Author can submit following types of article are for publication i. Review articles, ii. Original Research articles, iii. Short Communications iv. Letter to Editors, v. Preliminary reports, vi. Reviews of scientific meetings, vii. Case Reports and Case Series.
The research being reported should have been conducted in an ethical and responsible manner and should comply with all relevant legislation. Authors should take collective responsibility for submitted and published work. The authorship of research publications should accurately reflect individuals’ contributions to the work and its funding sources and relevant conflicts of interest should be disclosed. Laboratory and clinical research should be driven by protocol.
Pilot studies should have a written rationale. Early agreement on the precise roles of the contributors and collaborators, and on matters of authorship and publication, has been advised. Statistical issues should be considered early in study design, including power calculations, to ensure there are neither too few nor too many participants.
Formal and documented ethical approval from an appropriately constituted research ethics committee is required for all studies involving people, medical records, and anonymised human tissues. Fully informed consent should always be sought. It may not always be possible, however, and in such circumstances, an appropriately constituted research ethics committee should decide if this is ethically acceptable. When participants are unable to give fully informed consent, research should follow international guidelines, such as those of the Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences (CIOMS).
Animal experiments require full compliance with local, national, ethical, and regulatory principles, and local licensing arrangements. International standards vary.
Formal supervision, usually the responsibility of the principal investigator, should be provided for all research projects: this must include quality control, and the frequent review and long term retention (may be up to 15 years) of all records and primary outputs.
Conflict of Interest, where relevant, must be declared to editors by researchers, authors, and reviewers. Editors should also disclose relevant conflicts of interest to their readers. If in doubt, disclose. Sometimes editors may need to withdraw from the review and selection process for the relevant submission. All original studies will have been peer reviewed before publication, taking into full account possible Suggestions from authors as to who might act as reviewers are often useful, but there should be no obligation on editors to use those suggested.
The duty of confidentiality in the assessment of a manuscript will have been maintained by expert reviewers, and this extends to reviewers’ colleagues who may be asked (with the editor’s permission) to give opinions on specific section.
Author will be asked to select a subject area, in order to ensure the appropriate editorial team reviews the article. Then manuscripts will be subjected to editorial checks, and only if it has a high impact will be subjected to peer review. Then based on comments of Reviewer and Editor, decision regarding the paper will be taken.
Initial review – The Editor-in-Chief or the Associate Editors reviews each submission to determine whether the topic is in scope of the journal, the structure complies with main Journal requirements to warrant further consideration and peer review.
Peer review – If the submission is considered for expert review, it will be reviewed by experts in the journal’s Editorial Board or other experts in fields specifically matching the manuscript’s topic. Minimum three peer reviewers evaluate each submission within 3 weeks. Referees are asked to evaluate whether the manuscript: – Is original – Is methodologically sound – Follows appropriate ethical guidelines – Has results which are clearly presented and support the conclusions – Correctly references previous relevant work. Language correction is not part of the peer review process, but referees may, if so wish, suggest corrections to the manuscript.
Final decision -Using peer reviews and Editor judgment, the editor is making the final decision:
Manuscript revision – Accepted manuscripts should be revisied at the latest within 20 days for accepted with minor revision and 30 days for accepted with major revision.
Proofs – Proofs will be sent only to corresponding author, they should be corrected and returned within 5 days. Typographical errors introduced by the editorial office can be corrected.
The journal follows a strict policy against plagiarism and follows the guidelines dictated by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and International Committee of Medical Journal Editors. All the submitted manuscripts for publication are checked for plagiarism after submission and before starting review.
If the submitted manuscripts that are found to include citations whose primary purpose is to increase the number of citations to a given author’s work, or to articles published in a particular journal, will incur citation manipulation penalty. The penalty includes the
Identifying information should not be published in written descriptions, photographs, sonograms, CT scans, etc., and pedigrees unless the information is essential for scientific purposes and the patient (or parent or guardian, wherever applicable) gives informed consent for publication. Authors should remove patients’ names from figures unless they have obtained informed consent from the patients. The journal abides by ICMJE guidelines:
1) Authors, not the journals nor the publisher, need to obtain the patient consent form before the publication and have the form properly archived. The consent forms are not to be uploaded with the cover letter or sent through email to editorial or publisher offices.
2) If the manuscript contains patient images that preclude anonymity, or a description that has obvious indication to the identity of the patient, a statement about obtaining informed patient consent should be indicated in the manuscript.
SPR is the Peer Reviewed International Journal, for each accepted manuscript by the Editorial Board, the Author Don’t need to pay any Amount for the Publication Fee i.e there is No Publication charges for publishing the Paper in SPR. Free Electronic Version (PDF): The authors may download the papers from the journal website, or will be provided with the PDF version of the article via e-mail.
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