Publication Ethics & Publication Malpractice Statement


Journal of Ideas in Health (JIDHealth) is committed to taking all possible measures against publication malpractice. JIDHealth represented by its publisher is responsible for guaranteeing the best standards of publishing ethics by ensuring agreement upon standards of proper ethical behavior for the editorial team, authors, and peer reviewers.

Duties of authors

Journal of Ideas in Health encourages the authors to follow the guidelines based on existing Elsevier policies and COPE' s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Authors.

Reporting standards

Authors of papers should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the article. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable. Review and professional publication articles should also be accurate and objective, and editorial "opinion" works should be identified as such.

Originality and Plagiarism

Considering the originality and plagiarism: the author (s) should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted. JIDHealth is using a Plagiarism Checker solution and the maximum allowed score for the document in which the materials and methods and references sections truncated is 20%. Higher scores are not allowed, and the manuscript will be returned to the authors.

Data Access and Retention

In some cases, authors may be asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data (consistent with the ALPSP-STM Statement on Data and Databases), if practicable, and should in any event be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.

Acknowledgment of Sources

Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work. Moreover, data collected privately such as conversation, correspondence, and refereeing manuscripts or from confidential sources, need explicit and written permission from the source before using.

Authorship of the Paper

Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where others have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

Duplicate Submission and Prior Publication

According to the ICMJE recommendations, authors should not submit the same manuscript describing essentially the same research in the same or different languages, simultaneously to more than one journal. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable. In general, manuscripts submitted for evaluation should not have been previously presented or already published in an electronic or printed medium. Publication of some kinds of articles (e.g., clinical guidelines, translations) in more than one journal is sometimes justifiable, provided certain conditions are met. The authors and editors of the journals concerned must agree to the secondary publication, which must reflect the same data and interpretation of the primary document. The primary reference must be cited in the secondary publication.

Multiple, redundant or concurrent publication

The ICMJE considered the article as duplicate or redundant publications when that paper or article overlaps substantially with one already published, in the press, or under consideration/submission without apparent, visible reference to the previous publications. In other words, Duplicate or redundant submission is identical manuscript (or having 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 resource ensure originality of the submitted manuscript.

According to the APA code of ethics (APA Publication Manual, 2010), authors should not attempt duplicate publications, and should submit an original works that represent their owns’ contributions and have not been copied or plagiarized in whole or in part from other works, 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. The journal should be informed of manuscripts that have been submitted to another journal for evaluation and rejected for publication. The submission of previous reviewer reports will expedite the evaluation process.

Prior permission should be approved from the previous publisher or the copyright holder when the author is re-using a figure or table published elsewhere, or that has been copyrighted. An ethical violation could occur when the author was unaware of the copyright issues, and the material has been published. In such a case, authors are encouraged to submit a duplicate material for submission to acknowledge the source of information. Any manuscripts that have been presented in a meeting should be submitted with detailed information on the organization, including the name, date, and location of the organization.

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

Hazards and Human or Animal Subjects

If the work involves chemicals, procedures, or equipment that have any unusual hazards inherent in their use, the author must identify these in the manuscript. If the work involves the use of animal or human subjects, the author should ensure that the manuscript contains a statement that all procedures were performed in compliance with relevant laws and institutional guidelines and that the appropriate institutional committee(s) has approved them. Authors should include a statement in the manuscript that informed consent was obtained for experimentation with human subjects. The privacy rights of human subjects must always be observed.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflicts of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed. Examples of potential conflicts of interest which should be disclosed include employment, consultancies, stock ownership, honoraria, paid expert testimony, patent applications/registrations, and grants or other funding. Potential conflicts of interest should be disclosed at the earliest stage possible.

Fundamental Errors in Published Works

When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her published work, the author must promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper. If the editor or the publisher learns from a third party that a published work contains a significant error, the author must promptly retract or correct the paper or provide evidence to the editor of the correctness of the original paper.