Publication Ethic

Publication Ethics Statement
Wal'afiat Hospital Journal: Syntax Literate publishes scientific articles in the field of health sciences. The articles published are research articles, critical and comprehensive scientific studies or reviews of important and current issues or reviews of scientific books. This statement describes the ethical behavior of all parties involved in the publishing process including authors, Editorial Board, Expert Editors, and Publishers.

 

Ethical Guidelines for Publishing

Publishing articles in Wal'afiat Hospital Journal is a very important process in the development of coherent and respectable knowledge. It is a direct reflection of the quality of the author's work and the institution that supports the researcher. Reviewed articles contain and support scientific methodology. Therefore, it is important to agree on the expected standards of ethical behavior for all parties involved in the publishing process including authors, editors, expert editors, managing editors, publishers, and the public.

 

Publishing Decisions

Editors are responsible for deciding whether submitted articles should be published. The validity of these works and their importance to authors and readers should support that decision. The editors are guided by the policies of the journal's board of editors and are constrained by laws covering defamation, copyright, and plagiarism. Editors may discuss with other editors or the review team to decide on policies.

 

Fairness

The editors always evaluate manuscripts based on their intellect regardless of the author's race, gender, creed, ethnicity, nationality or political philosophy.

 

Confidentiality

Expert editors and managing editors are prohibited from disclosing any information related to a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the authors themselves, senior editors, bestarial partners and the publisher.

 

Notification and Conflict of Interest

All unpublished content written in the manuscript is prohibited for use in the editors' own research without confirmation from the authors.

 

Contribution to the Editor's Decision

The Expert Editor's judgment helps editors to make editorial decisions and through communication between editorial and authors, it can help authors to improve their articles.

 

Speed

Any selected reviewer who does not feel qualified to assess a published study on a manuscript or knows that his/her assessment will take longer, should inform the editors and withdraw from the assessment process.

 

Confidentiality

Any accepted manuscript that is assessed should be treated as a confidential document. It should not be displayed or discussed with others without the authority of the editors.

 

Objectivity Standard

Judging must be done objectively. Personal criticism of authors is not justified. Assessors should express their views clearly using supporting arguments.

 

Acknowledgment of References

Assessors must identify relevant articles that have not been cited by the authors. Any previously reported statements of observation, derivation, or argument should be accompanied by relevant citations. Reviewers should also ask editors to note any similarities or overlaps between manuscripts that have been reviewed and published.

 

Notification and Conflicts of Interest

Confidential information or arguments obtained through an expert editor's assessment should be kept confidential and should not be used for personal purposes. Reviewers cannot review a manuscript if they have a conflict of interest with the authors, companies, or institutions involved in writing the manuscript.

 

Reporting Standards

Authors must present an accurate report of their article and an objective discussion of its significance. Basic data must be presented accurately. Articles should include sufficient detail and references to allow others to conduct the same research. Fraudulent statements or deliberately inaccurate reports constitute unethical and unacceptable behavior.

 

Originality and Plagiarism

Authors must ensure that they have written their original article, in addition, they must cite properly if they take someone else's article or words.

 

Double Publishing, Repetition or Coincidence

In general, an author is not allowed to have the same publication that has a similar research focus in more than one journal.