Editorial Policies

SPPH, LLC adherent to the policy guidelines described in the publications process of our journals. We follow recommendations of:

COPE (https://publicationethics.org/) – Committee on Publication Ethics

ICMJE (http://www.icmje.org/) - International Committee of Medical Journal Editors

STM (https://www.stm-assoc.org/) - International Association of Scientific, Technical & Medical Publishers

WAME (http://www.wame.org/) - World Association of Medical Editors.

 An author is an individual who has significantly contributed to the development of a manuscript. It includes substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work; or the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data for the work; and drafting the work or revising it critically for important intellectual content; and final approval of the version to be published; and an agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.

Individuals who participated in developing a manuscript but do not qualify as an author should be acknowledged. Organizations that provided support in terms of funding and/or other resources should also be acknowledged.

Whenever there is a need to make changes in the authorship of a manuscript, only corresponding authors can request a change in authorship. The request should be made to the editor of the journal.  

Authors should read the "Instruction for Authors" on the journal's page before submitting. The manuscript should be prepared according to the style and specifications of the journal's policy.

 The authors listed on the manuscript should have met the requirements for Authorship specified above. Where possible, specify the contribution of each of the authors. All authors should approve the final version of the manuscript before submission. Once a manuscript is submitted, it is assumed that all authors have read and given their approval to submit the manuscript. All authors' contact information should be stated in the manuscript: surname/other names, affiliation, emails. Declaration of Conflicts of Interest should be stated in the manuscript. Submission should be made online.

Authors should disclose all financial/relevant interests that may have influenced the development of the manuscript. Reviewers should disclose any conflict of interest and, if necessary, decline the review of any manuscript they perceive to have a conflict of interest. Editors should also decline from considering any manuscript that may have a conflict of interest. Such manuscripts will be re-assigned to other editors.

A submitted manuscript is a confidential material. SPPH, LLC will not disclose the submitted manuscript to anyone except individuals who participate in the manuscript's processing and preparation for publication (if accepted). These individuals include editorial staff, corresponding authors, potential reviewers, actual reviewers, and editors. 

Misconduct constitutes a violation of this editorial policy, journal policies, publication ethics, or any applicable guidelines/policies specified by COPE, WAME, ICMJE, and STM. Any other activities that threaten/compromise the integrity of the research/publication process are potential misconducts. Suspected cases of misconduct will be investigated according to COPE guidelines.