Ethical standards for publication exist to ensure high quality scientific publications, public trust in scientific findings, and that people receive credit for their work and ideas. Authors submitting their manuscript to VJRI for publication consideration also agrees to abide by VJRI ethical standards and requirements. In particular, an author must:
• Read the “Guidelines for Authors” Menu on the website’s page before making a submission. Manuscript should be prepared according to the style and specifications of the journal’s policy.
• Editor-in-chief, Executive editor, Peer reviewers, and the members of the editorial board and advisory committees are not responsible for errors or any consequences arising from the use of information contained in the Journal.
QJMR Ethical standards:
• All manuscripts are subject to peer review and are expected to meet standards of academic excellence. If approved by the editor, submissions will be considered by peer reviewers, whose identities will remain anonymous to the authors.
• Authors must not use the words, figures, or ideas of others without attribution. All sources must be cited at the point they are used.
• Manuscripts that are found to have been plagiarized from a manuscript by other authors, whether published or unpublished, will be rejected. Any published articles may need to be corrected or retracted.
• Manuscripts submitted to VJRI must not be submitted elsewhere while under consideration and must be withdrawn before being submitted elsewhere. Authors whose articles are found to have been simultaneously submitted elsewhere may be prohibited for submitting any manuscript in future.
• Submissions by anyone other than one of the authors will not be considered.
• All listed authors must have made a significant scientific contribution to the research in the manuscript, approved its claims, and agreed to be an author. It is important to list everyone who made a significant scientific contribution.
• Anyone who contributed to the research or manuscript preparation, but is not an author, should be acknowledged with their permission.
Ethics for Reviewers:
• Reviewers should evaluate manuscript based on the scientific merit in an impartial and unbiased way.
• Reviewers should particularly comment on novelty and originality of the work.
• Reviewers should evaluate the suitability of methodology described, study design etc.
• The information related to the article under review should be kept confidential. Any potential conflicts of interest should be communicated to the Editor.