Publication Ethics

The Indus Journal of Medical and Health Sciences (IJMHS) is committed to publishing high-quality research that is honest, ethical, and transparent. The journal's publication ethics are based on the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) guidelines.

The following are some of the key publication ethics for IJMHS:

  • Originality and Plagiarism: All submitted manuscripts must be original and must not have been published or submitted for publication elsewhere. Plagiarism is strictly prohibited.
  • Data Falsification and Fabrication: Authors must not fabricate or falsify data. They must also avoid misleading or misrepresenting their results.
  • Data Access and Reproducibility: Authors must make their data available to other researchers upon request. They must also ensure that their results are reproducible.
  • Confidentiality: Reviewers must keep the submitted manuscripts confidential and must not share them with anyone else.
  • Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest: Authors must disclose any potential conflicts of interest that could bias their research.
  • Reporting of Research Misconduct: Authors must report any instances of research misconduct to the journal's editors.

IJMHS takes all allegations of research misconduct seriously and will investigate them thoroughly. If research misconduct is found to have occurred, the journal will take appropriate action, which may include retraction of the affected article.

Authors are expected to familiarise themselves with the IJMHS publication ethics before submitting their manuscripts. The journal's editors and reviewers are also committed to upholding these ethics.

Here are some additional resources on publication ethics:

  • COPE Code of Conduct:
  • COPE Guidelines:
  • Enago's Guide to Research & Publication Ethics: