Journal Ethics

The MMSJ is committed to meeting and upholding standards of ethical behaviour at all stages of the publication process. We follow closely the guidelines for the integrity of the scientific record provided by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). “We need to apply for a membership
  • Authorship should be restricted to individuals who have significantly contributed to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. 
  • Authors should ensure author group, corresponding author, and author order are correct when submitting.
  • It is typically not allowed to add or remove authors during revisions, but exceptions may occur. Detailed explanations are necessary for authorship changes. Once a manuscript is accepted, authorship cannot be altered.
  • Authors should include information about funding sources, potential conflicts of interest (financial or non-financial) and acknowledgment of all sources used in the study.
  • Statements of compliance are necessary for work with hazardous chemicals, procedures, or equipment, as well as for work involving animal or human subjects.
  • Studies on patients or volunteers require ethics committee approval and informed consent, which should be documented in the paper.
  • Research involving patients or volunteers necessitates approval from an ethics committee and informed consent prior to conducting the study.

Originality and plagiarism: 
The authors are fully responsible for the originality of their work. The journal uses a reliable plagiarism checking software to maintain academic integrity.

Multiple, redundant or concurrent publications: 
The manuscript should not be simultaneously submitted to more than one journal. However, it is permissible for prior publication in the form of an abstract or as an academic thesis.

Data access and retention: 
During the editorial review, authors might be requested to provide the raw data associated with their publication.

Fundamental errors:
Authors have an obligation to rectify errors once a substantial mistake has been realized in their published article. The appropriate corrective action depends on the type of error, which could involve either correction or retraction.