1- How can I submit a manuscript for publication in this journal?
For paper submission, authors should register themselves as an author in the journal website, and after receiving their username and password via email, they could sign in and enter their personal page and submit their manuscript.
2- Is it necessary for authors to sign the authorship responsibility form?
It is necessary for all of authors to read and sign the authorship responsibility form.
3- How long the review process of the manuscripts would take to be completed?
It usually takes not more than 3-4 weeks from the date of submission (rarely due to some unexpected problems the process may become longer).
4- Where can the author find the reviewers’ comments?
The reviewers’ comments will be sent to the author through the journal’s online system. Entering the User Name and Password, the author can access the comments in her/his personal page.
5- How can the author resubmit a revised version of her/his manuscript?
Sending the revised version of the manuscript through e-mail is not accepted in this journal. Resubmitting the manuscripts should be done through the journal's online submission system. The revised manuscript should be sent via the same ID as the original one.
6- How can I trace my paper?
When your manuscript passes a step the journals online system sends an information email for the corresponding author.
7- Is there any charge for publication in this journal?
Open access publishing is not without costs. IJP, therefore, levies an article-processing charge of 3.000.000 Rls. ($ 200 USD). for each article accepted for publication.
8- What is the copyright policy of IJP?
All articles published in ijp are universally and freely available online. Upon acceptance by the journal, all copyright ownership for the articles is transferred to international journal of pediatrics.
9- What is Plagiarism?
Plagiarism is when an author attempts to pass off someone else's work as his or her own. Duplicate publication, sometimes called self-plagiarism, occurs when an author reuses substantial parts of his or her own published work without providing the appropriate references. This can range from getting an identical paper published in multiple journals, to 'salami-slicing', where authors add small amounts of new data to a previous paper.
International Journal of Pediatrics is now using DocCop (www.doccop.com) to test the degree of plagiarism and then manuscripts will be reviewed by the Administrative Office for any probable plagiarism.
Since many papers have multiple authors, the only way for the guarantor author to know that the final paper does not contain plagiarized text is to run it through a program like Doc Cop prior to submission.
If a case of plagiarism comes to light after a paper is published, the journal will conduct a preliminary investigation. If plagiarism is found, the journal will contact the author's institute and funding agencies. A determination of misconduct will lead the journal to run a statement, bidirectionally linked online to and from the original paper, to note the plagiarism and to provide a reference to the plagiarised material. Depending on the extent of the plagiarism, the paper may also be formally retracted.
10- How is the Peer review process in this journal?
Scientific papers accepted for publication in scholarly journals are subject to peer review. For International Journal of Pediatrics, this is an electronic process. Manuscripts are usually reviewed by a minimum of two reviewers selected from a reviewer database according to specific expertise, the editorial board, PubMed and editorial choice. The reviewers are encouraged to complete the review within three weeks. The reviewers assess the paper’s suitability for publication against defined criteria. The reviewer is looking for a paper written with clarity in good English. It should be original and the conclusions supported by robust statistics and ethically sound data. The paper should present a coherent story. It is important that the paper fits the aims and scope of the journal. The journal’s Editor-in-Chief will make the final decision regarding publication, based upon the reviewer comments. Some consideration may be made to the article’s potential contribution to the impact factor and whether the paper is likely to be cited and downloaded. If the paper is not accepted for publication, a revision may be requested. It is important that authors review and respond to the recommendations made by the reviewers and the journal’s editor before resubmitting the article.
11- What is ICMJE Form for Disclosure of Potential Conflicts of Interest
Please see the answer at:
The International Committee of Medical Journal Editors Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals (ICMJE Recommendations 2013) recommend that authorship be based on the following 4 criteria:
• Substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work; or the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data for the work; AND
• Drafting the work or revising it critically for important intellectual content; AND
• Final approval of the version to be published; AND
• Agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.
In addition to being accountable for the parts of the work he or she has done, an author should be able to identify which co-authors are responsible for specific other parts of the work. In addition, authors should have confidence in the integrity of the contributions of their co-authors.