Policies and Ethics
Clerisy publication Ethics and Policies
To ensure that clinical and medical journals aspire to select, through peer review, the highest quality science, Clerisy follows important ethical principles and decisions, which are seldom explicitly stated and even less often shared with the readership. Here we summarized the comprehensive policy on publication ethics, which addresses all the major areas of ethics we believe contemporary science journals should consider.
Policy for authors
Submission to a Clerisy journal is taken by the journal to mean that all the listed authors have agreed all of the contents, including the author list and author contributions statements. Before submission, the corresponding author ensures that all authors are included in the author list, its order has been agreed by all authors, and that all authors are aware that the paper was submitted. The corresponding author is solely responsible for communicating between the journal and all co-authors, during the manuscript submission, peer review, and publication process.
Authorship: Authorship needs to be justified by describing the role and contribution of each author on the title page of article as it implies responsibility and accountability for published work.
Authorship roles can vary upon significant intellectual contribution, responsibility and accountability for published work. So authors sequence and correspondence should be determined by the participants early in the research process, to prevent disputes and misunderstandings
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. The journal will not necessarily correct errors after publication if they result from errors that were present on a proof that was not shown to co-authors before publication. The corresponding author is responsible for the accuracy of all content in the proof, in particular that names of co-authors are present and correctly spelled, and that addresses and affiliations are current.
Bioethics: Authors submitting articles to Clerisy publishers have to follow some bioethics when a research is carried on living organisms and Biosecurity.
Statements of compliance are required in case of the work includes chemicals, strategies or equipment that have any exclusive risks inherent in their use, or if it includes using animal or human subjects.
All submissions must include disclosure of all relationships that could be considered as presenting a potential conflict of interest. All funding sources supporting the work and all institutional or corporate affiliations must be disclosed in the manuscript.
Plagiarism and fabrication: Duplicate publication of original research is considered unethical, it can result in "inadvertent double-counting or inappropriate weighting of the results of a single study, which distorts the available evidence. Clerisy Publishers focused on deterring plagiarism, including self-plagiarism by submitted manuscripts are scanned and compared with the crosscheck database. So authors must ensure that they have written entirely original works, and in case of using others research work or words, phrases of others, that must be cited or quoted.
A confidential process:Clerisy journal editors treat the submitted manuscript is a privileged communication with authors and referees as confidential. Authors must also treat communication with the journal as confidential: correspondence with the journal, reviewers' reports and other confidential material must not be distributed or publicized without prior permission from the editors, whether or not the submission is eventually published.
Ethics and security: Clerisy journal editors may seek advice about submitted papers not only from technical reviewers but in addition on any aspect of a paper that raises concerns. These may include, for instance, ethical issues or issues of data or materials access. Occasionally, concerns might also relate to the implications to society of publishing a paper, including threats to security. In such instances, advice will usually be sought simultaneously with the technical peer-review process. As in all publishing decisions, the ultimate decision whether or not to publish is the responsibility of the editor of the journal concerned.
Peer-review publication policies:
Peer review is fundamental to the scientific publication to check the integrity of the research papers submitted. Peer reviewers are experts chosen by editors to provide written assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of written research, with the goal of making improvements to the reporting of research and identifying the most appropriate and best possible exceptional material for the journal.
Reviewer will be choice on many factors, including expertise, reputation, specific recommendations and our own earlier experience of a reviewer's characteristics. Clerisy publishers chose the standard reviewers for the journals based on background in original research, publication of articles, formal training, and previous critical appraisal of manuscripts. Reviews will be professional, honest, courteous, prompt, and constructive.