Medsci Publication is provider of publishing services for peer-reviewed, online and print-plus-online journals in medicine on behalf of learned societies and associations. We operate the Open access (OA) model of publishing services, providing unrestricted online access to peer-reviewed scholarly research articles.
Medsci Publications works in collaboration with the research community, medical librarians, research funding agencies and other stakeholders to develop guidelines to help researchers and authors to clarify publishers’ views on various key issues.
Every year, we accept and publish good number of biomedical journal articles. Publishing with Medsci Publications starts with finding the right journal for your paper. We have tools, resources and services to help you at each stage of the publication journey to enable you to research, write and publish. We assure you to help you make the most out of your research and publication.
Our Key Strength
Experience and Expertise
We are in this field since 2009 having experience of more than 10 years for publication of medical journal.
Separate website for journal: We have separate website for each journal we publish. These enable the journal to have independent access to the author and readers.
Quick and easy dissemination of knowledge: All journals use the Open URL standard, making it easy for libraries to link users directly from citation to the full text of the article.
Enhanced international reach: We have international reach though various author and reader which are increasing day by day.
If you wish to publish a new journal with us please email to email@example.com
Reviewers for submitted manuscript are selected by the journal Editors and Publishers. General guidelines for selection of reviewers are as:
- Potential reviewer must be nominated by the established scientists (or advisory board members) in the corresponding fields. Nominated reviewers must be approved by the editor of the Journal.
- Potential reviewers should be very good at the corresponding areas or fields. S/he should have a profound understanding of materials for reviewing, and s/he must be actively involved in research/teaching within the past two (2) years when nominated.
- Nominated Reviewer must demonstrate individual expertise in the field related to that Journal and Publication, with minimum requirement of a related Doctoral Level or MD/MS level Degree with at least two years of research experience in the related field.
- S/he must be familiar with current development of respective scientific fields.
- Nominated Reviewer must present evidence to show his/her outstanding status in respective research field.
Acceptable evidence includes:
- At least two recent publications in internationally circulated Journals or Periodicals that are leading publications in the related scientific field;
- Prior review experiences for other journals, periodicals and conferences held by accredited professional associations or societies.
Final decision of selection is the responsibility of Chief-in-Editor for the journal. Criteria provided in this guideline only serves as minimal requirement for the selection of a re-viewer. Chief-in-Editor for the Journal should consider other facts regarding its particular field and nominated reviewer in deciding whether to accept the nomination or not.
Duties of Reviewers
- Contribution to editorial decisions: Peer review assists editors in making editorial decisions and, through editorial communications with authors, may assist authors in improving their manuscripts. peer review is an essential component of formal scholarly communication and lies at the heart of scientific endeavour. The reviewer who wish to contribute to the scientific process have an obligation to do a fair share of reviewing.
- Promptness: Any invited referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should immediately notify the editors and decline the invitation to review so that alternative reviewers can be contacted.
- Confidentiality: Any manuscripts received for review are confidential documents and must be treated as such; they must not be shown to or discussed with others except if authorized by the Editor-in-Chief (who would only do so under exceptional and specific circumstances). This applies also to invited reviewers who decline the review invitation.
- Standards of objectivity: Reviews should be conducted objectively and observations formulated clearly with supporting arguments so that authors can use them for improving the manuscript. Personal criticism of the authors is inappropriate.
- Acknowledgement of sources: Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that is an observation, derivation or argument that has been reported in previous publications should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also notify the editors of any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other manuscript (published or unpublished) of which they have personal knowledge.
- Disclosure and conflicts of interest: Any invited referee who has conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies or institutions connected to the manuscript and the work described therein should immediately notify the editors to declare their conflicts of interest and decline the invitation to review so that alternative reviewers can be contacted. Unpublished material disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in a reviewer’s own research without the express written consent of the authors. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for the reviewer’s personal advantage. This applies also to invited reviewers who decline the review invitation.
The Medsci publications a registered publisher publishing scientific, original, peer reviewed research-oriented article (s) in the field of Biomedical science since year 2009. All the journal published by the publisher is double blind, open access, peer reviewed, periodical. If you have aspirations to become an editor, one of the ways is through a direct invitation from a publisher. This may happen as a result of your expertise in a specific field of science or discipline, in particular when Publishers wish to publish a new journal. Another way to become an editor is to submit application with your CV. Selection of the editor is at discretion of our evaluation panel. However, fulfilment of the following criterial will increase chances of selection.
