International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences (IJCMAS)
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IJCMAS operates peer review process based on the guidelines of Committee on Publication Ethics

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Editorial Policy

Embargo policy

Embargo Policy of the International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences (IJCMAS)

1. Definition of Embargo: An embargo is a stipulated period during which certain information, particularly research findings that have been accepted for publication, cannot be publicly disclosed or disseminated by any means, including news media, public presentations, or via online platforms.

2. Purpose of the Embargo: The embargo system ensures that peer-reviewed research is disseminated to the public in a coordinated, accurate, and effective manner.

3. Embargo Duration: Unless otherwise specified, all research papers accepted for publication by IJCMAS are under embargo until the publication date specified by the journal.

4. Release to News Media: Media outlets and journalists can receive advanced copies of accepted papers, but they are strictly required to adhere to the embargo policy. Any breach will lead to potential sanctions against the outlet, including the possibility of no longer providing them with advanced access.

5. Author Responsibilities: Authors must not promote or publicize their research findings before the embargo lift date. This includes presentations at conferences, press releases, blogs, social media, or any other public disclosure.

6. Exceptions: In instances of public health emergencies or situations where the research has significant societal implications that necessitate immediate dissemination, IJCMAS may choose to lift the embargo early.

7. Breaches of Embargo: Breaches of the embargo policy, either by authors, institutions, or media outlets, will be taken seriously. Sanctions may include but are not limited to:

Formal letters of complaint to the involved parties and their affiliated institutions.

Potential removal of the article from publication.

Exclusion of the offending authors from publishing in IJCMAS for a specified period.

8. Embargo Lift: The embargo is automatically lifted upon the official publication of the article on the IJCMAS website or in print. From this point onward, the findings can be freely communicated to the public.

9. Correcting Misinformation: Should any inaccuracies or misinterpretations related to the research be made public during the embargo period, IJCMAS, in consultation with the authors, reserves the right to correct the information to ensure public clarity.

10. Requests for Embargo Extensions: In unique situations, authors can request an extension of the embargo period. Considering the justification provided, such requests will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

11. Embargo on Rejected Manuscripts: If a manuscript is rejected after review, the embargo is automatically lifted. However, authors are advised to remain cautious about disseminating non-peer-reviewed findings.

12. Transparency and Updates: This embargo policy is designed in line with COPE guidelines and will be periodically reviewed. Feedback from stakeholders, including authors, reviewers, and readers, will be considered in future updates.