For authors who submit the article and vanishes
Authors, when disappear after submitting the article, the journal holds the right to either publish or not. Sometimes the journal will publish the article and will only retract if the authors sends an appology letter to the journal for wasting its time. Instead of vanishing, please send us a mail, that you do not wish to publish in the journal, it will save our time and resources. We will try to mail the authors multiple times before acknowledging the fact that the author has vanished. If we receive an apology post-publication, we would retract the paper. This even applies to the back dated papers and even those who has been sent a rejection mail due to no reply from authors.
Redundant or duplicate publication
A publication that overlaps or relates substantially with any article that is already published, in press, or under consideration/submission it is considered as Duplicate or redundant publication. (International Committee of the Medical Editors http://www.icmje.org/recommendations/browse/publishing-and-editorial-issues/overlapping-publications.html).
Duplicate or redundant submission is identical manuscript (or having the similar data) that is submitted to various journals at the same time. International copyright laws, ethical conducts, and cost effective use of resourceensure originality of the manuscript submitted. (International Council of the Medical Editors. http://www.icmje.org/recommendations/browse/publishing-and-editorial-issues/overlapping-publications.html)
Material submitted must be original and should not have published or submitted elsewhere while under consideration for publication. According to the APA code of ethics (APA Publication Manual, 2010) duplicate publication is violation and will lead to prompt rejection of the submitted manuscript.
In case of any doubts, author should seek advice from the editorial board member in handling their manuscript. If author is re-using a figure published elsewhere or that has been copyrighted then the author must get prior approval from the previous publisher or the copyright holder for the figure to be re-published. In case, author is unaware of the copyright issues and the material has been published, the author must submit a duplicate material for submission by acknowledging the source of the information, so that the ethical violation can be corrected.
Conflicts of interest
In order to maintain transparency and help readers to form their own judgements of potential bias, authors should declare any competing financial interests related to the work that has been described or presented.
During the submission, every author should reveal the financial interests or collaborations if any, that may raise conflict or bias directly or indirectly in the submitted work including conclusions, opinions given or implications, or any other sources of funding for related direct or indirect academic competition.
However, in case of manuscript acceptance, the information related to Conflict of Interest should be mentioned in a published statement.
Permissions to reproduce previously published material
Permission is essential to reproduce material from the copyright holder. Articles cannot be directly published without these permissions.
Withdrawal of articles
The journal is vowed to ensure the originality and authenticity of all articles published in it. In cases where the editorial team observes any technical or ethical discrepancy in an article viz. multiple submissions of the data, plagiarism, deceitful manipulation of data, spurious authorship claims, it may be withdrawn. The option of withdrawal mainly pertains to the articles that are currently in Press. Such articles are yet to be published formally and thus lack volume/issue/page information. Immediately after the article is withdrawn, the entire content of the article is removed from the journal website and a withdrawal notice is placed instead.
Retraction of published articles
Articles published in the journal may be retracted by the author(s), University or institute the authors are affiliated to, funding agency of the publishedwork, editor-in-chief or publisher; if any ethical infringement or data manipulation is observed or notified by third party. Other situations that may lead to retraction of published articles include duplicate submissions, presentation of falsified data, unscrupulous authorship claims and detection of plagiarism.
Before retracting any of the published articles, the journal confers with the respective author(s) regarding the same. A retraction note duly signed by the author(s) and/or editor(s) is published in the paginated part of the subsequent issue of the journal.
Patient consent forms
It is very essential to protect the patient’s right to privacy. Kindly collect and preserve copies of patient’s consent forms that mention patient’s or’ your experiment details clearly, including the grant permission for the publication of photographs or any other material that may recognise them. Yet, if the consent form did not comprise these details it is essential to obtain it or remove the identified material from the document. However, the obtained statement must be included in the ‘Methods’ section of your manuscript. If required, the Editors may request a copy of any consent form.
Ethics committee approval
All the manuscripts dealing with the original human or animal data should include a statement on ethics approval at the commencement of the Methods section. It should information on the name and the address of the responsible ethics committee, the protocol number, along with the date of approval that is attributed by the ethics committee.
For the studies carried on human participants, it is necessary to state evidently that you obtained the written and informed consent from the participants involved. Kindly, refer the latest version of the Declaration of Helsinki for this purpose. Similarly, experiments that involve animals must provide the state of animal care and licensing guidelines under which the study was performed and is reported.This should be provided inaccordance with the ARRIVE statement(Animals in Research: Reporting In Vivo Experiments). In any case, if ethics clearance was not obligatory or if there was any deviation or change from the standard of ethical requests, it is required to state the specified reason. Please note that the editors might ask you to provide evidence of ethical approval. Besides, If you have approval from a National Drug Agency (or similar), please state it by providing details. This can be particularly useful when discussing the use of unlicensed drugs.
JAMT is a peer-reviewed journal. This statement clarifies the ethical behavior of all parties involved in the act of publishing an article in this journal, including the author, the chief editor, the Editorial Board, the peer-reviewer and the publisher (Universitas Riau). This statement is based on COPE’s Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors (see below).
Ethical Guideline for Journal Publication
The publication of an article in a peer-reviewed JAMT journal is an essential building block in the development of a coherent and respected network of knowledge. It is a direct reflection of the quality of the work of the authors and the institutions that support them. Peer-reviewed articles support and embody the scientific method. It is, therefore, important to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the journal editor, the peer reviewer, the publisher and the society.
Publisher and Editor
Universitas Riau as publisher of JAMT takes its duties of guardianship over all stages of publishing extremely seriously and we recognize our ethical and other responsibilities. We are committed to ensuring that advertising, reprint or other commercial revenue has no impact or influence on editorial decisions. In addition, the Universitas Riau and Editorial Board will assist in communications with other journals and/or publishers where this is useful and necessary.
Publication decisions: The editor of the JAMT journal is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. The validation of the work in question and its importance to researchers and readers must always drive such decisions. The editors 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. The editors may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.
Fair play: An editor at any time evaluates manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.
Confidentiality: The editor 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, as appropriate.
Disclosure and conflicts of interest: Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor's own research without the express written consent of the author.
Contribution to Editorial Decisions: 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.
Promptness: 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.
Confidentiality: 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.
Standards of Objectivity: Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.
Acknowledgment of Sources: 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.
Disclosure and Conflict of Interest: 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.
Reporting standards: Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.
Data Access and Retention: Authors are asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data (consistent with the ALPSP-STM Statement on Data and Databases), if practicable, and should in any event be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.
Originality and Plagiarism: 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.
Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication: An author should not, in general, publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.
Acknowledgment of Sources: Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.
Authorship of the Paper: Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. 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 appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.
Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest: All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflicts of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.
Fundamental errors in published works: When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her 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 correct the paper.