JECH Principles

Peer-review process

All submitted articles are evaluated at the submission to meet the structural and subject principles of JECH. The matched articles will gone under a double-blinded peer-review process by at least 3 reviewers (expert in the field who are not part of the journal’s editorial staff) who are selected by the Editorial Board members according to their field specialties. The Editorial Board members have the final responsibility to select the articles.

Governing body

JECH is under the scientific control of Editorial Board whose members are recognized experts in the subject areas included within the journal’s scope. Some executive roles of the Editorial Board members are delegated to the Editor-in-Chief who is well-known in the journal’s scope.

Editorial team

JECH is under the scientific supervision of the Editorial Team whose members are all experts with high number of publications in their field.

Author fees/Access

There are No Fees or Charges at all for submission, reviewing and publishing processes in JECH.

JECH follows the Bethesda Statement on Open Access Publishing.

Copyright

The content of JECH is under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International Public License. To the extent this Public License may be interpreted as a contract, we are granted the Licensed Rights in consideration of your acceptance of these terms and conditions, and the Licensor grants you such rights in consideration of benefits the Licensor receives from making the Licensed Material available under these terms and conditions.

Process for identification of and dealing with allegations of research misconduct

Publisher and editors of JECH are reasonable to identify and prevent the publication of papers where research misconduct has occurred, including plagiarism, citation manipulation, and data falsification/fabrication, among others. In doing so, JECH follows COPE’s guidelines in dealing with allegations.

The best way to reach us is by email. Complaints should ideally be made to the person the complainant is already in contact with over the matter being complained about. If that is not appropriate please email: jech@umsha.ac.ir

Whenever possible complaints will be dealt with by the editor in-chief (Dr. Bashirian)

Complaints about editorial matters that are sent to the chairman of the journal (Prof. Hazavehei)

All complaints will be acknowledged within 7 working daysIf possible a full response will be made within 2 weeks. If this is not possible an interim response will be given within four weeks.

If the complainant remains unhappy, complaints should be escalated to the undersecretary of Research affairs at Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, whose decision is final.

Ownership and management

JECH is owned by Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Iran, and is managed and published by Hamadan University of Medical Sciences

Conflicts of interests

All JECH Editorial Board members and the Editor-in-Chief submitted articles are gone under the same reviewing process as the other authors gone. In the cases that a reviewer suspects undisclosed conflict of interest in a submitted manuscript or a reader suspects undisclosed conflict of interest in a published article (all authors are filling the ICMJE Form for Disclosure of Potential Conflicts of Interest at the submission time) JECH will follow COPE’s guidelines.

Revenue sources/Advertising/Direct marketing

JECH is financially supported completely by Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Iran, and has no other sources for earning funds. JECH accepts No advertisements in the site or even as a report article.

Publishing schedule/Archiving

JECH is published 4 issues per year. All the content from the beginning to the end will be available for ever on JECH exclusive website. Also JECH has the plan to enter to Scopus and Thomson-Reuters databases.


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