All publication processes are done according to guides and recommendations of international organizations such as International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), Council of Science Editors (CSE), European Association of Science Editors (EASE) and Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) by Unico’s Medicine Publishing House journals.
○ Manuscripts sent to Unico’s Medicine Publishing House journals are evaluated according to independent and non-biased peer-review principles.
○ The mission of Unico’s Medicine Publishing House journals is to publish clinical, experimental and basic science studies of high quality for national and international audience.
○ Financial expenses of Unico’s Medicine Publishing House journals are covered from resources of the institutions by their owners.
○ The journals might publish some ads of drugs and other medical tools and equipments.
○ The commercials will not be published on journals’ websites, but exceptions are present.
Conflict of Interest
All submitting authors must to declare absence or presence of any conflict of interests by filling out the ICMJE Form (or the form provided by the journal) for Disclosure of Potential Conflicts of Interest. Their declarations will be published at the end of each manuscript under Conflict of Interest section.
If any undeclared conflict is detected, authors will be asked for explanation by the Editorial Board.
Errors in published papers may be identified requiring publication of a correction in the form of a corrigendum or erratum. Because articles can be read and cited as soon as they are published, any changes thereafter could potentially impact those who read and cited the earlier version.
Expressions of Concern
Where substantial doubt arises as to the honesty or integrity of a submitted or published article, it is the Editor in Chief’s responsibility to ensure that the matter is adequately addressed, usually by the authors’ sponsoring institution. It is not normally the Editor in Chief’s responsibility to carry out the investigation or make a determination. The Editor in Chief should be promptly informed of the decision of the sponsoring institution and a retraction printed should it be determined that a fraudulent paper was published. Alternatively, the Editor in Chief may choose to publish an expression of concern over aspects of the conduct or integrity of the work.
Breach of professional ethical standards, including practices like simultaneous submission of the same manuscript to multiple journals, false claims of authorship, plagiarism, and fraudulent presentation of data, are serious concerns. In some instances, an article may be retracted to address these issues or to rectify mistakes made during submission or publication processes. The practice of retracting an article, whether initiated by its authors or by the editor following recommendations from scholarly community members, has been a recognized and occasional aspect of academic publishing for a considerable time. This mechanism serves as a vital tool for maintaining the integrity and accuracy of scholarly records.
In situations where an article could potentially lead to serious health risks if its recommendations are followed, the authors of the original work may opt to withdraw the flawed publication and substitute it with a revised version. In such instances, standard retraction protocols are adhered to, with an added provision: the retraction notice in the database will include a link to the newly corrected and republished article, along with a detailed revision history. This approach ensures that the corrected information is readily accessible while maintaining a transparent record of the changes made to the original document.
Human and Animal Rights
For any experimental, clinical or drug researches, the ethics committee report must be acquired and submitted with the manuscript. The report must be prepared with consideration of International Human and Animal Rights laws and Helsinki Declaration (revised in 2013).
The patients must be informed and give their consents, so the authors will present them during the submission of manuscript and it will be stated at the end of each one.
○ Unico’s Medicine Publishing House has adopted ICMJE “Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals” guide and declared this in journals’ Instructions to Authors page.
○ As Unico’s Medicine Publishing House, we are aware of importance of Recommendations. Therefore, each of editors, authors and reviewers are notified and publications are processed in scope of this document.