Journal policies

The journal is devoted to the advancement of research, delivery, and exchange of scientific information that is associated with human health and biomedical sciences. With your full cooperation and support, the Journal of basic and applied research in biomedicine commits to observing timeliness and punctuality in the publishing of your article.

Open access policy

The contents of the Journal of basic and applied research in biomedicine are open access. The journal content is provided freely without any charge, subscription, or registration. 

Copyright policy

Articles published in the Journal of Basic and Applied Research in Biomedicine are distributed under Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0), which allows authors and others to distribute, remix, adapt, and build upon the published works, even commercially, as long as they credit this work for the original creation. Copyright of the published work will be held by the author/s based on the publication date.

The author/s is/are solely responsible for the content of their published work in terms of accuracy, completeness, or usefulness. The editor in chief, associated editors, or anyone else involved in reviewing, editing, production, or distribution are free of responsibility.

Peer-review Policy

All the manuscripts submitted to the Journal of basic and applied research in biomedicine will be subjected to a double-blinded peer-review process;

  1. The submitted manuscript will go through initial screening of plagiarism by the editorial manager using online plagiarism detection software.
  2. The editor In-Chief will send the manuscript to one of the section editors for initial screening about the scope and content of the submitted manuscript.
  3. The manuscript will be reviewed by two `suitable experts in the respective subject area. The reports of all the reviewers will be considered while deciding on acceptance/revision or rejection of a manuscript.
  4. Editor-In-Chief will make the final decision, based on the reviewer’s comments.
  5. In case, the authors challenge the editor’s negative decision with suitable arguments, the manuscript can be sent to one more reviewer and the final decision will be made based upon his recommendations.

Plagiarism Policy

The originality of the submitted manuscript content must be guaranteed by the author(s) while preparing the manuscript to ensure appropriate citation and quotation of others' work and/or words. The submitted manuscript will go through initial screening of plagiarism by the editorial manager using online plagiarism detection software. The immediate decision of rejection will be taken if high plagiarism was detected in the submitted manuscript. Manuscript with less than 30% of plagiarism will be returned to the respective author(s), before further review/editorial processing, together with the plagiarism report for further editing by the author(s). The author(s) will be asked to resubmit the edited manuscript which will be subjected to the second round of plagiarism checks. If the second round of plagiarism checks showed a similarity report of more than 20%, the manuscript will be immediately rejected. If the plagiarism is proven after publication, such manuscript(s) will be retracted from the journal and an appropriate announcement will be placed in this regard.

Withdrawal Policy

A few authors appeal for withdrawal of their manuscripts from the publication process after they submitted their work or even after publication. In certain cases, such a request is made when the manuscript is only a few days away from publication in the journal. Such an act wastes the time of editors, reviewers, and the editorial staff. To pull out an article, a formal request by the Corresponding Author is required. The term “withdrawn” means that the article is archived in our database without further action. Unpublished articles that represent early versions of articles are deemed accidental duplicates of other published article(s) or are determined to violate our journal publishing ethics guidelines in the view that the editors may be “withdrawn” from the Journal. If an article is withdrawn from the Journals, the latter will charge a penalty. For a withdrawal requested before reviewing process, the author is allowed to pull out the manuscript without incurring any withdrawal fee. However, if authors pull out manuscripts any time after the review and acceptance, they must pay a withdrawal fee of 50 US dollars.

The journal will impose a penalty even if pulling out the article is allowed after its publication. Moreover, the publication fee which has been paid for this article is non-refundable.

Publication Charge/Waiver Policy

The Journal of basic and applied research in biomedicine is an open-access journal. Therefore, all the contents are easily available and accessible to any of the explorers free of charge. Users can read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or create a link to the full texts of the articles in this journal.

For Reviewers:

Reviewers who evaluate the manuscript within the given time frame set by the journal will be awarded a 20% waiver on the total publication charges only for the manuscript which will be submitted either by the first author or corresponding author.

For Authors:

The Editorial selection committee of the Journal of basic and applied research in biomedicine decides the waiver for publication fee based on the quality of research and from which country they belong, whether developing or under developing country.

The waiver applies to one article per year for each submitting author.

 

Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.

 

PUBLICATION ETHICS

Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement

The Journal of basic and applied research in biomedicine's publication ethics and publication malpractice statement primarily adheres to the Code of Conduct and Best-Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors (Committee on Publication Ethics, 2011).

Editors' Responsibilities

Publication Decisions on Manuscripts

The editor-in-Chief decides which research submission will be published in this journal. About manuscript evaluation, the editor shall assess the work with no prejudice against the authors' race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy. The selection will be impartially made on the paper’s significance, novelty, and clarity, and the study’s legitimacy and its bearing to the journal's scope. Another consideration checks whether the paper adheres to the current legal requirements on libel, copyright infringement, and plagiarism.

