Publication Ethics

Annals of Biomedical research are committed to ethical practice in publication, which could only be possible with the support of Editors, reviewers, and authors.

The publication ethics for this journal are formed on be guidelines provided by World Association medical editorsDirectory of Open Access JournalCommittee On Publication Ethics

These organizations state practices that are to be followed by the editors, authors, reviewers, and publishers.

  • Strive to meet the needs of readers and authors;
  • Constantly improve the journal;
  • Ensure the quality of the material they publish;
  • champion freedom of expression;
  • Maintain the integrity of the academic record;
  • Preclude business needs from compromising intellectual standards;
  • Always be willing to publish corrections, clarifications, retractions, and apologies when needed.

Relations with Authors

Editors should take all reasonable steps to ensure the quality of the material they publish, recognizing that journals and sections within journals will have different aims and standards

  • Editors' decisions to accept or reject a paper for publication should be based only on the paper's importance, originality, and clarity, and the study's relevance to the remit of the journal.
  • A description of peer review processes should be published, and Editors should be ready to justify any important deviation from the described processes.
  • Journals should have a declared mechanism for authors to appeal against Editorial decisions.
  • Editors should publish guidance to authors on everything that is expected of them. This guidance should be regularly updated and should refer to or link to this code.
  • Editors should not reverse decisions to accept submissions unless serious problems are identified with the submission.
  • New Editors should not overturn decisions to publish submissions made by the previous Editor unless serious problems are identified.

Relations with Reviewers

Editors should publish guidance to reviewers on everything that is expected of them. This guidance should be regularly updated and should refer to or link to this code. Editors should have systems to ensure that peer reviewers' identities are protected - unless they have an open review system that is declared to authors and reviewers.

Financial disclosure

Authors should disclose the financial aid received for the work. 

The Peer-Review Process

The peer-review process is always the best choice as this helps in deciding the originality, importance of the manuscript before it is published. Therefore, we follow this quality check to help the authors and this helps editors to decide on publishing to maintain the journal quality.

Annals of Biomedical Research follow the single-blind peer-review process as this is the traditional method and most accepted model. This is the process where reviewers are aware of the names of the authors.

Complaints

Editors should respond promptly to complaints and should ensure there is a way for dissatisfied complainants to take complaints further. This mechanism should be made clear in the journal.

Encourage Debate

Cogent criticisms of published work should be published unless Editors have convincing reasons why they cannot be. Authors of criticized material should be allowed to respond. Studies that challenge previous work published in the journal should be given an especially sympathetic hearing. Studies reporting negative results should not be excluded.

Encouraging Academic Integrity

Editors should ensure that the research material they publish conforms to internationally accept ethical guidelines. Editors should seek assurances that all research has been approved by an appropriate body (e.g. research ethics committee, institutional review board). However, Editors should recognize that such approval does not guarantee that the research is ethical.

Protecting Individual Data

Editors should protect the confidentiality of individual information (e.g. that obtained through the Doctor-patient relationship). It is therefore almost always necessary to obtain written informed consent from patients described in case reports and for photographs of patients. It may be possible to publish without explicit consent if the report is important to public health (or is in some other way important); consent would be unusually burdensome to obtain, and a reasonable individual would be unlikely to object to publication (all three conditions must be met).

Pursuing Misconduct

Editors have to act if they suspect misconduct. This duty extends to both published and unpublished papers. Editors should not simply reject papers that raise concerns about possible misconduct. They are ethically obliged to pursue alleged cases. Editors should first seek a response from those accused. If they are not satisfied with the response, they should ask the relevant employers or some appropriate body (perhaps a regulatory body) to investigate. Editors should make all reasonable efforts to ensure that a proper investigation is conducted; if this does not happen. Editors should make all reasonable attempts to persist in obtaining a resolution to the problem. This is an onerous but important duty.

Ensuring the Integrity of the Academic Record

Whenever it is recognized that a significant inaccuracy, misleading statement, or distorted report has been published, it must be corrected promptly and with due prominence. If, after an appropriate investigation, an item proves to be fraudulent, it should be retracted. The retraction should be identifiable to readers and indexing systems.

Relations with Journal Owners and Publishers

The relationship of Editors to publishers and owners is often complex but should in each case be based firmly on the principle of Editorial independence. Notwithstanding the economic and political realities of their journals, Editors should make decisions on which articles to publish based on quality and suitability for readers rather than for immediate financial or political gain.

 Commercial Considerations

The relationship of Editors to publishers and owners is often complex but should in each case be based firmly on the principle of Editorial independence. Notwithstanding the economic and political realities of their journals, Editors should make decisions on which articles to publish based on quality and suitability for readers rather than for immediate financial or political gain.

 Article Processing Charges:

We are independent publishers there all the charges are incurred by Article Processing charges that are to be paid by the authors. We charge this to cover the article maintenance charges like reviewing, publishing, doi, archiving, and promotion.

We charge a moderate amount from authors considering all the factors. We charge $150 for the research and review article with no restriction on word count. For other article types, we charge $100.

Conflict of Interest

Editors should have systems for managing their conflicts of interest as well as those of their staff, authors, reviewers, and Editorial board members.

For more details please visit: http://www.icmje.org/roles_b.html

Copyright

 

Annals of Biomedical Research is open access.

  • Copyright is retained by the authors
  • Authors grant Arklib a license to publish the article and identify it as the original publisher
  • The author also grants any third party the right to use the article as long as its integrity is maintained and the article is properly cited I.e the author is given the due credit they deserve.
  • The journal follows Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0 (CC-BY-NC)