3.1 Publication ethics
BAYS is committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record. We encourage authors to refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors.
Manuscripts are accepted for consideration with the understanding that they have been submitted solely to International Journal of Surgery and Medicine (IJSM) and that they have not been previously published, either in whole or in part. Manuscripts should be neatly typed, single-spaced throughout, including tables, graphs, figures. The editors reserve the right to make editorial changes in all matter published in the journal and cannot enter into correspondence about papers not accepted for publication.
International Journal of Surgery and Medicine and BAYS take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of published articles. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked with duplication-checking software. Where an article, for example, is found to have plagiarised other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where the authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article; taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author's institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; or taking appropriate legal action.
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3.1.2 Prior publication
If material has been previously published it is not generally acceptable for publication in International Journal of Surgery and Medicine. However, there are certain circumstances where previously published material can be considered for publication.