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 journals shall lie with the author. 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. Authors retain copyright of their work, with first publication rights granted to Medsci Publications.
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.