Editorial Policies

Authors submitting manuscripts to any of the Open Access Pub journals should make sure that they have read our policies and are fully aware of them. Non-adherence to any of these policies may effect your publication both pre-publication and post publication as the case may be. For such manuscripts will be acted upon ad mentioned in our policies. If any occurence is beyond this scope and needs attention They will be dealt as per the policies defined by COPE, OASPA, IJCMJE.

1. Plagiarism

Plagiarism checking is done through CrossCheck powered by Ithenticate now Turnitin. Plagiarized manuscripts are desk rejected and are supplied with the report for their reference. Self plagiarisam is also considered seriously, however if an abstract has been published and author wants to publish a full paper now, they may do so by providing prior information. Articles archived in pre-print servers or blogs may be submitted, with clear information of the same.

2. Copyright permissions

Authors should obtain the copyright permissions wherever required adhering to the licence under which that material is published. Clear referencing of original source is required. Failing to do so i.e., if still the non-permitted content is retained in your paper or no proper reference to the original work or both, will lead to the rejection of your manuscript.

3. Authorship

Authors with the below criterian are considered eligible to publish with us.

Qualifications: PhD, MD, MSW/ MPH, Masters or any equivalent research based qualification or position.
Affiliations: Authors should be affiliated to any university or organization with a formal appointment.
Independent researchers: Should have significant publishing history.

4. Author contributions
Author contributions should be listed clearly in the cover letter. Authorship should be defined as per the IJCMJE and COPE guidelines (point 6. Appropriate authorship and acknowledgement) as given in below links
http://www.icmje.org/recommendations/browse/roles-and-responsibilities/defining-the-role-of-authors-and-contributors.html
https://publicationethics.org/files/International%20standards_authors_for%20website_11_Nov_2011.pdf

Changes in author names: Changes like change of order of author names, inclusion or exclusion of any of the authors after acceptance/publication should be stated in written with consent from with appropriate reason, all authors including the author who is subject to change or withdrawal or inclusion. Failing to do so will not result in any cange and the paper will be published as is.

5. Conflicts of interest

Conflicts both financial and non-financial related details are to be reported in this section of manuscript. More at
http://www.icmje.org/recommendations/browse/roles-and-responsibilities/author-responsibilities--conflicts-of-interest.html

6. Openaccess and peer review policy

Open access policy statement: The free availability on the public internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of research articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself. The only constraint on reproduction and distribution, and the only role for copyright in this domain, should be to give authors control over the integrity of their work and the right to be properly acknowledged and cited.
In simple words Open-access (OA) literature is digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions . It removes price barriers (subscriptions, licensing fees, pay-per-view fees) and permission barriers. It's policy protects the copyright of the author.
More at http://openaccesspub.org/open-access
Peer review type: Single Blind peer review is our standard. However authors can prefer Double blind peer review by excluding their names and affiliations details form the manuscript and provide them only in the cover letter if they prefer to do so.

7. Funding Disclosure

Funding information will be included in the manuscript itself and will be available in Online and PDF version of the article. This section is provided only if there are any funding details.

8. Ethics

Ethical behaviour is expected from all of them involved in the publishing process. Though we list the ethical conduct expected from each role, we also follow the guidelines of COPE. We recommend our editors, reviewers and authors to kindly go through the COPE and ICMJE websites for more information.
Animal Research: Laboratory animals are to be treated according to the rules and are to be handled with care. Precautionary measures undertaken while performing the experiment are to be mentioned. Otherwise it will be treated as violation of law. No scientific fraud and falsely research will be entertained. Serious action will be taken regarding the (fraudulent) scientific misconduct. Copyright violations are also considered unethical.
Human Subjects: Research Obtain the consent from all involved in study only after disclosing the possible outcome or any other situations, regarding the result of the failure of the experiment also. Privacy and strict confidentiality is to be maintained whenever necessary. Do not influence population or individuals by greatly rewarding them for the manipulation purpose.

9. Copyright and License

We are licensed under CREATIVE COMMONS LICENSE. This Copy right allows you to copy and distribute your work provided you implement citation of the author for his credit appropriately.
Authors hold copyright and publishing rights without restrictions. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ According to CREATIVE COMMONS LICENSE 4.0
You are free to -
Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format
Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially.
The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as you follow the license terms. Under the following terms:
Attribution — You must give appropriate credit provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.

10. Changes to published papers

Corrections, retractions, addendums, additional information etc., to Published Work, if any will be handled according to COPE guidelines and will be marked by CrossMark in order to maintain the information regarding the data and the currentness of the data available.

Crossmark is a multi-publisher initiative from Crossref to provide a standard way for readers to locate the current version of a piece of content. By applying the Crossmark logo Publisher Name is committing to maintaining the content it publishes and to alerting readers to changes if and when they occur. Clicking on the Crossmark logo will tell you the current status of a document and may also give you additional publication record information about the document.

More resources we recomend reading for our authors:
COPE international standards for authors