Editorial Policies

Plagiarism

All submissions will be subjected to plagiarism evaluation before editorial processing. Authors should be experienced enough to differentiate ethical behaviors (e.g. citation and quotation) from unethical ones (e.g. general plagiarism, self-plagiarism, and copy-and-paste). Manuscripts that cannot pass the plagiarism (<19%) evaluation pre-screening, will be automatically rejected without review and the plagiarism evaluation will not be provided to authors.

Authorisation and declaration

Authors must accept full responsibility for the content of their articles. The Members of the Editorial Board and the Publisher of the journal are not responsible for the statements and opinions expressed by the authors in their articles/write-up published in the journal. To use the copyrighted material (for example table, figure etc.), the author/s must seek the permission from the Author/s and Publisher of the material and send the copy of the permission letters via e-mail to the Administrative Editor for records. In case, if it is not possible than do not use that material.

While submitting the paper the author (s) must give a declaration in cover letter that “the article has not been published or sent for publication elsewhere”. And the authors acknowledge that they have disclosed all and any actual or potential conflicts of interest with their work or partial benefits associated with it.

Conflict of Interest

A Conflict of Interest is defined as a set of conditions in which professional judgment concerning a primary interest, such as the validity of research, may be influenced by a secondary interest. A Conflict of Interest (sometimes called a Disclosure Statement) is a notification from the author that there's no financial/personal interest or belief that could affect their objectivity, or if there is, stating the source and nature of that potential conflict. Authors must declare personal relationships with others or any financial with organizations which could inappropriately effect (bias) their work and this publication can result in gain or lose financially. Examples of conflict include consultancies, employment, stock ownership, paid expert testimony, honoraria, Patent applications, patent registrations, direct academic competition and funding or other grants. Corresponding author is expected to obtain the relevant information from all authors. Declaration must be included in cover letter. Declaration statement will be published after acknowledgment section.

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Permissions

If a table or figure has been published before, the authors must obtain written permission to reproduce the material in electronic format from the copyright owner and submit it with the manuscript. This follows for illustrations and other materials taken from previously published works not in the public domain. The original source should be cited in the figure caption or table footnote.

Use of experimental animals and human subjects

When reporting experiments on human subjects, please indicate whether the procedures were in accordance with the ethical standards of the responsible committee on human experimentation (institutional or regional) or with the Helsinki Declaration of 1975 (as revised in 1983). Include Institutional Review Board or Animal Care and Use Committee approvals. Also, authors must have informed consents from patients or guardians. If a patient is dead then the data protection act does not apply but author must seek permission from relative. If an animal is used in experiments, authors must seek permission (clearance certificate) from bioethics committee of the department/institute or university.

Ethical responsibilities of Authors

The Authors should not publish the same content in more than one journal, submitting such contents for multiple publications is unethical publication behaviour and is unacceptable.

  • Authors should ensure they have written and submitted original works and the content should be free from plagiarism.
  • Those who have made a contribution in the design, execution and interpretation of the study should be listed as coauthors, others who have participated should be acknowledged.
  • Authors should acknowledge the work of others, that has been used or that has provided support/inspiration in their research and this must be appropriately cited/quoted.
  • Authors should provide an accurate account of their work done and source the material of experiments and research results accurately.
  • Authors/contributors must be honest in making claims for the results and conclusions of their research. The manuscript is free from copyright infringement
  • Manuscripts depicting studies in which animals trials have been conducted must document that an ethical review board approved the study before it was done.
  • Sources of funding should be duly acknowledged, and disclose any conflict of interest to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscripts.
  • Any inaccuracy or significant error in his/her published work should be notified to the Journal Editor and the author should cooperate with the Editor to correct the manuscript.

Ethical responsibilities of Editors

It is extremely important that editors check papers based on novelty and merit. Also, editor should not use information of manuscripts submitted for his own research benefit without informing author and his consent. Editors are responsible to take prompt action against ethical complaints received.

Ethical responsibilities of Reviewers

If reviewers know authors, they must inform editor on time. Reviewers must not use unpublished data for his research work without consent of authors. Reviewers must evaluate paper based on novelty and academic merit. All suggestions and corrections to authors must be clearly supported by arguments. Reviwers should not consider mansucripts in which they have conflict of interest with any author. If a reviewer, feel that he is not expert in the area or he cannot submit evaluation report on time, he must inform editor as soon as possible.

Funding Source

Authors should list all funding sources in the Acknowledgments section. Authors are responsible for the accuracy of their funder designation.

Authorship

The list of authors should accurately illustrate who contributed to the work and how. All those listed as authors should qualify for authorship according to the following criteria:

  1. Have made substantial contributions to conception and design, or acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data;
  2. Been involved in drafting the manuscript or revising it critically for important intellectual content;
  3. Given final approval of the version to be published. Each author should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for appropriate portions of the content; and
  4. Agreed to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.

Contributions from anyone who does not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed, with permission from the contributor, in an Acknowledgments section (for example, to recognize contributions from people who provided technical help, collation of data, writing assistance, acquisition of funding, or a department chairperson who provided general support). Prior to submitting the article all authors should agree on the order in which their names will be listed in the manuscript.

Joint first or senior authorship: In the case of joint first authorship, a footnote should be added to the author listing, e.g. ‘X and Y should be considered joint first author.

Peer Review Process

This journal operates a single blind review process. All contributions will be initially assessed by the editor for suitability for the journal. Papers deemed suitable are then typically sent to a minimum of two independent expert reviewers to assess the scientific quality of the paper. The Editor is responsible for the final decision regarding acceptance or rejection of articles. The Editor's decision will be final.

Changes in Authorship after Submission

The corresponding author must alert and provide an explanation to the editorial office if there is any change in authorship status (addition, omission, or author order) after manuscript submission. The corresponding author must request and gather letters of agreement from all authors of the manuscript including the author who is being added or omitted. At revision, these statements can be Email.

Acceptance

After acceptance by both the expert reviewers, we will try our best to inform you regarding acceptance as soon as possible. If it is accepted, we will send you acceptance letter and your paper will be published at earliest in coming issues. If your paper is rejected, you can submit to other journal with our prior permission.

Proofs

Proofs will be sent to the corresponding author via e-mail as an Acrobat PDF, which should be returned to the Editorial office within 2 working days.

Copy Right

Upon acceptance of an article, authors will be asked to complete a 'Journal Publishing Agreement'. An e-mail will be sent to the corresponding author confirming receipt of the manuscript together with a 'Journal Publishing Agreement' form. Author will transfer and assign all rights, title, and interest therein, including any and all copyrights in all forms and media now or hereafter known, to AJLS. The Author/s retain the nonexluclisve right to use part or all of the article in future work of their own, provided proper credit is given to Abasyn journal of life sciences. In case, article is not published; the editorial board agrees to release its rights there in.

Open Access

Abasyn Journal of Life Sciences ensures that all manuscripts published in it are freely accessible online/ via internet immediately upon publication, without any cost/barrier of subscription/registration to the readers universally.

Disclaimer

Articles on Abasyn Journal of life sciences have been peer-reviewed and authenticated by the Authors before publishing online. The Journal, Editor and the editorial board are not entitled or liable to either justify or responsible for inaccurate and misleading data if any. It is the sole responsibility of the Author concerned.