Typical criteria for an Editor position
These would be:
- Candidate should have minimum of MD/MS/Ph.D. degree.
- Expertise and experience in the specialist field related to the journal.
- Publication record of a number of articles and /or books (usually in / related to the specialist field).
- Being a reviewer for an international peer reviewed journal.
- Enthusiasm to undertake the Editor role, but ensuring recognition of all aspects of the reality of the role and the work involved
Main Role and Responsibility of a Journal Editor
The key role of a journal editor is to promote scholarship in the specialist field associated with the journal. For any journal the editor will need to encourage new and established authors to submit articles and set up a reliable panel of expert reviewers. Editors are also responsible for offering feedback to reviewers when required and ensure that any feedback to authors is constructive.
In terms of responsibilities:
- An editor should endeavour to be a leader in the specific field of practice underpinning journal content as it helps the journal development, presence and standing within the international community.
- An editor should also familiarize themselves with the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) ‘Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors’. This has a large resource on the topic of ethical conduct of journal editors, authors and reviewers.
- Depending on how the journal is managed and how it is structured, an Editor may have to make all the decisions regarding which articles to accept or reject for publication. However, journals will have Associate Editors, Assistant Editors or Section Editors to help them with making those important decisions. For example, any decision involving unethical practice, will often involve the publisher or their representative alongside the Editor and a Section Editor who has discovered the issue.
- As an editor, you will have three or four groups of people to contact on a regular basis: a) the publisher, b) the authors c) the reviewers and d) in some journals direct contact with the production team who manage the publication side of the journal. This latter group will work with the editor to agree which articles to place in each edition, ensure that the Editor does not use more than the agreed number of pages per issue (especially if paper based) and send editor information concerning all articles in their various stages of the editorial process. The Production team member dedicated to that Editor may also be responsible for communicating with authors and reviewers directly.
An Editorial Board is primarily made up of a team of individuals that work directly with the Editor to develop the journal and promote new initiatives. Members of the Board may also take responsibility for key activities linked to the journal, for example the Book review editor or Section Editor (such as Section Editor for Systematic Reviews). The Editorial Board normally appoints a Chairperson, who could be one of the board members or could also be the Publisher. When there are meetings, either face to face, teleconferences or Skype, the Chairperson would manage the agenda and the meeting of the Editorial Board. Editorial Board members are chosen for their expertise in key areas related to the journal or chosen for their international presence in the field. There are instances where excellent long standing reviewers can also be asked to join the Editorial Board. They are normally also from the same expert field as the journal topic. Depending on the roles and responsibilities set by the publisher, the Editor typically reports directly to the Editorial Board. A journal’s Editorial Board jointly takes decision to include or removal of any editors or reviewers.
Medsci Publications strictly adopted following publication ethics and policies of:
- Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE: https://publicationethics.org/)
- World Association of Medical Editors (WAME: http://www.wame.org/)
- International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE: http://www.icmje.org/)
- Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials (CONSORT: http://www.consort-statement.org/)
- Guidelines for what a Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement should adhere to (PEMS)
Online peer review system
- Manages all the functions of an editorial office online.
- Individualized password-protected area for each author, reviewer and editor
- Automated email notifications and reminders for author, reviewer and editor
- Enables a blind peer review
- Online management of manuscripts up to proof reading stage and online publication
- Independent online platform without any need for other
Advantages of Online manuscript processing system
- Accessible from any computer
- Articles can be received and processed at any time
- Online tracking of submitted Manuscript
- Reduced submission-decision time
- Reduced postage/printing cost
- User Friendly for author, reviewer as well as editor
- Easy record maintenance and performance tracking
Enhanced features on eJManager
- Email alerts
- Plagiarism check
- DOI number
- Multimedia files
- Author side fee processing
We publish peer-reviewed scholarly journals. Our Journals provide immediate free access to the full text of articles. All articles are available free of charge with no registration required. Authors can also archive the published Articles themselves. Our journals do not charge for article submission and processing. Our open access policy increases the visibility and accessibility of the published content. To find the archiving and copyright policy for a journal please visit the particular Journal website.
Extensive reach: We archive your journal(s) or Articles at a number of key places, such as open access compliant e-print repositories and web sites.
MedSci Publications expect the highest ethical standards from their authors, reviewers and editors when conducting research, submitting papers and throughout the peer-review process.
Patient consent forms: The protection of a patient's right to privacy is essential. Author must collect and keep copies of patients’ consent forms on which patients or other subjects of experiments clearly grant permission for the publication of photographs or other material that might identify them. A statement to the effect that such consent had been obtained must be included in the ‘Methods’ section of your paper.
