Conflict of Interest
The International Committee of Medical Journal Editors has created a uniform disclosure form for conflicts of interest.
Correction, reaction, retraction, withdrawal and expression of concern:
Journal encourages readers and authors to notify them if they find error. Once notified, journal will work with author to correct significant errors. Following are few illustrative/ examples
- Important content is incorrect
- Error affect interpretation of data or information presented in article
- Improper acknowledgement
- article author details are missing or authenticate
journal welcomed feedback on all error in order to improve. Please accept limitation that no all error requires correction after publication. Minor typesetting or typological error that do not affect the meaning and interpretation of an article are not corrected after publication. To the best journal try to publish errata or addendum.
When any error is identified: depend on seriousness of the error, editor is free to take action rom retraction to correction depends on which stage of publication error has been notified.
Journals is committed in maintaining the integrity of the scholarly record, therefore on occasion, it may be necessary to retract articles. COPE has published guidelines for retracting articles which suggest that journal should consider publishing retractions for articles when:
- Finding are unreal.
- Evident and constitute major plagiarism.
- Case of redundant publication: the finding has been published elsewhere without proper attribution of the previous source or disclosure to the editors, permission to republished or justification
- Data without authorisation for use
- Reports unethical reports
- Copyright has been infringed or there is some other serious legal issue
- Publication on the basis of a compromised or manipulated peer review process.
In case of retraction:
The title of retraction should include the word “Retraction” and information to identify the article that refers to. It should be published on a numbered page and should be listed in journal’s table of content, it should cite the article and link publication wherever/whenever possible. It should enable readers to identify and understand which article has been retracted for reason.
In orders to handle that retraction are handled according to fair practice and in accordance to COPE guideline. Journal adopts and follow following process:
- An article requiring potential retraction is brought to the attention of the journal editor.
- The journal editor should follow the step-by-step guidelines according to the COPE flowcharts (including evaluating a response from the author of the article in question).
- Before any action is taken, the editor's findings should be sent to editorial board, expert advisory and publisher for review. The purpose of this step is to ensure a consistent approach in accordance with best practice.
- The final decision as to whether to retract is then communicated to the author and, if necessary, any other relevant bodies, such as the author's institution on occasion.
- The retraction statement is then posted online and published in the next available issue of the journal (see below for more details of this step).
When it is decided to retract:
Follow the process as mentioned above and add water mark retracted in soft copy version.
There may be a circumstances under which an article may be withdrawn following publication. Editorial ask for withdrawal. Following can be circumstance under which it can be withdrawn:
In case of accepted and published article:
- An accepted article is the uncorrected, unedited and non-typeset version of an article published.
- Article is retracted because of reasons.
- Accidently submitted multiple time.
- Infringes ethical code
Hazardous material and risk and Biosecurity
Authors are responsible to identify any unusual inherent hazards or risks in a manuscript, include appropriate warnings, and refer to relevant safety precautions. This could be products, chemicals, operations, or technologies posing a threat to public health and safety, the environment, plants, animals, or equipment. Journal advice author to refer relevant guideline about biosecurity, biodiversity, environment protection act and concern to articles.