Ethical Issue

Indo Global Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences (IGJPS)  is committed to the timely publication of peer-reviewed articles. IGJPS requires all authors to comply fully with current ethical standards for publication in their disciplines. Manuscripts submitted to the journal must represent reports of original research, and the original data must be available for review by the editor if necessary.

All authors of a manuscript must have agreed to its submission and are responsible for its content, including appropriate citations and acknowledgments, and must also have agreed that the corresponding author has the authority to act on their behalf in all matters pertaining to publication of the manuscript. By submission of a manuscript to the journal, the authors guarantee that they have the authority to publish the work and that the manuscript, or one with substantially the same content, was not published previously, and is not being considered for publication elsewhere. When submitting papers for publication, it is expected that the authors will provide written assurance and describe the novelty of their work or in the approach taken in their research in a covering letter.

Scientific  Stand Against Plagiarism :- If at any stage of publication and post publication, we suspected plagiarism in the scholarly manuscript, then we retain all rights to retract the publication. Moreover to stand strictly against plagiarism and malpractice, we will blacklist those authors and affiliations and no manuscript will even be entertained from them in future.

Publication and Authorship regulations:

  1. The authors are requested to include applicable reference list for the articles submitted to the journal. The reference list should also have a consistency.
  2. Plagiarism is not acceptable in the journal and such data if detected, will be retracted immediately thereby protecting journals’ ethics policy.
  3. It is impermissible to publish article data which is published elsewhere. The journal shall verify the title and content before it reaches the peer review stage, but still authors are earnestly requested to avoid such malpractice.

Authors’ responsibility:

  1. The authors are to stick to the journals’ peer review policy thereby implementing possible corrections insisted by the reviewers in the peer review process.
  2. All the authors in the research should have contributed significantly and also should submit a genuine work.
  3. The authors are to be informed that they need to include the animal ethics number if the experiment involves animal subjects and institutional ethics certificate or clinical trial committee certificate if it is involving the human subjects in the experiment.

Peer review policy and responsibility of the reviewers:

  1. The reviewers should be confined to the ethical policy.
  2. The reviewers should be able to identify the fraudulent data. The extent of duplication should also be presented by the reviewer.
  3. Fair policy should be followed by the reviewer while reviewing the article.
  4. The review shouldn’t exhibit any conflict of interest with respect to research, authors or the institution.
  5. It will be the prime responsibility of the reviewer to keep the data confidently.

Editorial responsibilities:

  1. The editor-in-chief of the journal has every right to make the final decision (accept/reject a paper). It would be primary responsibility of the editor to make fair and impartial decisions.
  2. The editor should carefully re-review the paper after receiving the peer review report and should then come out with a decision. It is suggestible if the Editor consults other editorial board member for any clarifications.
  3. The editor-in-chief or any member of the editorial board should not have any conflict of interest with respect to the article under consideration.
  4. The policy of anonymity of reviewers and editors should be employed during the review process.
  5. Article retraction should be immediately implemented if the editor detects any form of plagiarism or duplication of data.

Ethical Policy:

  1. The foremost editorial policy is to safeguard the publishing ethics of the journal.
  2. Ethical standards should be maintained by the editorial board.
  3. The editorial board should be willing to apologize the authors if at all there is a mistake committed.
  4. Clarifications, retractions and corrections are to be followed by the journal.
  5. Ethical and intellectual standards are not to be compromised for business needs.


Indo Global Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences strictly adheres to the COPE’s criteria.


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