Editorial Policy


A. Editorial guidelines

IJCNCS editorial guidelines describes such as guiding principle and publication process of the journal. IJCNCS implement and attempt to adhere to the following values and necessities in publishing Case reports, research articles, and reviews pertinent to medical cases and allied sciences viz. “COPE, ICMJE, STM, WAME”. IJCNCS shall review and revise the editorial guidelines occasionally as and when desirable.

B. Publication principle

The case study reports / articles ought not to have been published so far or should not be under consideration somewhere else for publication. The copyrights of all case study reports/ articles published in IJCNCS are retained by the individual authors while the author(s) of the research ought to have full power to enter into agreement and give rights to IJCNCS. They are supposed not to infringe the rights of any other obligations. The author(s) ought to make certain uprightness of the research works and meet all stipulation and principles of the ethics of carrying out investigations and research. IJCNCS shall peer-review all submissions and carefully consider for publication if the articles are scientifically creditable.

C. Agreement

Submissions of clinical case reports/ manuscripts to IJCNCS signify that the author(s) have determined the content of the article. One of the authors of the manuscript is supposed to be indicated as a corresponding author for any future correspondence. All decision related with the manuscript and galley proofs shall be sent only to the corresponding author. The order of authorship of the manuscript shall be based on the scholarly contributions to the conception, plan, blueprint and improvement of the work or collection of primary data, analysis, or explanation of data, write up of the manuscript or review, corrections and improving the contents resolutely and significant intellectual contributions and final approval of the work to be published,

D. Changes in authorship

IJCNCS shall not be liable for any disagreement related to authorship of a submitted manuscript. If there is a requirement for such changes in the authorship, the alteration shall be executed according to “COPE specification”.

E. Acknowledgement

If some persons who were involved in the work or foundation and improvement of a manuscript but do not qualify as an author shall be acknowledged for their contributions or any institution that offered financial support in terms of grants shall also be recognized by acknowledgement.

F. Peer Review

Prospective author(s) are requested to submit name(s), addresses, phone numbers and e-mail addresses of any two potential reviewers. Manuscript submissions are peer-reviewed by specialists who would correct, modify and identify the merit, ‘strength, and weakness, correctness, of the case study reports / articles and recommend for improvement of the quality or acceptability of the manuscript for publication. Reviewers shall make recommendations to “Accept As Is”, “Requires Minor Corrections” or “Requires Moderate Revision” or “Requires Major Revision”, “Submit To Another Publication Such As”, “Reject for specific reasons”. The reviewer’s assessment reports are sent to the authors. If the comments and recommendations of the reviewers are favorable, the manuscript shall be considered for further processing by the editor-in-chief. On receipt of the author(s) the original manuscript along with the amended manuscript and the reviewer’s reports, the editor-in-chief shall make appropriate decisions: “Accept”, “The Manuscript Requires Improvement” or “Reject” The authors shall be informed of the final editorial decision. If the manuscript still involves further revision and improvement, it may be sent to the author(s) with the editor’s recommendation for additional revision(s). The editor shall make a final decision on the amended version to “Accept” or “Reject” the manuscript.

G. Transgression

Any misconduct of the author’s such as breach of editorial guidelines, publication ethics, integrity of the research and publication process as specified in “COPE, WAME, ICMJE, and STM” shall be are considered /construed as potential misconducts. Suspected cases of misconduct shall be scrutinized according to “COPE guidelines”. Link to Plagiarism.. If there is substantial plagiarism, misconduct of research ethics, withdrawal of case reports/ research articles shall be completed according to “COPE retraction guidelines”

H. Conflict of Interest

While submitting the manuscript, “Authors should declare “Conflict of interest -competing interests” all financial/relevant interest if any.

I. ONLINE publication of IJCNCS and Reprints

IJCNCS encourage “ONLINE” publications. We also recognize that “Reprints” are necessary and if reprints are essential, be supposed to be prearranged here (Link).

J. IJCNCS Plagiarism Policy – see the link.