Publication Ethics

Publication Ethics

Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement


The ethical policy of Al-Qadisiyah Medical Journal (QMJ) is based on the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) guidelines and complies with QMJ Editorial Board codes of conduct. Readers, authors, reviewers, and editors should follow these ethical policies once working with QMJ. The ethical policy of QMJ is liable to determine which of the typical research papers or articles submitted to the journal should be published in the concerned issue. For information on this matter in publishing and ethical guidelines please visit (COPE).




Duties and Responsibilities of Publishers


QMJ is committing to ensure that editorial decisions on manuscript submissions are final.

QMJ is promising to ensure that the decision on manuscript submissions is only made based on professional judgment and will not be affected by any commercial interests.

QMJ is committing to maintaining the integrity of academic and research records.

QMJ is monitoring the ethics by Editor-in-Chief, Associate Editors, Editorial Board Members, Reviewers, Authors, and Readers.

QMJ is always checking the plagiarism and fraudulent data issues involved in the submitted manuscript.

QMJ is always willing to publish corrections, clarifications, and retractions involving its publications as and when needed.



Duties and Responsibilities of Editors


The Editors of the journal should have the full authority to reject/accept a manuscript.

The Editors of the journal should maintain the confidentiality of submitted manuscripts under review or until they are published.

The Editor-in-Chief should decide on submitted manuscripts, whether to be published or not with other editors and reviewers.

The Editors of the journal should preserve the anonymity of reviewers.

The Editors of the journal should disclose and try to avoid any conflict of interest.

The Editors of the journal should maintain academic integrity and strive to meet the needs of readers and authors.

The Editors of the journal should be willing to investigate plagiarism and fraudulent data issues and willing to publish corrections, clarifications, retractions, and apologies when needed.

The Editors of the journal should limit themselves only to the intellectual content.

The Editors of the journal must not disclose any information about submitted manuscripts to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.

Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted paper will not be used by the editor or the members of the editorial board for their research purposes without the author's explicit written consent.



  Duties and Responsibilities of Reviewers


The Reviewers of the journal should assist the Editors in deciding for publishing the submitted manuscripts.

The Reviewers should maintain the confidentiality of the manuscripts, which they are invited to review.

The Reviewers should provide comments in time that will help editors to decide on whether the submitted manuscript is to be published or not.

The Reviewers are bound to treat the manuscript received for peer reviewing as confidential, and must not use the information obtained through peer review for personal advantage.

The Reviewers' comments against each invited manuscript should be technical, professional, and objective.

The Reviewers should not review the manuscripts in which they have found conflicts of interest with any of the authors, companies, or institutions.

The Reviewers should disclose and try to avoid any conflict of interest.



Duties and Responsibilities of Authors


Manuscripts must be submitted in English and should be written according to sound grammar and proper terminology.

Manuscripts must be submitted with the understanding that they have not been published elsewhere, and are not currently under consideration by another journal published by or any other publisher.

The submitting corresponding author is responsible for ensuring that the manuscript article's publication has been approved by all the other coauthors.

To sustain the peer review system, authors should participate in a peer review process to evaluate manuscripts from others.

It is also the author's responsibility to ensure that the manuscripts emanating from a particular institution are submitted with the approval of the necessary institution.

It is a condition for submission of a manuscript that the authors permit editing of the paper for readability.

Authors are requested to identify who provided financial support for the conduct of research and/or preparation of the manuscript and briefly describe the role of the founder/ sponsor in any part of the work.

A copyright release form must be signed by the corresponding author in case of multiple authorship, before the acceptance of the manuscript, by all authors, for publication to be legally responsible towards the Journal's ethics and privacy policy.

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