Publication Ethics

The Journal of Research in Public Health (JRPH) upholds the highest standards of publication ethics to ensure the integrity, credibility, and fairness of the research it publishes. Some key principles and guidelines guiding JRPHs publication ethics include

  • Originality and Plagiarism

JRPH requires that all submissions be original work and not previously published elsewhere. Authors must appropriately cite sources and avoid any form of plagiarism.

  • Authorship

Authors should only include individuals who have made significant contributions to the research. All listed authors must have agreed to the submission and be aware of its content and implications.

  • Conflict of Interest

Authors are required to disclose any potential conflicts of interest that could influence the interpretation of their research findings. This includes financial interests, affiliations, or any other competing interests.

  • Data Integrity

Authors are responsible for the accuracy and integrity of the data presented in their submissions. Fabrication, falsification, or selective reporting of data is strictly prohibited.

  • Ethical Treatment of Subjects

Research involving human subjects or animals must adhere to ethical guidelines and obtain appropriate approvals from institutional review boards or ethics committees.

  • Review Process

RPH employs a rigorous peer-review process to evaluate the quality, validity, and significance of submissions. Reviewers are selected based on their expertise and impartiality.

  • Confidentiality Editors, reviewers, and journal staff must maintain the confidentiality of submitted manuscripts and not disclose any information about the content or authors without permission.
  • Correction and Retraction

JRPH is committed to correcting any errors or inaccuracies promptly. In cases of serious ethical misconduct or irreproducible research, the journal may issue retractions or corrections as necessary.

  • Transparency

JRPH promotes transparency in the publication process by providing clear guidelines for authors, reviewers, and editors. Any deviations from these guidelines are communicated openly and addressed accordingly.

By adhering to these ethical principles, JRPH strives to foster a culture of integrity, trust, and accountability within the scientific community while advancing knowledge and understanding in the field of public health.