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Publication Ethics Statement
Publication in research and review area has become a a major issue as far as
integrity in publication is concerned. We at IJAPC are seriously concerned about
the increase instances of of plagiarism and other forms of fraud and misconduct
in academic publishing. It is an essential part of our ethical responsibilities,
as editors, to be aware of such challenges and to develop strategies to cope
with them and we expect the same awareness from our peer reviewers.
International Journal of Ayurveda and Pharmaceutical Chemistry is committed to
follow ethical standards in its own editorial policy. The editors of IJAPC are
committed to ensure fair, unbiased and transparent peer review processes and
To support and promote the same we fully endorse the position statements for
editors and authors that were developed at the 2nd World Conference
on Research Integrity in Singapore in 2010:
Position Statement 1: International Standards for Editors*
Position Statement 2: International Standards for Authors*
Position Statement 3:
International Standards for Peer Reviewers
* Both position statements were published under a Creative
Commons licence. Source:COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics), http://publicationethics.org/international-standards-editors-and-authors (last
accessed 3 May 2013).
Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement
Our publication ethics and publication malpractice statement is mainly based on
the Code of Conduct and Best-Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors (Committee
on Publication Ethics, 2011).
The editor is responsible for deciding which of the papers submitted to the
journal will be published. The editor will evaluate manuscripts without regard
to the authors' race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic
origin, citizenship, or political philosophy. The decision will be based on the
paper's importance, originality and clarity, and the study's validity and its
relevance to the journal's scope. Current legal requirements regarding libel,
copyright infringement, and plagiarism should also be considered.
The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a
submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers,
potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as
Disclosure and conflicts of interest
Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted paper will not be used by the
editor or the members of the editorial board for their own research purposes
without the author's explicit written consent.
Contribution to editorial decisions
The peer-reviewing process assists the editor and the editorial board in making
editorial decisions and may also serve the author in improving the paper.
Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a
manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the
editor and withdraw from the review process.
Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents.
They must not be disclosed to or discussed with others except as authorized by
Standards of objectivity
Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is
inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting
Acknowledgement of sources
Reviewers should identify cases in which relevant published work referred to in
the paper has not been cited in the reference section. They should point out
whether observations or arguments derived from other publications are
accompanied by the respective source. Reviewers will notify the editor of any
substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and
any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.
Disclosure and conflict of interest
Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept
confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider
manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive,
collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors,
companies, or institutions associated with the papers.
Authors of original research reports should present an accurate account of the
work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance.
Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should
contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work.
Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and
Data access and retention
Authors could be asked to provide the raw data of their study together with the
paper for editorial review and should be prepared to make the data publicly
available if practicable. In any event, authors should ensure accessibility of
such data to other competent professionals for at least ten years after
publication (preferably via an institutional or subject-based data repository or
other data center), provided that the confidentiality of the participants can be
protected and legal rights concerning proprietary data do not preclude their
Originality, plagiarism and acknowledgement of sources
Authors will submit only entirely original works, and will appropriately cite or
quote the work and/or words of others. Publications that have been influential
in determining the nature of the reported work should also be cited.
Multiple, redundant or concurrent publication
In general, papers describing essentially the same research should not be
published in more than one journal. Submitting the same paper to more than one
journal constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.
Manuscripts which have been published as copyrighted material elsewhere cannot
be submitted. In addition, manuscripts under review by the journal should not be
resubmitted to copyrighted publications. However, by submitting a manuscript,
the author(s) retain the rights to the published material. In case of
publication they permit the use of their work under a CC-BY license [http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/],
which allows others to copy, distribute and transmit the work as well as to
adapt the work and to make commercial use of it.
Authorship of the paper
Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution
to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study.
All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as
The corresponding author ensures that all contributing co-authors and no
uninvolved persons are included in the author list. The corresponding author
will also verify that all co-authors have approved the final version of the
paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.
Disclosure and conflicts of interest
All authors should include a statement disclosing any financial or other
substantive conflicts of interest that may be construed to influence the results
or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the
project should be disclosed.
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 to cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the
paper in form of an erratum.