Publication Ethics

Publication Ethics

I.  we are bringing out "Publication Ethics and practice declaration Statement". Visitors are requested to visit our Research Journal of Medical & Allied Sciences Editorial Policy" for more information. RJMAS is established to promote integrity in research publication which are technically sound and correct and clinically, medically related, valuable and interesting. The journal also encourages submission of useful reports, original research articles, case studies and reviews. We pursue the guiding principles provided by “COPE” for any publication disputes, authorship etc.

II.   All documents are subjected to peer-review process. The manuscripts are peer-reviewed by a minimum of two technical experts and make sure impartial analysis. Our RJMAS will peer-review your submissions with care and publish all research papers that are technically and scientifically worthy of publication. We shall consider manuscripts that are relevant, original, readable, methodically robust and sound. We make use of the reviewers' recommendations and concluding decision such as “accepted or accepted with minor revision or accepted with major modification, revising version or rejected”. The RJMAS editorial office shall obtain a re-review regardless of a reviewer's response in order to ensure a thorough and fair analysis of the quality and merit of the manuscript. If authors revise and resubmit an amended manuscript, there is no guarantee that the modified submission shall be accepted.  If rejected manuscript is given for an official appeal again it should be made in writing and could be resolved with the editor-in-chief.  Author(s) should provide comprehensive explanation and point-by-point responses to the reviewers' and/or Editor's comments. If an appeal is rejected, further appeals will not be considered and the paper may well not be resubmitted. However if an author remains unsatisfied, the individual (he/she) can write to the Editorial board, citing the manuscript reference number.

III.  Research articles may be rejected without a review if the Editor-in-chief considers the research article is unsuitable for publication in RJMAS. The Editor-in-Chief shall have the discretion to decide which of the research articles submitted to the journal could be published or not. The editor shall be guided by the guidelines of the editorial policy of the journal and also take into considerations of all aspects of legal requirements such as copyright laws infringement and plagiarism. The Editor-in-Chief confers with other editors or members of the editorial board in making critical decisions on the manuscript. The reviewers shall evaluate the scientific merits of the contents and technicality of the submitted manuscripts without any prejudice with regard to colour, race, gender, religious belief, region or political view of the authors. Reviews shall be conducted impartially. Personal criticism of the author(s) of the manuscript is unwelcome. Referees ought to be honest to express their views on the merit, quality and suitability of the manuscript for publication but not questionable in their language. The reviewers should be critical while suggesting the authors how they can strengthen and improve the contributions of research paper to make it acceptable for publication. Sufficiently informative remarks of the reviewers on the manuscript are very important and should be helpful to reach a content decision and assist in the editorial decision.

IV.   Manuscripts received by RJMAS for review are considered as confidential documents and should not be disclosed to third parties. While reviewing a manuscript, a reviewer should bring to the notice of the editor's attention for any substantial similarity between your manuscript under review and some other paper of which they may have personal knowledge. Authors of the studies should present a precise account of the research work performed as well as a focused discussion of their relevance and importance. Adequate details of the materials and methods and processes of the research work should be provided inside the manuscript so that other specialists are able to comprehend with pertinent results and discussion and could replicate the experiments described in the study. Deceptive or inaccurate claims ofthe author(s) would constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.

V.   The author(s) of the manuscript should make sure that they have written totally original works, and in case if the authors have used the work and words of others, then that this needs to be properly cited or quoted. RJMAS discourages the practice of any kind of plagiarism. In case if any one you suspect unethical practice(s) of research in the manuscript, kindly write it in your report with some proof/web links. Research studies that are carried out with an aim to reconfirm / replicate the results of any previously work with new data-set, shall be considered for publication. Self-plagiarism is not acceptable.' If stealing of subject’s articles or data is found at a later date in any of the published research papers in RJMAS after investigation, a letter would be sent without delay to all the authors, their affiliated institutes and funding agencies, if plagiarism/malpractice is proved to be true and then the research paper will be withdrawn.

VI.   Authors should keep away from unethical and unacceptable practices such as submission of the same manuscript to more than one journal at the same time or simultaneously publishing manuscripts describing fundamentally the same research in more than one journal. Authorship should be limited to individuals who have or all those authors who have made significant contributions to the development/ testing of a concept, plan, design and implementation, or interpretation of the results reported in the study. Submission of your manuscript to this RJMAS journal implies that the author(s) have agreed with the content of the research paper. If multi-authored, one of the authors should be designated as a corresponding author for receiving publication related communications. All e-mails, letters and proofs would be delivered only to the corresponding author, who in-turn shall inform other co-authors of the manuscript concerning any assessment/decision pertaining to the manuscript, unless requested during initial submission. RJMAS will not take responsibility for any dispute related to authorship of the submitted paper. If any kind of differences in the authorship such as addition or deletion of author(s) or alteration in the order of author list should be resolved and intimated to the editorial office before publication of the paper. 'Galley proof' shall be sent to the corresponding author of the manuscript who in turn corresponds with other co-authors for any correction in the proof. All sources of financial and resources support for the research work can be acknowledged. If the author(s) of the manuscript discovers a significant mistake or factual error in his/her own work, it's the author's conscientiousness to alert the editor-in-chief and oblige with the editor to retract or correct the manuscript.

RJMAS is published in ONLINE only at this point of time.. Authors should note that no hard copy will be published.

VII.   The author(s) of the manuscript shall declare that the research work has not been submitted partly or as a whole before or is not under consideration for publication elsewhere. However an abstract presented in a conference or as part of a printed lecture or M.D./ Ph. D thesis shall be considered for publication. It is obligatory for the author(s) to make sure that no part of the research material submitted as part of a manuscript infringes existing copy rights protection. The author(s) ought to be the sole author(s) of the content his/her research article and should have full authority to enter into copy right agreement and approving rights to RJMAS. The author(s) should make sure the integrity of the publication and related works. Authors should mandatorily ensure that submission of manuscript to RJMAS would result into no breach of agreement or of confidence or of commitment provided to secrecy. The research must meet all applicable requirements for the ethics of experimentation and research.