Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

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Publication and authorship
  1. Manuscripts which are submitted to Acta Medica International are subject to strict peer-review process by at two international reviewers and one University reviewer that are subject expert in that branch of medicine.
  2. Originality (checked by Turnitin plagiarism software), soundness, readability, relevance and language are the factors taken into account, when sending a manuscript for review purposes.
  3. On the above basis a manuscript can be accepted, rejected or accepted after minor corrections.
  4. Resubmission is not a guarantee for acceptance of manuscript.
  5. Resubmitted manuscripts shall again be subjected to originality check.
  6. Rejected manuscripts will not be re-reviewed.
  7. Copyright infringement and plagiarism are legal constraints for manuscript rejection.

Authors' responsibilities

  1. Originality of work.
  2. Manuscript submitted to Acta Medica International has not previously been published elsewhere.
  3. Manuscript submitted to Acta Medica International is not under consideration for review in any other journal.
  4. Authors must participate in the peer review process.
  5. Authors can provide retractions or corrections of mistakes.
  6. All Authors mentioned in the paper must have significantly contributed to the research. (Attach or send by email the Author Contribution form signed by all author/coauthors)
  7. Authors must state that all data in the paper are real and authentic.
  8. Authors must notify the editors of any conflicts of interest.

Please complete authors' copyright form provided on the journal website and send through email to the journal
Reviewers' responsibilities

  1. Confidentiality should be the top most priority.
  2. Personal criticism of the author in any form is not accepted.
  3. Reviewers should express their views clearly with supporting arguments and documents
  4. Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors.
  5. Reviewers should check the originality of the work.
  6. Reviewers should not review manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest, and should send back the manuscript in that case to the Chief Editor.

Editors' responsibilities

  1. Editors can accept or reject a manuscript.
  2. Editors are responsible for the contents evaluation for its originality by trusted source.
  3. Assessment of quality and integrity of manuscript is the responsibility of the Editors.
  4. Validity of funding sources must be assessed by the Editors.
  5. Scope of the manuscript in the said journal is the responsibility of the Editor.
  6. One Editor should maintain the dignity and integrity of another Editor.
  7. Editors should preserve the anonymity of reviewers.
  8. Editors should see that all international norms for publishing are taken into consideration.
  9. Editors should only accept a paper when reasonably certain.
  10. Editors should act if they suspect misconduct, whether a paper is published or unpublished, and make all reasonable attempts to persist in obtaining a resolution to the problem.
  11. Editors should not reject papers based on suspicions, they should have proof of misconduct.
  12. Editors should not allow any conflicts of interest between staff, authors, reviewers and board members.

Plagiarism

Plagiarism check in Acta Medica International is done by Plagiarism software (Turnitin).The manuscripts which fail in originality check straight way rejected, without any further consideration.

Duplicate Submission

Papers that are found to have been published elsewhere, or to be under review elsewhere, will incur duplicate submission/publication sanctions. If authors have used their own previously published study, or study that is currently under review, as the basis for a submitted manuscript, they are required to cite the previous paper and indicate how their submitted manuscript offers novel contributions beyond those of the previous work.

Citation Manipulation

Submitted papers that are found to include citations whose primary purpose is to increase the number of citations to a given author’s article, or to articles published in a particular journal, will incur citation manipulation sanctions.

Data Fabrication and Falsification

Submitted papers that are found to have either fabricated or falsified experimental results, including the manipulation of images, will incur data fabrication and falsification sanctions.

Improper Author Contribution or Attribution

All listed authors must have made a significant scientific contribution to the study in the paper and approved all its claims. It is important to list everyone who made a significant scientific contribution, including students and laboratory technicians.

Redundant Publications

Redundant publications involve the inappropriate division of study outcomes into several articles.