Ethics committee approval: All articles dealing with original human or animal data must include a statement on ethics approval at the beginning of the Methods section. In addition and as stated above, for studies conducted on human participants you must state clearly that you obtained written informed consent from the study participants; please also look at the latest version of the Declaration of Helsinki.
Duplicate or redundant submission: Duplicate or redundant submission is the same manuscript that is submitted to different journals at the same time. International copyright laws, ethical conduct, and cost effective use of resources require that readers can be assured that what they are reading is original. Submitted manuscripts should not have been published or currently submitted elsewhere. Duplicate publication is a violation of the code of ethics and will be grounds for prompt rejection of the submitted manuscript. If the editor was not aware of the violation and the article has been published, a notice of duplicate submission and the ethical violation will be published.
Patient Anonymity and Consent: Since NJCM is largely available for public access, ethical and legal considerations mandate that patients' anonymity be preserved. Research papers must indicate informed consent for procedures and the involvement of an ethical committee, proof of which may be required in the review process of the paper.
Disclosure of commercial interests: Sources of support for the research or article must be acknowledged in the paper and any financial involvement that might indicate a conflict of interest should be disclosed at the time of submission.
Authorship: Each quoted author should have contributed substantially to the represented work in terms of conceptual design or analysis, writing of the article and final approval of the article in order to take public responsibility for the content. First author must guarantee this to be so. Submit the Copyright Transfer and Financial Disclosure /Conflict of Interest Statement.
Copyright Transfer and Financial Disclosure/Conflict of Interest Statement: The copyright to this article is transferred to the Journal effective if and when the article is accepted for publication. The author warrants that his/her contribution is original and that he/she has full power to make this grant. The author signs for and accepts responsibility for releasing this material on behalf of any and all co-authors. The copyright transfer covers the right to reproduce and distribute the article, including reprints, translations, photographic reproductions, microform, electronic form (offline, online) or any other reproductions of similar nature.
An author may share preprint, accepted manuscript or published article to on his/her own website and or in his/her institutional repository or to his or her students or colleague. He/she may also deposit this version on his/her funder’s or funder’s designated repository at the funder’s request or as a result of a legal obligation. He/she may use the publisher's PDF version, which is posted on Journal website, for the purpose of self-archiving or deposit, provided acknowledgement is given to the original source of publication and a link is inserted to the published article on official website of the journal.
For more details on Author Guidelines for preparation of Manuscript please visit website of the respective journal.
You can submit manuscripts for our journals online via our management system, eJManager.
This is an online Journal Management system, where you can submit articles and track their progress. If you are a new author, then click on “Author login” option available at homepage of the ejmanager and you will need to register via Email.
If you submit your articles online, you will not need to send a copy of the manuscript by courier (post) or email.
MedSci publications expect the highest ethical standards from their authors, reviewers and editors when conducting research, submitting papers and throughout the peer-review process.
Our Journals follow a double-blind review process, in which the author identities are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa, throughout the review process. All the articles submitted for publication in our journals are peer reviewed for authenticity, ethical issues and usefulness. Decision of the reviewers shall be final.
Journals are available online for FREE to all readers. No pre-registration is required and there are no 'logins' and 'passwords'.
All articles accepted for publication in our Journals are peer reviewed and accepted PURELY on the scientific merit of the contents. No fee is being charged at the time of submission or during article processing. However, publication fee is being charged only after acceptance of article by reviewer as well as editorial team.
The copyright of all the articles published in our journal shall lie with the journal. However, articles can be copied, transmitted, stored, reproduced without permission provided the access to publication is unrestricted with due acknowledgement and hyperlink to the source from Journal. The responsibility to the contents and its authenticity rests solely with the authors.
Journal shall uphold the highest ethical standards of scientific publications. Drug trials sponsored by Pharma industry shall not find favour.
Responsibility of the Author
Our Journals shall not take any responsibility for the contents of articles published in the journal and all such responsibility shall lie with the author/s. The opinions expressed in the articles are solely of the author/s and Journal may not agree with such opinions in part or in full.
Duplicate or redundant submission
Duplicate or redundant submission is the same manuscript that is submitted to different journals at the same time. International copyright laws, ethical conduct, and cost effective use of resources require that readers can be assured that what they are reading is original. Submitted manuscripts should not have been published or currently submitted elsewhere.
Duplicate publication is a violation of the code of ethics and will be grounds for prompt rejection of the submitted manuscript. If the editor was not aware of the violation and the article has been published, a notice of duplicate submission and the ethical violation will be published.
