Publication ethics and malpractice statement

Internet Journal of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology (IJRCI) strictly complies with the best practices on ethical matters, errors and retractions. The editorial board gives utmost importance to the prevention of publication malpractice and plagiarism. The journal agrees upon standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties including the author, the journal editor, the peer reviewer and the publisher. The publication conducts double-blind peer review, which assists the editor in making editorial decisions and the author in improving the paper.

Duties of Author

During the submission process, the authors are required to verify their submission's compliance with the following guidelines, and it may be returned to the authors if it does not adhere to these terms.

  • The submission previously published nor under the consideration of another journal for publishing.

  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word file format.

  • The manuscript text complies with the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the author guidelines.

  • The instructions for ensuring a blind review have been followed.

Duties of Reviewer

  • Reviewer should keep all information related to the manuscript as confidential and the information or ideas obtained through peer review should not used for personal advantage.

  • Reviewer should state the opinions clearly with supporting evidence, so that it may assist the authors for improving the paper.

  • Review should be conducted without any bias and personal criticism.

  • Relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors need to be identified by the author.

  • The reviewer should bring the editor’s attention if he/she finds any substantial similarity or overlap of the manuscript under consideration with any other published paper.

  • Reviewer should not undertake the papers in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.

Duties of Editor

  • The editor is responsible for deciding whether the submission received can be published or not.

  • The editor may be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism.

  • Unpublished materials revealed in a submission should not be used in an editor's own research without the written consent of the author.

  • An editor should evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without considering the race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.

  • The editor and any editorial staff must not reveal any information related to the submission to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher.

ISSN: 2320-7221