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Copyright

Copyright on any article in Lifescience Global is retained by the author(s) under the Creative Commons Attribution license, which permits copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format remix, transform, and build upon the material.

Open Access FAQs

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  1. What is 'Open Access' ?
    Open access refers to unrestricted access via the Internet to articles published in scholarly journals, book chapters or monographs.

    License agreement
    Open access refers to unrestricted access via the Internet to articles published in scholarly journals, book chapters or monographs. Lifescience Global open access articles are subject to Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.


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  2. Why authors should make their articles 'Open Access' ?
    The main reason authors make their articles openly accessible is to maximize their research impact. A growing number of studies have confirmed, that an Open Access article is more likely to be used and cited than one behind subscription barriers. Open access helps researchers as readers by opening up access to articles that their libraries do not subscribe to. One of the great beneficiaries of open access may be users in developing countries,where currently some universities find it difficult to pay for subscriptions required to access the most recent journals.

  3. Why does Open Access articles have article-processing charges?
    For Lifescience Global, publishing research content in open access is not possible without incurring production expenses.  The article processing charges are collected because readers do not have to pay subscription charges, as a result  the published research content is available with immediate, barrier-free and world-wide open access in full text.

    The article processing charges pay for:
    • immediate world-wide unrestricted open access to the full text.
    • prodcution costs involed in editorial management and use of electronic tools for peer review and publication.
    • marketing and promotion activities to increase citations .
    • maintaining inclusion in CrossRef to ensure electonic citations in other journals.
    • production of manuscripts in various formats for online publication delivery.
  4. Is it possible to waive / to get discounts on the open access charges if the author is not able pay?
    Waiver requests are considered on a case to case basis. Individual waiver or discount requests may be considered after internal editorial approval.  As per policy and editorial recommendation authors may be able to get a discount / waiver on article processing charges.

Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Policy

Lifescience Global publishes peer-reviewed journals on various scientific disciplines. This statement explains ethical behaviour of all parties involved in the act of publishing an article for its journals, i.e.: the author, the Editor in Chief, the peer-reviewer and the publisher. This statement is based on internationally accepted Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

DUTIES OF EDITORS

Decision on the Publication of Articles
The Editor in Chief of each Lifescience Global Journal is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. The Editor in Chief may be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and subjected to such legal requirements regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The Editor in Chief may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.

Fair play
Manuscripts shall 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 in Chief/editors and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest
Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used by anyone who has a view of the manuscript (while handling it) in his or her own research without the express written consent of the author.

DUTIES OF REVIEWERS

Contribution of Peer Review
Peer review assists the Editor in Chief and the editorial board in making editorial decisions while editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper.

Promptness
Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the assigned manuscript or unable to provide a prompt review should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process.

Confidentiality
Manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to, or discussed with, others except as authorized by the Editor in Chief.

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 identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that had been previously reported elsewhere should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the Editor in Chief's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.

Confidentiality
Privileged 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.

DUTIES OF AUTHORS

Reporting standards
Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behaviour and are unacceptable.

Data Access and Retention
Authors may be asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such, if practicable, and should in any event be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.

Originality and Plagiarism
Authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others this must be appropriately cited or quoted.

Multiple Publication
An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.

Acknowledgement of Sources
Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.

Authorship of the Paper
Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors.

Corresponding Author

Corresponding author is the author responsible for communicating with the journal for publication. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

Acknowledgment of Funding Sources
Sources of funding for the research reported in the article should be duly acknowleged at the end of the article.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest
All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.

Fundamental errors in published works
When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.

 

Independent journal - Projects

With years’ of experience in collaborating with journal editors and societies, Lifescience Global with its team is the perfect publishing partner for Independent journals. Independent journals are journals published by scientific societies and institutions.

Lifescience Global offers complete publication project management for these scientific journals ensuring maximum exposure and citations for their contents. Editors are provided with a state-of-the-art platform purposely built for subscription based / open access publishing, allowing them to focus on editorial decision making, while Lifescience Global takes care of the practicalities of running the journal publishing platform and providing you with first-class editorial support services. For more details contact : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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