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Editorial Policies

SciTeMed is committed to upholding the integrity of an academic record. We encourage authors to refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors. SciTeMed seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of published articles. We seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked with duplication-checking software. Where an article, for example, is found to have plagiarised other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where the authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article; taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author's institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; or taking appropriate legal action. The author should disclose any prior distribution and/or publication of any portion of the material to the Editor for the Editor’s consideration and ensure that appropriate attribution to the prior distribution and/or publication of the material is included.

Rights and Permission

It is the author’s responsibility to obtain permission for the use of any copyrighted material, including illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations, sound, and video files previously published elsewhere. It is preferable to place images directly in the text when permission is unobtainable; it is acceptable to include a link to the image directly in the text.

Manuscript Withdrawal  

To avoid unethical withdrawal of a manuscript, we sincerely request the authors, especially the corresponding author, to address the following issues before submitting the manuscript for publication:

  • Before submitting the manuscript for publication, inform all the authors, the name of the journal to which the manuscript is being submitted.
  • Submit the manuscript to only one journal for publication. Do not simultaneously submit the same manuscript to more than one journal.
  • If the manuscript has already been submitted to a journal for publication in the past, do not resubmit it to another journal before receiving a confirmation from the first journal that the manuscript has been withdrawn from the publication process.
  • Check multiple times and ensure that the facts and data presented in the manuscripts are accurate and error-free.
  • Confirm that all the authors agree to the presentation and interpretation of the facts and data given in the manuscript. In case of any differences of opinion, address the concerns of all the authors before submitting the manuscript for publication.

Manuscript Withdrawal Charges:

  • Before submitting the manuscript to SciTeMed journals, the authors should follow all the guidelines and accept all the Terms & Conditions of SciTeMed Publishing Group.
  • SciTeMed Publishing Group aims to maintain the high quality of the articles and uphold the publications ethics. The Editorial Board and the Review Committee strive to maintain the high standards of the journals
  • In case, if any author would like to withdraw his manuscript, he must submit an “Article Withdrawal Letter”, signed by all the authors of the manuscript, to the editorial office of the journal within 5 days of submission, stating the reason for withdrawal of the manuscript.
  • Authors may withdraw the articles before the review process is completed (within 5 days). There will be no charge for withdrawal of an article before the review process. If the authors want to withdraw the article after the review process, an amount of $100 must be paid by the authors in order to remove the article information and its file from our database and web server to ensure that the un-published article is not shared publically under open access.
  • If the authors have not replied to the withdrawal email of the editorial office or not have paid the withdrawal charges, SciTeMed has the right to hold the article and further consequences.

 

Disclaimer

Statements of fact and opinion in the articles in SciTeMed are those of their respective authors and contributors, and not of the editors or sponsor of SciTeMed. No representation, express or implied, is made of the accuracy of the material in this journal and SciTeMed cannot accept any legal responsibility or liability for any errors or omissions that may be made. The reader should make his or her own evaluation of the accuracy and appropriateness of those materials.