Complaint Policy

In case of the allegation(s) of misconduct such as plagiarism, falsification of data, and fabrication of data, the aggrieved party may launch a formal complaint.

Any person may contact JWMDC with a detailed written description of the concern and information supporting the matter at

Appealing the Publication Decision

The Editor-in-Chief  follows guidelines published by the Committee on Publication Ethics. The Editor-in-Chief may ask the publisher via their in-house contact for advice on difficult or complicated cases.

The Editors' decisions to rejection of the manuscript are not eligible for a formal appeal unless the author(s) believe that the editors decided based on an error in the review process of the manuscript. The author(s) may file a formal appeal against the rejection decision in such a case. However, the author(s) need to provide a written statement with a detailed description of the error that they believe has occurred and affected the review process of the manuscript.

In case the author(s) believe that the decision of the manuscript's rejection has been affected by a publication ethics breach. In that case, the author(s) may contact the Editor-in-Chief with a detailed written description of the concern and the relevant information supporting the matter.

The Editor-in-Chief  considers the authors’ argument, the reviewer reports and decides whether

  • The decision to reject should stand;
  • Another independent opinion is required
  • The appeal should be considered.

The complainant is informed of the decision with an explanation if appropriate. Decisions on appeals are final and new submissions take priority over appeals.