Journal of Ideas in Health follows double-blind peer review process. All authors, reviewers and editors in JIDHealth are expected to follow the highest ethical standards while conducting research, submitting papers and throughout the peer-review process. Cheif-in-Edior, editors and publisher of the journal of Ideas in Health believe that with full respect to ethical guidelines the quality of the journal would be guaranteed.

Duplicate Submission

According to the ICMJE recommendations, authors should not submit the same manuscript, in the same or different languages, simultaneously to more than one journal.

Duplicate and Prior Publication

The ICMJE considered the article as duplicate or redundant publications when that paper or article overlaps substantially with one already published, in press, or under consideration/submission without clear, visible reference to the previous publications. In other words Duplicate or redundant submission is identical manuscript (or having the similar data) that is submitted to various journals at the same time. In addition to the ethical and international copyright laws violations, Duplicate publication may result in an inadvertent double-counting of data or inappropriate weighting of the results of a single study, which distorts the available evidence and the cost effective use of resourceensure originality of the submitted manuscript.

According to the APA code of ethics (APA Publication Manual, 2010), authors should not attempt duplicate publications, otherwise a status of violation is considered and will lead to prompt rejection of the submitted manuscript. If the editor was not aware of the violations and the article has already been published, then the article might warrant retraction with or without the author’s explanation or approval.

A prior permission shoud be approved from the previous publisher or the copyright holder when author is re-using a figure or table published elsewhere or that has been copyrighted. Ethical violation could occure when author was unaware of the copyright issues and the material has been published. In such case, authors are encouraged to submit a duplicate material for submission to acknowledge the source of the information.

Although, Journal of Ideas in Health focus on the new, innovative and reliabile publications that had based on the right resources, however the journal made an efforts to prevent articles from being unrightly duplicated or being subject to any other misconduct. Editors in the Journal ofIdeas in Health are encouraged to follow  COPE flowcharts for further guidance on handling duplicate publication.