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Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement

SciDoc Publishers follows set of publication ethics wherein the relevant duties and expectations of editors, reviewers and authors of the proceeding are explained below. In addition, SciDoc Publishers follows the ICMJE’s Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals, it is expected of reviewers, authors and editors that they follow the procedures which are meant to obtain the highest ethical standards and improve the quality of the SciDoc journals.


Duties


a. Editors:

The editor is responsible for deciding the status of the submitted articles, whether to publish or not. The editor evaluates the manuscripts for its intellectual content. Editor can ignore any material that breaks the legal requirements regarding libel, plagiarism and copyright infringement. The editor / any editorial staff shall not disclose any information about the manuscript submitted to anyone, apart from the corresponding author, reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher.

Privileged/Any important information or ideas obtained through peer review will be kept confidential and not used for their personal advantage. Editors will require all contributors to disclose relevant competing interests and publish the corrections. They will take reasonably responsive measures when ethical complaints have been put forward concerning the submitted manuscript / published paper, in conjunction with the publisher.


b. Reviewers:

Through peer review process, reviewers assist the editors in taking editorial decisions and through regular communications with the author, they assist the author in improving the quality of the paper. Peer review is a very essential component of formal scholarly communication.

Any selected reviewer who feels unqualified/or has no sufficient time to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should kindly notify the editor and excuse himself/herself from the review process.

Any manuscripts received, should not be disclosed or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor. Reviewers should express their views and clarify with their supporting arguments. They should also identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors.

Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument has been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. Unpublished materials disclosed in the submitted manuscript should not be used by a reviewer, in his own research without the express written consent of the author. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from collaborative, competitive, or other relationships with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.


c. Authors:

The authors should ensure that they have written and submitted the entirely original works. When the authors use other materials while preparing their manuscript, sources should be appropriately cited. Any attempt of plagiarism should be followed by the rejection of the submitted manuscript and should not submit the same work. Thereon, if the manuscript is submitted more than once, the journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior, unless otherwise specified.

Authors may be asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review. Proper acknowledgment should be provided, for the work of others. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work. Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to:

  1. Conception
  2. Design
  3. Execution
  4. (or) Interpretation of the reported study.

People who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors and others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged as contributors. Corresponding author should ensure, all appropriate co-authors and contributors are included on the paper.

Authors should include a statement in the manuscript that informed consent was obtained for experimentation with human subjects/animals. All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.


Plagiarism

Plagiarism occurs when an author(s) intentionally copy someone else work and claim it as their own, or when author(s) duplicate their own published material. SciDoc journals are committed to publish only original material which is not published or under review elsewhere.

After a manuscript is submitted, correspondence with the SciDoc journals, reviewers' reports and other confidential material, whether or not the submission is eventually published, must not be posted on any website or otherwise publicized without prior permission from the editors. The editors themselves are not allowed to discuss manuscripts with third parties or to reveal information about correspondence and other interactions with authors and referees.


Open Access Policy

Open Access articles are funded by payments that are made by authors or their institutions or funding sources. These articles are universally and freely available online to the readers without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself.


Advertising Policy for Print and Web Applications

SciDoc Publishers, believe in the highest ethical standards of publishing. Based on the Open Access policy of journals, greater visibility and good opportunity are offered to market/advertise your products. You can contact for more details at: advertising@scidoc.org

The purpose of our Advertising policy is to clearly separate the editorial and commercial functions. Commercial functions include banner advertising, sponsored content, newsletter advertising and any other paid services that may be offered to SciDoc Publishers.

All the journals available at SciDoc Publishers, adhere strictly to the best practices and ethical standards recommended by International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE).


Pricing Policy

All the articles are published under Open Access policy, the articles are freely globally accessed. These articles require an Article Processing Charge (APC) to be paid either by the author or by their institution or funder which covers the editorial and peer-review services, website hosting and administrative costs.


Note: Authors are asked to pay the publication charges only after the acceptance of the article for its publication and articles will be made online only after the payment of publication cost.

Publication charges can be waived in genuine cases when an author would like to publish his/her article under open access policy, but cannot afford the APC. Waiver policy is applicable only upon the request of authors and priority will be given to the requests by authors from the low-income countries as per the World Bank classification.

Authors with no institutional support may request a fee waiver.


Reprints

Article reprint is a copy of an article which is produced from the final PDF of the article. Article reprints from SciDoc Publishers provides you with a complete authority and quality of the original publication. We offer a reprint service for those requiring professional quality reproductions of articles. It can be a useful way to authors to promote their published work at conferences, seminars, and other promotional activities.


Reprints at SciDoc

Author reprints: Author reprints are exclusively for the author’s personal, noncommercial use. Each article reprint is available with cover page of the journal.

The front cover of the Author Reprints consists of:

• Publisher logo
• Name/logo of the journal
• Title of article and complete list of authors
The cost of reprints on acid free papers:

1000 reprints: 800$
500 reprints: 500 $
100-200 reprints: 300 $
Shipping cost: 50$ with in USA
                        100$ outside USA
Dispatch time: 10-15 working days

SciDoc Publishers, is committed to promise the authors, with robust peer review and ethical standards in publishing.



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