PUBLICATION ETHICS


JRTM has put in all the necessary efforts to publish the journal in an ethical manner and follows Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines on publication ethics (COPE). The details of publication ethics incorporated in the journal are as follows,

For Publishers:

  • The Publishers of JRTM respects privacy (for example, for research participants, for authors, for peer reviewers) and are intended to protect the intellectual property and copyright. They also foster editorial independence.

Publisher’s works with journal editors, advisory & editorial board members to:

  • Set journal policies appropriately and aim to meet those policies, particularly with respect to: – Editorial independence – Research ethics, including confidentiality, consent, and the special requirements for human and animal research – Authorship – Transparency and integrity (for example, conflicts of interest, research funding, reporting standards – Peer review and the role of the editorial team beyond that of the journal editor – Appeals and complaints.
  • They also communicate journal policies to authors, readers and peer reviewers
  • Review of journal policies periodically, particularly with respect to new recommendations from the COPE is also carried out by the publishers
  • Maintain the integrity of the academic record
  • Assist the parties (for example, institutions, grant funders, governing bodies) responsible for the investigation of suspected research and publication misconduct and, where possible, facilitate in the resolution of these cases
  • Publish corrections, clarifications, and retractions
  • Publish content on a timely basis

For Editors:

  • JRTM emphasizes that all of its editors act politely, fairly but firmly at all times.
  • The Editors of JRTM are always willing to publish corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies when needed. JRTM follows COPE guidance on retractions of manuscripts.
  • The editor of JRTM actively seeks the views of authors, readers, reviewers and editorial board members about ways of improving their journal’s processes.
  • The editors of JRTM also assesses the effects of the journal policies on author and reviewer behavior and revising policies, as required, to encourage responsible behavior and discourage misconduct.
  • The editor also tries to ensure that all published reports and reviews of research have been reviewed by suitably qualified reviewers (including statistical review where appropriate). They also ensure that non-peer-reviewed sections of their journal are clearly identified.
  • Editor of JRTM adopts processes that encourage accuracy, completeness and clarity of research reporting including technical editing and the use of appropriate guidelines and checklists.
  • Editor’s decisions to accept or reject a paper for publication is based only on the paper’s importance, originality, and clarity, and the study’s relevance to the remit of the journal.
  • Editors shall provide guidance to reviewers on everything that is expected of them. This guidance will be regularly updated as per the COPE Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines.
  • Editors of JRTM are not denied the ability to publish in their own journal, but it should be done without exploiting their position. The journal shall develop a procedure for handling submissions from the editor or members of the editorial board that ensures that peer review is handled independently of the author/editor.
  • A description of peer review processes has been published in about us page.
  • Guidance to authors on everything that is expected of them is done in Author guidelines page.

For Peer Reviewers:

Peer review in all its form plays an important role in ensuring the integrity of the scholarly record. The process depends to a large extent on trust, and requires that everyone involved behaves responsibly and ethically. Peer reviewers play a central and critical part in the peer-review process. The COPE Ethical Guidelines for Peer Reviewers set out the basic principles and standards to which all peer reviewers should adhere during the peer-review process. It is hoped they will provide helpful guidance to researchers, be a reference for journals and editors in guiding their reviewers, and act as an educational resource for institutions in training their students and researchers.

Basic principles to which peer reviewers should adhere

Peer reviewers should

  • Only agree to review manuscripts for which they have the subject expertise which is required to carry out a proper assessment and which they can assess in a timely manner
  • Respect the confidentiality of peer review and not reveal any details of a manuscript or its review, during or after the peer-review process, beyond those that are released by the journal 
  • Not use information obtained during the peer-review process for their own or any other person’s or organization’s advantage, or to disadvantage or discredit others
  • Declare all potential conflicting interests, seeking advice from the journal if they are unsure whether something constitutes a relevant interest
  • Not allow their reviews to be influenced by the origins of a manuscript, by the nationality, religious or political beliefs, gender or other characteristics of the authors, or by commercial considerations
  • Be objective and constructive in their reviews, refraining from being hostile or inflammatory and from making libelous or derogatory personal comments
  • Acknowledge that peer review is largely a reciprocal endeavor and undertake to carry out their fair share of reviewing and in a timely manner
  • Provide journals with personal and professional information that is accurate and a true representation of their expertise
  • Recognize that impersonation of another individual during the review process is
  • considered serious misconduct.
  • If a reviewer wants to pass a review request onto a colleague, they should get the editor’s
  • permission beforehand.

For Authors:

JRTM expects the authors to maintain utmost ethics while preparing and submitting a manuscript.

  • The authors are requested not to submit articles which are redundant (duplicate) of others work. No fabricated and plagiarized data are entertained.
  • The authors should clearly state source of support, conflict of interest if any and submit copyright transform to JRTM.  Change in authorship or addition of author should be done with the permission of the editor with a clarification for need for change.
  • For original clinical studies and animal experiments, reference number of ethical committee approval letter should be mentioned in the article and a scanned copy uploaded in support file area.
  • Authors are requested to provide due acknowledgement to other researchers or authors whose work are cited in reference section.

News

Dear All, Vol 3 Issue 1 (Jan - Feb 2017) has been successfully published on 24/06/2017


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