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- Review articles
- Case reports
- Case series
- Letter (to editors, to authors, etc)
- Short communications
- Medical Idea
Our Journals follows the ICMJE Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals.
Conference proceedings will be published electronically as a supplement issue or in the form of the abstract book and all requests from biomedical conferences are welcome.
Saliva Pub promotes ethical publication practices and its journals are committed to the highest standards of publishing integrity and academic honesty.
Editors, reviewers and authors of the journals published by Saliva Pub are encouraged to refer to The Committee on Publishing Ethics (COPE) for all aspects of publication ethics.
Saliva Pub follows the COPE Code of Conduct for Journal Publishers:
- For all journals, the relationship between Saliva Pub, editor and other parties, is defined in a contract.
- Saliva Pub respects peer reviewers’ privacy.
- Saliva Pub protects intellectual property and copyright.
- Saliva Pub fosters editorial independence. We are committed to ensuring that editorial decisions are independent of commercial, political or other considerations. The relationship between Saliva Pub and the journal editors, sponsoring societies, or journal owners are based on trust and respect.
- Saliva Pub works with journal editors to set journal policies appropriately and aim to meet those policies particularly with respect to research ethics, authorship, transparency and integrity and peer review:
- All journals make clear their aims and scope, editorial policy and manuscript requirements in terms of presentation and submissions.
- Journals' instructions for authors are available to any contributor.
- Authors are expected to pursue objectiveness and rigor in all aspects of their work. Publications should be basically correct and sound and the results should represent a significant step forward, and not just a minor improvement on earlier work.
- The list of authors should accurately reflect who did the work. Journal instructions for authors explain the concepts of academic authorship and require that nobody who meets the journal's criteria for authorship has been omitted from the list.
- Journals only consider work that has not been published and is not being considered for publication elsewhere.
- Editors, authors and peer reviewers are encouraged to disclose interests that might appear to affect their ability to present or review data objectively.
- Journals recommend the use of a specific copyright and make it available on the journal pages.
- Saliva Pub works in partnership with the research community, learned societies, scholarly organizations and other actors of scholarly publishing. We encourage authors, editors and peer reviewers to follow the "Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing".
If authors have used their own previously published work or work that is currently under review, as the basis for a submitted manuscript, they are required to cite the previous work and indicate how their submitted manuscript offers novel contributions beyond those of the previous work.
If unsure, declare a potential interest or discuss with the editorial office. Undeclared interests may incur sanctions. Submissions with undeclared conflicts that are later revealed may be rejected. Published articles may need to be re-assessed, have a corrigendum published, or in serious cases be retracted. For more information on COIs, see the guidance from the ICMJE and WAME.
• Financial – funding and other payments, goods and services received or expected by the authors relating to the subject of the work or from an organization with an interest in the outcome of the work.
• Affiliations – being employed by, on the advisory board for, or a member of an organization with an interest in the outcome of the work.
• Intellectual property – patents or trademarks owned by someone or their organization.
• Personal – friends, family, relationships, and other close personal connections.
• Ideology – beliefs or activism, e.g. political or religious, relevant to the work.
• Academic – competitors or someone whose work is critiqued.
Authors must declare current or recent funding (including for article processing charges) and other payments, goods or services that might influence the work. All funding, whether a conflict or not, must be declared in the ‘Acknowledgments’.
The involvement of anyone other than the authors who 1) has an interest in the outcome of the work; 2) is affiliated to an organization with such an interest; or 3) was employed or paid by a funder, in the commissioning, conception, planning, design, conduct, or analysis of the work, the preparation or editing of the manuscript or the decision to publish must be declared.
Declared conflicts of interest will be considered by the editor and reviewers and included in the published article.
• Have a recent publication or current submission with any author
• Share or recently shared an affiliation with any author
• Collaborate or recently collaborated with any author
• Have a close personal connection to any author
• Have a financial interest in the subject of the work
• Feel unable to be objective
Reviewers must declare any remaining interests in the ‘Confidential’ section of the review form, which will be considered by the editor. Editors and reviewers must declare if they have previously discussed the manuscript with the authors.
Salvia Pub journals requests an ‘Assignment of Copyright’ for open access articles but provides re-use of the content under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0). Indeed, articles are published online under the CC BY 4.0 usage license. Ownership of copyright of the manuscript contents remains with the authors. The authors retain the non-exclusive right to do anything they wish with the published article(s), provided attribution is given to the applicable journal with details of the original publication, as set out in the official citation of the article published in the journal. The retained right specifically includes the right to post the article on the authors’ or their institution’s websites or in institutional repositories.
Any exceptions to this are set out where appropriate on individual journal home pages.
Some journals may require Author Publication Charges (APCs) upon acceptance for publication. APC are set at the level necessary to cover associated publishing costs and sustain Salvia Pub’s services to the research community. Visit the individual journals to view their submission requirements, author guidelines, APC information and frequently asked questions. You can also create a free user account at the journal, enabling you to submit your manuscript. Technical support, automated tracking alerts and feedback on publication dates are just a few of the ways in which we assist our authors.
In order to generate additional income, journals published by Salvia Pub have the ability to include advertising. This income remains “additional” and is not dominant neither with respect to subscriptions, nor to article processing charges, depending on the journal’s business model.
Advertising is available for both versions of the journals, electronic and print (if a print version is still available).
Selling of advertisements is carried out independently of the published content, and adverts are not positioned next to an article about the product or in relation to the product.
In print versions, the advertisements precede or follow the editorial section. For the electronic versions, it is possible to have banner adverts on the journal’s homepage or in ToC alerts.
There is a clear distinction between the editorial content and the advertisements as the latter are clearly identifiable with respect and in opposition to scientific content.
Salvia Pub does not accept any advertisement about harmful or dangerous products.
All the medical journals published by Salvia Pub are fully complaint with ICMJE and WAME and the Editor-in-Chief has final authority for approving the publication of any advertisements. All the advertisements respect national and/or international regulations.
Each journal displays its own policy on the journal’s homepage as it may differ from Salvia Pub policy.
• Immediate rejection of the infringing manuscript
• Immediate rejection of every other manuscript submitted to any journal published by Salvia by any of the authors of the infringing manuscript
• The prohibition against all of the authors for any new submissions to any journal published by Salvia, either individually or in combination with other authors of the infringing manuscript, as well as in combination with any other authors. This prohibition will be imposed for a minimum of 36 months
• The prohibition against all of the authors from serving on the Editorial Board of any journal published by Salvia Pub
In cases where the violations of the above policies are found to be particularly egregious, the publisher reserves the right to impose additional sanctions beyond those described above.