Publication Ethics

Publication Ethics

Our main principles of publication ethics are as follows:

  1. Authorship: Writers must acknowledge the contributions of others and should only take credit for work they have truly contributed to. The final manuscript should have been reviewed and approved by all authors, who should have all played a meaningful role in the research.
  2. Plagiarism: Writers must make sure their work is original and free of citations from previously published works. They ought to properly credit and recognise other people's contributions.
  3. Data fabrication and falsification: Writers must accurately report all data without fabricating or manipulating any. All mistakes should be immediately fixed.
  4. Potential conflicts of interest should be disclosed by authors, reviewers, and editors in order to prevent them from influencing the study's findings or publication.
  5. Peer review: Editors need to make sure that every paper is reviewed by other professionals in the field. Reviews should offer unbiased and helpful criticism.
  6. Retraction: A journal should retract a paper and issue a correction or retraction notice if it is discovered that it contains mistakes or other wrongdoing.

The integrity and legitimacy of scientific research, as well as the journals that disseminate it, must be maintained through adherence to these principles.

Manuscript withdrawal

You are free to remove your manuscript, of course. Please adhere to the withdrawal procedure for manuscripts. If the author or authors seek a withdrawal of the manuscript within 48 hours after submission, they may do so without incurring any withdrawal penalties.

Withdrawal Charges

Authors must pay a withdrawal penalty if they withdraw their work after it has been subjected to peer review, during the production stage (Early Release or Ahead of Publishing), or after it has been posted online.

A formal letter of manuscript withdrawal will be sent to the corresponding author by the Editorial Office of MedPress Publications Journal. Manuscript withdrawal is only permitted once the Editorial Office has received payment in full for the withdrawal penalty. We now declare that, in accordance with the policy, withdrawal fees will be incurred. Authors must to adhere to the publication ethics (more information can be found on our Publication ethics page).

Unethical withdrawal

It was inappropriate to move an article to an advanced stage of the editing process while peer reviews were almost finished, unless there were very good reasons. Should an author withdraw a manuscript subsequent to publication, any article publication fees they may have incurred will not be reimbursed.

At any point during the publication process, if the authors do not respond to correspondence from the editorial office—even after several reminders—MedPress Publications retains the right to reveal the authors' behavior and the manuscript's content without the authors' additional consent. As a result, the publication cannot be held accountable for any repercussions that may result.

Manuscript withdrawals will only be accepted in the most extreme and necessary circumstances. In order to remove an article, writers must send the Editorial Office a signed "Article withdrawal Form" with a note explaining their decision. The journal's editorial office has the form available. Before authors believe their submission has been withdrawn, they should wait to hear from the editorial office in a proper manner.

Withdrawal Form

In order to remove a paper from a journal, the author must submit a "Article withdrawal Form" that is signed by each author or by the author who corresponds with them and details the reasons behind the manuscript removal. The journal's editorial office has the form; upon request, we will email it to you.

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