Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement
IJRIMCR is committed to publish high quality of the research works in the areas of Medicine and Clinical Research. Editors, Reviewers, Authors should follow the ethical principles as follows.
For all parties involved in the act of publishing (the author, the journal editor(s), the peer reviewer and the publisher) it is necessary to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior. The ethics statements for our journal are based on the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.
Peer Review Process
Peer review process is the system used to assess the quality of the manuscript before it is considered for publication in our Journal. In peer review process we send the article for evaluation for subject experts in the relevant scientific field to assess the submitted manuscript/article for their originality, academic standards, importance, technical contents methodology, ethical nature and finally quality and suitability of the journal. All manuscripts are subjected to double bind peer review process which will be completed in 15 days and final decision will be taken by Editor-in-Chief/Associate Editor of IJRIMCR
After review process, possible decisions on a manuscript are
A. Accept the manuscript as submit (with routine editing)
B. Accept the manuscript with suggested revisions
C. Possibly accept after extensive revision of the manuscript
D. Reject the article/manuscript
If minor revision is required, authors should return a revised version as soon as possible within 10 days. If major revision is required, authors should return a revised version within 20 days.
International Journal of Recent Innovations in Medicine and Clinical Research ismaintaining highest standards regarding research quality, integrity and specially avoidance of plagiarism and academic misconduct.
What is Plagiarism?
Plagiarism is the “wrongful appropriation” and “stealing and publication” of another author’s “language, thoughts, ideas, or expressions” and the representation of them as one’s own original work. Plagiarism is considered academic dishonesty and a breach of journalistic ethics. It is subject to sanctions like penalties, suspension, and even expulsion.
Note for Authors
IJRIMCR does not encourage any form of Plagiarism and duplicate submissions. Hence, we strongly recommend our authors to thorough check of the article content before submitting it to our Journals for publication. We request our Authors to use “Plagiarism Checking software’s” to check plagiarism prior to submission as a preliminary step, although they are not completely reliable.
How is Plagiarism Handled
The manuscript in which pragmatism is detected are handled based on the extent of plagiarism
<15% Plagiarism: The manuscript will be given an ID and the manuscript is sent to author for content revision.
15-25% Plagiarism: The manuscript will not be given an ID and the manuscript is sent back to author for content revision.
>25% Plagiarism: The manuscript will be rejected without the review. The authors are advised to revise the manuscript and resubmit the manuscript.
Plagiarism before Publishing
If plagiarism is detected by the editorial board member, reviewer, editor etc., in any stage of article process-before or after acceptance, during editing or at a page proof stage. We will alert the same to the author(s) and will ask them to rewrite the content or to cite the references from where the content has been taken. If more than 25% of the paper is plagiarized- the article may be rejected and the same is notified to the author.
What If Plagiarism detected after Publication
If plagiarism is detected after publication, the IJRIMCR will conduct an investigation. If plagiarism is found, the journal editorial office will contact the author’s institute and funding agencies. The paper containing the plagiarism will be marked on each page of the PDF. Depending on the extent of the plagiarism, the paper may also be formally retracted from the Journal and the same should be intimated to the corresponding author.
Duties of the Editors-In-Chief
Submitted manuscripts are evaluated for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.
The Editor-in-Chief and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.
Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest
Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an Editor’s own research without the explicit written consent of the author(s).
The handling Editor-in-Chief of the journal is responsible for deciding which of the submitted articles should be published. The Editor-in-Chief of IJRIMCR may be guided by the policies of the journal’s Editorial Board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The Editor-in-Chief may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.
Duties of Peer Reviewers
Contribution to Editorial Decisions
Peer review assists the Editor-in-Chief in making editorial decisions and, through the editorial communication with the author, may also assist the author in improving the manuscript.
Any invited referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its timely review will be impossible should immediately notify the Editor-in-Chief so that alternative reviewers can be contacted.
Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except if authorized by the Editor-in-Chief.
Standards of Objectivity
Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inacceptable. Referees should express their views clearly with appropriate supporting arguments.
Acknowledgement of Sources
Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the Editor’s attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published data of which they have personal knowledge.
Disclosure and Conflict of Interest
Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider evaluating 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 submission.
Duties of Authors
Authors reporting results of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the manuscript. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.
Originality and Plagiarism
The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.
Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication
An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Parallel submission of the same manuscript to more than one journal constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.
Acknowledgement of Sources
Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should also cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.
Authorship of a Manuscript
Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as coauthors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be named in an Acknowledgement section. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors (according to the above definition) and no inappropriate co-authors are included in the author list of the manuscript, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.
Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest
All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or their interpretation in the manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.
Fundamental Errors in Published Works
When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.
Complaints Policy of IJRIMCR
This statement applies
Our Understanding about Complaints
- The meaning of complaint we understand is any type of unhappiness or dissatisfaction regarding the publication and policies of the journal.
- The complaint may be due to the long delay in publication or a replies related to the author.
- The complaint may also be about the decision of the editorial board member or chief editor regarding the manuscripts of the author.
- Sometimes, the complaints may be about the rude responses or a misjudgment of the editorial board member.
IJRIMCR is aware about the following types of complaints
- Complaints from the author.
- Complaints about plagiarism.
- Duplicate publication or submitting the article to various journal at the same time.
- Research results misappropriations.
- Complaints regarding the research errors and fraud.
- Violations of research standards.
- Conflicts of interest.
- Bias behavior of reviewers.
Editorial Complaints Policy
Our managing editors, staff and chief editors will take a prompt action on every complaint, irrespective of the authors, academicians or our readers and make their full efforts to solve and satisfy the person to their entire satisfaction. We, at the same time, do not consider every statement is a complaint but if it a healthy criticism, we thanks the person and try to improve our systems.
Policy for Handling Complaints
If the journal receives any complaints which infringes intellectual property rights or contains material, inaccuracies or unlawful material, the journal will immediately paying full attention, investigate about the various aspects of the complaint and try to solve and satisfy the complaints.
Our journal staff and editors make their full efforts to improve the quality of the journal and minimize the mistakes to zero. However, we still accept that occasionally mistakes may occur.
Although, as we have started earlier, that we invite queries and entertain complaints for the continuous improvements of the journal quality and for the entire satisfaction of the authors and readers.
We take minimum time (maximum two weeks) to solve the complaints of dissatisfaction. Sometimes, if there is a complaint from some other author that the present author by its actions or statements, harming the intellectual copy rights, we make arrangement for the discussion of both the parties to discuss and make the matter clear.
IJRIMCR sends 100% articles to crosscheck to eliminate even low percentage of plagiarism.
How to make a complaint
The complaints of the authors and readers should be sent to the chief editor as soon as possible on the email via; firstname.lastname@example.org. You are also welcome to discuss about your complaint on the mobile number of the Managing Director and Editorial Officer which is +91-9490247921