As IJHS follows the guidelines of Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), for information on this matter in publishing and ethical guidelines, please visit COPE. The Journal also follows the guidelines mentioned in the Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals issued by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) (http://www.icmje.org/#privacy). The research that involves human beings (or animals) must adhere to the principles of the Declaration of Helsinki (http://www.wma.net/en/30publications/10policies/ b3/index.html).
o Clinical trial registry
IJHS would publish clinical trials that have been registered with a clinical trial registry. Authors are asked to provide registration details.
o Informed consent:
According to ICMJE guidelines, patients or in general research participants have a right to privacy that should not be infringed without informed consent. Identifying information, including patients' names, initials, or hospital numbers, should not be published in written descriptions, photographs, and pedigrees unless the information is essential for scientific purposes and the patient (or parent or guardian) gives written informed consent for publication. Also all patients and participants of the research should be thoroughly informed about the aims of the study and any possible side effects of the drugs and intervention. Written informed consent from the participants or their legal guardians is necessary for any such studies. The Journal reserves the right to request the related documents.
o Authorship Criteria
Based on the newly released recommendations by the ICMJE, “an Author” is generally considered to be someone who meets the following four criteria:
1. Substantial contribution to the Concept or design of study; or acquisition of data, analysis or interpretation of data; and
2. Drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content; and
3. Final approval of the version to be published; and
4. Agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.
The order of naming the contributors should be based on the relative contribution of the contributor towards the study and writing the manuscript. Once submitted the order cannot be changed without written consent of all the contributors.
A scanned copy of the Authorship Form signed by the corresponding author must be submitted via the online manuscript submission system.
o Conflict of interest
According to ICMJE guidelines, a conflict of interest may exist when an author (or the author‟s institution), reviewer or editor has personal or financial relationships that influence (bias) inappropriately his/her action (such relationships are also known as dual commitments, competing interests, or competing loyalties). These relationships vary from those with negligible potential to those with great potential to influence judgment, and not all relationships represent true conflict of interest. The potential for conflict of interest can exist whether or not an individual believes that the relationship affects his or her scientific judgment. Financial relationships (such as employment, consultancies, stock ownership, honoraria, paid expert testimony) are the most easily identifiable conflicts of interest and the most likely to undermine the credibility of the journal, the authors, and of science itself. However, conflicts can occur for other reasons, such as personal relationships, academic competition, and intellectual passion.
Authors must make sure that they have declared any actual or potential conflicts of interest in their manuscript when submitting their work (if any). The corresponding author is responsible for confirming with the co-authors whether they have any conflicts to be declared or not (For further information please visits ICMJE).
A scanned copy of the Conflict of Interest Form signed by each author must be submitted via the online manuscript submission system.
We accept all terms and conditions of COPE about plagiarism and if any attempt of plagiarism is seen with convincing evidence, we act based on flowcharts and workflows determined in COPE. All submissions will be checked with iThenticate plagiarism checker software in 2 stages; New submission and after acceptance from the editorial boards.
The entire contents of IJHS are protected under international copyrights. This Journal is for your personal noncommercial use. You may not modify copy, distribute, transmit, display, or publish any materials contained on the Journal without the prior written permission of it or the appropriate copyright owner.
IJHS prevent the publication of papers where research misconduct has occurred, including plagiarism, citation manipulation, and data falsification/fabrication, among others. In the event that the journal is made aware of any allegation of research misconduct relating to a published article, IJHS shall follow COPE‟s guidelines (or equivalent) in dealing with allegations.