Ethical Principles and Publication Policy

At PhaMedicine Journal, we emphasize our unwavering commitment to upholding the highest standards of research and publication ethics. It is strictly prohibited to engage in any form of plagiarism within submitted articles, and the responsibility for such actions lies entirely with the authors. Should there be any suspicions or claims regarding scientific integrity or ethical violations, PhaMedicine Journal reserves the right to refer the manuscript to relevant institutions or authorities for a thorough investigation. However, while the journal takes responsibility for initiating inquiries, it does not possess the authority to conduct investigations or make final decisions.

The Editorial Board and responsible Publisher of PhaMedicine Journal adhere to the guidelines set forth by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), Council of Science Editors (CSE), European Association of Science Editors (EASE), the US National Library of Medicine (NLM), the World Medical Association (WMA), and the National Information Standards Organization (NISO). The journal conforms to the Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing.

As per the Journal's policy, all research protocols must receive approval from an ethics committee in alignment with international agreements. This requirement applies to all research studies submitted for publication. Manuscripts lacking ethics committee approval will not undergo evaluation or processing. For articles concerning experimental research on humans, a statement should be included that shows informed consent of patients and volunteers was obtained following a detailed explanation of the procedures that they may undergo. The Journal may request a copy of the Ethics Committee Approval from authors.

  • All authors must directly contribute to the submitted manuscript in an academic or scientific capacity, including planning or executing the study, writing or revising the manuscript, and accepting the final draft.
  • The journal ensures adherence to the Declaration of Helsinki in clinical studies.
  • Manuscripts require a Copyright Transfer Form signed by all authors, confirming the originality of the submission and detailing the scientific contributions and responsibilities of each author.
  • If the article involves commercial links or institutional support, authors must declare any associations or specify the relationship in the cover letter.
  • Authors should affirm the absence of conflicts of interest and provide authorship contributions.
  • The journal reserves the right to investigate any suspicions of scientific or ethical issues but doesn't assume responsibility for the investigation or decision-making.