The Journal of Public Health Nursing is committed to upholding the highest ethical standards in publication. Therefore, all parties involved must strictly abide by the principles and ethical standards of the journal follow the guidelines of "The Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)".
Roles and responsibilities of the editor
- The editor shall be responsible for reviewing and deciding if the content of the article is consistent with the objectives and scope of the journal.
- The editor shall be responsible for checking the quality of the submitted manuscripts before publication.
- The editor shall strictly comply with the processes and procedures established by the Journal of Public Health Nursing.
- The editor shall use scientific judgment in reviewing the article without prejudice toward the manuscript and regardless of the author’s race, sex, religion, culture, political affiliation, and institution.
- Under no circumstances shall the editor have a vested interest or a conflict of interest with journal author(s) or reviewers. Nor shall he/she benefit commercially from published articles of the journal or claim the ownership of its publications.
- The editor shall not make any changes or alterations to the article and review changes provided by the reviewer. Nor shall he/she impede or interfere with the exchange or sharing of data and information between the reviewer and the author(s).
- The editor shall be responsible for maintaining the standards of the Journal of Public Health Nursing while ensuring continuous improvement to keep the journal relevant and up-to-date.
Roles and responsibilities of the author
- The author(s) shall not submit an article that has previously been published or is in the process of publication in other scientific journals.
- The author(s) shall not submit a manuscript with content identical to a publication in other scientific journals. Also, other publications and their author(s) shall always be cited whenever other publications are presented or referenced in the author’s article.
- Information presented in the article submitted for publication must be a fact that arises from a research study. The author(s) shall not report inaccurate or distorted data and information, including its fabrication, falsification, distortion, or alteration.
- The author(s) shall follow the steps of publication of the journal to ensure the appropriateness of the content for publication.
- If the article submitted for publication is related to research in human subjects, the author(s) shall provide evidence that the study protocol has been approved by relevant Institutional Review Boards IRBs)/ Independent Ethics Committees (IECs).
Roles and responsibilities of the reviewer
- The reviewer shall possess the necessary skills and expertise in the field related to the article under review.
- The review should focus primarily on the significance of the content of the article to its relevant discipline, the quality of data analysis, and the robustness of study data. The reviewer should abstain from giving subjective, unsubstantiated comments and using them as the basis for his/her review judgment.
- Under no circumstances shall the reviewer benefit in any way from the article(s) he/she has reviewed. Nor shall the reviewer claim ownership of article content that he/she has reviewed, either in part or full.
- If the reviewer identifies any parts of an article under review with statements similar to or duplicating other publications, the reviewer shall promptly notify the editor of such similarities.
- The reviewer shall comply with the timeframe required to complete the review set forth by the journal.
- The reviewer shall ensure compliance with his/her confidentiality obligations and shall not disclose the information in the article submitted for review to any third parties while the manuscript is under review.