Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement

   
 

Journal of Coastal Life Medicine is a peer-reviewed journal, to ensure the high-quality, fair and ethical publication of scientific papers, the principles outlined below should be obeyed by all participants involved in the act of publishing: the author, the journal editor, the peer reviewer, and the publisher in the publication process.

Responsibility for the Authors
1. Authors must certify that their manuscript is their original work, has not previously been published elsewhere, or even submitted and been in reviewed in another journal. Any kinds of plagiarism, fraudulent data found in the paper will be denied for publication.
2. Authors are obliged to provide corrections of mistakes and report any errors they discover in their published paper to the Editors by email: jclmm@yahoo.com.
3. Authors must identify all sources used in the creation of their manuscript and state that all data in the paper are real and authentic.
4. All submitted papers are subject to strict peer review process which is available online http://www.jclmm.com/process.htm
5. All submitted papers will be detected the similarity score using iThenticate software. An overall similarity less than 20% and similarity of text from a single source less than 5% for a manuscript will be considered for publication.

Responsibility for the reviewers
1. Reviewers should keep all information regarding papers confidential.
2. Reviewers should express their views objectively and clearly with supporting arguments, no personal criticism of the author, and provide the author with useful suggestions for improvement of the manuscript..
3. Reviewers may identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors and should contact the editorial office for any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published papers.
4. Reviewers should not review manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers and inform the editorial office.

Responsibility for the editors
1. Editors should guarantee the quality of the publication.
2. Editors should process the submitted papers fairly and timely.
3. Editors should select appropriate and eligible reviewers for the submitted papers and keep all information of reviewers confidential.