Policy on Conflict of Interest
Authors must disclose all relationships or interests that could influence the work. Conflict of interest not only meant to a financial relationship with an organization that sponsored the research or compensation for consultancy work but it also include potential conflicts of interests that are directly or indirectly related to the research which may include but are not limited to the following: Research grants from funding agencies (please give the research funder and the grant number), Honoraria for speaking at symposia, Financial support for attending symposia, Financial support for educational programs, Employment or consultation, Support from a project sponsor, Position on advisory board or board of directors or other type of management relationships, Multiple affiliations, Financial relationships (for example equity ownership or investment interest), Intellectual property rights (e.g., patents, copyrights and royalties from such rights), Holdings of spouse and/or children that may have financial interest in the work. In addition, interests that go beyond financial interests and compensation (non-financial interests) that may be important to readers should be disclosed. These may include but are not limited to personal relationships or competing interests directly or indirectly tied to this research, or professional interests or personal beliefs that may influence your research.
All the author needs to submit the conflict of interest disclosure forms as mentioned in the 'Instructions for authors' in Journal website.
The publication of an article in a peer reviewed journal is an essential model for our journal.
It is necessary to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the journal editor, the peer reviewer and the publisher.
Our ethic statements are based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.
The editor of the Journal is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published.
The editor may be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editor may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.
An editor at any time evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.
The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.
Disclosure and conflicts of interest
Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor's own research without the express written consent of the author.
Patient consent forms
The protection of a patient's right to privacy is essential. Author must collect and keep copies of patients’ consent forms on which patients or other subjects of experiments clearly grant permission for the publication of photographs or other material that might identify them.
A statement to the effect that such consent had been obtained must be included in the ‘Methods’ section of your paper.
Ethics committee approval
All articles dealing with original human or animal data must include a statement on ethics approval at the beginning of the Methods section.
In addition and as stated above, for studies conducted on human participants you must state clearly that you obtained written informed consent from the study participants; please also look at the latest version of the Declaration of Helsinki.
Journals published at MedSci Publications, evaluate submissions on the understanding that they are the original work of the author(s). Re-use of text, data, figures, or images without appropriate acknowledgment or permission is considered as plagiarism.
We check plagiarism by eJManger management system.
Author may find details of plagiarism on the following link.
All individuals have individual rights that are not to be infringed. Individual participants in studies have, for example, the right to decide what happens to the (identifiable) personal data gathered, to what they have said during a study or an interview, as well as to any photograph that was taken. This is especially true concerning images of vulnerable people (e.g. minors, patients, refugees, etc) or the use of images in sensitive contexts. In many instances’ authors will need to secure written consent before including images.
Identifying details (names, dates of birth, identity numbers, biometrical characteristics (such as facial features, fingerprint, writing style, voice pattern, DNA or other distinguishing characteristic) and other information) of the participants that were studied should not be published in written descriptions, photographs, and genetic profiles unless the information is essential for scholarly purposes and the participant (or parent/guardian if the participant is a minor or incapable or legal representative) gave written informed consent for publication. Complete anonymity is difficult to achieve in some cases. Detailed descriptions of individual participants, whether of their whole bodies or of body sections, may lead to disclosure of their identity. Under certain circumstances consent is not required as long as information is anonymized and the submission does not include images that may identify the person.
Informed consent for publication should be obtained if there is any doubt. For example, masking the eye region in photographs of participants is inadequate protection of anonymity. If identifying characteristics are altered to protect anonymity, such as in genetic profiles, authors should provide assurance that alterations do not distort meaning.
Exceptions where it is not necessary to obtain consent:
- Images such as x rays, laparoscopic images, ultrasound images, brain scans, pathology slides unless there is a concern about identifying information in which case, authors should ensure that consent is obtained.
- Reuse of images: If images are being reused from prior publications, the Publisher will assume that the prior publication obtained the relevant information regarding consent. Authors should provide the appropriate attribution for republished images.
Consent and already available data and/or biologic material
Regardless of whether material is collected from living or dead patients, they (family or guardian if the deceased has not made a pre-mortem decision) must have given prior written consent. The aspect of confidentiality as well as any wishes from the deceased should be respected.
