Academic journal article Iranian Journal of Public Health

Appraisal of Submitted Manuscripts to "Iranian Journal of Public Health" during 2012-2015

Academic journal article Iranian Journal of Public Health

Appraisal of Submitted Manuscripts to "Iranian Journal of Public Health" during 2012-2015

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In parallel with previous years, in this issue we are going to present a critical appraisal on submitted article to Iranian Journal of Public Health in 2015 and report a short report on the destination of these articles in terms of rejection, acceptance, publication etc. In addition, this editorial will compare the trend of whole publication process during 2012-2015.

The total number of manuscripts received during 2015 was 1964 from 57 countries. Obviously, Iran, the homeland of the Journal, has acquired the first rank of the list in accordance with previous years, followed by China and Turkey (Table I). Figure 1 presents total number of articles published during 2012-15 in the context of the frequency of submission, rejection and acceptance rate.

Out of total submission of 1964 articles during 2015, 1445 articles were rejected after initial inhouse evaluation or later peer review.

As previous years, some cases of plagiarism were detected and were treated according to the policy of the journal. Normally, authors of minor cases of plagiarism are given a chance to amend their manuscripts precisely but major cases are rejected. Unfortunately, the dilemma of plagiarism still occurs in a portion of submitted articles mostly sent from non-English native countries.

The Journal follows a policy of in-house evaluation followed by double blind peer review system.

As for foreigner authors we try to exert an open peer review system. …

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