Policies We Follow at Neurocosm
Authors must be honest in presenting their results and conclusions of their research. Research misconduct is harmful for knowledge. It could mislead other researchers.
Having the benefit of open access policy, at Neurocosm the accepted articles can choose to be on fast track publishing. Copyright of the articles are retained by the authors. Published articles are fully peer reviewed and are freely available online for everyone to access, read and download.
There are higher visibility and discoverability chances of the published articles on search engines and the major indexing services, with the possibility of being highly cited.
Long term preservation of the published articles in the scientific record is made possible through this policy. We have a compatibility with most open access policies globally.
Articles with clinical interest and implications will be given preference. Outstanding research articles in all areas of medicine and health, involving methodologies that may include clinical trials, systematic reviews/meta-analyses, epidemiology, diagnostic testing, predictive and explanatory modeling, cost-effectiveness research, qualitative studies, and clinically-focused translational research are all included under the scope of this journal.
Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement
Ethical standards for publication at Neurocosm exist to ensure high-quality scientific publications, public trust in our scientific findings, and that the people receive credit for their ideas. The Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) abides by its Code of Conduct and aims to adhere to its Best Practice Guidelines.
The copyrights lie with the concerned authors. All those who have made a significant contribution should be given chance to be cited as authors. Other individuals who have contributed to the work should be acknowledged. Articles should include a full list of the current institutional affiliations of all authors, both academic and corporate.
We strongly recommend that fabrication, falsification or selective reporting of data with the intent to mislead or deceive is unethical, as is the theft of data or research results from others. The results of research should be recorded and maintained to allow for analysis and review.
Here at Neurocosm, we have a zero tolerance policy towads plagiarism. Reproducing in the text from other papers and journals across the globe without properly crediting the source (plagiarism) or producing many papers with almost nearly the same content by the same authors (self-plagiarism) is not acceptable. Concurrent submission of the same results to than one journal concurrently is unethical. Exceptions are the review articles.
Authors must not present results obtained by others as if they were their own. Authors should acknowledge the work of others used in their research and cite publications that have influenced the direction and course of their study.
All manuscripts submitted will be checked for plagiarism (copying text or results from other sources) and self-plagiarism (duplicating substantial parts of authors' own published work without giving the appropriate references) using the CrossCheck database. Plagiarism is not tolerated.
It is highly recommended that you do not simultaneously submit the same manuscript to different journals at the same time. The submitted article will be removed without consideration if such a duplicate submission is found.
Corrections and retractions
On submission of the manuscript, it is implied that you are obliging to cooperate with the journal editors to provide prompt retractions or correction of errors in published works.
The journal will issue retractions in case:
There are clear evidences that the findings are unreliable, either as a result of misconduct (e.g. data fabrication) or honest error (e.g. miscalculation or experimental error);
The findings have previously been published elsewhere without proper cross referencing, permission or justification (i.e. cases of redundant publication);
It constitutes plagiarism;
It reports unethical research.
Our Article assessment and Ethics Protocol - Overview:
● All manuscripts are subject to peer review and are expected to meet standards of academic excellence. If approved by the editor, submissions will be considered by peer-reviewers, whose identities will remain anonymous to the authors.
● Our Research Integrity team will occasionally seek advice outside standard peer review, for example, on submissions 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 to: recruiting reviewers with specific expertise, assessment by additional editors, and declining to further consider a submission.
● This publication ethics is a commitment which draws up some moral limitations and responsibilities of research journals. The text is adapted according to the "Standard Ethics", approved by the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology, and the publication principles of Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).