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Publication Ethics

Medwell Publications ensure high quality scientific Publications, and develop peoples trust in scientific findings, and that people receive credit for their work and ideas
Article Assessment:
Medwell Publications ensure to all manuscripts should be peer review and are expected to meet standards of academic excellence. If approved by the editor, submission will be considered by peer reviewers, whose identities will remain anonymous to the authors. Authors are able to mention excluded reviewers in their cover letters and although this information will be forwarded to the handling editor this may not be honoured due to editorial requirements in peer review.

Team of Medwell Publications will occasionally seek advice outside standard peer review, i.e. on submission with serious ethical, security, biosecurity, or societal implications, We may consult experts and the academic editor before deciding on appropriate actions, including but not limited top recruiting reviewers with specific expertise, assessment by additional editors, and declining to further consider a submission.
Plagiarism:
Manuscripts that are found to have been plagiarized from a manuscript by other authors, where published or unpublished, will be rejected and the authors may incur sanctions. Any published articles may need to be corrected to retracted. Authors must not use the words, figures, or ideas of others without attribution. All sources must be cited at the point they are used, and reuse of wording must be limited and be attributed or quoted in the text
Duplicate Submission:
Medwell Publications consider only original content i.e. articles that have not been previously published, including in the language other than English. Articles based on content previously made public only on a preprint server, institutional repository, or in a thesis will be considered. Manuscripts submitted to Medwell Publications must not be submitted elsewhere while under consideration and must be withdrawn before being submitted elsewhere. Authors whose articles are found to have been simultaneously submitted elsewhere may incur sanctions

If author (s) have used their own previously published work, or work that is currently under review as the basis for a submitted manuscript, they must cite the previous articles and indicate how their submitted manuscript differs from their previous work. Reuse of the authors own words outside the methods should be attributed or from the copyright holder and the authors are responsible for obtaining this.
Citation Manipulation:
Worthy authors of Medwell publications whose submitted manuscripts are found to include citations whose primary purpose is to increase the number of citations to a given author's work or to articles published in a particular journal may incur sanctions

Medwell Publication not allow to editors and reviewers to ask authors for inclusion references merely to increase citations to their own or an associate's work, to the journal or to another journal they are associated with
Fabrication and Falsification:
Respect 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.
Authorship and Acknowledgements:
All listed authors ust have made a significant scientific contribution to the research in the manuscript, approved its claims and agreed to be an authors. It is important to list everyone who made a significant scientific contribution. Anyone who contributed to the research or manuscript preparation, but is not an author, should be acknowledged with their permission. Submissions by anyone other than one of the authors will not be considered
Conflicts of Interest:
Conflicts of interest also known as competing interests occur when issues outside research could be reasonably perceived to affect the neutrality or objectivity of the work or its assessment. Potential conflicts of interest must be declared – whether or not they actually had an influence to allow informed decisions. In most cases this declaration will not stop work from being published nor will it always prevent someone from being involved in a review process.
Conflicts include the following:
Financial funding and other payments, goods and services received or expected by the authors relating to the subject of the work or from an organization with an interest in the outcome of the work

Affiliations being employed by on a the advisory board for or a member of an organization with an interest in the outcome of the work

Intellectual propery patents or trademarks owned by someone or their organization

Personal friends, family, relationships and other close personal connections

Idology beliefs or activism for example political or religious, relevant to the work

Academic Competitors or someone whose work is critiqued
Authors:
Authors must declare current or recent funding (including article processing charges). All funding whether a conflict or not must be declared in the acknowledgments

The involvement of anyone other than the authors who has an interest in the outcome of the work ; is affiliated to an organization with such an interest or was employed or paid by a funder in the commissioning, conception, planning design, conduct or analysis of the work, the preparation or editing of the manuscript or the decision to publish must be declared
Editors and Reviewers:
Editors and Reviewers should declined to be involved with a submission when they have a recent publication or current submissions with any authors; collaborate or recently collaborated with any authors; have a close personal connection to any author; have a financial interest in the subject of the work; feel unable to be objective

Reviewers must declare any remaining interests in the Confidential section of the review form which will be considered by the editor. Editors and reviewers must declear if they have previously discussed the manuscript with the authors
Sanctions:
If Medwell Publications becomes aware of breaches of our publication ethics policies, whether or not the breach occurred in a journal published by Medwell Publications, the following sanctions may be applied across the Medwell Publications

Rejection of the manuscript and other manuscripts submitted by the author (s). Not allowing submission for 1-3 years. Prohibition from acting as an editor or reviewer. Medwell Publications may apply additional sanctions for severe ethical violations
Investigations:
Suspected breaches of our publication ethics policies, either before and after publication as well as concerns about research ethics, should be reported to our research integrity team, overseen by the head of research integrity.

Claimants will be kept anonymous if requested, through claimants may also wish to use an anonymous email service. Medwell Publications may ask the authors to provide the underlying data and images, consults editors and contact institutions or employers to ask for an investigation or to raise concerns.
Corrections and Retractions:
When errors are identified in published articles the publisher will consider what action in required and may consult the editors and the authors institution (s). Errors by the authors may be corrected by a corrigendum and errors by the publisher by an erratum. If there are errors that significantly affect the conclusions or there is evidence of misconducts. All authors will be asked to agree to the content of the notice.