International Journal of Pharmaceutics and Drug Analysis is a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the publication of research papers, reviews, mini-reviews, Short communications, and case studies.
Section A: Author's Responsibilities
As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
Section B: Reviewers' responsibilities
Section C: Editorial Staff’s responsibilities
Section D: Publisher’s Responsibilities
To maintain the relationship with editors and parties involved in the publication and should support the editorial decisions and should work in the way to achieve the publication goal set by the editor.
To maintain the confidentiality of the author and his/her research work.
Maintain the policies
To promote and encourage policies regarding journal ethics, authorship, editorial independence, conflict of interest, research funding, review system, and process.
Corrections, Retractions, Republication, and errors
To publish corrections, clarification, retractions whenever required. The publication should be done on a timely basis to achieve timeliness of the publishing schedule of the journal.
Honest errors are a part of science and publishing and require publication of a correction when they are detected. So Correction, Retractions, Republication, and errors are handled as per standards prescribed by ICMJE
What to do in a case of Redundant publication
What to do in a case of suspect plagiarism
What to do in a case of fabricated data
If Changes in authorship
The corresponding author requests addition of an extra author before publication
( http://publicationethics.org/files/u2/04A_Author_Add_Submitted.pdf )
Corresponding author requests removal of the author before publication
( http://publicationethics.org/files/u2/04B_Author_Remove_Submitted.pdf )
Request for addition of extra author after publication
( http://publicationethics.org/files/u2/04C_Author_Add_Published.pdf )
Request for removal of the author after publication
( http://publicationethics.org/files/u2/04D_Author_Remove_Published.pdf )
Suspected guest, ghost, or gift authorship
( http://publicationethics.org/files/u2/04E_Author_Ghost_Guest_Gift.pdf )
Advice on how to spot authorship problems
( http://publicationethics.org/files/u2/04F_How_to_spot_author_problems.pdf )
What to do if a reviewer suspects a case of an undisclosed conflict of interest (CoI) in a submitted manuscript
( http://publicationethics.org/files/u2/05A_CoI_Submitted.pdf )
What to do if a reader suspects a case of an undisclosed conflict of interest (CoI) in a published article
( http://publicationethics.org/files/u2/05B_CoI_Published.pdf )
What to do if case an ethical problem with a submitted manuscript
( http://publicationethics.org/files/u2/06_Ethics_Submitted.pdf )
What to do in the case of a reviewer has appropriated an author’s idea or data
( http://publicationethics.org/files/u2/07_Reviewer_misconduct.pdf )
How COPE handles complaints against editors
( http://publicationethics.org/files/u7140/Flowchart%20Complaints%20revised%20Apr%2012.pdf )