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Focus and Scope

The Journal of Reports in Clinical Studies and Medicine is a peer-reviewed, open access journal that offers practicing healthcare professionals in-depth useful reviews and research clinical trials regarding the recent interventional medical and therapeutic approaches. The Journal aims to publish original researches and reviews from the globe but especially focuses on clinical trials that are conducted in developing countries. We know that medical practice is developing in a very fast way and most researchers wish to get a rapid decision about their work, so the review process for all submitted articles will be completed within 5 weeks.

 

Section Policies

Original Research Article

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Review Article

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Clinical Case Study

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Clinical Trial

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Commentary

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Perspective

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Opinion

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Book Review

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Peer Review Process

All manuscripts submitted to PiscoMed Journal undergo rigorous peer review.

  • Initial submission is reviewed by in house editors to ensure adherence to policies of the journal.
  • The editor-in-chief decides on the manuscript to be sent out for review process and assigns the manuscript to one of the associate/section editors according to the particular topic.
  • The associate/section editor chooses the reviewers within the editorial board or from external expert panel depending on the topic.
  • After evaluations by the reviewers have been received, the associate/section editor makes one of the following recommendations: accept, accept with minor revision, accept with major revision and reject. The editor-in-chief makes a final decision.
  • If decision is minor revision, the authors have 15 days to resubmit the revised manuscript.
  • If decision is major revision, the authors have 40 days to resubmit the revised manuscript.
  • Upon resubmission, the same procedure is applied as for the initial submission. .
  • Authors may appeal for a rejected submission. Appeal requests must be made in writing to ojs@piscomed.com with detailed reasons for the appeal and point by point responses to the reviewers’ remarks. Decisions on appeals are final without exception.

Note: Author may suggest up to six academically qualified reviewers to review your submitted manuscript. Please insert the current contact details of the reviewers and state the reason for recommendation under the "Comments for the Editor" section in the last section of Step 1 during submission. However, please take note that this does not confirm that the recommended reviewers will be selected to review your manuscript.

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. All published content is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License (CC-BY-NC), permitting all non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium under the condition that the original work is properly cited.

 

Editorial Policies

The journal will not accept manuscript that has been published or is under consideration for publication in any other journal. The author needs to notify the journal if the data presented in the manuscript has been ever presented in conferences.

 

Conflict of Interest

Conflicts of interest may exist when professional judgements concerning a primary interest have the possibility of being influenced by a secondary interest (e.g.: financial gains). It is to be noted that even perceptions of conflicts of interest are as important as the actual conflicts of interest.

Any agreements with study sponsors (for profit or non-profit), which interfere with the authors’ access to the study data, ability to analyze or interpret the data and publish manuscripts independently according to their own decision, should be avoided by authors at all costs.

A declaration of interests for all authors must be received before an article can be reviewed and accepted for publication.

 

Language

All articles should be written in English—either British or American as long as consistency is observed. SI units should be used. If you are not a native speaker of English you may want to utilize the professional language editing service provided by us before submitting the final version.

 

Withdrawal of Manuscript

If you decide to withdrawal your manuscript after it has been accepted (but not yet published), a processing fee of USD 200 is chargeable upon withdrawal.

 

Plagiarism Detection

The journal will not accept manuscripts that are plagiarized in any circumstances. The journal will verify the originality of the submitted manuscripts with iThenticate, the plagiarism detection software.

If a manuscript uses a text copied directly from another source, this text must be written in quotation marks and original source must be cited. If any kind of plagiarism is detected during the review process, the manuscript will be rejected.

Authors and researchers can also use iThenticate to screen their work before submission by visiting http://www.ithenticate.com.

 

Code of Ethics and Practices

PiscoMed publishing requires all members involved in the journal publishing process to adhere to the principles of Core practices as stipulated by COPE (Committee on Publishing Ethics), to investigate misconduct and to ensure the integrity of research.   COPE has defined measures against data fabrication, duplicate publication, plagiarism and retraction, etc. All complaints submitted by the authors to the journal will be addressed promptly according to the procedure set out in the COPE complaints and appeals. The complainant may direct all inquiries and correspondence to the publisher at contact@piscomed.com.

The journal editors take all possible misconducts seriously. The Editors, authors or readers can forward their concerns to the journal if they find out that the description in a submitted article may constitute an academic fraud, research misconduct or publication malpractice. The concerns or complaints on the possible allegations submitted to the journal will be dealt with promptly and appropriately according to the procedure set out in the COPE flowchart on complaints and in PERK. The complainant may direct all inquiries and correspondence to the Publisher at contact@piscomed.com.

 

Units of Measurement

Units of measurement should be presented simply and concisely using System International (SI) units.

 

Article Processing Charges (APC)

PiscoMed publishes all its journals in Gold Open Access format. The scientific community and the general public have free of all restrictions on accessing (e.g., subscription) and free of many restrictions on using its contents as soon as it is published online. PiscoMed does not require readers to purchase any form of subscription to view online versions of the journals. In order to defray our editorial and production costs, authors of the accepted articles are required to pay the article processing charges (APCs). The charges will come from authors' institutes or research funding bodies.

The APC for Reports in Clinical Studies and Medicine is as follows:

JournalAPC
Reports in Clinical Studies and MedicineUS $800