Ethical Considration

 | Post date: 2018/01/27 | 

Ethics of SBRH Publishing
Details of formal ethical approval should be stated in the main body of the article. If authors were not required to obtain ethical approval (as is the case in some countries) or unable to obtain attain ethical approval (as sometimes occurs in resource-poor settings) they should explain this. Please anonymize this information as appropriate in the manuscript, and give the information when asked during submission. Procedures for securing informed consent should be provided.

Complying with medical ethics, anonymity and confidentiality are among the point to be considered. In this regard, protecting the human subjects according to Helsinki Declaration should be taken in to consideration and confirmation letter of ethics committee of university must be attached to the paper. Medical research involving human subjects must conform to generally be accepted scientific principles and a letter of consent from parents or legal caretakers is necessary. 

Print and publication of clinical trials in medical journals is subject to registration in the center for clinical trial office. Therefore register number of study should be attached to submitted paper.

Duplication
To avoid duplication, the respectful authors have to consider the points established by editorial board of medical journals in country.

a) In the case of submitting a manuscript in two different languages -one in a Persian medical journal and the other in another language (English, French, German, etc.) simultaneously, the two editors should be informed of this. 
b) If submission is not simultaneous: First, the second journal's editor should be informed about it. Second, the manuscript's previous publication information along with its address must be mentioned in the abstract.
Author(s) should enclose a written undertaking along with manuscript, confirming the above mentioned points with signature of the author(s).
 
Authorship Criteria and Contribution
Authors' names should be mentioned according to the defined criteria by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE). According to the ICMJE recommendations, authors (or one of them) should have all the following criteria: 1) Have a substantial contribution in at least one of the following activities: a) presenting the research conception or designing the study, b) collecting the data, c) analyzing and interpreting; 2) Have a role in drafting the work or revising it critically for important intellectual scientific content; 3) Study and approve the final version to be published; 4) agree to be accountable for the correctness and accuracy of all aspects of the work. 5) The journal avoids accepting the articles with moral plagiarism (scientific and literary) and fraud according to the existing standards. The contents of the article should not be a copy of similar works. If authors use all or part of the published or unpublished materials or ideas of someone else, they must cite references properly or take permission in necessary cases.
Enter all author contributions in the submission system during submission. The contributions of all authors must be described using the CRediT Taxonomy of author roles. 

Contributions will be published with the final article, and they should accurately reflect contributions to the work. The submitting author is responsible for completing this information at submission, and it is expected that all authors will have reviewed, discussed, and agreed to their individual contributions ahead of this time.
Useful guidelines on what constitutes authorship can be found on the ICMJE website. In cases of authorship disputes that can not be resolved between the authors, the editors reserve the right to refer the dispute to the institutes involved for resolution. Useful guidelines for researchers on how to avoid authorship disputes can be found on the COPE website.

Author Misconduct
Social Behavior Research & Health will follow the COPE guidelines on dealing with any potential misconduct:

Plagiarism 
Plagiarism is not acceptable in SBRH submissions. Plagiarized content will not be considered for publication. If plagiarism is identified, we will follow COPE guidelines.

Plagiarism includes, but is not limited to:

·         Directly copying text from other sources without attribution

·         Copying ideas, images, or data from other sources without attribution

·      Reusing text from your own previous publications without attribution or agreement of the editor (read the COPE guidelines on text recycling)

Exception: Reusing text from the Methods section in the author’s previous publications, with attribution to the source, is acceptable.

·         Using an idea from another source with slightly modified language without attribution

If plagiarism is detected during the peer review process, the manuscript may be rejected. If plagiarism is detected after publication, we may issue a correction or retract the paper, as appropriate. We reserve the right to inform authors' institutions about plagiarism detected either before or after publication. 

We expect that editors and reviewers will be vigilant in their evaluation of SBRH submissions and will notify the journal about any plagiarism identified.

Authors can use www.plagscan.com to screen their manuscript.

Conflicts of Interest 
Authors should mention all financial sources or interests which would cause bias in the research. Please mention all business relations like ownership, shareholding, consulting activities, or patent which could bring interest for the authors. This information will be published along with the accepted paper. Author(s) should declare any financial relation like receiving charges, wages and payments, materials and equipment from university, organization, companies and other sources which paper publication could bring either advantages or disadvantages for them. The contents of the article should not be a copy of similar works. If authors use all or part of the published or unpublished materials or ideas of someone else, they must cite references properly or take permission in necessary cases.

Copyright Policy
SBRH is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial 4.0 International License which allows users to read, copy, distribute and make derivative works for non-commercial purposes from the material, as long as the author of the original work is cited properly. Authorship Statement must be completed and signed by corresponding author and upload during submission procedure. By completing and signing the following statements, the corresponding author acknowledges and accepts the responsibility on behalf of all contributing authors, if any, concerning Authorship Responsibility, Criteria, and Contributions; Reporting of Conflicts of Interest and Financial Disclosure; and Copyright Transfer.

Complaints Procedure
This procedure applies to complaints about the publishing policies, procedures and actions of publishing and editorial staff and Editors-in-Chief of journals from SBRH.
We infer that the complainant is not simply disagreeing with a decision we have made or something we have published (which happens every day) but thinks that there has been a failure of process - for example, a long delay or a rude response - or a severe misjudgment.
 We welcome complaints as they provide an opportunity and a spur for improvement, and we aim to respond quickly, courteously, and constructively.  Please write your complaint with journal title, vol. no., issue no., paper title and page no.


Advertising Policy 
This journal does not carry advertising, either print or online.


Archiving Policy
The articles Published by SBRH are archived on our website and also in multiple international databases around the world including increasing visibility and long-term digital preservation.
These archives include:
Google Scholar

DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals)
Index Copernicus
ISC (Islamic World Science Citation Center)
Others

All journal issues are archived in the library of school of public health in Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences.


Open Access Policy

  • SBRH does not charge readers and their institution for access to its papers. Full text download of all new and archived papers are free of charge. Registration on SBRH website is free of charge for authors and reviewers.

  • SBRH allows readers to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of its articles and allow readers to use them for any other lawful purpose.

  • SBRH lets others to distribute, remix, tweak and build upon their work, even commercially, as long as they credit us for the original creation.

  • SBRH has a registered deposit policy.

  • SBRH allows the author(s) to hold the copyright without restrictions.

  • SBRH allows the author(s) to retain publishing rights without restrictions.



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