JLMR follows ethical standards in its publications to ensure quality and originality in the manuscripts. JLMR advises its authors, reviewers and editors to refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) website in addition to publication ethics of JLMR. Besides, they are also advised to contact the Editorial team of the Journal through email in this regard (Mail id: firstname.lastname@example.org). It is necessary to agree upon standards of expected ethical behaviour for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the journal editor, the peer reviewer and the publisher. Our ethics statements are based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.
EDITORIAL TEAM'S PUBLICATION DECISIONS:
The editorial team of the journal is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published.
The editorial team will evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship or political philosophy of the authors.
The editorial team or any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher.
Disclosure and conflicts of interest
Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript will not be used by the editorial team without the written consent of the author.
Duties of the reviewers
Contribution to Editorial Decisions
Peer review assists the editorial team in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author, may also assist the author in improving the paper.
Any selected reviewer who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript, or knows that its prompt review is not possible, should notify the editorial team and excuse himself from the review process.
Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editorial team.
Standards of Objectivity
Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Reviewers should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.
Acknowledgement of Sources
Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the editorial team’s attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.
Disclosure and Conflict of Interest
Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts 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 Authors
Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references. Fraudulent or inaccurate statements constitute unethical behaviour and are not acceptable.
Data Access and Retention
Authors are asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data. Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.
Originality and Plagiarism
The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original work or appropriately cite or quote if they have used the work of others. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.
Authorship of the Paper
Authorship should be limited to those who have made significant contributions to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study.
Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors.
The corresponding author should ensure that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.
All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript.
Fundamental errors in published works
When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editorial team and cooperate with the team to retract or correct the paper.
Copyright Policy for JLMR
Copyright for the open access articles published by JLMR is retained by the author(s).
Authors grant JLMR the license to publish their articles and identify itself as the original publisher.
Authors also grant any third party the right to use their articles freely as long as the article’s integrity is maintained and its original authors, citation details and publisher are identified; for example, ‘© 2016, licensee JLMR.’ Where an author is prevented from being the copyright holder, minor variations may be required. In such cases, the copyright line and license statement in individual articles will be adjusted. Authors requiring a variation of this type should inform JLMR during or immediately after submission of their article.
In submitting an article to JLMR, authors are requested to certify that: the article is original, has not been formally published in any other peer-reviewed journal, is not under consideration by any other journal and does not infringe any existing copyright or any other third party rights. Please contact the editor if you have questions on the Copyright Policy.