SJIMU published by Ilam University of Medical Sciences endorses the guidelines of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). Please follow the items listed:
This policy is a guide to the process of publication of our journal. Ilam University of Medical Sciences publication follows the policy of the COPE as far as possible.
COPE - Committee on Publication Ethics
The authors have a high proportion in explaining and describing the contents of the data, and other things mentioned in the article. They should respond to all the possible raised questions.
The authors should appreciate the journals, resources, organizations, and individuals whose information and assistance was employed during the research process.
Changes in authorship
Any change in the paper can be applied by the authors through submitting a written application to the publishers and providing the required documents.
COPE – flowcharts on Changes in Authorship
Submission of manuscript
Authors should read the “Instructions for Authors” on the journal’s webpage before making a submission. The manuscript should be prepared according to the style and specifications of the journal’s policy. Authors listed on the manuscript should have met the requirements for authorship specified above. Where possible, the contribution of each of the authors should be specified as well.
Conflicts of interest
Authors should disclose all the financial/relevant interest that may have influenced the development of the manuscript. Reviewers should disclose any conflicts of interest, and if necessary, reject to review any manuscript they perceive to have a conflict of interest. Editors should also reject any manuscript that may have a conflict of interest. Such manuscripts should be re-assigned to other editors
COPE - flowcharts on Conflict of Interest
Articles are considered as a confidential document, and the publishers, editorial board, and reviewers should try to maintain the confidentiality. To view more items you can refer to the following link: COPE Guidelines and COPE Flowcharts
Basic principles to which peer reviewers should adhere to:
• Only review the manuscripts for which they have the subject expertise or those required a proper assessment and which they can assess in a timely manner
• Respect the confidentiality of peer review and not reveal any details of the manuscript or its review during or after the peer-review process, beyond those that are released by the journal
To view more items you can refer to the following link:
Any misconduct and violations by the researchers or authors are not overlooked. Refer to the following link in case of observing any suspected cases: