Publication Ethics

Public Health and Preventive Medicine Archive (PHPMA) is dedicated to upholding the highest standards of publication ethics and integrity. We believe in fostering a scholarly environment that promotes transparency, fairness, and ethical conduct in all aspects of the publication process. Authors, reviewers, editors, and all stakeholders involved in the publication process are expected to adhere to the following ethical guidelines:

  1. Authorship and Originality:

    • Authors should ensure that their submitted work is original, and they should appropriately cite and acknowledge the work of others.
    • All individuals who have made significant contributions to the work should be listed as authors.
    • Proper acknowledgment should be given to sources of data, ideas, or words of others.
  2. Plagiarism:

    • PHPMA has a zero-tolerance policy for plagiarism. All submitted manuscripts are rigorously checked for plagiarism using appropriate tools.
    • Authors should avoid self-plagiarism and ensure that their work does not contain verbatim or near-verbatim text from previously published material without proper citation.
  3. Conflict of Interest:

    • Authors, reviewers, and editors must disclose any potential conflicts of interest that could influence the research, review, or editorial process.
    • Conflicts of interest may include financial relationships, personal connections, or other situations that could affect objectivity.
  4. Peer Review:

    • PHPMA is committed to a fair and unbiased peer-review process.
    • Reviewers should provide constructive and timely feedback, and editors should make decisions based on the merit of the work and without any form of bias.
  5. Data Accuracy and Reproducibility:

    • Authors are responsible for the accuracy of the data presented in their manuscripts.
    • All relevant data and materials should be made available to other researchers to facilitate the reproducibility of the research.
  6. Ethical Treatment of Human and Animal Subjects:

    • Research involving human or animal subjects must comply with ethical standards and be conducted in accordance with relevant guidelines and regulations.
    • Authors should provide documentation of ethical approval for studies involving human or animal subjects.
  7. Correction and Retraction:

    • If errors are identified after publication, authors should promptly notify the editors, and corrections or retractions will be made as necessary.

At PHPMA, we take these ethical principles seriously to ensure the integrity of the scientific record and contribute to the trustworthiness of published research. We appreciate the commitment of our authors, reviewers, and editors to upholding these ethical standards.