Open access policy
The contents of Journal of basic and applied research in biomedicine are open access. The journal content is provided freely without any charge, subscription or registration. Authors and others can download and share (accredited share) the published articles without changing them in any way or commercially use them.
Journal of basic and applied research in biomedicine published 2 issues by year one at the end of June and the second is at the end of December. The deadline for submission is at 15 June and 15 December. The manuscript is published in electronic formats as soon as it accepted. The average period from the submission date to acceptance date is about 2 months.
There is no specific number of articles should be published in each issue, the quality of the research should be the criterion.
Articles published in Journal of basic and applied research in biomedicine are distributed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License (CC BY 4.0).
The author/s is/are solely responsible for the content of their published work in terms of accuracy, completeness or usefulness. The editor in chief, associated editors or anyone else involved in reviewing, editing, production or distribution are free of responsibility.
All the manuscripts submitted to Journal of basic and applied research in biomedicine will be subjected to double blinded peer review process;
- The submitted manuscript will go through initial screening of plagiarism by editorial manager using online plagiarism detection software.
- The editor In-Chief with the assistance of editor In-Chief assistant will make the decisions about the scope and content of the submitted manuscript.
- The manuscript will be reviewed by two `suitable experts in respective subject area. The reports of all the reviewers will be considered while deciding on acceptance/revision or rejection of a manuscript.
- Editor-In-Chief will make the final decision, based on reviewer’s comments.
- In case, authors challenge editor’s negative decision with suitable arguments, the manuscript can be sent to one more reviewer and the final decision will be made based upon his recommendations.
The originality of the submitted manuscript content must be guaranteed by the author(s) while preparing the manuscript to ensure appropriate citation and quotation of others work and/or words. The submitted manuscript will go through initial screening of plagiarism by editorial manager using online plagiarism detection software. Immediate decision of rejection will be taken if high plagiarism was detected in the submitted manuscript. Manuscript with less than 30% of plagiarism will be returned to the respective author(s), before further review/editorial processing, together with the plagiarism report for further editing by the author(s). The author(s) will be asked to resubmit the edited manuscript which will be subjected to a second round of plagiarism check. If the second round of plagiarism check showed similarity report of more than 10%, the manuscript will be immediately rejected. If the plagiarism is proven after publication, such manuscript(s) will be retracted from the journal and appropriate announcement will be placed in this regard.
The authors are allowed freely to deposit their works (Submitted version, Accepted version and Published version) in institutional or all other repository of the author’s choice.
The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.
Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement
The Journal of basic and applied research in biomedicine publication ethics and publication malpractice statement primarily adheres to the Code of Conduct and Best-Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors (Committee on Publication Ethics, 2011).
Publication Decisions on Manuscripts
The editor-in-Chief decides which research submission will be published in this journal. With regard to manuscript evaluation, the editor shall assess the work with no prejudice against the authors' race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy. The selection will be impartially made on the paper’s significance, novelty and clarity, and the study’s legitimacy and its bearing to the journal's scope. Another consideration checks whether the paper adheres to the current legal requirements on libel, copyright infringement, and plagiarism.
Confidentiality of Information
The editor and any editorial staff are not allowed to divulge any information pertaining to a submitted manuscript to others, excluding the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.
Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest
The editor or the members of the editorial board are barred from using unpublished materials overtly discussed in a submitted paper for their own research purposes, unless they explicitly seek the author's written consent.
Contribution to Editorial Decisions
The peer-reviewing process is an aid for the editor and the editorial board when they make editorial decisions as well as helps the author further enhance the paper.
When a chosen referee deems oneself unfit to review the research reported in a manuscript or is unable to provide a prompt review, a notification of withdrawal from the review process must be immediately sent to the editor.
Confidentiality of Information
All manuscripts under review in this journal are treated with confidentiality. Disclosure or discussion of such documents with others is strictly prohibited unless approved by the editor.
Standards of Objectivity and Conduct
Only objective reviews are accepted. Subjective criticism of the author is deemed improper. On this note, referees are obligated to deliver their informed opinions with clarity, and the latter must be supported by compelling arguments.
Acknowledgement of Reference Sources
Reviewers are also tasked to recognize cases when the paper under review indicates in the main body a relevant published work but overlooks citing the latter in the reference section. Additionally, they should underline whether the authors declare that their observations or arguments are derived from other publications by acknowledging the respective source. Reviewers will notify the editor if they are cognizant of any sizable resemblance or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper.
