Peer Review, Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

Peer Review, Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

E Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine publication ethics and malpractice statement has been written in accordance with COPE general guidelines http://publicationethics.org/.

Editorial policies of the journal are conducted according to the rules advised by Council of Science Editors and reflected “Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals” (ICMJE Recommendations) by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors.

E Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine is an independent journal based on double-blind peer-review principles. The manuscript is assigned to the Editor-in-Chief, who reviews the manuscript and makes an initial decision based on manuscript quality and editorial priorities. Manuscripts that pass initial evaluation are sent to an Associate Editor. The Associate Editor assigns the manuscript to two reviewers (internal and/or external). The reviewers must review the manuscript within 21 days. The Associate Editor recommends a decision based on the reviewers’ recommendations and sends the manuscript to the Editor-in-Chief. The Editor-in-Chief makes a final decision based on editorial priorities, manuscript quality, and Associate Editor’s and reviewers’ recommendations. If there are any conflicting recommendations from reviewers, the Editor-in-Chief may assign a new reviewer.

Ethics

Experimental, clinical and drug studies requiring approval by an ethics committee must be submitted to the E Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine with an ethics committee approval report confirming that the study was conducted in accordance with international agreements and the Declaration of Helsinki. The approval of the ethics committee and the fact that informed consent was given by the patients should be indicated in the Materials and Methods section. In experimental animal studies, the authors should indicate that the procedures followed were in accordance with animal rights as per the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals and they should obtain animal ethics committee approval.

The approval of the ethics committee, statement on the adherence to international guidelines mentioned above and that the patients` informed consent is obtained should be indicated in the Materials and Methods section and is required for case reports whenever data/media used could reveal identity of the patient. The declaration of the conflict of interest between authors, institutions, acknowledgement of  any financial or material support, aid is mandatory for authors submitting manuscript and the statement should appear at the end of manuscript. Reviewers are required to report if any potential conflict of interest exists between reviewer and authors, institutions.

The journal disapproves following unethical practices and will not accept or publish any suspicious article, as well as efforts to influence the review process with such practices as gifting authorship, inappropriate acknowledgements, and references.

Plagiarism: To re-publish whole or in part the contents of another author's publication as one's own without providing a reference. 
Fabrication: To publish data and findings/results that do not exist. 
Duplication: Use of data from another publication, which includes re-publishing a manuscript in different languages. 
Salamisation: To create more than one publication by dividing the results of a study preternaturally.

All manuscripts submitted are screened for plagiarism using Crossref Similarity Check powered by “iThenticate” software.

Confidentiality

The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers or the publisher, as appropriate.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted articles must not be used in an editor's own research without the author'sauthor's express written consent. Confidential data or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. When the editorial board is notified or discovers a significant problem regarding errors/ inaccuracy, undisclosed conflict of interest, plagiarism in a published article, the editorial board will promptly notify the corresponding author and the publisher. It will undertake the necessary actions to clarify the issue and in case of need to retract the paper or publish an Erratum, following the COPE Guidelines.