ISSN  2587-2362  |  E-ISSN  2618-642X

Policies

Policies

STATEMENTS AND GUIDELINES

Statements
All statements and opinions expressed in the manuscripts published in International Journal of Medical Biochemistry reflect the views of the author(s). All liability for the advertisements rests with the appropriate organization(s). Association of Clinical Biochemistry Specialists, the Editor-in-Chief and Kare Publishing do not accept any responsibility for articles and advertisements.
The manuscripts submitted to the journal, except abstracts, presentations, reviews and parts of theses, should not have been accepted and published previously elsewhere in electronic or printed format. Manuscripts evaluated and rejected by other journals must mention any previous submissions and supply reviewer’s reports. This will help to accelerate the evaluation process. If the submitted manuscript has been previously presented at a meeting, the name, date, city and country must be specified.
The authors transfer all copyrights of the manuscript in the framework of national and international regulations to the Association of Clinical Biochemistry Specialists as of evaluation process. A Copyright Transfer Form signed by corresponding author in order must be submitted to the journal with manuscript. After acceptance of manuscript, all of authors must fill and sign Copyright Transfer form. A separate form for each manuscript should be submitted. Manuscripts submitted without a Copyright Transfer Form will not be accepted. In the case of rejection, all copyrights transfer to the authors again. Authors must confirm that they will not submit the work to another journal, publish it in the original or another language and or allow a third party to use the manuscript without the written permission of the Association of Clinical Biochemistry Specialists.
All contents are the authors’ responsibility. All financial liability and legal responsibility associated with the copyright of submitted tables, figures and other visual materials protected by national and international laws rest with the authors. The authors take responsibility for any legal proceedings issued against the journal.
Rejected manuscripts will not be returned except for artwork.
To clarify scientific contributions and responsibilities and any conflict of interest issues relevant to the manuscript, all parts of the ‘Authors' Contribution’ form must be completed by the corresponding author and the‘ICMJE Uniform Disclosure Form for Potential Conflicts of Interest’ must be completed online by all authors. Both forms should be included in the manuscript at the time of original submission.

Guidelines
The format of the manuscripts must be in accordance with the ICMJE Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals (updated in December 2014:http://www.icmje.org/icmje-recommendations.pdf).
The presentation of the manuscripts must be in accordance with international guidelines. CONSORT should be used for randomized trials, STROBE for observational studies, STARD for diagnostic studies, PRISMA for systematic reviews and meta-analyses, ARRIVE for animal studies, and TREND for non-randomized behavior and public health studies.

Ethics
All manuscripts will be vetted by the Editor-in-Chief’s Office for possible plagiarism and duplication. Sanctions will be imposed in accordance with the guidelines of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) when non-ethical issues arise. The authors must obtain the permission of the copyright holder for non-original tables, figures, graphs, images and other visuals.
The authors should acknowledge and provide detailed information on any contributions in kind and financial support given by any foundations, institutions and firms.
An ethics committee report prepared in conformity with the WMA Declaration of Helsinki - Ethical Principles for Medical Research Involving Human Subjects and the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals is required to be submitted with experimental and clinical studies, drug trial studies and some case reports. Authors may be asked by the Editor-in-Chief’s Office for an ethics committee report or similar in other circumstances also. Manuscripts reporting the results of experimental studies must explain in detail all procedures which volunteer subjects and patients have undergone and a statement indicating that consent for the study has been obtained from all subjects should be included in the text. Animal studies should clearly specify how pain or discomfort has been relieved.

Screening for Plagiarism
Editorial Board of the International Journal of Medical Biochemistry encourages reviewers to comment on possible research or publication misconduct such as unethical research design, duplication, plagiarism, etc. Plagiarism is a serious problem and the most common ethical issue afflicting medical writing. The International Journal of Medical Biochemistry does not allow any form of plagiarism. In accordance with our journal policy, submitted manuscripts are screened with plagiarism software to detect instances of overlapping and similar text (iThenticate) at least two times (during the evaluation process and after acceptance). If the reviewers have any suspect, the editors can provide them information obtained by plagiarism screening tools.

Publication Fee
There is no fee for our standard article submission and publication processing.

OPEN ACCESS AND COMMONS USER LICENSES

Open Access
The International Journal of Medical Biochemistry is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access. (https://www.budapestopenaccessinitiative.org/read)

Commons User Licenses
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial (CC BY-NC)* For non-commercial purposes, lets others distribute and copy the article, and to include in a collective work, as long as they credit the author(s) and provided they do not alter or modify the article. *CC BY-NC: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/

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