Journal of Air and Water Borne Diseases

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Editorial Policies

Authors should read the policies of the journal before submitting the manuscript. All submitted manuscripts should be up to the mark of the required policies.

Kindly refer to the below documents from COPE for information on how authorship should be decided and how we understand authorships in various situations.
Disputes in authorship
Authorship scenarios  refer from “Changes in authorship” to “How to spot authorship problems” i.e., Page 7 - 12.

Corresponding author
Corresponding author is an author responsible for all the communication regarding the manuscript in all stages. He/she is also responsible for approval of revised files by all authors.
Cover letter
A duly filled and signed cover letter has to be forwarded/attached along with the manuscript files both initial and revised files. This cover letter is accessible by editor only. You need to fill in each author’s detail correctly and appropriately. And please do not use same email id for all authors. Signature of corresponding author is required.
Archiving pre-and post-publication

We allow archiving of data both pre-and post-publication. Please visit our Sherpa Romeo policy on this. However, author needs to mention the pre-archival material with URLS in the cover letter.


Plagiarism check is done through CrossCheck powered by Ithenticate®. Plagiarized manuscripts are desk rejected and appropriate action is taken on the authors depending upon severity.  COPE guidelines are the standard we follow to deal with such unethical behaviour. 
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This section of the manuscript carries details of all non-author contributions to the study. Other supporters like institutional support or any other support should be mentioned here. Financial support should be mentioned in financial disclosure.
Data Availability
All the data related to the manuscript should be available in the manuscript or the appropriate reliable sources should be mentioned for accessing the required data. If any data is sensitive, proper reason and the conditions of its availability should be mentioned in the manuscript.
Conflict of interest
We recommend the ICMJE form provided below as the standard for authors to disclose the conflicts of interest. As a member of ICMJE we support this practice and each author is requested to generate the disclosure statement from this form which is to be included in the signed cover letter submitted by corresponding author.
or download it from our website here
For more information on COI please see the respective links

Financial Disclosure
Funding details should be mentioned in the manuscript. Here the declaration should include the support received to carry out the work and also the role of the funder.
Any changes requested in manuscript will be monitored by the editor and upon approval of the request the necessary changes will be made. Minor changes are major changes are made to the article itself but for a major change the below given procedure is followed.
Any major change will be updated to CrossMark. CrossMark facilitates us with a record of the changes made in the document with the details like why it was made/necessary and when it was made. This gives the reader complete information of changes in detail and allows them to understand if the document they are viewing has been last updated and if there are any changes since then.
You can read more about it here

Due to various reasons a paper may need to be retracted. Whatever the reason might be we follow COPE guidelines listed in the below document. Retraction will be made based on the cause of it with respect to the corresponding COPE guidelines.

Before publication no data of manuscript should be presented to press or conferences or to any other sources. The only exception is an abstract. Other important materials form the manuscript should not be released in public until the online publication of it.
Peer Review
Manuscripts submitted to are thoroughly peer reviewed. They undergo single blind peer review process. Experts in field review each manuscript and scrutiny it in various aspects such as its subject, language and its relevance for the journal. This ensures that readers are provided with understandable and quality manuscript.
Authors can appeal for reconsideration of their rejected manuscript. They can request re-evaluation after making required changes or by explaining why it should be reconsidered based on a scientific view. However, requests to publish without peer review will not be considered. Appeals should be sent to . Appeals will be considered by the editor and the final decision will be provided.
You can address all your complaints to and they will be attended to within 24 working hours. We will forward them to the concerned department based on the issue and provide you the response.

Ethical Standards
Please click on the links given below to read the information related to the below given aspects, ethical standards expected/to be followed.
Copyright Infringement    
Data Fabrication/Falsification    Pages 5, 6
Duplicate Submission  

Duplicate Publication
Plagiarism    Pages 3, 4
Unethical Citations    

If necessary, the institutional committee for ethics or equivalent may also be contacted to resolve ethical issues with authors unethical behaviour as stated above.
No manuscript will given to anyone outside the editorial process, the editorial office and the editorial board members. Every reviewer is obliged to fill and accept a confidentiality agreement form/ document. This form constitutes an agreement by the reviewers to keep as confidential every manuscript sent to them for review. It also includes an agreement not to share or use for any other purpose any part of the content of the manuscripts being reviewed by them.
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. Its policy protects the copyright of the author.
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Creative Common Attribution License
We are licensed under CREATIVE COMMONS (CC) Attribution 4.0 International. This License 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. The CC BY 4.0 License allows you to copy and distribute your work provided you implement citation of the author for his credit appropriately.
Article Publication Charges(APC)
requires authors to pay publication charges after the manuscript is accepted for publication. Please find the article publication charge(APC) details in the authors section.

Ethical behaviour is expected from all of them involved in the publishing process. We follow the guidelines of COPE as a measure for Ethical practices. We recommend our editors, reviewers and authors to kindly go through the links given below from the COPE websites for more information.
Animal Research

Laboratory animals are to be treated according to the international ethical standards and are to be handled with care. Precautionary measures undertaken while performing the experiment are to be mentioned. Permissions are to be obtained to conduct the research on animals and to use them for the proposed study. These permissions are to be supplied to the editor while submitting the manuscript

Human Subjects

Human subjects are to be treated according to the international ethical. Precautionary measures undertaken while performing the experiment are to be mentioned. Permissions are to be obtained to conduct the research on animals and to use them for the proposed study. These permissions are to be supplied to the editor on demand.
Signed consent form from all those involved in study should be obtained and this should be done only after disclosing the possible outcome or any other situations, regarding the result of the failure of the experiment. Privacy and strict confidentiality is to be maintained whenever necessary. Influencing population or individuals by greatly rewarding them for the manipulation purpose is considered malpractice and unethical.

Copyright violations

Copyright violations are also considered unethical. Proper permission must be obtained from the authors based on their copyright. If authors fail to do so those submission will not be published and if we know about it after publication such will be requested to obtain permission and allowed to be online only after obtaining it else the paper will be withdrawn.

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