Academic journal article Iranian Journal of Public Health

Brief Statement on Papers Published in "Iranian J Publ Health" during 2012

Academic journal article Iranian Journal of Public Health

Brief Statement on Papers Published in "Iranian J Publ Health" during 2012

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Following indexing and citing the Iranian J Publ Health in ISI Thomson and PubMedCentral (PMC) and PubMed databases, the Journal has been faced with an increasing trend of receiving articles from different parts of the world. Consi-dering this increasment and to fulfill the need of improving the level of scientific outcomes, the Journal authorities decided to release it monthly, instead of quarterly publishing of a 40 yr history. The total number of manuscripts received during 2012 was 850 from 40 countries. Obviously, Iran, the homeland of the Journal, has acquired the first rank of the list, followed by China and Tur-key (Table I).

Out of total submission of 850 articles during 2012, 11 manuscripts were rejected after initial screening or later checking for plagiarism. Ac-cording to the policy of the Journal, authors of minor cases of plagiarism are given a chance to amend their articles totally and exactly but major cases are rejected. Considering that the Journal publishes more or less papers form non-native English countries, the issue of plagiarism sounds outstandingly in submitted articles to this Journal. Therefore, not mention of above-mentioned rates of rejected cases of plagiarism, many other authors received warning on plagiarism and were asked to revise their papers. …

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