Editorial Policy

IJPHCS is an open access international e-journal, publishes manuscripts with valuable insight to research, knowledge’s and strategies of public health and clinical sciences. The journal also encourages the submission of useful reports of negative results. This is a quality controlled, double-blinded peer reviewed, open access international journal.

 

IJPHCS publishes study in areas include:

  • all disciplines of public health research, review, report and case study
  • all aspects of public health-related clinical sciences discipline research, review, report and case study
  • all aspects of social research, anthropology, archaeology, economics, international relations, political science, sociology, history, economics, religion and law related with public health
  • all aspects of behavioural science research, neural decision sciences, psychology, cognitive science, organization theory, social neuroscience, organizational behaviour, organization studies, social networks related with public health

 

IJPHCS is a public health e- journal, but also interdisciplinary for any discipline work related to public health, in particular clinical sciences.

 

IJPHCS publishes following types of manuscript:

  • Original research
  • Review
  • Survey report
  • Report on research in progress
  • Discussion on conceptual of research proposal
  • Methodological issues of research proposal
  • Outbreak management report
  • Public health aspect of disaster management report
  • Case studies
  • Policy paper
  • Technical report
  • Conference presentation
  • Education article (only by invitation).

 

IJPHCS publish for every two months or 6 issues per year. All issue will be running issue and all officially accepted manuscripts will be published online. State-of-the-art running issue concept gives authors the benefit of 'Zero Waiting Time' for the officially accepted manuscripts to be published.            

 

Publication Criteria                                                                  

  1. The study has not been published (partly or as a whole) before or is not under consideration for publication elsewhere (except as an abstract or as part of a published lecture or academic thesis).
  2. Conference paper may be consider for publication provided significant amount of changes should be made before submission to the journal and proper citation paper is required.
  3. Publication of manuscript is permitted by all authors and after accepted for publication it will not be submitted for publication anywhere else, in English or in any other language, without the written approval of the copyright-holder.
  4. The journal may consider manuscripts that are translations of articles originally published in another language. In this case, the consent of the journal in which the article was originally published must be obtained and the fact that the article has already been published must be made clear on submission and stated in the abstract.
  5. It is compulsory for the authors to ensure that no material submitted as part of a manuscript infringes existing copyrights, or the rights of a third party.
  6. English quality: manuscript must use English (UK), clear, correct and unambiguous. It is author's responsibility to improve the English quality (if required) by any other third party service.
  7. Author(s) must meet all ethical, research integrity and any regulation requirement.
  8. IJPHCS policy that no manuscript should be rejected only on the basis of ‘lack of Novelty’ provided the manuscript is sufficiently robust and technically sound. The judgments about the importance of any particular manuscript are then made after publication by the readership (who are the most qualified to determine what is of interest to them).

 

Authorship

  1. IJPHCS allowed only up to maximum five authors.
  2. The copyrights of all papers published in this journal are retained by the respective authors. The author(s) should be the sole author(s) of the article and should have full authority to enter into agreement and in granting rights to IJPHCS, which are not in breach of any other obligation. The author(s) should ensure the integrity of the paper and related works. Authors should mandatorily ensure that submission of manuscript to IJPHCS would result into no breach of contract or of confidence or of commitment given to secrecy.
  3. All authors of manuscript require to sign Copyright Transfer Agreement Form before publication of manuscript
  4. One of the authors should be indicated as corresponding author for all publication related communications during manuscript submission. All correspondence and proofs would be sent to the corresponding author, who will be treated as final representative voice for all authors regarding any decision related to manuscript, unless otherwise requested during submission.
  5. IJPHCS would not be responsible for any dispute related to authorship of a submitted paper.
  6. Any change in the authorship (such as addition or deletion of author(s) or change in the sequence of author list) should be intimated to the editorial office through a letter signed by all authors before publication of the paper.
  7. Generally any change in the authorship after final publication, is not entertained. 

 

Agreement for Authorship

  1. Submission of a paper to IJPHCS indicates that the author(s) agreement on the content of the paper.
  2. By signing Copyright Transfer Agreement Form, all authors agreed to transfer copyright of the manuscript to IJPHCS

 

IJPHCS Review Mechanism

IJPHCS is peer-reviewed journal, criteria for review are:

  1. Minimum two peers of the same field.
  2. Strict double blind fold review policy to ensure neutral evaluation. During this review process identity of both the authors and reviewers are kept hidden to ensure unbiased evaluation.
  3. IJPHCS discourage any attempt by the authors to contact the reviewer directly to influence the review process. We also strongly discourage any attempt by the reviewers to contact the authors directly.
  4. Submitted manuscript will be sent to reviewer within 3 day of submission
  5. Reviewer comments will be sent to author(s) within 2 weeks of manuscript submission.
  6. The author(s) require to submit the revised manuscript and other documentation and payment as communicated to author(s) within 7 days of receipt of reviewer’s comment (in case of minor corrections). But at any case revised manuscript submission should not go beyond 8 weeks (only for the cases of major revision which involves additional experiment, analysis etc.), in order to maintain IJPHCS mission of fast publication.
  7. Along with revised manuscript authors need to submit any rebuttal to any point raised by reviewers in writing.
  8. The Chief Editor of the journal will have exclusive power to take final decision for acceptance or rejection during any dispute between author(s) and reviewer.

 

General guidelines Review Process

  1. IJPHCS strongly opposes the practice of duplicate publication or plagiarism.
  2. Studies which are carried out to reconfirm / replicate the results of any previously published paper with new data-set, may be considered for publication. But these types of studies should have a ‘clear declaration’ of this matter.
  3. IJPHCS believes that no manuscript should be rejected only on the basis of ‘lack of Novelty’. Manuscript that is sufficiently robust and technically sound will be accepted for publication.
  4. Technical guidelines for reviewer include:
    1. Topic – suitable or not, element of confidentiality in the topic
    2. Abstract – reflect the content of main manuscript
    3. Scope of manuscript 
    4. Material and methods - kindly comment on the suitability and technical standards of the methods. Sufficient details of the methods/process should be provided so that another researcher is able to reproduce the experiments described
    5. Results & discussion - kindly comment on:
      • Are the data well controlled and robust?
      • Authors should provide relevant and current references during discussion
      • Discussion and conclusions should be based on actual facts and figures.
      • Biased claims should be pointed out.
      • Are statistical analyses must for this paper? If yes, have sufficient and appropriate statistical analyses been carried out?
    6. Conclusion (Is the conclusion supported by the data, discussed inside the manuscript? Conclusions should not be biased and should be based on the data, presented inside the manuscript only. Authors should provide adequate proof for their claims without overselling them)
    7. Are all the references cited relevant and adequate? Are there any other suitable current references authors need to cite?
    8. Are manuscript adhered to IJPHCS format

  

IJPHCS Plagiarism Policy

IJPHCS strongly opposes the practice of duplicate publication or any type of plagiarism. 

Any queries please contact Chief Editor of IJPHCS at: ijphcs@gmail.com