Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement
Inventi Journal P Ltd
is committed for ethical practice in publication, which could only be possible
with the support of Editors, reviewers and authors.
publication ethics and malpractice statement of Inventi journals, adapted from
and based on guidelines provided by Committee on publication ethics (COPE)
(http://publicationethics.org/resources/code-conduct) and International committee for medical
journal Editor (ICMJE)
To maintain relationship with editors and
parties involved in publication and should support the editorial decisions and
should work in the way to achieve the publication goal set by editor.
confidentiality of author and his/her research work.
Maintain the policies:
To promote and encourage policies
regarding journals ethics, authorship, editorial independence, conflict of
interest, research funding, review system and process.
Republication and errors:
To publish corrections, clarification,
retractions whenever required. Publication should be done on timely basis to
achieve just in time (JIT) policy of journal.
To Cooperate with the investigating
parties if condition occurs for any kind of investigation for any suspected
Editor reorganizes a
paper within the parameters set by author so that it can be clearly
understandable and available to its readers.
Review of manuscript:
Editor is responsible
for every published and printed material and ensures the quality as well. Each
manuscript will first be reviewed and evaluated by editor and then to other
Relationship with Author and Reviewer:
for authors and reviewers. Make a team with authors, publishers and other
editors to achieve just in time (JIT) goal. Editor work in a way so that right
material at right time and at right place should be delivered.
Author can stand if
he is not agreeing with any editorial decision and editor has to justify through
Editor always welcome
new authors, reviewers and readers.
Proper Peer Review System:
Proper and fair peer
review process should be followed resulting in good quality, accuracy of data as
provided by the author and focuses in continuous improvement of the system.
Confidentiality of Manuscript:
During under review
the details of manuscript will remain undisclosed and unshared with anyone other
than the group of authors of the manuscript, reviewers, publishers and members
of editorial-advisory board. Any description about author and his research will
not be shared.
Redundancy of Data:
Editor has right to
take required step if the research paper submitted by the author found to be
redundant or taken from any other source. Such paper will be considered under
plagiarism and rejection of such paper can be done.
Funding in Research:
Readers and reviewer
should be informed about who has funded in research and their role in the
Standards of Review:
Reviewer can place
his comments or recommend to reject any article if found to be inappropriate or
irrelevant in terms of subject provided in the title of journal, or found to be
having redundant data or copied data without providing proper citation.
Reviewing will be
done with due respect for authors confidentiality which should not be violated
during review process.
The reviewer should
not place any criticism for the author or his research work while reviewing.
There should be no personal objection of the article for reviewing.
Conflict of Interest:
Reviewers should not
review 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.
Authorship and Contributorship
An “author” is
generally considered to be someone who has made substantive intellectual
contributions to a published study.
Criteria for Authorship:
Authorship credit should be based on :
contributions to conception and design, acquisition of data, or analysis and
interpretation of data;
2) Drafting the
article or revising it critically for important intellectual content.
3) Final approval of
the version to be published. Authors should meet conditions 1, 2, and 3.
When a large,
multicenter group has conducted the work, the group should identify the
individuals who accept direct responsibility for the manuscript.
funding, collection of data, or general supervision of the research group alone
does not constitute authorship.
designated as authors should qualify for authorship, and all those who qualify
should be listed.
Each author should
have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for
appropriate portions of the content.
Contributors Listed in Acknowledgments:
All contributors who do not meet the criteria for
authorship should be listed in an acknowledgments section. Examples of those who
might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help,
writing assistance, or a department chairperson who provided only general
Conflicts of Interest:
Authors submitting a manuscript, whether an article
or a letter, they are responsible for disclosing all conflicts of interest
Individual Authors’ Commitments, Project Support,
Editors, Journal Staff, or Reviewers.
Authors should do so in the manuscript on a
conflict-of-interest notification page that follows the title page, providing
additional detail, if necessary, in a cover letter that accompanies the
Privacy and Confidentiality:
Right to privacy
should not be violated without informed consent.
Protection of Human Subjects and Animals
experiments on human subjects, authors should indicate whether the procedures
followed were in accordance with the ethical standards of the responsible
committee on human experimentation (institutional and national) and with the
Helsinki Declaration of 1975, as revised in 2000 (5). If doubt exists whether
the research was conducted in accordance with the Helsinki Declaration, the
authors must explain the rationale for their approach and demonstrate that the
institutional review body explicitly approved the doubtful aspects of the study.
When reporting experiments on animals, authors should indicate whether the
institutional and national guide for the care and use of laboratory animals was
Clinical Trial Registry:
All Clinical trials
must be registered with clinical trial registry.
The author has to
transfer the copyright of his article to Inventi Journals Pvt. Ltd. while
submitting their article.
Suspected Misconduct (What to do?)
follow procedure prescribed by COPE’s
with cases of suspected misconduct (http://publicationethics.org/resources/flowcharts)
What to do if you suspect redundant (duplicate)
redundant publication in a submitted manuscript
Suspected redundant publication in a published
What to do if you suspect plagiarism
plagiarism in a submitted manuscript
plagiarism in a published article
What to do if you suspect fabricated data
fabricated data in a submitted manuscript (
fabricated data in a published article ( http://publicationethics.org/files/u7140/Flowchart%20Fabricated%20B%20revised.pdf)
Changes in authorship
author requests addition of extra author before publication (
author requests removal of author before publication (
addition of extra author after publication (
removal of author after publication (
ghost or gift authorship (
Advice on how to
spot authorship problems (
What to do if a reviewer suspects undisclosed conflict of interest (CoI) in a
What to do if a reader suspects undisclosed conflict of interest (CoI) in a
What to do if you suspect an ethical problem with a submitted manuscript
What to do if you suspect a reviewer has appropriated an author’s idea or data
How COPE handles complaints against editors