Information For Authors

This website contains information for authors in general. For Authors, practical and, in some circumstances, journal-specific information can be found on the journal's page. Additionally, the JPOM About page offers critical information for authors.

Submission Guidelines
Original material must be included in all papers submitted to Scientific Research Publishing. The submitted paper, or any translation thereof, must not have been previously published or be under consideration for publication elsewhere. Violations of these rules will typically result in the contribution being immediately rejected without further examination.

Contributions should be written in English and include a summary of between 100 and 300 words. Generally, JPOM's publications accept the following sorts of contributions:

Original research articles

• Review papers that provide an in-depth examination of a scientific subject

All manuscripts and accompanying materials should be submitted electronically via JPOM's Paper Submission System (PSS) at https://scispub.org/index.php/pom/about/submissions. Please adhere to the directions provided on this website.

Process of Peer Review in General
In brief, all publications submitted to our journals undergo a rigorous and exhaustive peer review process. The review is conducted in a single-blind fashion. If the paper is accepted for full review, it will be subjected to an external review by a minimum of two reviewers.

Manuscripts submitted to the Editorial Office will undergo a thorough initial review, including a plagiarism check. The peer-review process is overseen by an Editor – typically the journal's Editor-in-Chief or a board member – in collaboration with the Editorial Office. It begins with an Editor's Preliminary Review (finished no more than 10 days after manuscript submission).

After accepting a manuscript for full review, the Editor will compile at least two reviewer comments and compose a decision letter based on the reviewers' views (finished no more than 4 weeks after preliminary review). The Corresponding Author is notified of the decision and requested to provide an adequate amendment (peer-reviewed again whenever necessary). Before the manuscript is sent to the publisher for typesetting and proofing, the author will be asked to format it according to JPOM's template. The author will receive a PDF version of the paper prepared by JPOM for review prior to it being published online.

Authors' Rights Flowchart of the Generic JPOM Peer Review Process
JPOM requests that authors offer JPOM a nonexclusive copyright license. This manner, authors retain complete ownership of their work. JPOM produces the final document in JPOM's layout based on its copyright. This version is made available to the public (and to the authors) under the terms of the Creative Commons license (CC BY or CC BY-NC). As a result, writers may also publish the finished manuscript in any repository or on any website, as long as the material is properly cited. When connecting to their article, authors should utilize the link provided by JPOM with crossref.org. It is a hyperlink to the final paper's entire text. The URL establishes a permanent link that will never fail. This link will look something like this: http://dx.doi.org/10.xxxx/YourPaperNumber.

On the About Us page, you may learn more about reader and author rights.
JPOM's Statement on Publication Ethics
JPOM is devoted to upholding high standards through a rigorous peer review process and strict adherence to ethical guidelines. Editors should take any violations of professional ethical rules, such as plagiarism, fraudulent use of data, or fabricated claims of authorship, extremely seriously and with zero tolerance.

JPOM adheres to the Committee on Publication Ethics' (COPE) Code of Conduct and the COPE Flowcharts for Resolving Suspected Misconduct Cases. JPOM strictly adheres to COPE's Journal Publisher Code of Conduct. JPOM editors adhere to COPE's Code of Conduct for Journal Editors and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

Authors should be conscious of the possibility of a conflict of interest. Authors may retain responsibility for the accuracy of their work in this circumstance, but must inform the reader via an appropriate statement in the Acknowledgements.
JPOM's Policy on Retraction
JPOM understands the critical nature of the academic record's integrity and completeness. The historical record of published research articles shall be preserved in its entirety. However, there may be instances where a manuscript gets published as a result of malfeasance or honest error. While editors clearly use great care in guiding the review process, it is notoriously impossible to uncover every instance of malfeasance or inaccuracy. As a result, it may be required to amend the scholarly record. Changing the record is not a decision to be taken lightly. The course of action will vary depending on the circumstances and may include the following:

• Expression of Concern

• Correction (Erratum or Corrigendum)

• Retraction

• Removal
The action's objective is to correct the literature and to educate readers. It is not intended to be a means of retribution against the author(s).

The editor of the journal in question is responsible for directing an investigation into wrongdoing or honest error. The study will involve both authors and reviewers. The editor will determine the most effective method for correcting the scholarly record. The COPE's Retraction Guidelines and other generally accepted scholarly norms serve as guiding principles.

Minor errors that do not impair the metadata's integrity or a reader's ability to comprehend an article and do not contain a scientific error or omission are repaired, and the original article is replaced with the revised version.

If final action is requested by an author, JPOM will assist in processing it without further charges. If the author(s) did not initiate the steps (e.g., retraction) or if the actions are implemented without mutual agreement, the author(s) will not be rewarded financially and the Article Processing Charges (APC) will not be repaid.