Manuscripts are accepted with the understanding that the authors have not violated any ethical practice followed in preparation and publication of biomedical manuscripts. The list practices that are considered unethical are given in the journal website. Author/s is/are responsible for all the statements made in their work and should be willing to defend them publicly, if challenged. Authors should prepare their manuscripts submitted to the journal exactly according to the instructions given. Manuscripts which do not follow the format and style of the journal may be returned to the authors for revision or rejected. The journal reserves the right to make any further formal changes and language corrections necessary in a manuscript accepted for publication. Manuscripts and figures are not returned to the authors, not even upon rejection of the paper.
Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement
IJPCS Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement are based, in large part, on the guidelines and standards developed by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). www.icmje.org
The journal has a policy of retracting the published articles if some fallacy (cases of evidence of unreliable data or findings, plagiarism, duplicate publication, and unethical research)is being brought into the notice after its publication. We might consider of concern notice if an article is under investigation. All retraction notices explain why the article was retracted. The retraction procedure depends on the publication stage of the article. The publisher follows as per the standards developed by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).
Manuscripts may be withdrawn by submitting a letter to the editorial office stating the genuine reasons for manuscript withdrawal. The manuscript can be withdrawn before the decision phase of the article. Once the article processed for publication after acceptance. Author(s) need to pay 50 % of Article Processing Charges if in case before the publication via online or print.