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Duties of Authors

Authors should present an objective discussion of the significance of research work as well as sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the experiments. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable. Review articles should also be objective, comprehensive, and accurate accounts of the state of the art. The authors should ensure that their work is entirely original works, and if the work and/or words of others have been used, this has been appropriately acknowledged. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable. Authors should not submit articles describing essentially the same research to more than one journal. The corresponding author should ensure that there is a full consensus of all co-authors in approving the final version of the paper and its submission for publication.

Reporting standards

Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable. Reviews and other articles should also be accurate and objective, and should unfailingly cite the work on which they are based.

Data Access and Retention

Authors are asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data, if practicable, and should in any event be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.

Originality and Plagiarism

Authors should ensure that submitted work is original and has not been published elsewhere in any language, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted. Applicable copyright laws and conventions should be followed. Plagiarism in any form, including the touting of material contained in another paper (of the same authors or some other author) with cosmetic changes as a new paper; copying or paraphrasing substantial parts of another’s paper (without attribution), and claiming results from research conducted by others are among the numerous forms of plagiarism. In all its forms plagiarism constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.

Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication

An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable. In general, an author should not submit for consideration to another journal a previously published paper, or the one under consideration with another journal, without the written consent of the two journals involved.

Acknowledgement of Sources

Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work. Information obtained privately, as in conversation, correspondence, or discussion with third parties, must not be used or reported without explicit, written, permission from the source.

Authorship of the Paper

Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication. If the work involves chemicals, procedures or equipment that have any unusual hazards inherent in their use, the author must clearly identify these in the manuscript.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.

Fundamental errors in published works

When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal Editor-in-Chief/Editor or publisher and cooperate to retract or correct the paper. If the Editor-in-Chief/Editor or the publisher learns from a third party that a published work contains a significant error, it is the obligation of the author to promptly retract or correct the paper or provide evidence to the Editor-in-Chief/Editor of the correctness of the original paper.

Policies on ethics Conflict of Interest, Human and animal rights, and Informed Consent:

Publication ethics will be followed in entire process of publication.Authors are required to disclose all sources of institutional, private and corporate financial support for their study. Authors are also required to disclose any potential conflict of interest.NJRCM encourages authors submitting clinical trial reports ensure it should be register in competent authority and submit the approval from them.The submitted study has to be supported by the ethics/bioethics committee approval.Informed consent is considered in studies with human subjects. More details can be accessed through ICMR: http://www.icmr.nic.in/ethical_guidelines.pdf, CONSORT- http://www.consort-statement.org , STROBE – http://www.strobe-statement.org/,MOOSE – http://www.consort-statement.org/Initiatives/ MOOSE/moose.pdf, STARD – http://www.consort-statement.org/stardstatement. htm , QUOROM-http://www.consort-%20statement.org/

Plagiarism policy:

All submission will be screened for plagiarism using relevant methods and tools. If we find out or receiving complaints during pre-intra or post publication, the publication will be cancelled. When this happen after publication, the article will be deleted in the data base however the title and author name will be visible. Authors are instructed to provide proper citation, avoid copying the data, statement or other works in their papers.

Open Access Policy:

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Archiving policy:

Community Medicine Faculties Association deposits the articles that it publishes in multiple digital archives around the world to guarantee long-term digital preservation. Also it allows free access (Open Access) to its published articles and permits authors to self-archive final accepted version of the articles on any OAI-compliant institutional/subject-based repository.This journal utilizes the relevant archiving 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.

Copyright Policy:

The entire contents of the journals published by Community Medicine Faculties Association are protected under Indian and international copyrights. The publisher, however, grants to all users a free, irrevocable, worldwide, perpetual right of access to, and a license to copy, use, distribute, perform and display the work publicly and to make and distribute derivative works in any digital medium for any reasonable non-commercial purpose, subject to proper attribution of authorship and ownership of the rights. The publisher also grants the right to make small numbers of printed copies for their personal non-commercial use under Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0) License.

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Government policy:

NJRCM bound to rules and regulation of Government of India.

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