Open Access Policy
AJSRP is committed to supporting open access in the following ways:
- Your article will be freely and universally available via the internet
- Your article, in its full text format, will be, where possible, deposited in an internationally-recognized third party repository, without embargo
- Your article will be in a format which is easily readable by humans and machines, currently XML with a stated DTD (NLM v3.0).
- Your article will be archived on many servers worldwide
You agree, via the Creative Commons BY 4.0 licence, to allow anyone to copy, distribute, transmit or adapt your work, provided the original work is attributed.
All authors must declare they have read and agreed to the content of the submitted manuscript.
Experimental research on humans must have been approved by an appropriate ethics committee and comply with the Helsinki Declaration.
Informed consent must be documented in cases where information or clinical photographs of a patient are used. Signed copies of consent forms will be required before an article can be considered for review.
Medical writers, or anyone else who assisted in the preparation of the manuscript, should be acknowledged in the manuscript, either as an author, or in the Acknowledgements section, as per the guidelines of the European Medical Writers Association. Medical writers should list their source of funding and/or employer as appropriate.
Peer review policy
All submitted manuscripts will be sent for review unless they are out of scope or below the threshold level of the journal.
Unless otherwise stated, the manuscripts will be sent to two experts for an informed recommendation on whether the articles should be accepted for publication.
Typically, we employ a ‘double-blind’ review system where both reviewer and author are anonymous to each other. Check on the specific journal homepage to see which kind of review system is used by that journal.
Reviewers are asked to declare any competing interests.
Generally speaking, we are asking reviewers to declare that the work is a coherent and valid addition to the scientific corpus and put less emphasis on the levels of interest. We prefer our readers to determine interest levels.
If the quality of written language needs improving, authors given the chance enhance their work and resubmit.
Ultimate responsibility for editorial decisions rests with the Editor-in-chief of that journal.
In cases where the article is deemed by the reviewers to be exceptional, we may use the article prominently on the Ajsrp.com website and issue a press release, in consultation with the author, on his or her work.
Prior publication policy
Any article, or substantial parts of it, submitted to the journal should not be under consideration for publication in another journal and should not have been previously published in another journal.
However, we do not prohibit authors from making use of personal homepages or preprint services to disseminate versions of their work prior to submission. In addition, we are also happy to consider submissions if the paper has previously been issued as a technical report or presented at a conference which does not publish formally-reviewed proceedings.
We will occasionally consider translations from another journal for publication, but only with the written consent of the original publisher.
We specifically do not publish papers which have previously been published in other peer-reviewed forums – including conference proceedings – unless the paper presents new data or results, or is a significantly extended treatise of the previously-published work by the same author.
AJSRP adheres to the COPE guidelines for retracting articles. We will only retract an article if there is clear evidence of scientific mispractice (i.e. the article is flawed or misleading) and where a Correction or Erratum will not suffice in clearing the error.
Copyright and licensing
Copyright on any article published by Ajsrp.com is retained by the author.
Authors grant Ajsrp.com the right to publish the article and identify itself as the original publisher.
Authors also grant any third party the right to use the article freely (copy, distribute transmit, or adapt) provided the original work is cited and attributed.
Formal terms and conditions can be read at the Creative Commons website for Attribution Licences. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/legalcode
Ajsrp.com endeavors to make your article available in perpetuity. To facilitate that goal, we aim to do the following:
- Your article will be deposited in an internationally recognized, full text subject specific repository, immediately on acceptance (where possible).
- Your article will be archived on multiple servers around the world by our archiving and preservation partners (PKP Preservation Network and CLOCKSS).