Ethical Policy and Process
Ayurline: IJ-RIM: Editorial policies and Peer Review Process is as follows:
Peer Review Process
The submitted manuscript will be checked by the staff whether the requirements are complete in seven days. Authors will be given two weeks after notification is sent to complete them. Failure to complete will make the manuscript rejected without being reviewed.
After the requirements is complete, it will be first reviewed by an editor. It will be evaluated in the office whether it is suitable with our focus and scope or has a major methodological flaw. Every submitted manuscript which passes this step will be checked by CrossCheck to identify any plagiarism before being reviewed by two reviewers. One of the reviewers is appointed from other institutions (national or international).
This journal uses double-blind review, The manuscript will be sent to the reviewer anonymously. Reviewers' comment is also sent anonymously to the corresponding author to take the necessary actions and responses. The decision of the revised manuscript will be then evaluated in the editorial board meeting, the final decision of whom are sent to the corresponding author.
This journal is published quarterly.
Open Access Policy
This journal is an open access journal which provides immediate, worldwide, barrier-free access to the full text of all published articles without charge readers or their institutions for access. Readers have right to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of all articles in Medical Journal of Indonesia.
Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement
This journal follows guidelines from 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 principles of research ethics as described in 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).
Ayurline: International Journal of Research In Indian Medicine adapts COPE to meet the high-quality standard of ethics for the publisher, editors, authors, and reviewers. As an essential issue, publication ethics needs to be explained clearly to improve the quality of the research worldwide. In this part, we explain the standard for editors, authors, and reviewers. In addition, the publisher doesn’t have the right to interfere with the integrity of the contents and only support to publish in a timely manner.
- Editors should be responsible for every article published in Ayurline: International Journal of Research In Indian Medicine.
- Editors should help authors to follow the instruction for the author that we adopt from ICMJE.
- The editors may communicate with other editors or reviewers in making the final decision.
- An editor has to evaluate the manuscript objectively for publication, judging each on its quality without looking to 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, vice versa.
- Editors’ decision should be informed to authors accompanied by reviewers’ comments unless they contain offensive or libelous remarks.
- Editors should respect requests from authors that an individual should not review the submission if these are well-reasoned and practicable.
- Editors and all staffs should guarantee the confidentiality of the submitted manuscript.
- Editors will be guided by COPE flowcharts if there is a suspected misconduct or disputed authorship.
- Reviewers need to comment on ethical questions and possible research and publication misconduct.
- Reviewers will do the work in a timely manner and should notify the editor if they can not complete the work.
- Reviewers need to keep the confidentiality of the manuscript.
- Reviewers should not accept to review the manuscripts in which there is a potential conflict of interest between them and any of the authors.
- Author(s) affirm that the material has not been previously published and that they have not transferred elsewhere any rights to the article.
- Author(s) should ensure the originality of the work and they have properly cited others’ work in accordance with the references format.
- Author(s) should not engage in plagiarism nor self-plagiarism.
- Author(s) should ensure that they follow the authorship criteria that is explained in instruction for the author of Ayurline: International Journal of Research In Indian Medicine.
- The author(s) haven’t suggested any personal information that may make the identity of the patient recognizable in any forms of description part, photograph or pedigree. When the photographs of the patient were essential and indispensable as scientific information, the author(s) have received the consent in written form and have clearly stated it.
- In case of experimenting on human, the authors have certified that the process of the research is in accordance with ethical standards of Helsinki declaration, domestic and foreign committees that preside over human experiment. If any doubts are raised whether the research has proceeded in accordance with the declaration, the authors should explain it. In case of experimenting on animals, the authors have certified that the authors had followed the domestic and foreign guideline related to experiment of animals in a laboratory.
- Author(s) should give the editor the data and details of the work if there are suspicions of data falsification or fabrication.
- Authors of the journal should clarify everything that may cause the conflict of interests such as work, research expenses, consultant expenses, and intellectual property on the document of Ayurline: IJ-RIM form disclosure.
Published Statement of Human and Animal Rights:
All material published in Ayurline: IJ-RIM must adhere to high ethical standards concerning animal welfare. Manuscripts will be considered for publication only if the work detailed therein:
Follows international, national, and/or institutional guidelines for humane animal treatment and complies with relevant legislation. Specifically, experiments and clinical trials should be carried out in accordance with the Guidelines laid down by the National Institute of Health (NIH) in the USA regarding the care and use of animals for experimental procedures or with the European Communities Council Directive of 24 November 1986 (86/609/EEC) and in accordance with local laws and regulations
- Has been approved by the ethics review committee at the institution or practice at which the studies were conducted where such a committee exists.
- For studies using client-owned animals, demonstrates a high standard (best practice) of veterinary care and involves informed client consent.
- Meets all additional ethical standards set by Ayurline: IJ-RIM , as follows:
- When experimental or client-owned animals are used the material and methods section must clearly indicate that adequate measures were taken to minimize pain or discomfort
- For experiments using animals, authors should specify in the cover letter that legal and ethical requirements have been met with regards to the humane treatment of animals described in the study
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Ensuring a Blind Review:
To ensure the integrity of the blind peer-review for submission to this press, every effort should be made to prevent the identities of the authors and reviewers from being known to each other. This involves the authors, editors, and reviewers (who upload documents as part of their review) checking to see if the following steps have been taken with regard to the text and the file properties:
- The authors of the document have deleted their names from the text, with "Author" and year used in the references and footnotes, instead of the authors' name, article title, etc.
- With Microsoft Office documents, author identification should also be removed from the properties for the file (see under File in Word), by clicking on the following, beginning with File on the main menu of the Microsoft application: File > Save As > Tools (or Options with a Mac) > Security > Remove personal information from file properties on save > Save.
- With PDFs, the authors' names should also be removed from Document Properties found under File on Adobe Acrobat's main menu.