Disclosure and Conflict of Interest
Confidential information or ideas obtained through peer review must not be shared and used for self-benefit. Reviewers should not evaluate manuscripts that conflict with their own interest due to competitive, collaborative, or other contradictory affiliations with any of the authors, companies, or institutions associated with the papers.
When presenting the findings of original research, authors must ensure accuracy and include an impartial discussion of its significance. Underlying data should also be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should be replicable by covering sufficient detail and references. Falsified or intentionally making erroneous statements constitute unethical behavior and are therefore deemed unacceptable.
Data access and retention
Reviewers may ask the authors to submit the raw data of their study together with the paper for editorial review. Accordingly, they must prepare public accessibility of data if practicable. In any case, authors should guarantee ease of access of such data to other experts for a minimum of ten years after publication (preferably via an institutional or subject-based data repository or other data center), as long as the confidentiality of the participants can be protected and legal rights pertaining to proprietary data do not impede their publication.
Originality, Plagiarism, and Acknowledgement of Sources
Authors must submit exclusively original works. They must also appropriately cite or quote the work and/or words of others. Publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work also require citation.
Multiple, Redundant, or Concurrent Publication
In general, papers which fundamentally describe the same research are banned from being published in more than one journal. Committing such act constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable. Submitting manuscripts which have been published as copyrighted material elsewhere is strictly prohibited. Moreover, manuscripts under review by the journal should not be resubmitted to copyrighted publications. However, by submitting a manuscript, the author(s) retains the rights to the published material. In case of publication, they are consenting to the use of their work under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License (CC BY 4.0).
Authorship of the Paper
Authorship is strictly restricted to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. Co-authors are those who have made significant contributions and therefore should be listed as such.
The corresponding author warrants that all contributing co-authors are included in the author list, and no uninvolved persons are mentioned in it. The corresponding author will also confirm the approval of all co-authors regarding the final version of the paper and their agreement to its submission for publication.
Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest
All authors should deliberately state any financial or other fundamental conflicts of interest that may be construed to influence the findings or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should also be expressly acknowledged.
Fundamental Errors in Published Works
When an author discovers a glaring error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, the author’s duty includes promptly notifying the journal editor or publisher and cooperating with the editor to retract or rectify the mistake(s) in the paper through an erratum.
Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). (2011, March 7). Code of Conduct and Best-Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors. Retrieved from Code_of_conduct_for_journal_editors
Ethics of Human and Animal Experimentation
All clinical investigations should be conducted in line with the Declaration of Helsinki principles. All manuscripts reporting data from studies involving human participants require a formal review and approval by an appropriate institutional review board or ethics committee.
For research involving animals, the authors should indicate whether the procedures followed adhered to the standards set forth in the eighth edition of “Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals”(grants.nih.gov/grants/olaw/guide-for-the-care-and-use-of-laboratory-animals_prepub.pdf published by the National Academy of Sciences, The National Academies Press, Washington, D.C.).
A few authors actually appeal for withdrawal of their manuscripts from the publication process after they submitted their work or even after publication. In certain cases, such request is made when the manuscript is only a few days away from publication in the journal. Such act wastes the time of editors, reviewers, and the editorial staff. To pull out an article, a formal request by Corresponding Author is required. The term “withdrawn” means that the article is archived in our database without further action. Unpublished articles that represent early versions of articles are deemed accidental duplicates of other published article(s) or are determined to violate our journal publishing ethics guidelines in the view that the editors may be “withdrawn” from the Journal. If an article is withdrawn from the Journals, the latter will charge a penalty. For a withdrawal requested before reviewing process, the author is allowed to pull out the manuscript without incurring any withdrawal fee. However, if authors pull out manuscripts any time after the review and acceptance, they must pay a withdrawal fee of 50 US dollars.
The journal will impose a penalty even if pulling out the article is allowed after its publication. Moreover, the publication fee which has been paid for this article is non-refundable.
Publication Charge/Waiver Policy
The Journal of basic and applied research in biomedicine is an open access journal. Therefore, all the contents are easily available and accessible to any of the explorers free of charge. Users can read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or create a link to the full texts of the articles in this journal.
Reviewers who evaluate the manuscript within the given time frame set by the journal will be awarded a 20% waiver on the total publication charges only for the manuscript which will be submitted either by the first author or corresponding author.
The Editorial selection committee of Journal of basic and applied research in biomedicine decides the waiver for publication fee on the basis of the quality of research and from which country they belong to, whether developing or under developing country.
The waiver is applicable to one article per year for each submitting author.