Data protection, confidentiality and privacy
When biological material is donated for or data is generated as part of a research project authors should ensure, as part of the informed consent procedure, that the participants are made aware what kind of (personal) data will be processed, how it will be used and for what purpose. In case of data acquired via a biobank/biorepository, it is possible they apply a broad consent which allows research participants to consent to a broad range of uses of their data and samples which is regarded by research ethics committees as specific enough to be considered “informed”. However, authors should always check the specific biobank/biorepository policies or any other type of data provider policies (in case of non-bio research) to be sure that this is the case.
Consent to participate
For all research involving human subjects, freely-given, informed consent to participate in the study must be obtained from participants (or their parent or legal guardian in the case of children under 16) and a statement to this effect should appear in the manuscript.
In the case of articles describing human transplantation studies, authors must include a statement declaring that no organs/tissues were obtained from prisoners and must also name the institution(s)/clinic(s)/department(s) via which organs/tissues were obtained.
For manuscripts reporting studies involving vulnerable groups where there is the potential for coercion or where consent may not have been fully informed, extra care will be taken by the editor and may be referred to the Springer Nature Research Integrity Group.
Consent to publish
Individuals may consent to participate in a study, but object to having their data published in a journal article. Authors should make sure to also seek consent from individuals to publish their data prior to submitting their paper to a journal. This is in particular applicable to case studies.
For the details of Journals and Subscriptions charges, please visit our particular Journal website.
Permissions and Rights: We provide permission to reproduce or reuse the published contents in print form and in digital form.
The licensing: Our team liaise with international document service providers and content aggregators for the licensing of the published content.
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Our Journal follows the open access policy that will increase the visibility of the journals’ content, reaching far more readers. They are therefore the ideal place to advertise your products, services or conferences. The Journal offers a print advertising in the copy of the Journal as well as via email alerts.
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We as a published take responsibility to correct errors that occurred in the published material. Our policy is to consider readers’ criticisms of primary research papers, and to publish them if and only if the author provides compelling evidence that a major claim of the original paper was incorrect. Similar to the original research paper, criticisms are also peer-reviewed, and where possible they are sent to the same referees who reviewed the original paper. A copy is usually also sent to the corresponding author of the original paper for signed comments. Criticism are typically published in the Communications section of the respective journal sometimes with a brief response from the original authors. Some submitted criticism are eventually published as retractions by the paper’s authors.
Complaints, disagreements over interpretation and other matters arising should be addressed to the editor of the journals. Because debates over interpretation are often inconclusive, we do not automatically consider criticisms of review articles or other secondary material, and in the event that we decide to publish such a criticism we do not necessarily consult the original authors. Editorial decisions in such cases are based on considerations of reader interest, novelty of arguments, integrity of the publication record and fairness to the parties involved. Publication may take various forms at the discretion of the editor.
Corrections are published for significant errors in non-peer-reviewed content of the journals at the discretion of the editors. Readers who have identified such an error should send an email to the email address of the journal, clearly stating the publication reference, title, author and section of the article, briefly explaining the error.
We operates the following policy for making corrections to the print and online versions of their peer-reviewed content.
Publishable amendments that affect the publication record and/or the scientific accuracy of published information are published in print and online in the journal. Four categories of amendments are relevant for peer-reviewed material: Erratum or Publisher Correction, Corrigendum or Author Correction, Retraction or Addendum. All four correction types are bi-directionally linked to the original published paper. Detailed information on each amendment category follows below.
Erratum or Publisher Correction: Notification of an important error made by the journal that affects the publication record or the scientific integrity of the paper, or the reputation of the authors or of the journal.
Corrigendum or Author Correction: Notification of an important error made by the author(s) that affects the publication record or the scientific integrity of the paper, or the reputation of the authors or the journal.
Retraction: Notification of invalid results that affect the reliability of a previously published article. The original article is marked as retracted but remains available to readers, and the retraction statement notifying readers of the invalidity of the published paper is bi-directionally linked to the original published paper.
Addendum: Notification of additional information about a paper. Addenda are published when the editors decide that the addendum is crucial to the reader’s understanding of a significant part of the published contribution. Addenda include Editorial Expression of Concern, which is an editorial statement alerting our readership to serious concerns with the published paper. Editorial Expression of Concern are typically updated with another amendment once further information is available.
Editor’s Note: An editor’s note is a statement from editors notifying readers of issues related to the published paper. It is an online update made only to the HTML version of record of the published article. Editor’s notes’s are typically updated with another amendment once further information is available.
MedSci Publications is predominantly involved in publication of peer-reviewed journals in the field of Biomedical Science in partnership with learned societies and associations. MedSci Publication aimed to help medical fraternities to disseminate their research, thus supporting the transformation of research into knowledge.
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