By following the ethical guidelines as per the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), the editor of the journal is supposed to interact actively with the esteemed members of the editorial board and the corresponding authors and publisher to foster a dynamic exchange of ideas and knowledge. Editor(s) hold the right to take help from esteemed editorial board members and may invite other members if required. It is incumbent upon editorial board members to review a prescribed minimum number of submitted manuscripts annually, particularly within their areas of expertise. For comprehensive details, refer to the following link:
The manuscripts submitted for publication in the Journal of Multidisciplinary Research in Healthcare adhere to the double-blind peer-review publication policy. Upon submission, the editor of the journal conducts a thorough screening that includes a meticulous assessment of plagiarism, quality, and relevance with the journal’s aim and scope. Afterward, the editor assigns the manuscript to the reviewers subsequently ensuring the anonymity of the author. A standard review period of 3 weeks is allocated with the possibility for extension upon the reviewer’s request, not exceeding 5 weeks.
The peer-reviewers diligently evaluate the manuscript and provide their assessments to the editor, who then communicates the reviewers’ recommendations to the authors and keeps the anonymity of the reviewers.
The manuscript submitted online to the journal receives acknowledgment of receipt from the editorial office within 12 hours of submission. The corresponding author is designated as the lead author and assumes responsibility on behalf of all the contributors (co-authors if any) regarding all decisions pertaining to the manuscript. Authors are required to acknowledge the source of funding if they have received financial support from any governmental or non-governmental agencies.
Plagiarism in an article refers to the act of incorporating content related to the analysis, discovery, or invention within the author’s original work without proper attribution. It involves the following plagiarism aspects:
The assessment of text similarity of various sections of a research article includes abstract, introduction, hypothesis, observations, results, analysis, and summary. Whereas, the author’s name(s), affiliation(s), email(s), keywords, acknowledgment section, and references are excluded from this assessment.
If the overall similarity index of a manuscript is up to 10% only then it can be accepted for the review process. Furthermore, individual source contributions should not surpass 1 to 2%, these thresholds will depend on the article’s length which is decided by the editor. Instead, the quality and significance of the research to the scientific community within the respective field take precedence. The similarity index is not the only criterion to consider whether a paper is eligible for peer review or publication. Instead, the quality and significance of the research and to the scientific community within the respective field take precedence.
However, it is important to note that no manuscript will be accepted for the review process if its similarity index falls within the range of 10% to 40% and if individual source contributions exceed 2%.
According to the UGC Regulation of 2018 https://www.ugc.gov.in/pdfnews/7771545_academic-integrity-Regulation2018.pdf, the similarity checks for plagiarism shall exclude the following:
Chitkara University Publications adhere to a comprehensive peer review process for articles considered for publication in the Journal of Multidisciplinary Research in Healthcare. Initially, the editorial staff assesses the originality and authenticity of submitted articles. Inappropriate submissions are promptly declined without peer reviews. The journal implements a double-blind review process where the editor(s) are acting as intermediaries in all interactions between reviewers and authors. Peer reviews are not published online or offline by the journal but remain the property of the respective reviewers and authors.
In cases of any delinquency, the editorial staff enforces the “Research Misconduct” against the author(s). For detailed information, reviewers are encouraged to go through the ethical guidelines established by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE): https://publicationethics.org/files/Ethical_Guidelines_For_Peer_Reviewers_2.pdf
The Journal of Multidisciplinary Research in Healthcare is an open-access journal in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC-BY 4.0). Accepted manuscripts are freely accessible online via the website https://jmrh.chitkara.edu.in/ adhering to an open-access policy. Readers are not required to pay any fees or charges for viewing or downloading papers from the journal’s website.
This policy entails the following implications:
In accordance with the journal’s policy, there are no fees associated with before manuscript submission or after publication.
Authors are strongly encouraged to deposit the author’s original version (preprint) in designated preprint archives, such as https://arxiv.org, https://indiarxiv.org, prior to formal acceptance by the Journal. Upon publication, it is imperative that the author(s) carefully include citation details, title, abstract, and the associated DOI number of the published work on the specified pages of the respective repositories in all of the above-mentioned instances.
When a corresponding author submits a manuscript to the journal, it is imperative that author(s) transparently disclose any potential conflicts of interest that may exist among the corresponding author(s) or co-author(s). Prior to the formal submission of their manuscript, the corresponding author(s) must diligently scrutinize the manuscript for any potential conflicts and explicitly declare them as part of the submission process.
Also, reviewer(s) assigned to peer-review the manuscript are advised to check for such declared conflict/s, in order to avoid any further conflicts that could arise before and after the publication of the submitted manuscript. The same should be followed by editorial board members of the journal. For additional guidelines, refer to the following link: https://publicationethics.org/competinginterests
Any published article that contains false information, manipulated or fabricated data, conducts unethical research work, duplicates existing work, includes plagiarized content, violates copyright, or engages in any such activity contrary to research ethics will be subject to retraction by the publisher or editor(s) or Editorial Board Members as per the guidelines established by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and Publisher. For further information on these guidelines, please refer to the following link: https://publicationethics.org/retraction-guidelines.
The copyright and licensing policies of Chitkara University Publications not only protect authors’ prerogatives but also uphold the integrity and authenticity of scientific records. The journal maintains a stringent stand on matters of plagiarism, fraud, and ethical disputes.
Articles featured in the Journal of Multidisciplinary Research in Healthcare are published as Open Access articles subject to a Creative Commons Attribution-CC-BY 4.0 International License based on a work at https://jmrh.chitkara.edu.in/. This license allows individuals to utilize, adapt, modify, and reproduce the content across various media including commercial use, provided that appropriate credit is attributed to the original creation. This pertinent copyright and licensing information continues to be accessible at the end of the published research article.
It is in compliance with the publishing standards given by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) – (https://publicationethics.org) and operates under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC-BY 4.0) – (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
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Accepted articles for publication in the Journal of Multidisciplinary Research in Healthcare are made available through open access and are published under an international license governed by the Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY 4.0) framework (Accessible at https://jmrh.chitkara.edu.in). This licensing arrangement grants individuals the liberty to use, remix, modify, and reproduce the content in any medium, including commercial usage, with the requirement of providing proper acknowledgment for the original work.
Chitkara University Publications are committed to the principles of open access, primarily focused on advancing scientific knowledge and societal progress. We do not impose author fees, advertising charges or reprint fees in any form. Our revenue sources are derived exclusively from institutional and organizational support and the publication of special issues related to conferences and symposiums.
Authors, reviewers, and editors encountering any form of grievances are encouraged to submit their concerns directly to the publisher and Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. It is essential to note that any complaints lacking substantial evidence or contact details will not undergo further inquiry and will be promptly dismissed. In cases where complainants meet the aforementioned prerequisites, then the complainant will get primary information within two weeks after filing the complaint. A dedicated grievance committee appointed by the publisher and editorial office will diligently examine the facts and evidence provided by the complainant. The committee’s decision will be communicated within seven weeks.
In case the complainant remains dissatisfied with the journal’s decision, they retain the option to file an appeal with the same reference number to the publisher’s office at firstname.lastname@example.org
Removal of author(s) name after publication
If any author requests to remove one of the co-author’s names or vice-versa, in both cases one has to submit the appropriate reason(s) to the editorial office at email@example.com. The request letter should have the consent of all the authors.