Editorial policy

 | Post date: 2021/01/24 | 
Editorial policy
UMSHA  published by Avicenna Journal of Clinical Medicine endorses the guidelines of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). Please follow the items listed:
overview 
This policy is a guide to the process of publication of our journal. Avicenna Journal of Clinical Medicine publication follows the policy of the COPE as far as possible.
COPE - Committee on Publication Ethics
Authorship 
The authors have a high proportion in explaining and describing the contents of the data, and other things mentioned in the article. They should respond to all the possible raised questions.
Acknowledgment 
The authors should appreciate the journals, resources, organizations, and individuals whose information and assistance was employed during the research process.
Changes in authorship 
Any change in the paper can be applied by the authors through submitting a written application to the publishers and providing the required documents.
COPE – flowcharts on Changes in Authorship
Submission of manuscript 
Authors should read the “Instructions for Authors” on the journal’s webpage before making a submission. The manuscript should be prepared according to the style and specifications of the journal’s policy. Authors listed on the manuscript should have met the requirements for authorship specified above. Where possible, the contribution of each of the authors should be specified as well.
Conflicts of interest 
Authors should disclose all the financial/relevant interest that may have influenced the development of the manuscript. Reviewers should disclose any conflicts of interest, and if necessary, reject to review any manuscript they perceive to have a conflict of interest. Editors should also reject any manuscript that may have a conflict of interest. Such manuscripts should be re-assigned to other editors
COPE - flowcharts on Conflict of Interest
Confidentiality 
Articles are considered confidential documents, and the publishers, editorial board, and reviewers should try to maintain confidentiality. To view more items you can refer to the following link: COPE Guidelines and COPE Flowcharts
Peer review 
Basic principles to which peer reviewers should adhere to:
• Only review the manuscripts for which they have the subject expertise or those required a proper assessment and which they can assess in a timely manner
• Respect the confidentiality of peer review and not reveal any details of the manuscript or its review during or after the peer-review process, beyond those that are released by the journal
To view more items you can refer to the following link:
COPE Guidelines
Correction and Retraction
If any significant mistake is found in the article after its publication, the correction will be published in a Correction form at the end of each issue. If the mistakes are minor and do not affect the understanding of the article, the correction will not be published. The authors are encouraged to scrutinize the final version of their studies and attempt to remove any mistakes before the publication of their paper.
Retractions are published when authors, audience, or editors find problems in the article, such as honest errors or scientific misconduct after it is published. In such cases, the editors examine the article and inform the authors and reviewers before they make their decision about retraction final.
Misconduct 
Any misconduct and violations by the researchers or authors are not overlooked. Refer to the following link in case of observing any suspected cases:
COPE Guidelines

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