General policies

Peer review

Authors are encouraged to provide the name, institution, country and e-mail address of three potential reviewers in the field. Reviewers suggested by the authors must be from different institutions. The proposed reviewers suggested must not have any collaboration or mutual research projects with the authors. Authors may also indicate names of reviewers (oppose reviewers) whom they wish to be excluded from reviewing their manuscripts. Upon reviewing, the reviewers will recommend one of the following: 1. reject, 2. major revision, 3. minor revision, 4: accept.

Unpublished material

All types of submission to IJPNaCS implies that the work described has not been published previously or is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, the work is approved by all the authors and tacitly or explicitly by the responsible authorities where the work has been carried out; and that, if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere, in English or in any other language, without the granted permission from the copyright source.  


Article that is found to have plagiarised with other work or included third-party copyright material without the granted permission of reuse or reprint or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where the authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to retract the article or take other ethically appropriate action.

Ethical conduct of research involving human and animals

Ethical considerations must be clearly addressed in the Declaration section. Written informed consent under protocols approved by an institutional or local review board or approved animal protocols are essential if the research involves human or animal subjects, respectively. This information together with the approval reference number or exempt status of approved protocols should be stated in the manuscript.

The research that involves human subjects must adhere to the principles of the ethical standards of the responsible committee on human experimentation (institutional and national) and World Medical Association Declaration of Helsinki. All research participants should be informed about the aims of the study and any possible side effects of the intervention.

The Journal reserves the right to request the related documents.

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