ETHICS

Responsibility of Author(s)

When an author(s) submitting an Article to IJBMS, please ensure the following points:
1. Submitted article is the author(s) original work.
2. The article is not currently under review/ submitted elsewhere.
3. All authors have seen and approved the manuscript and have agreed to its submission to IJBMS

Publishing

1. Any conflicts of interest should be declared on submission.
2. Permission has been sought and granted to use any figures included whose copyright belongs to someone

Acknowledgement of sources

All work that has been used in the article presented, including the author(s)’ own previous publications should be acknowledged, reference and cited.
If any personal communications (correspondence, conversations etc.…) are referred to or used in the manuscript, author must seek written permission from the source to use.
If an article reproduces research material, tables, images, the author must seek permission to use that material and fully acknowledge the owner and/or copyright owner.

Review Process

Research articles and letters will be sent for anonymous, external peer-review to two subject experts. The reports will be used by the journal editorial panel member to reach a summary decision. IJBMS is the journal to operate a double-blind peer review policy.
Reviewer comments will not be passed to authors by the editorial office before a summary decision is made, though authors are welcome to contact the office to request an update not more than once every two weeks.

Prior publication

Your submission may be similar to, or an update of, one previously published article by you. If this is the case, your manuscript must be a minimum of 70% different from the previous article and you must cite it as a reference.

Plagiarism

Each Article for publication is checked by licensed Plagiarism software (TURNITIN)

Plagiarism includes directly copying others work, copying substantial amounts/elements of another work and also paraphrasing another work without due credit.
All authors must take care to cite and acknowledge all works that have influenced or been used to produce the submitted manuscript, including previous works by the author themselves.