Medical Journal IMJ Health (ISSN: 2395-6992) is an international scientific organization intended for publish research articles in the field of Medical, Health, and Pharmaceutical Research sciences. The purpose of the journal is to enable scientists or researchers with expertise in Medical, Health, and Pharmaceutical sciences to share their systematic research activities with the natural world or with young professionals. Medical Journal IMJ Health is a worldwide monthly journal published by AD Publications, Bikaner, and Rajasthan, INDIA since May 2015.
When author submit an article to Medical Journal IMJ Health, he/she is confirming that they have read these ethical guidelines, agree to the contents and have taken any appropriate actions.
This journal strictly adopted following globally publication ethics and policies of International standards:
1. Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE: Click here to find details. https://publicationethics.org/).
2. World Association of Medical Editors (WAME: http://www.wame.org/.
3. International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE:http://www.icmje.org/.
4. Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials (CONSORT: http://www.consort-statement.org/.
5. Guidelines for what a Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement should adhere to (PEMS).
Authors should consider Publication Ethics when publishing:
The publication of an article in double-blind peer-reviewed the journal is an essential building block in the development of a reasonable and respected network of the knowledge. It is a direct reflection of the quality of the work of the author and the institutions that support them. Peer-reviewed articles support and embody the scientific method. It is therefore, important to agree upon standards of expected an ethical behavior. Medical Journal IMJ Health Ethics topics to consider when publishing:
1. Authorship of the Article (s) : Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported research study.
2. 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.
3. Data Access and Retention : Authors may be asked to provide the raw data in connection with an article for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data.
4. 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. Journals do not view the following uses of a work as prior publication: publication in the form of an abstract; publication as an academic thesis; publication as an electronic preprint. Information on prior publication is included within each publication and its journal Guide for Authors. Authors need to ensure that he/she had not submitted their paper to anywhere else.
5. Acknowledgement of Sources : Proper acknowledgment needed.
6. Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest : All submissions must include disclosure of all relationships that could be viewed as presenting a potential conflict of interest.
7. 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 article. The authors need to know that the published article can be used for practical use so the information provided in the article should be verified properly.
8. Reporting Standards : Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance.
9. Hazards and Human or Animal Subjects : Statements of compliance are required if the work involves chemicals, procedures or equipment that have any unusual hazards inherent in their use, or if it involves the use of animal or human subjects.
10. Use of Patient Images or Case Details : Studies on patients or volunteers require ethics committee approval and informed consent, which should be documented in the article.