The Gazette of Medical Sciences adhere strictly to the policies and guidelines recommended by The Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE). All the policies details can be viewed in the “Editorial Policies” menu. The excerpts for all the accepted policies are as follows:
The Manuscripts submitted to The Gazette of Medical Sciences means that all the listed authors have agreed all the contents and the author names. The corresponding author is responsible for having ensured that all the listed authors have reached the agreement and have approved the manuscript submission to the journal. Read More..
All research articles published in The Gazette of Medical Sciences are fully open access: immediately freely available to read, download and share. Articles are published under the terms of a Creative Commons license (CC BY 4.0) which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Read More..
All the Open access (OA) articles in The Gazette of Medical Sciences (TheGMS) are published under Creative Commons Attribution v4.0 International licence (CC BY 4.0). This license acts as a tool that allows openly licensed and public domain works to be discovered and used by everyone. It also provides an industry-standard framework to support easy reuse of open access material. Read More..
All submitted manuscripts that are developed according to the specified guidelines are sent for peer-review. Those papers judged by the editors to be of insufficient general interest or otherwise inappropriate are rejected promptly without external review. Manuscripts judged to be of potential interest to our readership are sent for peer-review. Read More..
TheGMS publication ethics and publication malpractice statement is mainly based on the Code of Conduct and Best-Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors (Committee on Publication Ethics, 2011). Ethical standards for publication exist to ensure high-quality scientific publications, public trust in scientific findings, and that people receive credit for their ideas. Read More..
The Gazette of Medical Sciences describe plagiarism as unacknowledged copying or an attempt to incorrectly indicate the original authorship, whether of ideas, text or results. Plagiarism can be said to have clearly occurred when large portion of text have been cut-and-pasted without appropriate and unambiguous attribution. The manuscripts found to be plagiarized would not be considered for publication in The Gazette of Medical Sciences. Read More..
Complaints, disagreements over interpretation and other matters related to a published paper should be addressed to the editor of the journal concerned. The Readers who have identified an error in the published papers should send an email to the general email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) of the journal, clearly stating the publication reference, title, author and section (eg News, Essay) of the article, and briefly explaining the error. Read More..
The Gazette of Medical Sciences requires the Editors, authors and reviewers to keep confidential all details of the editorial and peer-review process on submitted manuscripts. Unless otherwise declared as a part of open peer review, the peer review process is confidential and conducted anonymously; identities of reviewers are not released. Reviewers must maintain confidentiality of manuscripts. Read More..
All investigators should ensure that the planning conduct and reporting of human research are in accordance with the Helsinki Declaration as revised in 2013. All authors should seek approval to conduct research from an independent local, regional or national review body (e.g., ethics committee, institutional review board). If doubt exists whether the research was conducted in accordance with the Helsinki Declaration, the authors must explain the rationale for their approach and demonstrate that the local, regional or national review body explicitly approved the doubtful aspects of the study. Read More..
TheGMS defines competing interests as financial and non-financial interests that could reduce the objectivity, integrity and value of a publication, through a potential influence on the judgements and actions of authors with regard to objective data presentation, analysis and interpretation. Read More..
he Gazette of Medical Sciences (TheGMS) aims to slash the publishing costs while enhancing the quality and increasing the satisfaction level of the authors. TheGMS consistent effort is to improve the quality and speed of peer review, while reducing the cost to publish. Using the latest technology and a laser-focus on quality, user experience and efficiency, our articles showcase scholarly communication at its finest. Read More..
The Gazette of Medical Sciences (TheGMS) welcomes constructive feedback and complaints as they provide an opportunity to further reflect on how things can be improved for the betterment of various stakeholders. Once a complaint has been received TheGMS will endeavour to respond in a timely manner. Read More..
All papers published in The Gazette of Medical Sciences must adhere to high ethical standards concerning animal welfare. Manuscripts will be considered for publication only if the work detailed follows international, national, and/or institutional guidelines for humane animal treatment and complies with relevant legislation. Read More..
An article published in a peer-reviewed open access journal is a vital element 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. It is therefore important to set and accept certain standards and guidelines for the editors who are responsible for scrutinizing the articles and allow the publication of only useful and relevant content. Read more..