Journal Policies and Ethics

JOURNAL POLICIES

I Open Access Policy
In order to ensure the maximum exposure to the contributors to Journal of Natural Remedies (JNR) Publications, we have adopted the open access policy, which means that;
  • All the articles published in Journal of Natural Remedies is available freely and can be accessed online immediately after publication in an easily readable format, without any subscription or registration barrier. Unrestricted Access and UnrestricedReuse.
  • All the published articles are licensed under a Creative Commons license. Articles can be shared and adapted, provided the attribution for the work is given and that the work is not used for commercial purpose.
II Peer-review Policy
All the manuscripts submitted to Journal of Natural Remedies will be subjected todouble blind peer review process;
  • The manuscript will be reviewed by two suitable experts inrespectivesubject area.
  • The reports of both the reviewers will be considered while deciding on acceptance/revision or rejection of a manuscript.
  • Editor-In-Chief (EIC) will make the final decision, based on reviewer’s comments.
  • EIC can ask one or more advisory board members for their suggestions upon a manuscript, before making the final decision.
  • Associate editor and review editors provide the administrative support to maintain the integrity of peer review process.
  • In case, authors challenge editor's negative decision with suitable arguments, the manuscript can be sent to one more reviewer and the final decision will be made based upon his recommendations.
III Licensing Policy
To fully realise the potential of open access to research literature, barriers to reuse need to be removed. The Creative Commons (CC) licenses have emerged as an effective legal instrument to achieve this. Instead of transferring rights exclusively to publishers (the approach usually followed in subscription publishing), authors grant a non-exclusive license to the publisher to distribute the work, and all users and readers are granted rights to reuse the work.

CC-BY allows for unrestricted reuse of content, subject only to the requirement that the source work is appropriately attributed. The CC-BY license thereby requires that authors are given appropriate credit for their work, as explained in a recent post from Creative Commons

IV Archiving Policy
This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration

PUBLICATION ETHICS Journal of Natural Remedies (JNR) Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement is based, in large part, on the guidelines and standards developed by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). 

The Journal of Natural Remedies (JNR) is an electronic Double Blindpeer reviewedjournal upholding the highest standards. Articles not in accordance with publication ethics and malpractices will be removed from publication if detected at any time. Plagiarism and research fabrication such as making up of data, manipulation of existing data, tables etc. and ethical clearance on the use of humans or animals for the study will also be checked. The journal reserves the right to use plagiarism detecting software to screen submitted papers at any time and suspected plagiarism or duplicate publishing will be reported immediately.

Authors must ensure that
  • Their work is original
  • Must not have been published elsewhere
  • Other authors, contributors or sources should be appropriately credited
  • They are responsible for language editing before submission
  • Their work has not been copied or plagiarized in whole or part from any other work
  • The financial support and conflict of interest for theproject / researchwork if any should be disclosed
  • They are obliged to notify the editor if any error or inaccuracy is discovered and co-operate with the editor to correct the same

Articles should be submitted using online procedures. Simultaneous publication in more than one publication is a breach of publication ethics.

Editor must ensure that
  • The submitted manuscript undergoes Double- blind peer review before publishing
  • They will strive to prevent any conflict of interest between the author and editorial and review personnel
  • All the information related to the submitted manuscript is kept confidential prior to publishing
Reviewers should ensure that
  • Reviews the manuscript and provides suitable comments for improvement
  • Promptness in notifying the editor about his inability to review the manuscript
  • Maintains confidentiality about the manuscript obtained for review, by not discussing with others
  • Standards of Objectivity preserved by reviewing the manuscripts objectively with clear views and supporting arguments and without any personal criticism
  • Acknowledgement of Sources
    • All References not cited byauthorshould be removed. All citations should be accompanied with any previously reported observation, derivation or argument.
    • The editors should be intimated for any overlap of the reviewed manuscript with any other published paper.
  • Disclosures and Conflict of Interest– manuscripts havingconflict of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative or any other relationships or connections with institutions connected to the paper will not be considered.
Human & Animal Rights:
While reporting experiments on human subjects, you should indicate whether the procedures followed were in accordance with the ethical standards of the responsible committee on human experimentation (institutional or regional) and with the Helsinki Declaration of 1975 that was revised in 2000. http://www.wma.net/e/policy/17-c_e.html
  • Do not use names or initials of patients or hospitals and/or hospital telephone numbers especially in illustrative material.
  • While reporting experiments on animals, indicate whether you adhered to the guidelines of an institution or national research council governing the care and use of laboratory animals.
Studies based on clinical trials:
Authors should register all the clinical trials in a Primary Clinical Trial Registry. The Registration number must be given in Materials and Methods section. Authors can register in following trial register:
http://www.ctri.in
http://www.clinicaltrials.gov/
http://www.actr.org.au/
http://isrctn.org/
http://www.umin.ac.jp/ctr
http://www.trialregister.nl/trialreg/index.asp

