Aims & Scope: Our goal is to stimulate new research ideas and foster practical application from the research findings. The journal publishes original research, review articles, case reports of such high quality as to attract contributions from the relevant international communities.
To maintain the highest standards of editorial integrity To improve health, health care, and health education, internationally by elevating the quality of medical care, disease prevention, and research To publish original, important, well-documented, peer-reviewed articles on basic medical sciences subject topics To provide doctors with continuing education in basic science to support clinical decisions To enable physicians to remain informed in multiple areas of basic medical science, including developments In the field of health education. To achieve the highest level of ethical medical journalism and to produce a publication that is timely, credible, and enjoyable to read.
Open Access Policy
In order to ensure the maximum exposure of 'International Journal of Clinical and Biomedical Research contents', we adopted the open access policy, meaning that;
- All the articles published in our journal are made freely accessible online immediately after publication in an easily readable format, without any subscription or registration barrier.
- All the published articles are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-Share Alike 4.0 International License, full details of which can be found here.
- Articles can be shared and adapted, provided the attribution for the work is given and that the work is not used for commercial purposes.
- The journal also allows the authors to self-archive final accepted version of the articles on any OAI-compliant institutional/subject based repository.
- Journal reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to change the terms and conditions of this agreement from time to time and your access of journal will be deemed to be your acceptance of and agreement to any changed terms and conditions.
International Journal of Clinical and Biomedical Research is an electronic and print, peer-reviewed Research Journal committed to upholding the highest standards of publication ethics. In order to provide our readers with a journal of the highest quality,
we state the following principles of Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement.
All articles not in accordance with these standards will be removed from the publication if malpractice is discovered at any time even after the publication. IJCBR will be checking all papers in a peer review process.
Duties of Editors: The editor must ensure a fair double-blind peer-review of the submitted articles for publication. They will strive to prevent any potential conflict of interests between the author and editorial and review personnel. Editors will also ensure that all the information related to submitted manuscripts is kept as confidential before publishing. Editor-in-Chief will coordinate the work of the editors. Duties of Reviewers: Reviewer evaluates manuscripts based on content without regard to ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, citizenship, religious belief or political philosophy of the authors. They must ensure that all the information related to submitted manuscripts is kept as confidential and must report to the Editor-in-Chief if they are aware of copyright infringement and plagiarism on the author's side. They must evaluate the submitted works objectively as well as present clearly their opinions on the works in a clear way in the review form. A reviewer who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the Editor-in-Chief and excuse himself from the review process. Duties of Authors Reporting standards: Authors of reports of original research 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 behaviour and are unacceptable.
Data Access and Retention: Authors are asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data, if practicable, and should, in any event, be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.
Originality and Plagiarism: The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted. Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication: An author should not, in general, publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.
Acknowledgement of Sources: Proper acknowledgement of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work. 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 co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.
Hazards and Human or Animal Subjects: If the work involves chemicals, procedures or equipment that have any unusual hazards inherent in their use, the author must clearly identify these in the manuscript. If author involves human or animal in the study, he must submit ethical committee permission details to the editor along with the manuscript. Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest: All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or another substantive conflict of interest that might 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 cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.
"PLAGIARISM" can occur in two forms:
1) Author(s) intentionally copy someone else's work and claim it as their own.
2) Author(s) copy her or his own previously published material either in full or in part, without providing appropriate references Plagiarism before publication.
The Journal performs plagiarism check on a manuscript even before the peer-review process. If plagiarism is detected the extent of the same will be assessed. The Journal uses available standard software time to time to check this. Based on this assessment the following measures are taken:
- If the percentage of plagiarism is 10% and less, the author will be asked to revise the content or cite accordingly.
- If it is above 10% - 25% the author will be asked to revise the content with much more serious and resubmit the content.
- If it is more than 25% the manuscript will be returned to the author and to redraft the whole paper taking much care about plagiarism. Author can still resubmit with same manuscript ID after removing all plagiarized parts and reworking on the content.Â In this case more scrutiny will be done on the resubmitted manuscript to avoid any possible plagiarism and copying of any published datas or manipulation of datas.
Here 5% plagiarism is considered as a paragraph of 5-10 lines (1.5 spacing). Accordingly 10% and 25% would be calculated. This is a rough estimate which cannot be followed exactly but would be followed as guidelines.
The reason for returning the manuscript having more than 25% plagiarism is that:
- Possibility of unethical behaviour of author towards manipulation of data from already published paper.
- To avoid any issues of copy right problem once the paper is published
- Copying of discussion /introduction part from any published paper without giving proper citation.
The plagiarism may happen if the author submits the same manuscript to more than one journal and if those get published in the respective journals this reflects the unethical practice of the journal. In this case author would be asked for explanation and rectification and should withdraw the published manuscript except one. If author fails to do so, journal takes punitive action against this unethical practice by withdrawing the manuscript, displaying this issue in the appropriate journal page and a notification would be sent to the respective author affiliated department/university for their attention.Though all measures are taken to detect and assess plagiarism. But in spite of these efforts plagiarism can go undetected due to several reasons. In these cases if plagiarism is detected at a later stage, still all actions pertaining to the offence of plagiarism will be followed. If it is detected after publication, the plagiarized paper will be labelled so in the PDF format of the publication. If the extent of plagiarism is too high the paper will also be removed.