently to more than one publication unless the editors have agreed to co-publication. The researcher should check the plagiarism using a software and the primary literature should be cited where possible.
- Acknowledgement of Sources: Authors should acknowledge all sources of data used in the study and cite paper that have been used in their work.
- Conflicts of Interest: Authors should mention substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript.
Role of Editor
- The Editor is responsible for every article published in IJNHS
- Editor helps the writer to follow the guidelines for authors
- The editors can communicate with other editors or reviewers in making a final decision.
- Editor assess the manuscript publication objectively, regardless of racial background, religion, gender, seniority, ethnicity, political beliefs, institutional affiliation or nationality authors. Editors must relinquish his duties if there is a potential conflict of interest.
- The Editor must ensure that the document is sent to the reviewers do not contain information on the author and viceversa.
- The editor's decision must be notified to the author along with the reviewers' comments, except that contain offensive or libelous statements.
- Editors should respect the request of the author that the order is not subject to review by any other person for any reason.
- Editor and all staff must ensure the confidentiality of the submitted manuscript.
- If there is a suspicion of error or dispute in writing, Editor solve it by using the COPE as a guide.
Role of Reviewers
- Reviewers commented on the possibility of errors in ethical research and publications.
- Reviewers should do the job on time and notify the Editor if they can not finish the job.
- Reviewers must maintain the confidentiality of the manuscript.
- Reviewers should not be receiving and reviewing the manuscript if there is a potential conflict of interest between them and the authors.