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. Reviews and other articles should also be accurate and objective, and should unfailingly cite the work on which they are based.
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, if practicable, and should in any event be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.
Changing the details of patients to disguise them is a form of data alteration. However, authors of clinical papers are obliged to ensure patient privacy rights. Only clinically or scientifically important data are permitted for publication. Therefore, the International Medical Journal of Multidisciplinary Research editors ask for written consent from the patient or their guardian to publish manuscripts using patient data, including photographs, prior to publication. The description of race, ethnicity, or culture of a study subject should occur only when it is believed to be of strong influence on the medical condition involved in the study. When categorizing by race, ethnicity, or culture, the terms should be as descriptive as possible and reflect how these groups were assigned.
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. Information obtained privately, as in conversation, correspondence, or discussion with third parties, must not be used or reported without explicit, written, permission from the source.
At every stage of the submission and review process, your manuscript will be electronically checked for plagiarism by more than one electronic method. Because some online publications may have a delay in their availability and access by electronic identification, we are obliged to do repeated checks up to the time of pre-publication. Plagiarism, including self-plagiarism, that is detected at any stage will result in rejection of the manuscript and all paid processing fees will be forfeited. We are using the commercial tool iThenticate to check plagiarism.
Redundant or duplicate publication
Duplicate or redundant publication is a publication that overlaps substantially with one already published, in the press, or in an electronic media submission.
Duplicate or redundant submission is the same manuscript (or the same data) that is submitted to different journals at the same time. International copyright laws, ethical conduct, and cost-effective use of resources require that readers can be assured that what they are reading is original.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published or are currently submitted elsewhere. Duplicate publication is a violation of the APA code of ethics (APA Publication Manual, 2010) and will be grounds for prompt rejection of the submitted manuscript. If the editor was not aware of the violation and the article has been published, a notice of the duplicate submission and the ethical violation will be published.
Article Withdrawal Policy
International Medical Journal of Multidisciplinary Research has its own article withdrawal & substitution policy. According to our policy, we will not withdraw any published articles & not allow the authors to submit substitution articles instead of previously accepted and OR peer-reviewed articles & will not issue refunds of any kind. If the author wishes to withdraw the article after the acceptance mail or once we start to process the article or before the publication, the authors are solely responsible for the preparation of the article. For the preparation of the article, the author has to pay a fee. International Medical Journal of Multidisciplinary Research will not issue refunds of any kind. Instead of the accepted and OR peer-reviewed article, we won't accept any substitution article. In this case, if the author wishes to withdraw the accepted and OR peer-reviewed article and they submit another (substitute) article to process means that article will consider as a new article. This substitution & withdrawal causes because of the unethical multiple submissions (submission of article to multiple journals at the same time) by the AUTHORS, so the authors are solely responsible for this kind of issue. International Medical Journal of Multidisciplinary Research will not accept any kind of unethical issues.
Article Retraction Policy
Infringements of professional ethical codes, such as multiple submissions, bogus claims of authorship, plagiarism, fraudulent use of data, or the like. Occasionally a retraction will be used to correct errors in submission or publication. The retraction of an article by its authors or the editor under the advice of members of the scholarly community has long been an occasional feature of the learned world. A retraction note is titled “Retracted: [article title]” signed by the authors and/or the editor is published in the same issue of the journal and listed in the contents list. The original article data will be removed and indicated as “retracted” in the watermark on the pdf file. The HTML version of the document is removed.
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 in 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. If the work involves chemicals, procedures, or equipment that have any unusual hazards inherent in their use, the author must clearly identify these in the manuscript.
Conflict of interest
Authors should disclose at the time of submission any financial arrangement they may have with a company whose product figures prominently in the submitted manuscript or with a company making a competing product. Such information will be held in confidence while the paper is under review and will not influence the editorial decision, but if the article is accepted for publication, the editors will usually disclose this information in the Authors section. If there is none, then so state. Journal policy requires that reviewers, associate editors, editors, and senior editors reveal in a letter to the Editor-in-Chief any relationships that they have that could be construed as causing a conflict of interest with regard to a manuscript under review. The letter should include a statement of any financial relationships with commercial companies involved with a product under study.
Any material taken from other sources must be accompanied by a written statement from both the author and publisher giving permission to the Journal for reproduction. Obtain permission in writing from at least one author of papers still in press, unpublished data, and personal communications.
International Medical Journal of Multidisciplinary Research has adopted the Open Access publishing model. All articles are published under Creative Common Attribution-Noncommercial-No derivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0), allowing others to download articles and share them only if they credit the authors and the publisher, but without permission to change them in any way or use them commercially.
Every effort is made by the Publisher and Editorial Board to see that no inaccurate or misleading data, opinions, or statements appear in the International Medical Journal of Multidisciplinary Research. However, they wish to make it clear that the data and opinions appearing in the articles and advertisements herein are the responsibility of the contributor, sponsor, or advertiser concerned. Accordingly, the Publisher and the Editorial Board accept no liability whatsoever for the consequences of any such inaccurate or misleading data, opinion, or statement. Every effort is made to ensure that drug doses and other quantities are presented accurately. Nevertheless, readers are advised that methods and techniques involving drug usage and other treatments described in this Journal should only be followed in conjunction with the drug or treatment manufacturer's own published literature in the reader’s own country.