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Publication ethics and Publication Malpractice statement


         Siddhapapers, Peer review Siddha Medical Journal ISSN 0974-2522 follows the COPE Best Practice guidelines and this statement is based on the guidelines and standards developed by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).



          All authors submitting work to the Siddhapapers ISSN 0974-2522 will be held to high standards of publication ethics as represented in the following sections of authorship, originality, conflicts of interest, and confidentiality.

Breaches of these publication ethics are grounds for immediate dismissal of any submitted work and revocation of any work previously submitted to the Siddhapapers.



  1. Authors included in each submission must have contributed in some significant way to the conception, implementation, documentation, or interpretation of the data of the submitted work. All authors included in the manuscript must be in agreement of the content and interpretation of the submitted work.

  2. Changes to the manuscript involving authorship must be approved by all authors of the paper and accompanied by written documentation.

  3. Persons who have contributed to the paper but were not involved in its major production may be referenced in an acknowledgement section. Acknowledgements should be limited to professional colleagues or advisors.



         All work submitted to the Siddhapapers must be the original work of the represented authors and must not have been published previously, awaiting publication elsewhere, or under consideration for publication elsewhere.  



         If there are any conflicts of interest, financial or non-financial, by any of the submission authors, the conflict details must be mentioned in the title page on behalf of all the authors and co-authors involved. Conflicts of interest will be made available in the published submissions.



          Protection of Research Participants

Corresponding ethical details (IEC/IEAC/IRB etc) to be attached and should be mentioned in the article.



          Fair play: The manuscripts should be evaluated solely on their intellectual merit without regard to authors' race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy.

Confidentiality: The Editor and editorial staff must not disclose any information about a manuscript which is submitted to the journal to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.



          Contribution of Peer Review: Peer review assists the Editor in making editorial decisions and editorial communications helps the author to improve his paper.

Promptness: If a selected reviewer feels that the article not in area of specialization to review he/she should notify the Editor-in-Chief and should not take part in review process. Reviews will be expected to be professional, honest, courteous, prompt, and constructive, their judgment should be objective.

Confidentiality: Manuscripts assigned to a reviewer must be treated as confidential documents.

Standards of Objectivity: Reviews should be conducted objectively. There shall be no personal criticism of the author. Reviewers should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

Acknowledgement of Sources: Reviewers should mark the uncited work that is published previously. Authors are expected to provide the proper citation for each statement that is quoted from a previously published work. Information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage.

Conflict of Interest: Reviewers should not review manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.



Reporting standards: 

  1. Authors of the original research article must present the accurate data of work performed during their research. Authors are also expected to discuss the objective of their work and the significance of their results.

  2. An article should contain the sufficient information and references to ensure the reproducibility of the work.

  3. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements considered as unethical behavior and are unacceptable.


5. Redundant or duplicate submission/publication

  1. Submitting the same manuscript to multiple journals constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.

  2. An author should not publish manuscripts that describe the same concept or present the similar data, in more than one journal.


6. Article withdrawal

          We expect our authors to comply with best practice in publication ethics as well as in quality of their articles.  To avoid withdrawal of articles we sincerely request the corresponding author to undertake the issues related to authorship, publication ethics and accurateness of data and results at the time of submission of manuscript. For withdrawal process, please write a request to



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