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Piscomed Publishing will not accept a manuscript that has been published or is under consideration for publication in any other journal. The author needs to notify the journal if the data presented in the manuscript has been ever presented in conferences or other similar forums. The author will need to fill up the submission checklist to ensure that these criteria are fulfilled.
Authorship identification means obtaining assurances that each author of the manuscript's group of authors has contributed to the research, in a certain part of it. The editorial board requires the group of authors to distribute the contribution to the conduct of research and preparation of the manuscript, with a separate emphasis on the contribution of the author in respect of whom doubts arose. All authors should hold the responsibility of fairly evaluating their respective roles and their co-authors’ roles in the project. A co-author is expected to have contributed to some component of the work which led to the paper, or be involved in interpretation of its results. Participation solely in the acquisition of funding or general supervision of the research group is not sufficient for authorship, but may be acknowledged for their contribution as appropriate to the publication in Acknowledgements.
Changes to Authorshp
The authors should carefully check the list and order of authors before submitting their manuscript. Any addition, deletion or rearrangement of author names in the authorship list should be made only before the manuscript is accepted for publication. If there is a need, justified on the part of the authors, to remove or add co-authors, or to change the order of authors, such changes after the submission of the manuscript are possible only with the proof of written confirmation from all authors (including the existing authors, author(s) to be added and/or removed).
In the event of situations not described above and probably not foreseen in advance, in terms of the reality of authorship in this manuscript, the editors take actions based on the recommendations of COPE, in particular "How to recognise potential authorship.
Conflict of Interest
The authors must declare any conflict of interest with any financial body or funding agency or anything else that might influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All authors, members, reviewers and editors must disclose any association that poses a conflict of interest in connection with the manuscript.
Manuscripts submitted to Whioce’s journals should 1) not have been published before and 2) not concurrently be submitted elsewhere. If part of a manuscript has been published or will be published elsewhere, the authors must let the editors know in a covering letter. If duplicate submission is detected during peer review, the manuscript may be rejected. If it is detected after publication, the manuscript may be retracted.
PiscoMed Publishing does not approve of plagiarism. We use plagiarism detection software to verify the originality of submitted manuscripts. If a manuscript uses a text copied directly from another source, this text must be written in quotation marks and original source must be cited. If any kind of plagiarism, including self-plagiarism, is detected during the review process the manuscript may be rejected. If it is detected after publication, the manuscript may be retracted.
Open Access Policy
PiscoMed Publishing provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. Manuscripts are published under the CC-BY license, which allows the manuscript to be freely shared or used, as long as attribution is given. Authors are welcome to post the published manuscript on personal websites, institutional repositories, and any other database.
COPE aims to define best practice in the ethics of scholarly publishing and to assist editors, editorial board members, owners of journals and publishers to achieve this. One of the ways in which it fulfils this mission is by the publication of its Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors. (English, [PDF, 298 kb], Chinese, [PDF, 724 kb]). Editors who are COPE members are expected to follow this Code of Conduct.
Recognising the important role of publishers and journal owners in promoting and supporting ethical practices, COPE has also produced a Code of Conduct for Journal Publishers (English, [PDF 38 kb], Chinese [PDF 126 kb]).
PiscoMed Publishing started off with a focus in advancing medical research, however with the advancement of all areas of science, technology and medicines, PiscoMed have decided to venture into all areas of research, publishing quality journals that will support the scholarly and professional community across the globe.