Asian Medical Journal and Alternative Medicine is committed to maintaining the highest level ethical standards in academic publication. Therefore, all parties involved must strictly follow the principles and standards of ethics in publication.
Duties of Editors
- Responsible for considering and examining every submitted manuscript, by considering the content of manuscripts that are in consistent with the aim and scope of the journal which include the examination of peer review process and quality of articles before the final publication.
- Publish guidelines for manuscript preparation and any other necessary steps which authors must follow to prospective authors and the general public.
- Checking manuscripts in redundancy or in plagiarism by using Anti-Plagiarism Software. If the editor finds duplication or plagiarism of others in the article evaluation process, the editor must stop the evaluation process. And contact the corresponding author immediately for clarification to support accept or reject the publication of the manuscripts.
- Consider manuscripts with academic’s principles without bias in race, gender, religious beliefs, cultural, political and institute of authors and the manuscripts.
- Must not have any conflict-of-interest with any of the author(s) or reviewer(s). Must not seek to business benefits from the article(s) and not used as an academic work of their own.
- Ensure that the peer review process is fair, unbiased and timely. Reviewers shall be qualified experts in the relevant field.
- Not request the author to include any references with the intention to increase the journal’s citation count or impact factor or to increase the citation count of their work or that of their associates.
- Must not modify or change the content of manuscripts or the assessment results of the reviewer(s). Including not obstructive or interfering with the information exchanged between the reviewer(s) and the author(s).
- Not reject articles due to mere suspicion of research misconduct, but shall seek evidence and give the author an opportunity to respond before rejecting the article.
- Strictly follow the procedures and processes of the journal.
- Maintain the standards of the journal. Including the development of quality journals that are always up-to-date.
- Deal with allegations appropriately. In the event that editors are made aware of any allegation of research misconduct.
- Not disclose the information of the authors and the reviewers to third parties during the review process nor disclose the content of or any information contained in the manuscript while it has not been published.
- Establish a mechanism to rectify serious errors in published articles and retract those found in violation of research ethics. Editors shall take appropriate action when they are presented with errors or suspicion of misconduct in relation to articles published in the journal. Publications should be retracted as soon as possible.
(Retraction Guidelines: COPE)
Duties of Authors
- The author(s) should ensure the submitted manuscripts to be original contributions not previously published in any academic proceedings, books, or journal elsewhere. Submission of manuscripts to more than one academic sources is unethical and unacceptable.
- Academic plagiarism is prohibited. In case the author(s) have used the work and/or words of others, respective sources should be appropriately cited or quoted and shall have accurate and complete list of references.
- Not fabricate or falsify data in research report.
- All financial support for the manuscripts should be disclosed in the acknowledgments and any conflicts of interest should be stated.
- In case of the manuscript is related to animals, volunteers or human participants, data collection operations must obtain consent or permitted from the simple at all time. The author(s) should ensure the manuscripts were performed in compliance with relevant laws and under international standards of the protection of human subjects.
- The author’s name the appears in the article must be a participant in the actual work.
- The author(s) must consent to transfer the copyright to the journal before publication. In addition, the published paper must not be published elsewhere after being published in the journal.
- All authors have significantly contributed to the research.
- If the author discovers a significant error in their own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper. If the editor or the publisher learn from a third party that a published work contains an error, it is the obligation of the author to cooperate with the editor, including providing evidence to the editor where requested.
Duties of Reviewers
- The review should be conducted objectively. The reviewer(s) must express their views clearly with supporting arguments and references as necessary and submit the review result on time.
- Declare any conflicts of interest they may have with the author or the research project to the editorial team.
- Consult the Editor before agreeing to review a paper where they have potential conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative.
- Must not seek to benefit from peer review process for personal advantages.
- Realize that they have knowledge and understanding of the academic’s content truly.
- If the reviewer(s) found that the article misconduct associated with plagiarism, data fabrication and/or falsification, duplicate submission. The reviewer(s) acknowledge the editor immediately.
- Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. Reviewers must not share the review or information about the paper with anyone or contact the authors directly without permission from the editor. The reviewer(s) must not disclose information of the article(s) to those not involved know.
Conflict of Interest
In the interests of transparency, AMJAM require authors to declare any competing financial and/or non-financial interests in relation to the work described. The corresponding author is responsible for submitting a conflict of interests' statement on behalf of all authors of the paper.
Financial competing interests: Funding/Research support (salaries, equipment, supplies, and other expenses by organizations that may gain financially from this publication.), Employment (present or anticipated employment by any organization that may gain or lose financially through this publication)
Non-financial competing interests: Personal or professional relations with organizations, political, academic, ideological, or religious.
- Authors must disclose and specify any conflict of interest during the submission process, via declarations in manuscript submission system.
- A potential conflict of interest should indicate in a cover letter and the manuscript on a conflict of interest notification page, with additional detail even when the authors are confident that their judgments have not been influenced in preparing the manuscript.
- When submitting a paper, a declaration should be made in a separate section of the text and placed before the references.
- Describe the role of the study sponsor(s), if any, in study design; in the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data; in the writing of the report; and in the decision to submit the paper for publication.
- We do not require authors to state the monetary value of their financial interests.
- Reviewers must also disclose any conflicts that could bias their opinions of the manuscript.