Publication Ethics

    Journal of Surgery and Surgical Research (JSSR) observes ethics in publication process on the basis of guidelines issued by Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). JSSR works with the mission of non-discriminatory publication and expects the same from the authors, editors and reviewers.

    The authors must include an ethics statement describing the details of the committees who approved their experiments. The ethics statement must also confirm that informed consent was obtained from all the recipients. At the time of peer-review, editors may request ethical statement or informed consent letters.

    Ethical guidelines for editors

    The editors will be accountable for evaluating the quality quotient of the articles submitted for publication in JSSR. The editors should ensure that the articles are evaluated according to journal guidelines and constructive feedback is provided to the authors in order to enhance the quality of the articles.

    The editors are expected not to disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author(s), reviewers and other concerned members of the editorial board.

    The editors should ensure that they complete the review process within stipulated time so that manuscripts are processed and reach the publication stage on fast track basis. The consistency in publication will also enforce a feeling of trust among the authors.

    Ethical guidelines for authors

    JSSR expects that authors present accurate, original and objective research in the form of manuscripts. The authors are expected to preserve the raw data and any other valuable information related to the research. The editorial board may review the raw data in relation to the manuscript under publication consideration. The authors are expected to cite properly the publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work. The authors are advised not to publish same manuscripts in more than one journal at the same time. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one Journal or publication will be considered unethical. Such behaviour is convicting and unacceptable. It is the responsibility of the authors to promptly notify editors about the errors and cooperate with them to withdraw or correct the submitted manuscript.

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