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Ethical guidelines

The Editor-in-Chief/Editor of the NJRCM is responsible for deciding which of the research papers/articles submitted to the journal should be published. The publishing decision is based on the recommendation of the journal’s reviewers. The Editor-in-Chief /Editor may be guided by the policies of the journal’s editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The Editor-in-Chief/Editor may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision. An editor must not use unpublished information in the editor’s own research without the express written consent of the author. Editors should take reasonable responsive measures when ethical complaints have been presented concerning a submitted manuscript or published paper.

Fair play:

Manuscripts shall be evaluated solely on their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.

Confidentiality:

The Editor-in-Chief/Editor, Reviewers and any Editorial Staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest:

Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an Editor-in-Chief/Editor’s own research without the express written consent of the author.

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