Legal and ethical standards in publication of article

 | Post date: 2017/10/4 | 
The authors should consider the following issues when submitting their manuscripts to this Quarterly:
- ohhp still is not a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), but we are committed to implementing the principles of it. We're trying to be a member in the future but follows the guidelines of Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), for information on this matter in publishing and ethical guidelines please visit COPE.
- This Quarterly is committed to publish articles that have neither been published in, nor submitted to any other journals.
- If it becomes evident that the data, figures, or any other item contained in a manuscript are manipulated or distorted, the manuscript will then be removed from the publish process.
- All the authors mentioned in a manuscript should have a significant scientific contribution in it. They are also required to confirm the findings of the study. According to the criteria provided by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), the criteria for a person to be known as an author include:
A) Sufficient participation in the design, perception, collection, analysis, and interpretation of research data
B) Composition of the original text or critical review to investigate its important information content
- Authors are responsible for the article's content and should be responsive to the claims of those who cooperated in research conduction and composition process.
- The corresponding author should be responsive to any legal claims regarding the copyright.
- To observe ethical standards in trials, clinical researches, and studies conducted on animals the Helsinki Declaration (International Association for Medical Practice) should be considered. Issues such as protection of medical secrets, patients' satisfaction and anonymity, as well as conflict of interests are also crucial.
- The authors should disclose all affiliations considered as conflict of interests. Since authors' conflict of interest is part of the research ethics, the journal will have the right to make any decision about articles that did not mention conflict of interests. The journal will not respond to disputes and complaints from authors and sponsors in this case.
- The corresponding author is legally responsiblele for not including all authors' names.
- The journal is not responsible for any claims among authors or authors with other authorities.
- The authors are responsible for the accuracy of the manuscript's content, the arrangement of authors' names, any legal claims about Copy Right or content, and should respond to economic suppliers of research.
- Publication of a manuscript that has already been presented as a lecture or poster in conferences or published in abstracts of articles is permitted.
ohhp is a non-for-profit journal. As an open access( no charge) journal, ohhp makes all publications immediately available to any reader, any where. There is no publication fees and submission fees. All articles will be immediately and permanently free for everyone to read and download upon publication. Permitted (re) use is defined by Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY).
- The journal reserves the right to make any corrections to the structure and content of the submitted articles.
- Making changes to the manuscript is only possible before publication and with the request of the corresponding author.
- All manuscripts are confidential and are reviewed by professionals (at least 3 referees) selected by the editor in chief. The corresponding author will be notified as soon as possible about the rejection, acceptance, or required modifications. If the submitted text is completely prepared according to the criteria of this manual, it will be accepted and published in the next issues of the journal.
- The authors of manuscript should present their written and signed acceptance letter for the order of authors' names. They should also provide the journal with the Copy Right.
- The submitted manuscript must contain the Article Publishing License letter signed by all authors. In this letter all authors warrantee that the manuscript has neither been published (in Persian or English) nor sent to other journals for publication.
- All submitted manuscripts will be reviewed and those with possible unethical and illegal issues will be specified and removed from the publication process.
Page charge
 There is no page charge for publication in this journal
All received manuscripts will be reviewed and sections that may lead to plagiarism will be identified. Re-publishing, translating, or providing an article to other journals without permission is considered as violation of the Publish and Research law.

If it becomes evident that a manuscript is simultaneously in peer review process of another journal or has been published somewhere else, it will immediately be excluded from the investigation process and thus subjected to the law of duplicate publication.Furthermore, if it becomes evident that the data, images, or any part of a manuscript are manipulated or distorted, then it will be subjected to the law of distortion and data creation.

Copyright policy
The manuscript should not be copy or published any materials contained on the journal without the prior written permission of it or the appropriate copyright owner. The authors should sign the copyright agreement which presents inside the journal website and transfer it alongside with submitted manuscript. If authors submit any material to which they do not own copyright, they will need to secure permission to use the copyrighted materials. ohhp is a non-for-profit journal. As an open access( no charge) journal, ohhp makes all publications immediately available to any reader, any where. There is no publication fees and submission fees. All articles will be immediately and permanently free for everyone to read and download upon publication. Permitted (re) use is defined by Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY).

Conflicts of interest

According to ICMJE guidelines, a conflict of interest may exist when an author (or the author’s institution), reviewer or editor has personal or financial relationships that influence (bias) inappropriately his/her action (such relationships are also known as dual commitments, competing interests, or competing loyalties). These relationships vary from those with negligible potential to those with great potential to influence judgment, and not all relationships represent true conflict of interest. The potential for conflict of interest can exist whether or not an individual believes that the relationship affects his or her scientific judgment. Financial relationships (such as employment, consultancies, stock ownership, honoraria, paid expert testimony) are the most easily identifiable conflicts of interest and the most likely to undermine the credibility of the journal, the authors, and of science itself. However, conflicts can occur for other reasons, such as personal relationships, academic competition, and intellectual passion.

Open access policy

  • Occupational Hygeine and Health Promotion Journal dont recive charge for access to its papers. Full text download of all new and archived papers and Registration on OHHP website are free.
  • OHHP allows readers to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of its articles and allow readers to use them for any other lawful purpose.
  • OHHP lets others to distribute, remix, tweak and build upon their work, even commercially, as long as they credit us for the original creation.
  • OHHP has a registered deposit policy.
  • OHHP allows the author(s) to hold the copyright without restrictions.
  • OHHP allows the author(s) to retain publishing rights without restrictions.
  •  OHHP doesnt recive any charge in this journal.

Advertising policy

   The journal does not carry advertising, neither print nor online.

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