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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Publishing Policy

Research Involving Human and Animal Studies

1. Introduction

The International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences (IJCMAS) is dedicated to promoting ethical research and publication practices. In accordance with the guidelines established by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), this policy outlines the ethical principles and procedures governing research involving human and animal studies for publication in IJCMAS.

2. Ethical Considerations

IJCMAS is committed to upholding the highest ethical standards in research involving human and animal subjects. Authors are expected to comply with the following principles:

2.1. Ethical Approval: Authors must ensure that all research involving human subjects or animals has received appropriate ethical approval from relevant institutional review boards or ethics committees. The approval details, including the name of the committee and the approval reference number, must be provided in the manuscript.

2.2. Informed Consent: For research involving human subjects, authors must provide evidence of informed consent obtained from participants. Informed consent should include clear information about the study, potential risks, benefits, and the right to withdraw without prejudice.

2.3. Privacy and Confidentiality: Authors must respect the privacy and confidentiality of human subjects and ensure that no identifying information is disclosed without explicit consent.

2.4. Animal Welfare: For research involving animals, authors must adhere to established ethical guidelines for the care and use of animals in research. Detailed descriptions of animal care, housing, and handling must be provided in the manuscript.

3. Manuscript Submission

Authors conducting research involving human or animal studies must adhere to the following procedures when submitting their manuscripts to IJCMAS:

3.1. Ethical Declaration: Authors must include a section in their manuscript that explicitly states the adherence to ethical principles and provides details on ethical approvals, informed consent, and animal welfare compliance.

3.2. Reporting Guidelines: Authors should follow relevant reporting guidelines, such as the CONSORT statement for clinical trials or ARRIVE guidelines for animal studies, to ensure transparent and comprehensive reporting of their research.

4. Editorial Review

The editorial team of IJCMAS will carefully review manuscripts involving human and animal studies to ensure compliance with ethical standards. Any concerns or violations of ethical principles will be addressed in consultation with the authors.

5. Publisher's Responsibility

IJCMAS will uphold the ethical principles outlined in this policy and will cooperate with institutions and authorities to investigate any ethical concerns related to published research.

6. Conclusion

The IJCMAS Publishing Policy on Research Involving Human and Animal Studies underscores our commitment to the ethical conduct of research. It ensures that studies involving human and animal subjects are conducted with integrity, transparency, and respect for ethical principles.

This policy is subject to periodic review and revision to align with evolving ethical and research standards.