An International Journal of Medical Sciences
Open Access Policy
All the articles are published under Creative Commons Attribution License [CC-BY 4.0]. Research papers that are published in the formats of HTML and PDF in Biomedical Research (ISSN 0970-938X) may be freely viewed/ copied/ and printed by individual academicians and researchers.
Peer Review Process
Every submitted manuscript is scrutinized for preliminary quality control check by editorial office followed by external peer review process. Usually preliminary quality control completes within 7 days dealing mostly with Journal formatting, English language and content scope and includes plagiarism detection tool. Then the manuscript is forwarded by the handling editor to the pertinent external subject experts for scientific evaluation. Biomedical Research follows single blind peer-review process where the identity of the reviewer is kept anonymous. The expert reviewers provide comments on the quality and content of the submitted articles on the discoveries and novel developments. Manuscripts are accepted based on the recommendations of the referees.
All the articles are published under Creative Commons Attribution Open Access License [CC BY 4.0]. It is further necessary for the authors to provide a declaration to the Biomedical Research by authorizing them to publish the manuscript upon compliance with the reviewer’s suggestions. In consideration of the publication of the manuscript, all authors expressly assign ownership of the copyright, 1. The right to edit, clarify and shorten the manuscript, if the Journal deems it necessary then 2. The right to republish, amend and summarize all or part of the manuscript in any compilation of manuscripts which Biomedical Research might publish, and, 3. The right to make the manuscript and the journal in which it is published available to databases, or distributors which might be involved in disseminating manuscripts to various diverse reader communities. Published articles become the sole property of biomedical research and will be copyrighted by the journal.
The publication ethics of BMR follows the COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) guidelines. BMR adheres to the publication standards by honoring the copyright laws. The Journal remain transparent and neutral to regions, religion, and does not discriminate based on the age, gender, race, and people that are physically challenged remain transparent in acknowledging the source while publishing the information on a collaborative mode.
Authors verify that the submitted manuscripts are the original work of the author(s), and that all contributing authors are listed and/or given credit. Manuscripts have not been published nor are under consideration by another journal concurrently. All sources of data used in the development of the manuscript are properly cited.
Reviewers ensure that the manuscripts are reviewed based on the scientific merit of the content of the paper without regard of gender, race, ethnicity, religion, citizenry or political values of author(s). Conflicts of interest during the review process must be communicated to the Editor. Manuscript information is kept confidential. Any concerns regarding the review of a manuscript are communicated to the Editor.
Editors ensure that the manuscripts are evaluated in fairness based on the scientific merit of the content of the paper without regard of gender, race, ethnicity, religion, citizenry or political values of authors. Conflicts of interest pertaining to submitted manuscripts must be disclosed. Manuscript information is kept confidential throughout editorial processing. Publication decisions of submitted manuscripts based on the reviewer’s evaluation of the manuscript, policies of the journal editorial board, legal restrain and acting against plagiarism, libel and copyright infringement rest with the Editor-in-Chief assisted by the Editorial Board.
Biomedical Research editors are responsible for deciding which of the manuscripts submitted to the journal should be published in current volume of the journal. 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.
Biomedical Research editor at any time evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to the nature of the authors or the host institution including race, gender, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.
Biomedical Research editor 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.
Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor’s own research without the expressing written consent of the author.
Minor corrections as deemed necessary by the editors will be carried out such that it does not affect the other articles published in that issue such as page numbering and article sequence.
When genuine errors in published work are pointed out by readers, authors, or members of editorial board, which do not render the work invalid, a correction (or erratum) will be published as soon as possible. The online version of the paper may be corrected with a date of correction. If the error renders the work or substantial parts of it invalid, the process of retraction can be initiated. In such case, the retraction communication with explanations as to the reason for retraction will be published as soon as possible. Consequently, the message about retraction will be indicated on article HTML page and in PDF version of retracted article.
If serious concerns are raised by readers, reviewers, or others, about the conduct, validity, or reporting of academic work, editor will initially contact the authors and allow them to respond to the concerns. If that response is unsatisfactory, the journal editorial board will take this to the institutional level.
Journal of Biomedical Research will respond to all allegations or suspicions of research or publication misconduct raised by readers, reviewers, or other editors. Cases of possible plagiarism or duplicate/redundant publication will be assessed by the journal. In other cases, editors may request an investigation by the institution or other appropriate bodies after seeking an explanation from the authors first and if that explanation is unsatisfactory.
Retracted papers will be retained online, and they will be prominently marked as a retraction in all online versions, including the PDF, for the information of future readers.
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 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.
Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential 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.
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. A reviewer should also 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 knowledge.
Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.
Editor will take reviewer misconduct seriously and pursue any allegation of breach of confidentiality, non-declaration of conflicts of interest (financial or non-financial), inappropriate use of confidential material, or delay of peer review for competitive advantage. Allegations of serious reviewer misconduct, such as plagiarism, will be taken to the institutional level.
Decisions regarding advertising in a Journal are made by the Journal management. Advertising that may be suitable include, but are not limited to: Higher education institutions, research organizations, publishing companies, academic organizations, writing assistance and translation services, journal indexing companies, conference organizers, event coordinators and the like. Types of advertising currently accepted include image and text ads placed on the Journal website, as well as image and text ads included in the body of the Journal page.