Publication Ethics

Research Ethical Committees approval & Informed consent

  • IJP promotes the research integrity and adherence to the core values of research like objectivity, honesty and accountability. We expect that researchers who want to submit their manuscripts to IJP believe in the culture of responsible research.
    IJP endorses thecore practices of COPE and deal any suspected misconduct as per COPE guidelines. IJP is also following the policies of WAME regarding research ethics and professionalism and Council of Science Editors.
  • It is mandatory for authors to provide the institutional ethical review board/committee approval/exemption for all research articles, at the time of submission of article.
  • Authors have to submit the approval of relevant authority or institution where research was conducted, if required.
  • When reporting experiments on human subjects, indicate whether the procedures followed were in accordance with the ethical standards of the responsible committee on human experimentation (institutional or regional) and with the latest version of Helsinki Declaration. Avoid using patient’s names, initials, or hospital numbers, especially in illustrative material.
  • When reporting experiments on animals, indicate whether the institutions or a national research council’s guide for, or any national law on, the care and use of laboratory animals was followed.
  • On rare occasions, when there is a suspicion that research has not been conducted within an appropriate ethical framework, editorial board of IJP may reject the manuscript (even if approval from an ethics committee has been obtained) and/or contact the author(s)’ ethics committee about the issue concerned.
  • Authors of manuscripts presenting research on human subjects should provide an “informed consent to participate” was taken from adult participants and/or from parents/guardians of participants under 16 years of age. This should also be documented in methods section of the manuscript.
  • Consent must be obtained for all Case Reports, Clinical Pictures, and Adverse Drug Reactions.

Authors should avoid identifying patient information, including patients' names, initials, or hospital numbers, in written descriptions, photographs, and pedigrees unless the information is essential for scientific purposes and the patient (or parent/ guardian) gives written, informed consent for publication.