Confidentiality of Information

The editor and any editorial staff are not allowed to divulge any information about a submitted manuscript to others, excluding the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

The editor or the members of the editorial board are barred from using unpublished materials overtly discussed in a submitted paper for their research purposes unless they explicitly seek the author's written consent.

Reviewers' Responsibilities

Contribution to Editorial Decisions

The peer-reviewing process is an aid for the editor and the editorial board when they make editorial decisions as well as helps the author further enhance the paper.

Promptness

When a chosen referee deems oneself unfit to review the research reported in a manuscript or is unable to provide a prompt review, a notification of withdrawal from the review process must be immediately sent to the editor.

Confidentiality of Information

All manuscripts under review in this journal are treated with confidentiality. Disclosure or discussion of such documents with others is strictly prohibited unless approved by the editor.

Standards of Objectivity and Conduct

Only objective reviews are accepted. Subjective criticism of the author is deemed improper. On this note, referees are obligated to deliver their informed opinions with clarity, and the latter must be supported by compelling arguments.

Acknowledgment of Reference Sources

Reviewers are also tasked to recognize cases when the paper under review indicates in the main body a relevant published work but overlooks citing the latter in the reference section. Additionally, they should underline whether the authors declare that their observations or arguments are derived from other publications by acknowledging the respective source. Reviewers will notify the editor if they are cognizant of any sizable resemblance or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest

Confidential information or ideas obtained through peer review must not be shared and used for self-benefit. Reviewers should not evaluate manuscripts that conflict with their interest due to competitive, collaborative, or other contradictory affiliations with any of the authors, companies, or institutions associated with the papers.

Authors' Duties

Reporting Standards

When presenting the findings of original research, authors must ensure accuracy and include an impartial discussion of its significance. Underlying data should also be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should be replicable by covering sufficient detail and references. Falsified or intentionally making erroneous statements constitute unethical behavior and are therefore deemed unacceptable.

Data access and retention

Reviewers may ask the authors to submit the raw data of their study together with the paper for editorial review. Accordingly, they must prepare public accessibility of data if practicable. In any case, authors should guarantee ease of access of such data to other experts for a minimum of ten years after publication (preferably via an institutional or subject-based data repository or other data center), as long as the confidentiality of the participants can be protected and legal rights about proprietary data do not impede their publication.

Originality, Plagiarism, and Acknowledgement of Sources

Authors must submit exclusively original works. They must also appropriately cite or quote the work and/or words of others. Publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work also require citation.

Multiple, Redundant, or Concurrent Publication

In general, papers that fundamentally describe the same research are banned from being published in more than one journal. Committing such an act constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable. Submitting manuscripts that have been published as copyrighted material elsewhere is strictly prohibited. Moreover, manuscripts under review by the journal should not be resubmitted to copyrighted publications. However, by submitting a manuscript, the author(s) retains the rights to the published material. In case of publication, they are consenting to the use of their work under a CC-BY license, which allows others to copy, distribute, and transmit the work as well as to adapt the work and use it for commercial purposes.

Authorship of the Paper

Authorship is strictly restricted to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. Co-authors are those who have made significant contributions and therefore should be listed as such.

The corresponding author warrants that all contributing co-authors are included in the author list and no uninvolved persons are mentioned in it. The corresponding author will also confirm the approval of all co-authors regarding the final version of the paper and their agreement to its submission for publication.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

All authors should deliberately state any financial or other fundamental conflicts of interest that may be construed to influence the findings or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should also be expressly acknowledged. If it is not listed in the manuscript, it means that the author has no conflict of interest to state and no supporting agency to add. 

Fundamental Errors in Published Works

When an author discovers a glaring error or inaccuracy in his/her published work, the author’s duty includes promptly notifying the journal editor or publisher and cooperating with the editor to retract or rectify the mistake(s) in the paper through an erratum.

References

Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). (2011, March 7). Code of Conduct and Best-Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors. Retrieved from Code_of_conduct_for_journal_editors

 

Ethics of Human and Animal Experimentation

All clinical investigations should be conducted in line with the Declaration of Helsinki principles. All manuscripts reporting data from studies involving human participants require a formal review and approval by an appropriate institutional review board or ethics committee.

For research involving animals, the authors should indicate whether the procedures followed adhered to the standards outlined in the eighth edition of “Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals”(grants.nih.gov/grants/olaw/guide-for-the-care-and-use-of-laboratory-animals_prepub.pdf published by the National Academy of Sciences, The National Academies Press, Washington, D.C.).