Reporting Guidelines for Specific Study Designs

Type of Study

Registration Initiative

Source

Randomized controlled trials

CONSORT

http://www.consort-statement.org

Studies of diagnostic accuracy

STARD

http://www.consort-statement.org/stardstatement.htm

Systematic reviews and meta-analyses

QUOROM

http://www.consort-statement.org/Initiatives/MOOSE/moose.pdf 

Observational studies in epidemiology

STROBE

http://www.strobe-statement.org

Meta-analyses of observational studies in epidemiology 

MOOSE

http://www.consort-statement.org/Initiatives/MOOSE/moose.pdf

Manuscript Withdrawal Policy
Authors must ensure to “Confirm” the submission of their manuscript prior to peer-reviewprocess, failing which would attract minimal processing charges.

However if the author withdraws the manuscript before acceptance only minimal charges would be applicable. If the author expresses to withdraw the article after acceptance of the manuscript and payment, there will be NO REFUND of the Article Processing Charges (APC).Authors must abide by these policies after submission of their manuscript.

Waiver Policy - Article Processing Charge
Journal of Natural Remedies may grant either partial/full waiver for authors based in any of the countries which were classified by the World Bank as Low-income economies or Lower-middle-income economies as of July 2016, and which have a 2016 gross domestic product of less than 300 billion US dollars.
Waiver is applicable for one article per year for each submitting author.Please send your waiver requests to editor2@informaticsglobal.com

Plagiarism Policy:
The Journal of Natural Remedies would like to ensure that all published articles are well within the accepted level of plagiarism. The Journal uses the very well and widely accepted Plagiarism Detection tool, iThenticate. All submitted Manuscripts are first subjected to Plagiarism check and then the Publishing cycle begins.

In case, plagiarism is detected during review/editorial process, such manuscript(s) will be rejected immediately and we can also consider other steps depending upon the seriousness of the case. If the plagiarism is proven after publication, such manuscript(s) will be Retracted from our website andappropriateannouncement will be placed in this regard.

Further, “Journal of Natural Remedies” can bring such instants to the notice of author's funding agencies, author's institutes (where they work) and to the original authors whose work has been plagiarized. Please report the plagiarism cases to editor2@informaticsglobal.com

The threshold of plagiarism acceptance is <20%.

Disclaimer
The author(s) publishing theirarticlesinthis Journal is/are solely responsible for the content thereof; neither the Journal of Natural Remedies (JNR) nor its editors or publisher or anyone else involved in creating, producing or distribution assumes any liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information provided in the article, nor shall they be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or punitive damages arising out of the use of the Journal of Natural Remedies (JNR).

Copyright and Licensing policies
All the articles published in Journal of Natural Remedies are distributed under a creative commons license. The journal allows the author(s) to hold the copyright of their work (all usages allowed except for commercial purpose). Copyright statement and license information will be permanently attached to published content, ensuring that this data will not change in the case of a journal changing policies for new submissions. Please contact us at editor2@informaticsglobal.comfor permissions related to commercial use of the article(s).

DECLARATION AND COPYRIGHT TRANSFER FORM: TO BE SIGNED BY ALL AUTHORS AFTER ACCEPTANCE

I/We, the undersigned author(s) of the manuscript
entitled-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- hereby declare that the above manuscript which is submitted for publication in the "Journal of Natural Remedies"

  • Is NOT under consideration elsewhere.
  • The manuscript is NOT published already in part or whole (except in the form of abstract) in any journal or magazine for private or public circulation.
  • No part of this manuscript (referenced or otherwise) has been copied from any source.
  • I/we give consent for publication in the "Journal of Natural Remedies" in any media (print, electronic or any other) and transfer copyright to the "Journal of Natural Remedies" in the event of its publication in the "Journal of Natural Remedies".
  • I/we do not have any conflict of interest. I/we have read the final version of the manuscript and am/are responsible for what is said in it.
  • The work described in the manuscript is my/our own and my/our individual contribution to this work is significant enough to qualify for authorship.
  • The author(s) of each article appearing in this Journal is/are solely responsible for the content and "Journal of Natural Remedies" or the publisher is not responsible.
  • I/We hereby acknowledge health line conflict of interest policy requirement to scrupulously avoid direct and indirect conflicts of interest and, accordingly, hereby agree to promptly inform the editor or editor's designee of any business, commercial, or other proprietary support, relationships, or interests that I/We may have which relate directly or indirectly to the subject of the work (For Medical Journals).
  • No one who has contributed significantly to the work has been denied authorship and those who helped have been duly acknowledged. I/we also agree to the authorship of the article in the following sequence. (All authors are required to sign this form).

Author's Name & Signature

1.______________________________ _____________________________
2.______________________________ _____________________________
3.______________________________ _____________________________
4.______________________________ _____________________________
5.______________________________ _____________________________

Please download above Declaration and copyright form from here. Submit scanned copy to  editor2@informaticsglobal.comafter acceptance of your article.