Our Policies

Open Access Policy

All articles published in our journals are open accessed under a CC BY SA license.

Peer Review Policy

Our journals follow a double-blind peer review process for all Original Articles, Short Articles/ Communications, Review Articles, Perspectives, Technical Reports and CMEs etc.

Copyright and Licensing

For articles published in the journals, authors retain copyright of their work, with first publication rights granted to Medsci Publications. All articles published in our journals are Open access under a Creative Commons CC-BY-SA 4.0 International.

Confidentiality Policy

All information submitted to our journal is considered confidential and will be treated as such. Authors are responsible for ensuring that their manuscript does not contain any confidential information that could compromise the confidentiality of their research participants or institutions. Reviewers are also required to maintain the confidentiality of the manuscripts they review and the comments they provide. Editorial members are responsible for ensuring that all information related to the manuscript, including reviewer comments and editorial decision-making processes, is kept confidential. Unless otherwise declared, the peer review process is confidential and conducted anonymously. The journal reserves the right to take appropriate action, against individuals who breach the confidentiality policy.

Plagiarism and Duplicate Publication

We would not consider any manuscript having any kind of plagiarism (copying text, or results without proper citation of the original author) including direct plagiarism, ‘patchwork’ plagiarism, mosaic plagiarism, self-plagiarism, auto-plagiarism or duplicate publications. The submission of manuscripts for peer review is contingent upon the author ensuring that any previously published or unpublished data used in the work have been suitably credited, cited, and that the necessary permissions have been obtained. Medsci Publications uses Similarity Check – Crossref services for assessing plagiarism.

Post Publication Correction & Retraction

The Post Publication Policies formed to address any issues that may arise after a manuscript has been published in our journal. The following are categories of corrections and post-publication updates to peer-reviewed articles.

Publisher’s Correction: A Publisher Correction may be published to correct an important error(s) made by the journal that affects the scientific integrity of the published article, the publication record, or the reputation of the authors or of the journal.

Author’s Corrections: We understand that errors or omissions may occur despite our best efforts to ensure the accuracy of published content. If author identify an error in a published article, it should be brought to our notice promptly. It will be considered after review by the editorial team and will be published, if found suitable.

Withdrawal of article: If we receive credible evidence of any misconduct like plagiarism, fraud or any other breach of ethical conduct, we will promptly investigate the matter and, if necessary, the affected article will be withdrawn from online content with issuance of withdrawal notification.

Changes in Name of Author: For authors who have changed their name for any genuine reason and wish to correct it on their published works, they may request a change in their name and other relevant biographical information.

Competing interests (COI) Policy

We require all authors, reviewers, and editorial board members to disclose any competing interests (COI) that may influence their judgement or actions in conducting or reporting research. All the authors have to submit prescribed ‘Conflict of Interest (COI) statement’.

Author’s Self-archiving

We encourage our authors to share their research publications by self-archiving their work in public repositories or on personal websites. Any self-archived version of the manuscript must include a citation to the published article in our journal.

Preprints

Our journals do not publish preprints. Posting a preprint does not impact the consideration of the manuscript for publication in our journal. However, authors are required to disclose the existence of any preprint versions of the manuscript during the submission process, including the DOI or other identifier of the preprint, and any subsequent updates or revisions to the preprint. The manuscripts are evaluated for the scientific content of the manuscript independently of any preprint versions.

Manuscript deposition / Archiving

Article published in our journals are deposited on the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries, allowing those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration.