Publication Ethics

The Indus Journal of Bioscience Research (IJBR) adheres to the highest standards of publication ethics. The journal follows the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) guidelines and the Code of Conduct for Journal Editors developed by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE).

The following are some of the key ethical principles that IJBR upholds:

  • Originality and Plagiarism: All submitted manuscripts must be original and must not have been published or submitted for publication elsewhere. Plagiarism is strictly prohibited and will be dealt with severely.
  • Data Falsification and Fabrication: Authors must report their research data honestly and accurately. Any attempt to falsify or fabricate data will be considered a serious ethical violation.
  • Multiple Submissions and Duplicate Publication: Authors must not submit the same manuscript to multiple journals or duplicate the publication of their work.
  • Authorship: Authorship should be based on the substantial contributions made to the research. All authors must agree to the content of the manuscript and must be able to take public responsibility for its content.
  • Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest: Authors must disclose any potential conflicts of interest that could bias their work. This includes financial, professional, or personal relationships that could influence the research or its reporting.
  • Reporting of Research Results: Authors must report their research results accurately and completely. They should avoid selective reporting and should not exaggerate the significance of their findings.
  • Peer Review: All submitted manuscripts are subject to peer review by experts in the field. Reviewers must provide constructive and impartial feedback to authors.
  • Post-Publication Issues: If any errors or serious ethical concerns are identified after publication, the journal will take appropriate action, such as publishing a correction or retraction.

Authors who violate the publication ethics of IJBR may be subject to sanctions, such as rejection of their manuscript, retraction of their published paper, or other disciplinary action.