The International Journal of Hospital Research policy regarding suspected scientific misconduct including plagiarism, fabricated data, falsification, and redundancy is based on the guidelines on good publication practice of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE; http://www.publicationethics.org). The Journal requires all authors to comply fully with current ethical standards for publication in their disciplines. Authors are responsible for the originality of manuscripts submitted to journal and the original data based on which the manuscript is provided must be available upon on editor request. All authors should have agreed to and be aware of the manuscript submission. The corresponding author must have the authority from all authors to act on their behalf in all matter related to publication of the manuscript. Authors are responsible for the contents of their manuscript, including article claims, conclusions, and appropriate citation, acknowledgments, and author contribution. The journal office will receive the manuscript based upon the perception that authors have the authority for publishing the work and that they guarantee that the manuscript, or one with substantially the same contents was not published previously or is not under review for publication elsewhere. Upon submission of the paper, it is expected that the authors will provide written assurance for the originality and the novelty of their work in a covering letter.
Please follow the items mentioned:
Competing interests: Authors are required to disclose any financial, personal or other association with other people or organizations that might pose an actual or potential competing interest in connection with the submitted article.
Authors’ contributions: The individual contributions of authors to the manuscript should be specified. The authors’ name should be abbreviated in this section (e.g. JMS for John Miller Smith).
Acknowledgements: Any substantive contributions from individuals and institutions including financial and material support, technical help, administrative organization, writing assistant or useful discussion should be acknowledged.
Conflict of interest: Authors must disclose all financial interests / affiliations that have affected the article
Checking Plagiarism: The plagiarism of articles submitted is checked in iThenticate.
Research Abuse Policy:
The members of the editorial board investigate in accordance with the rules in the COPE with any research misconduct as:
Clinical research: In this journal, intervention articles (clinical trials) that do not have a ethics code do not investigate in the review process.
Conflict of interest: Authors must disclose all financial interests / affiliations that have affected the article.
Change the text of the article Whenever there is a need to change the article, only the author can apply it by submitting a written request to the publisher and providing the required documents.
Conflict of interest
Authors must disclose all financial interests / affiliations that have affected the article. Referees should disclose any conflict of interest and, if necessary, refuse to review an article that has a conflict of interest. Editors should also not accept any article that may be of conflicting interest. Such articles should be submitted to other editors for review.
Articles are like a confidential document, and publishers, editorial boards, and judges must strive to keep it confidential.
Manuscripts will be assigned to an Assistant Editor who will supervise the review process and provides recommendations on acceptance to Editor-in-Chief who will then make the final decision. The manuscripts considered suitable for peer review will then be subject to two or more expert reviews. The journal aims for an initial decision within 2 weeks. Upon receiving reviewer comments authors are required to submit the revised manuscript and the reply to reviewers within 72 hours.