The ethic statements of the Journal of
Guilan University of Medical Sciences concerning the duties of the editors,
are based on Committee on Publication Ethics, Best Practice Guidelines for
Our Editors actively work to enhance the
quality of the Journal.
The editors evaluate manuscripts for
their intellectual content without regard to race, citizenship, sexual
orientation, gender, ethnic origin, religious belief, or political orientation
of the authors.
The editors 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.
Unpublished materials disclosed in a
submitted manuscript must not be used by editors without the express written
consent of the author.
DUTIES OF REVIEWERS
Peer review assists the editor in making
editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author
may also assist the author in improving the paper.
Any manuscripts received for review must
be treated as secret documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with
others except as authorized by the editor.
Reviews should be conducted objectively.
Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express
their views clearly with supporting arguments.
A reviewer should call to the editor’s
attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under
consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal
Privileged information or ideas obtained
through peer review must be kept secret and not used for personal advantage.
Any selected referee who feels
unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its
prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself
from the review process.
Reviewers should identify relevant
published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an
observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be
accompanied by the relevant citation.
Reviewers should not consider manuscripts
which can give birth to conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative,
or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or
institutions connected to the papers.
DUTIES OF AUTHORS
Authors of reports of original research
should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective
discussion of its significance. The articles should contain sufficient detail
and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly
inaccurate statements constitute unethical behaviour and are unacceptable.
Usually, authors should not publish
manuscripts presenting the same research in more than one journal or
The authors should ensure that they have
written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words
of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.
Proper acknowledgment of the work of
others must always be given like publications that have been influential in
determining the nature of the reported work.
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 co-authors are included on the article, and that all co-authors have
seen and approved the final version of the article and have agreed to its
submission to the Journal for its publication.
When an author discovers a significant
error or inaccuracy in his own published work, it is the author’s obligation to
promptly notify the Journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the
editor to retract or emend the paper.