Peer Review Process
Peer Review Process
All contributions will be initially assessed by the editor for suitability for the journal. Papers deemed suitable are then typically sent to a minimum of two independent expert reviewers to evaluate the paper's scientific quality. The Editor is responsible for the final decision regarding acceptance or rejection of articles. The Editor's decision is final. Editors are not involved in decisions about papers which they have written themselves or have been written by family members or colleagues or which relate to products or services in which the editor has an interest. Any such submission is subject to the journal's usual procedures, with peer review handled independently of the relevant editor and their research groups.
Based on reports submitted by the reviewers, the Academic Editor makes one of the following recommendations:
- Major Revision
- Minor Revision
Journal of Women Medical & Dental College uses TURNITIN to detect submissions that overlap with published and submitted manuscripts.Manuscripts that are found to have been similarity index (MORE THAN 18%)from a manuscript by other authors, whether published or unpublished, will be rejected, and the authors may incur sanctions. Any published articles may need to be corrected or retracted.
Fabrication and falsification
The authors of submitted manuscripts or published articles that are found to have fabricated or falsified the results, including the manipulation of images, may incur sanctions, and published articles may be retracted.
Conflicts of interest
Authors must declare all potential interests in a ‘Conflicts of interest’ section, explaining why the interest may be a conflict. If there are none, the authors should state “The author(s) declare(s) that there are no conflicts of interest regarding the publication of this paper.” Submitting authors are responsible for coauthors declaring their interests.
Corrections and retractions
When errors are identified in published articles, the publisher will consider what is required and consult the editors and the authors’ institution(s).
- Errors by the authors may be corrected by a corrigendum and,
- Mistakes by the publisher by an erratum.
If errors significantly affect the conclusions or there is evidence of misconduct, this may require retraction or an expression of concern.