Authors should prepare their manuscripts in accordance with the journals authors' guidelines. Manuscripts which do not conform to the format and style of the journal will be returned to the authors for revision or rejected. The journal reserves the right to make any further formal changes and language corrections necessary in a manuscript accepted for publication so that it conforms to the requirements of the journal.
Editorial/Peer Review Process
Manuscripts submitted to International Journal of Ethnomedicine and Pharmacognosy will be considered for evaluation with the understanding that it is being submitted to the journal only at that point in time and has not been published anywhere, simultaneously submitted, or already accepted for publication elsewhere, and also that the content of the manuscript is original and all passages from published works are accorded due attribution.
A corresponding author who relates to the journal office in matters related to the manuscript is required.
All manuscripts received are duly acknowledged. Manuscripts are initially evaluated for suitability for further peer review. Manuscripts that are outside the scope of the journal, contain plagiarized contents, or short of the journal's standard are rejected.
Suitable manuscripts are peer-reviewed by at least two reviewers who are vast in the field and are not affiliated with the contributors' institutions. However, selection of reviewers is at the sole discretion of the editor. The journal follows a single-blind review process. The comments and recommendations of the reviewers are conveyed to the corresponding author. The author is requested to respond to reviewers' comments and submit a revised version of the manuscript. This process is repeated till reviewers and editors are satisfied with the manuscript.
The papers submitted must meet the following criteria:
1. the title should reflect the content of the manuscript
2. the content must fall within the scope of the journal
3. the abstract should be adequately informative and suitable to appear on its own
4. the content should be original
5. the methodology used should be ethical, scientific, and reproducible
6. results should be clearly interpreted and supported with data/photographs
7. data should be logically discussed
8. conclusions should be rationale, concise and based on the findings
9. references should be adequate
International Journal of Ethnomedicine and Pharmacognosy review process is constructive and unbiased. Reasons for rejection include:
1. out of journal's scope
2. too preliminary
3. lack of novelty
4. evidence of plagiarism, redundancy, or other form of fraudulence
Manuscripts accepted for publication are copy-edited and page proofs are sent to the corresponding author for final correction. The corresponding author is expected to return the corrected proofs within five days.
International Journal of Ethnomedicine and Pharmacognosy is an open access journal. All articles published in the journal are freely available online immediately upon publication without subscription charges or registration barriers to the users. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any lawful purpose without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author.
Copyright and License Policies
Copyright on published articles are retained by the author(s). Authors grant the publisher, Michael Joanna Publications, a license to publish the article and identify itself as the original publisher.
Also, authors agree to publish articles under the terms of the creative commons Attribution 4.0 license which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
In cases where an author is not allowed to be the copyright holder (such as US government or common wealth government employees), articles are licensed under a CC0 Public Domain Dedication which allows unlimited distribution and reuse of the article for any lawful purpose.
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Retraction and Correction Policies
Articles that are plagiarized or in any form compromise publication ethics will be retracted from the Journal's contents. The journal publishes a retraction while leaving the original uncorrected article. Articles from the same author(s) may also be retracted. The author(s) may also be banned from submitting any content to the journal. The journal reserves the right to take further legal action against the author(s).
The journal also publishes errata/corrigenda for articles with minor infractions while leaving the original uncorrected article.
The authors' guideline will be helpful in preparing manuscripts for submission.