Principles of Transparency

Principles of Transparency

The Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing Principles of COPE are followed by the Pediomaternal Nursing Journal. Scholarly organizations like the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA), and the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) have seen an increase in the quantity and variety of membership applications. Below is a description of transparency's guiding principles.

Website: High ethical and professional standards have been carefully ensured, as shown by the journal's website and the text it contains. It must not include any content meant to imitate the website of another journal or publisher or to mislead readers or authors. On the PMNJ website, a "Focus & Scope" declaration is present, and the target audience is specified. What this journal will consider for publication, including authorship criteria, is stated in straightforward terms (e.g., not considering multiple submissions, redundant publications). ISSN for the journal is prominently highlighted (both on the website as well as on each individual article published).

Name of journal: The name of the publication, Pediomaternal Nursing Journal, is distinct and unlikely to cause readers and potential contributors to be misinformed about the journal's origins or connections to other publications.

Peer-review policy and process: The fact that PMNJ is a peer-reviewed journal is explicitly stated throughout the material. On this journal's website, the peer-review  and policy process are clearly laid out, along with the chosen peer-review methodology. PMNJ does not promise timely peer review or submission acceptance.

Ownership and management: On the journal's website, information concerning ownership and management is displayed in a simple manner. Publishers avoid using names for organizations or journals that could mislead aspiring authors and editors about the ownership of the publication.

Governing body: Members of the editorial team at PMNJ are acknowledged authorities in the fields covered by the journal's coverage. The editorial board's full identities and affiliations are listed on the journal's website.

Editorial team/contact information: On the journal's website, PMNJ gives contact information for the editorial office, including a full location, as well as the full names and affiliations of the journal's editors.

Copyright and Licensing: The author rules make clear the copyright policy, and each article that is published includes the identity of the copyright holder. Similar to how licensing details are plainly outlined in the PMNJ website's guidelines, all published papers, both HTML and PDF, clearly display the terms of licensing. Publishers may use the Creative Commons Attribution-Non-commercial 4.0 license. There are explicit guidelines for posting final accepted drafts or published articles to external repositories.

Author fees: Any fees or charges that are necessary for processing manuscripts and publishing materials in the journal are specified in author fees that are simple to find before potential authors submit their manuscripts for review or that are explained to authors before they start preparing their manuscript for submission. PMNJ is exempt from the article processing charge (APC)

Process for identification of and dealing with allegations of research misconduct: The publishers and editors of PMNJ are dedicated to taking all necessary measures to find and stop the publication of papers in which there has been research misconduct, such as plagiarism, citation manipulation, and data falsification/fabrication, among other things. In no circumstances do PMNJ or its editors promote or knowingly permit such behaviour to occur. The publisher or editors of PMNJ are committed to adhering to COPE's rules in handling claims in the event that they become aware of any claim of research misconduct pertaining to an article published in this journal.

Publication Ethics: The PMNJ has extensive guidelines for publication ethics. These ought to be readily apparent on its website.

Publishing schedule: Two times a year is the publication frequency for PMNJ (March and September)

Access: The way in which the journal and individual articles are fully open access to readers and easy to download. 

Archiving: PMNJ is a part of the distributed archiving system known as the Public Knowledge Project Private Network (PKP PN), which creates permanent archives of the journal for preservation and restoration. Here you may view the Publisher Manifest Page in LOCKSS and the Manifest Page in CLOCKSS. More information about the PKP PLN, LOCKSS, and CLOCKSS.

Revenue sources: The Pediomaternal Nursing Journal (PMNJ) takes funding from a variety of sources to ensure widespread accessibility at low costs while upholding strict editorial standards. the publisher's sources of support's income. The sources of funding have no bearing on editorial choices. The publisher pays all costs associated with the journal.

Advertising: The PMNJ outlines the advertising policy, including the kinds of advertisements that will be taken into consideration, who makes the decisions about allowing advertisements, and whether or not they are based on reader behaviour or content (online only) or are displayed at random. Advertisements must be kept apart from the published material and have no connection to editorial judgment in any form. PMNJ publishes no advertisements and makes clear its advertising policy.

Direct marketing: Any direct marketing efforts made on behalf of PMNJ, including manuscript solicitations, are appropriate, precisely focused, and discrete. Information about the publisher and the journal is given, and neither the readers nor the authors are misled by it.