The journal "Chinese Journal of Public Health" adheres to the philosophy of publishing ethics and has always fulfilled this promise. Here are a few important publishing ethics and guidelines for the author's reference. For more details, please refer to the official website of the COPE ( Committee on Publication Ethics,https://publicationethics.org/oversight ) and the European Association of Scientific Editors (EASE) and other institutions which develop ethical standards.
I. Author's publishing ethics
The author is obliged to indicate that the manuscript is the original research work (except for the review) and does not contain any content that is forged, deceived, or plagiarized. This manuscript does not involve state secrets and does not involve any infringement issues related to intellectual property. There is no duplicated publication, and its content has not been published in any other language or any other journal. It is guaranteed that it will not be submitted until the editor's notice of rejection is received. The author should respect the revision comments of reviewers and editors. After agreeing that the submitted manuscript is published, the copyright exclusive license and exclusive agency of the manuscript will be awarded to the editorial office of Chinese Journal of Public Health.
The author must eliminate the following academic misconduct:
1. Multiple submissions: The author is obliged to ensure the originality of the submitted manuscript and confirm that they have never been published. Deliberately publishing a published paper is a serious violation of publishing ethics.
2. Plagiarism: Plagiarism is the most common violation of publishing ethical behavior. It means that the author has deliberately used the work of others without the consent of the original author and without citing the literature or thanking him. The form of plagiarism involves direct reposting and rewriting other people's work, which can involve data, words, sentences, paragraphs, and ideas and concepts. The Chinese Public Health will never allow any plagiarism.
3. Cooperative/author status: The identity of the author is to ensure that the person contributing to the study is recognized and that it is responsible for the study. Deliberately distorting the relationship between the researcher and the research is an improper act that compromises the credibility of the research results. The author of the submission must obtain the authorization and consent of the co-authors before submitting the manuscript.
4. Originality: The author should not resubmit published data as original material, except when the author explicitly informs and moderately quotes.
5. Research fraud: Research fraud means that the data or conclusions are not obtained by experiment or research, and the second is that the author forged tampering. In any case, the researcher should not falsify.
II. peer review experts' publishing ethics
The reviewers should ensure scientific and accurate review of manuscripts and make objective and fair evaluations. The content of the review is strictly confidential and respects the author's research results. The reviewers should avoid conflict interests with the authors
1. The reviewers should use their own professional knowledge and ability to review the innovation, scientificity, and practicality of the manuscript; make a fair evaluation of whether the research method is appropriate, whether the scientific research design is reasonable, whether the results, conclusions are accurate, and whether there is leakage. The reviewers should also help editors judge the choice of manuscripts; propose detailed revisions to the problems of the article to help the author improve the quality of the manuscript.
2. The manuscripts reviewed are only evaluated academically, and no personal evaluation or personal attacks are made. Manuscript selection is not affected by the contributor's race, gender, religion, belief, status, qualifications, and authority. The arguments must be clearly stated with sufficient arguments and facts.
3. The reviewers should fill in the review comments on time and feed back to the editorial department within the specified time. If the reviewers cannot complete the reviewing process on time, the situation should be stated and the manuscript should be returned.
4. The manuscripts of the review shall be kept strictly confidential, and shall not be circulated or discussed to others. The data, opinions and conclusions of the manuscripts reviewed shall not be used or published. If they are to be used, the authors' consent shall be obtained.
5. The reports and arguments explicitly cited in the manuscript must clearly indicate the source. Reviewers need to identify un-published works that are not cited by the author; explain to the author the similarity or repeatability between the submitted papers and the published papers and data in accordance with their own knowledge and cognitive categories.
6. All review comments and information must be kept confidential and not for personal use. Reviewers are not allowed to review manuscripts that have conflicts of interest arising from competition, cooperation, and cooperation with authors, organizations, and companies.
III. Editor ethics
The publisher (Chinese Public Health) should strictly implement relevant national laws and regulations and abide by academic publishing ethics and norms. The publisher should handle all manuscripts in a timely and impartial manner, respect the author's research results, and respect the reviewers' opinions, and keep the information of authors and reviewers confidential.
1. The editors of the journal should be responsible for all the editorial aspects of the journal, including the continuous promotion of journal development, ensuring that the quality of the edited manuscript is published on time. Editors should abide by the relevant policies set by the journal editorial board and follow the relevant legal norms concerning defamation, infringement and plagiarism to select articles.
2. The editor should maintain the authenticity of the review records, and have the obligation to keep record and keep the materials confidential for reviewing and modifying at every step. The editorial and editorial staff shall not disclose any information about the submitted manuscript to others except as necessary to provide the required information to the author, reviewer, and editorial board members.
3. The editor should select a manuscript fairly, accept or reject a manuscript only based on the originality, importance, clarity, and conformity of the journal's purpose and scope.
4. When the edited article has a large revision, it is necessary to communicate with the author in time and obtain the author's consent.
5. The editors should eliminate all business needs and interests that are detrimental to academic ethics.
6. The editors have an obligation to investigate and communicate academic misconduct. Once an academic ethics complaint is filed or published, the editor must take effective judgments. If necessary, promptly publicize corrections, clarifications, withdrawals or apologies. The editor is obliged to hold the author and reviewer accountable for misconduct;
7. The editors shall ensure that the information submitted by the author is not used for editing personal research or for research by others; to ensure that the identity of reviewers and other relevant personnel in the editorial department are protected during the blind review process.
8. The editors should encourage academic contends and be obliged to respond to the author's different views on the reviewers' opinions.
9. The editors should ensure that the review of the paper is fair and reasonable. In the event of a conflict of interest or cooperation arising from competition, cooperation with the author, corresponding institution/company of the manuscript, the editor must propose to change the reviewer, and the editor or other editorial board member shall be responsible for the review of the manuscript.