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Publishing Ethics

JRTM has put in all the necessary efforts to publish the journal in an ethical manner and follows Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines on publication ethics (COPE). The details of publication ethics incorporated in the journal are as follows,


For Publishers:

  • The Publishers of JRTM respects privacy (for example, for research participants, for authors, for peer reviewers) and are intended to protect the intellectual property and copyright. They also foster editorial independence.

Publisher’s works with journal editors, advisory & editorial board members to:

  • Set journal policies appropriately and aim to meet those policies, particularly with respect to: – Editorial independence – Research ethics, including confidentiality, consent, and the special requirements for human and animal research – Authorship – Transparency and integrity (for example, conflicts of interest, research funding, reporting standards – Peer review and the role of the editorial team beyond that of the journal editor – Appeals and complaints.
  • They also communicate journal policies to authors, readers and peer reviewers
  • Review of journal policies periodically, particularly with respect to new recommendations from the COPE is also carried out by the publishers
  • Maintain the integrity of the academic record
  • Assist the parties (for example, institutions, grant funders, governing bodies) responsible for the investigation of suspected research and publication misconduct and, where possible, facilitate in the resolution of these cases
  • Publish corrections, clarifications, and retractions
  • Publish content on a timely basis

For Editors:

  • JRTM emphasizes that all of its editors act politely, fairly but firmly at all times.
  • The Editors of JRTM are always willing to publish corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies when needed. JRTM follows COPE guidance on retractions of manuscripts.
  • The editor of JRTM actively seeks the views of authors, readers, reviewers and editorial board members about ways of improving their journal’s processes.
  • The editors of JRTM also assesses the effects of the journal policies on author and reviewer behavior and revising policies, as required, to encourage responsible behavior and discourage misconduct.
  • The editor also tries to ensure that all published reports and reviews of research have been reviewed by suitably qualified reviewers (including statistical review where appropriate). They also ensure that non-peer-reviewed sections of their journal are clearly identified.
  • Editor of JRTM adopts processes that encourage accuracy, completeness and clarity of research reporting including technical editing and the use of appropriate guidelines and checklists.
  • Editor’s decisions to accept or reject a paper for publication is based only on the paper’s importance, originality, and clarity, and the study’s relevance to the remit of the journal.
  • Editors shall provide guidance to reviewers on everything that is expected of them. This guidance will be regularly updated as per the COPE Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines.
  • Editors of JRTM are not denied the ability to publish in their own journal, but it should be done without exploiting their position. The journal shall develop a procedure for handling submissions from the editor or members of the editorial board that ensures that peer review is handled independently of the author/editor.
  • A description of peer review processes has been published in about us page.
  • Guidance to authors on everything that is expected of them is done in Author guidelines page.

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