Journal of Communicable Diseases
Recently submitted manuscript primarily goes through plagiarism check. Next step is their screening by the editors: the manuscript might get rejected if it is found to be of insufficient quality, outside focus and scope of the Journal or if they are considered not original.
Editors-in-chief have full authority over the entire editorial content of the journal and the timing of publication of that content with no interference from journal owners.
Editors should defend the confidentiality of authors and peer reviewers (names and reviewer comments) in accordance with ICMJE policy.
Author will receive prompt acknowledgement of submission of articles. If acknowledgement is not received within two weeks, please contact the Administrative Office, preferably by e-mail.
Peer Review Policy
Peer review is the critical assessment of manuscripts submitted to journals by experts who are usually not part of the editorial staff. The reviewer assesses the manuscript for quality, originality, validity and whether appropriate method has been followed.
We adhere to the Committee on Publication Ethics Ethical Guidelines for Peer Reviewers policy and ICJME recommendations for peer review.
Articles that meet minimal requirements are assigned to three or more reviewers. Peer review process is double blind: identity of reviewers and authors is not revealed to one another.
Newly submitted manuscript primarily goes through plagiarism check. Next step is their screening by the editors: the manuscript might get rejected if it is found to be of insufficient quality, outside focus and scope of the journal or if it is considered not original.
Articles that meet minimal requirements are assigned to the reviewers and we assign it to minimum three reviewers. A reviewer has to provide his feedback on a manuscript within 15 days. The reviewed manuscript is sent to the author for revision. The file corrected by the author is again sent to reviewer.
The final decision on the manuscript is taken by the editor. Only when there are any conflict issues, the editor-in-chief of the journal is involved.
For additional information, please visit Publication Ethics and Malpractice.
Abstracting and Indexing
It has made its place at international level and is indexed/abstracted by all leading agencies, viz. Index Medicus including Bibliography of Medical Reviews, Quarterly Bibliography of Major Tropical Diseases, Biological Abstracts, Tropical Diseases Bulletin, Abstract of Hygiene, Excerpt Medica, U.S.S.R. Academy of Sciences and Safety Science Abstract and Index-Catalogue of Medical and Veterinary Zoology and Drugs and Pharmaceuticals.
Open-Access Publication and Licensing
This is an open access journal, and articles are distributed under the terms of the CC BY-NC License, which allows non-commercial use of the work as long as appropriate credit is given. Anyone using any part of our article must notify us and give our URL with the text/figure/table or any other part used.
This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archive of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration.
Advanced Research Publications follows ethical guidelines by World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) and also Ethical Guidelines for Biomedical Research on Human Participants, 2017 https://icmr.nic.in/sites/default/files/guidelines/ICMR_Ethical_Guidelines_2017.pdf. For further information, kindly visit our Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement.
Misconduct Allegation Policy
In case of an allegation of misconduct in relation to the material published in the journal, publisher or editors will follow COPE guidelines.
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