This journal follows guidelines from the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) in facing all aspects of publication ethics and, in particular, how to handle cases of research and publication misconduct. All articles in this journal involving human subjects should respect the principles of research ethics as described in the Declaration of Helsinki, and studies involving animals should obey the International Guiding Principles for Biomedical Research as developed by the Council for International Organization of Medical Sciences (CIOMS). Therefore, research involving living things, as mentioned above, must obtain ethical clearance (EC) from an ethics committee.
Journal of Noncommunicable Diseases Prevention and Control (JONDPAC) adapts COPE to meet high-quality standards of ethics for publishers, editors, authors, and reviewers. As an essential issue, publication ethics needs to be explained clearly to improve the quality of research worldwide. In this part, we explain the standard for editors, authors, and reviewers. In addition, the publisher does not have the right to interfere with the integrity of the contents and only supports the publishing in a timely manner.
- The author(s) must follow the guidelines for authors in writing the manuscript for submission
- The author(s) are required to present research articles honestly, without any falsification or manipulation of data. The author(s) should give the editor the data and details of the work if there are suspicions of data falsification or fabrication.
- The author(s) must confirm that the manuscript has not been previously published and that they have not transferred any rights to the article elsewhere
- The author(s) are not allowed to submit the same manuscript to more than one journal at the same time
- The author(s) listed in the manuscript are those who actually contributed to writing the manuscript
- The author(s) should ensure the originality of the work and that they have properly cited others’ work in accordance with the references format
- The author(s) should not engage in plagiarism or self-plagiarism
- The author(s) of the journal should clarify everything that may cause a conflict of interest and ensure that articles published do not cause things that disturb the community
- The author(s) do not mind if the article is edited without changing the substance/main idea of the writing
- In the case of experimenting on humans, the author(s) have not suggested any personal information that may make the identity of the patient recognizable in any forms of description, photograph, or pedigree. When the photographs of the patient were essential and indispensable as scientific information, the author(s) had received the consent in written form and had clearly stated it.
- In the case of experimenting on humans, the authors have certified that the process of the research is in accordance with the ethical standards of the Helsinki Declaration and the domestic and foreign committees that preside over human experimentation. If any doubts are raised about whether the research has proceeded in accordance with the declaration, the authors should explain it. In the case of experimenting on animals, the authors have certified that they followed the domestic and foreign guidelines related to the experimentation of animals in a laboratory.
- Manuscripts/articles that are not published will not be returned, except at the author’s request.
- The editors are responsible for deciding whether the article is appropriate or not for publication in the Journal of Noncommunicable Diseases Prevention and Control. The Editor has the right to accept, reject, or ask for article corrections.
- Editors must ensure that the manuscript received is truly the result of research and is free from any indication of plagiarism
- Editors have to evaluate the manuscripts objectively for publication, judging each on its quality without looking at the nationality, ethnicity, political beliefs, race, religion, gender, seniority, or institutional affiliation of the authors. He/she should decline his/her assignment when there is a potential for conflict of interest.
- Editors need to ensure the document sent to the reviewer does not contain the information of the author, and vice versa
- Editors and all staff should guarantee the confidentiality of the submitted manuscript
- Editors decisions should be communicated to authors along with reviewers’ comments, unless they contain offensive or libellous remarks
- Editors will be guided by COPE flowcharts if there is suspected misconduct or disputed authorship
- The editors may communicate with other editors or reviewers in making the final decision
- Manuscripts/articles that are not published will not be misused for the benefit of the editor’s own research.
- Reviewers need to keep the manuscript confidential
- Reviewers assist editors in making decisions on incoming manuscripts by reviewing articles according to their scientific field
- Reviewers need to comment on ethical questions and possible research and publication misconduct
- Reviewers must ensure that the author has included references and that the manuscript is free from indications of plagiarism
- Reviewers will do the work in a timely manner and should notify the editor if they cannot complete the work
- Reviewers should not accept to review manuscripts in which there is a potential conflict of interest between them and any of the authors.
- The Journal of Noncommunicable Diseases Prevention and Control is responsible for publishing articles after going through the process of review, editing, and layout according to the rules for publishing scientific journals
- The Journal of Noncommunicable Diseases Prevention and Control guarantees academic freedom for editors and reviewers in carrying out their respective duties
- The Journal of Noncommunicable Diseases Prevention and Control is responsible for maintaining confidentiality, protecting copyrights and intellectual properties, and exercising editorial freedom.