Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statements
JTUH’s editors apply all means to protect the rights of the authors, as well as the reputation of the journal against malpractice. JTUH makes sure that all parties involved in the publication process (editors, authors, and reviewers) agree to act, seriously, on preventing any unethical behavior. Articles, remarks and replies and / or article reviews published by JJMLL represent the sole opinions of their authors. The publisher holds no responsibility or liability whatsoever for the use or misuse of the information published by JTUH.
Responsibilities of Editorial Staff
- Implementing necessary policies and procedures, ensuring the quality of the published material, and maintaining its integrity.
- Selecting blind peer-reviewers, who are competent in their fields, and with no conflicts of interest. Editors may seek comments from additional peer reviewers to help them make their final decision.
- Making the final decision of accepting or rejecting a manuscript, with no involvement of the publisher.
- Taking extreme care to prevent any disclosure of any bit of information about the submitted manuscript, to other than the corresponding author, reviewers, and the publisher.
- Informing the reviewers not to disclose any information about the manuscript under review.
- Taking extreme care to protect reviewers' identities.
Responsibilities of the Reviewers
- Evaluating and improving, in a timely manner, the quality of the manuscript, on the basis of its scientific merits indicating its: Originality, significance, methodology, statistical analysis, accuracy of results, discussion, adequacy and necessary references, writing clarity, and organization of the manuscript.
- Notifying the Editor –in– Chief, in case of inability to review the manuscript during the time limit, and excusing themselves.
- Filling out the Research Evaluation Form.
- Alerting the Editor–in –Chief about issues related to research and publication ethics (i.e., adherence to scientific ethics, and suspicions of fabrication, falsification, plagiarism, or redundancy).
- Declaring any conflict of interest, if existed, as soon as possible.
- Reviewers should write a detailed report on their review to be communicated to the authors who are requested to address all comments in the review report in revising and improving the manuscript.
Reviewers Feedback Remarks
The corresponding author will receive the first proofs for making necessary corrections, and is requested to return the revised manuscript to the journal in a week time. No major changes in the manuscript are accepted at this stage.