Publication Ethics

The New Ropanasuri Journal of Surgery (NRJS) implies the regulation following the guidelines developed by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) in dealing with publication ethics, in specific to prevent the issues of misconduct to meet a high-quality standard of ethics for the publisher, editors, authors, and reviewers. The regulation includes the ethical considerations for these stakeholders, accordingly. Research involving human participants, human material, or human data must have been performed following the Declaration of Helsinki and approved by an appropriate ethics committee. A statement detailing this, including the name of the ethics committee and the reference number where appropriate, must appear in all manuscripts reporting such research. Suppose a study has been granted an exemption from requiring ethics approval. In that case, this should also be detailed in the manuscript (including the name of the ethics committee that granted the exemption).

The condition(s) for publisher

  1. The New Ropanasuri Journal of Surgery never publishes a manuscript containing material subjected to misconduct. For this purpose, a similarity check is a process subjected to the regulation of the journal.
  2. The manuscript that does not meet the condition(s) for is subjected to rejection.

The condition(s) for editors

  1. Editor(s) should ensuring these issues:
    • The manuscript was not submitted to another journal.
    • The submitted manuscript is an author's original work (s), properly citing others' work using the approved format. Editors and all staff should guarantee the confidentiality of the submitted manuscript.
    • Should there is suspected misconduct or disputed authorship, COPE guidelines will guide editors.
    • The submitted manuscript proceeded with the similarity check and did not exceed 20%.
    • The submitted manuscript was completed with the declaration of conflict of interest, ethical approval for study using human subjects and animals
  2. Editor(s) must assess the submitted manuscript objectively to be published, judging each on its merit with no bias towards the nationality, ethnicity, political beliefs, race, religion, gender, seniority, or institutional affiliation of the authors.
  3. Editors and all staff should guarantee the confidentiality of the submitted manuscript. Editors must ensure that documents sent to reviewers do not contain private information of the authors and vice versa.
  4. Editors may confer with other editors or reviewers in making the final decision regarding publication. The editor's final decision should be relayed to authors in a timely fashion and accompanied by the reviewer's comments unless they contain offensive or libelous remarks.

The condition(s) for author(s)

  1. Author(s) should meet the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) criteria about the authorship.
  2. Author(s) should never be publishing the manuscript to another journal. For this purpose, the author should declare the issue.
  3. Author(s) should ensure the work's originality and cite others' work properly using a recommended reference manager (Mendeley, EndNote™) following the format of the approved reference (Vancouver system).
  4. Author(s) should never be engaged with an issue of plagiarism or self-plagiarism and must agree with the condition applied by the journal for similarity check procedure. Following the check, any similarity that exceeds more than 20% is subjected to rejection.
  5. Author(s) should deliver a signed declaration of conflict of interest such as their job role, research expenses, consultant expenses, and intellectual property using ICMJE format available in the journal (downloaded in .pdf format) as the supplement.
  6. For the manuscript dealing with the human subjects, author(s) should deliver ethical approval signed by the committee of ethics (independent reviewer board, IRB) as the supplement. This also implied if animals were used in the study. For the clinical trials, registration is required (see further description).

The condition(s) for reviewers

  1. This journal implies the double-blinded reviewing process. Neither authors nor reviewers know each other's name or affiliations.
  2. Reviewers must comment on ethical issues, possible research, and publication misconduct should be they are suspected.
  3. Reviewers must complete the work on time and notify the editor should they be unable to complete the work.
  4. Reviewers should keep the confidentiality of the manuscript.
  5. Reviewers should not accept manuscripts to be reviewed should there be a potential conflict of interest between them and the authors.