Reviewers and Editors should use all means at their disposal to ensure that manuscripts involving scientific misconduct are discovered before publication. If such misconduct is discovered after publication, Editors should investigate allegations of misconduct, and take appropriate action, including but not limited to publishing retractions, informing the authors, and informing the authors' institution.
Reviewers and Editors should refuse themselves from the evaluation of papers in which they may have a real or perceived conflict of interest. Conflicts of interest may include financial interests in any aspect of a product or method under discussion, personal relationships (positive or negative) with authors, interest in competing research, or bias concerning the research.
It is unethical for authors to publish a substantial portion of their own previously published research results in another paper or monograph without acknowledgement of such republication. This may also infringe the copyright of the original publisher.
It is also unethical to use work published by another author without attribution in a paper submitted for publication; this includes not only republication of an entire paper, but also reproduction of any portion of text, equations, figures, or tables without full attribution or permission, as appropriate.
We are committed to publish genuine journals which implies that the journal was not published or under review elsewhere. Since we are against plagiarism and in any case if Manuscripts are found to be plagiarized from other manuscripts by any authors in a published or unpublished form will attract sanctions imposed under plagiarism act.
If the manuscripts are found to be published or under review elsewhere, will attract duplicate sanctions. In certain scenarios authors have to cite the reasons as to their previous articles/journals that were previously published or under review process offers to novel contributions, for the submitted manuscript.
Submitted manuscripts that are found to include citations whose primary purpose is to increase the number of citations to a given author's work, or to articles published in a particular journal, will incur citation manipulation sanctions.
Manuscripts that are submitted will incur data fabrication and falsification sanctions if the submitted manuscripts are found to be fabricated or in any manner the experimental results are not true.In the event that there are documented violations of any of the above mentioned policies in any journal, regardless of whether or not the violations occurred in a journal published by Ommega Publishers, the following sanctions will be applied:
Infringing Manuscript will be rejected by Ommega Publishers immediately. Ommega Publishers will immediately reject other manuscripts to any of the journals published by Ommega Publishers by any of the authors involved in the event of infringing manuscript.
Ommega Publishers have the right to ban authors for any new submissions either individually or in a combination with other authors for infringing manuscript.
Authors will be removed from serving on the Editorial Board of any journal published by ommega publishers.
In cases where the violations of the above policies are found to be genuine, the publisher reserves the right to impose additional sanctions beyond those described above. Upon article acceptance, all manuscripts undergo screening for plagiarism (using the iThenticate software provided by CrossRef).
Any paper submitted for publication that raises concern because of the potential misuse of methods, technologies or agents reported for criminal purposes may be subject to editorial review to determine the risks and benefits to the scientific community and the public at large that may result from publication. Such review will be taken into account by the Editor(s) in making a final decision concerning publication.
For more information regarding ethical publishing practices, see The Council of Science Editors white paper on promoting integrity in scientific journal publications.
Authors retain copyright but are required to license rights to Ommega Publishers under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0). Under this Open Access license, you as the author agree that anyone can reuse your article in whole or part for any purpose, for free, even for commercial purposes. Anyone may copy, distribute, or reuse the content as long as the author and original source are properly cited.
If your manuscript contains content such as photos, images, figures, tables, audio files, videos, etc., that you or your co-authors do not own, we will require you to provide us with proof that the owner of that content (a) has given you written permission to use it, and (b) has approved of the CC BY license being applied to their content.
Ommega Publishers reserves the right to remove any photos, captures, images, figures, tables, illustrations, audio and video files, and the link, from any paper, whether before or after publication, if we have reason to believe that the content was included in your paper without permission from the owner of the content.
Editors and reviewers are expected to treat articles they handle confidentially. Editors and reviewers must not disclose information about manuscripts (including their receipt, content, status in the publishing process, reviewer feedback and final decision) to anyone. They should not use knowledge of the work before its publication to further their own interests. Reviewers also have the right to confidentiality; they will remain anonymous to authors (unless they choose to waive their anonymity) and readers and their comments will not be published.
In situations where a reviewer wishes to co-review an article with a junior member of their laboratory, they must abide by the same rules of confidentiality and publishing ethics, and be named as a co-reviewer on submission of the review to the journal. Sharing manuscript details with lab members as a whole or with colleagues outside of the lab is not permitted.
OP endorses ORCID and requires that all corresponding authors provide an ORCID iD when submitting a manuscript. We encourage coauthors to register and use their ORCID as well.
We publish the corresponding author's ORCID iD as well as any ORCIDs provided by coauthors if the manuscript is accepted. We participate in the auto-update feature implemented by Crossref such that when a paper is published, the author's ORCIDs are deposited and subsequently used to update each author's ORCID record.
The contributions of all authors must be described. The submitting author is responsible for providing the contributions of all authors at submission. We expect that all authors will have reviewed, discussed, and agreed to their individual contributions ahead of this time. Contributions will be published with the final article, and they should accurately reflect contributions to the work.
We expect that all authors will take public responsibility for the content of the manuscript submitted to OP. The contributions of all authors must be described.
All authors will be contacted by email at submission to ensure that they are aware of and approve the submission of the manuscript, its content, and its authorship. Sometimes we require that all co-authors confirm their assent to publication by email.
Each author must individually declare all sources of funding received for the research submitted to the journal. This information includes the name of granting agencies, grant numbers, and a description of each funder’s role. If the funder has played no role in the research, this must be stated as well. Declaring funding sources acknowledges funders’ contributions, fulfills funding requirements, and promotes greater transparency in the research process.
Contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be mentioned in the Acknowledgments. It is expected that those being acknowledged have given their permission to be named.
OP will take all necessary steps to maintain the accuracy and quality of the papers published. If the journal learns that a published article contains a potential error, the author will be asked to assist verification by the journal of the correctness of the original paper or correct the error. If an error is introduced by the authors, a Correction is published and the author is required to pay all costs associated with the Correction (currently $200).
The word 'Retraction' will be used in the title of the Retraction to ensure that it is detected by indexing systems. The journal will request an explanation from the author(s) as to how the errors or inaccuracies occurred, and if they are not satisfied with the response they will ask the employers of the authors or some other appropriate body to investigate, and particularly to consider the possibility of fraudulent behaviour. The journal will make all reasonable attempts to ensure that such an investigation is carried out with due diligence.
If the author wants to withdraw a paper from the journal, author needs to submit an letter to publisher within 72 hours after submission and before review process, which must be signed by all authors (or) the corresponding author of the manuscript stating the reasons for manuscript withdrawal. Once the process starts author have to pay withdrawal charge while peer-review process. But it is not possible to withdraw once it is published.