International Journal of Clinical Microbiology

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IJCM

Editorial Policies

Open Access

Peer Review

Memberships

Article Processing Charges

Funding Disclosure

Animal Research

Human Subjects Research

Copyright and License

Ethics

Plagiarism Detection

Duplicate Publication

Corrections to Published Work

Advertising and Sponsorship

Figure Quality

 

Open Access

The free availability on the public internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of research articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself. The only constraint on reproduction and distribution, and the only role for copyright in this domain, should be to give authors control over the integrity of their work and the right to be properly acknowledged and cited.
In simple words Open-access (OA) literature is digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions . It removes price barriers (subscriptions, licensing fees, pay-per-view fees) and permission barriers. It's policy protects the copyright of the author.
More at 
http://openaccesspub.org/open-access

Peer Review

Single Blind peer review is our standard. However authors can prefer Double blind peer review by excluding their names and affiliations details form the manuscript and provide them only in the cover letter if they prefer to do so.

Memberships

Advantages of being a member of OAP

100% waiver on your author publication charges, which you usually need to pay, to be published in an open access journal. It applies for any number of manuscripts for the total period of time you have subscribed for the membership of that particular journal. And other useful author services are also included in membership.

Please check here for charges and more details.

 

Article Processing Charges

Open Access journals do not charge any subscription fee and are free to be accessed by anyone all over the world. And hence a one time charge is collected from the authors for the needs of publishing house. The information regarding these charges can be found at

http://openaccesspub.org/journal/ijcm/article-processing-charges

Funding Disclosure

Funding information will be included in the manuscript itself and will be available in Online and PDF version of the article. This section is provided only if there are any funding details.
 

Animal Research

Laboratory animals are to be treated according to the rules and are to be handled with care. Precautionary measures undertaken while performing the experiment are to be mentioned. Otherwise it will be treated as violation of law. No scientific fraud and falsely research will be entertained. Serious action will be taken regarding the (fraudulent) scientific misconduct. Copyright violations are also considered unethical.

Human Subjects Research

Obtain the consent from all involved in study only after disclosing the possible outcome or any other situations, regarding the result of the failure of the experiment also. Privacy and strict confidentiality is to be maintained whenever necessary. Do not influence population or individuals by greatly rewarding them for the manipulation purpose.

We are licensed under CREATIVE COMMONS LICENSE. This Copy right allows you to copy and distribute your work provided you implement citation of the author for his credit appropriately. Authors hold copyright and publishing rights without restrictions.

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

According to CREATIVE COMMONS LICENSE 3.0

You are free to -

  • Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format
  • Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material
  • for any purpose, even commercially.
  • The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as you follow the license terms.

Under the following terms:

Attribution — You must give appropriate credit provide a link to the license, and  indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.

Ethics

Ethical behaviour is expected from all of them involved in the publishing process. Though we list the ethical conduct expected from each role, we also follow the guidelines of COPE and ICMJE. We recommend our editors, reviewers and authors to kindly go through the COPE and ICMJE websites for more information.
 

Plagiarism Detection

Plagiarism checking is done through CrossCheck and Ithenticate. Plagiarized manuscripts are desk rejected and are supplied with the report for their reference. It is one of the very important parts of our manuscript processing. Every paper is screened carefully. In recent times it has become a mounting issue due to various reasons. Whatever might be the reason, learned academicians should be responsible enough to not to execute such delinquency. We always encourage and support authors who keep up their originality and come up with novel ideas.

Duplicate Publication

Performing research and recording it by not adhering to the required guidelines to achieve the desired result is treated as falsification. As you can see this is absolutely not the right thing to do.

Corrections to Published Work

Corrections if any will be handled according to COPE guidelines and will be marked by CrossMark in order to maintain the information regarding the data and the currentness of the data available.

Advertising and Sponsorship

We have not promoted any advertisements in any of our journals till date. We have no advertisements displayed in any part of our page. In house advertisements may come up in future but third party advertisements are not encouraged as of now. However if someone would like to borrow some ad space it would be good to consult us at info@openaccesspub.org before you make your decision.
As of now we do not depend on any sponsorships.

Figure Quality

Figures are to be placed at the end of the manuscript and each in a separate page. Figures should have titles and legends containing sufficient detail to make the figure easily understood. Legends should be right below the figure. Authors are responsible for providing digital art that has been properly sized and cropped. Appropriately sized numbers, letters, and symbols used should be no smaller than 2 mm even after reduction. All figures should be created with applications that are capable of preparing high-resolution files acceptable for publication. Although you will initially submit figures with the text in a single word file, we will require submission of figures as separate files at publication-quality resolution for online publication if your paper is accepted.