About Journal of Safety, Environment and Health Research
Journal of Safety, Environment and Health Research (JSEHR) is an online scientific journal of peer-reviewed theoretical and empirical manuscripts, original articles, reviews, research notes, editorials and short communications in the field of safety, health and environmental science. It interlocks various scientific disciplines, such as chemistry, biochemistry, biology, microbiology, biotechnology, ecology, epidemiology, pharmacology, toxicology, computer science, and engineering, in a coordinated manner, to address important matters regarding environmental and occupational quality and health. Accordingly, JSEHR revolves around the dissemination of technical information on the impacts of natural and man-made events on the quality of environments, the interactions between environmental health and the quality of life, and the social, political, economic, and legal considerations regarding environmental superintendence as well. The main scopes of research interests to the JSEHR include:
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At global invention, Journal of safety, environment and health research understands the needs of authors/researchers and hinges its core values on the following:
JSEHR releases four seasonal issues each year (winter, spring, summer, and autumn) as a quarterly publication journal. The Exact schedule of publishing the issues for each season is as the following:
Journal is supported by a very strong Editorial Board whose members are recognized experts in the subject areas forenamed within the journal’s scope. The full names and affiliations of the journal’s editors is provided at: http://jsehr.net/journal/editorial.board
EDITORIAL BOARD PARTICIPATION
It's the responsibility of the editor-in-chief to determine the conditions and roles of the editors and editorial board that are appointed by and report to him. The editor-in-chief should ensure that the journal’s editors and editorial board are identified in the journal masthead; receive the necessary training and supervise to adequately perform editorial functions; and actively perform their responsibilities, such as assigning reviewers or reviewing manuscripts and advising on policy considerations.
EDITOR'S DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The primary role of an editor is to act as an interface between the author and the audience. He also has responsibilities towards the author who provides the contents of the journal, the peer reviewer who comments on the suitability of manuscripts for publication, the journal’s target audience, the publisher of the journal, and the public as a whole. His detailed duties are summarized at: http://jsehr.net/journal/process?ethics
Editorial independence is the freedom of Editors-in-Chief to have full authority to make essential decisions over the entire content of the selected articles, which are to be published in JSEHR, without any external interference.
Points of Editorial Independence
'Journal of Safety, Environment and Health Research' considers the whole various global communities concerning with environmental protection and human health as its main target audience. The Journal attempts to update the environmental awareness of the targeted communities as well as providing modern solutions to improve the level of environmental performance. Besides, government organizations, non-government organizations and private sectors can get the knowledge from the disseminated information of the published papers in JSEHR to reconsider the existing monitoring techniques, pollution control and abatement technologies, functional components of environmental management systems, implementation of ISO14000, life cycle analysis and environmental impact assessment.
Manuscripts submitted to JSEHR are privileged communications that should be treated as confidential documents. Manuscript contents are authors’ private, confidential property, and authors may be harmed by premature disclosure of any or all of a manuscript’s details. Editors therefore will not divulge information about a manuscript to anyone without the authors' permission, including whether they have been received and are under review, their content and status in the review process, criticism by reviewers, and their ultimate fate, to anyone other than the authors and reviewers. Strict adherence to the following principles is essential to secure the confidentiality:
Journal of Safety, Environment and Health Research editors do their best to ensure timely processing of manuscripts with the resources available to them. The editors should endeavor to publish the manuscript in a timely manner and any planned delays should be negotiated with the authors. The Editor-in-Chief of JSEHR is responsible to reject the manuscript as soon as possible to allow authors to submit to a different journal, if there is no intention of proceeding with a manuscript. Since Timeliness is essential for electronic journals and printed journals, electronic issues are published online in a timely manner as frequently as stated at the same time of hard copy dissemination. The Editors should monitor the turnaround time for every publishing stage from manuscript receipt to publication or rejection.
The ethical policy of JSEHR is according to the guidelines of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and all parties involved in the act of publishing are necessary to abide by these ethical policies once working with JSEHR. The editors should make their decisions based on the relevance of a manuscript to the journal. The manuscript’s originality, quality, and contribution to evidence about important questions are important to consider when scrutinizing a manuscript. The Editorial decisions should not be influenced by commercial interests, personal relationships or agendas, or findings that are negative or that credibly challenge accepted wisdom (http://jsehr.net/journal/process?ethics).
JSEHR is an online scientific journal of double-blind peer-reviewed theoretical and empirical manuscripts, original articles, reviews, research notes, editorials and short communications in the field of safety, health, and environmental science. Peer review process is conducted to control the manuscripts qualification by experienced professionals. The Editorial Board will select publications with excellence in content, preferably researchers output and not in commercial or personal interest (http://jsehr.net/journal/process).
To increase the reliability and accuracy of published papers, Post-Publication Evaluation by the scientific community has been made possible in the JSEHR journal's publication process. It allows the authors who had registered and published one manuscript in journal's website to comment and cite online on published papers. Then Authors get notified of comments on their papers and respond to them or reconsider their manuscripts. Authors of comments MUST use their real name, if they expect their writing takes into consideration. This process ensures that the quality of published research, review and case report abides by the certain standards and the presented conclusions are justified (http://jsehr.net/journal/authors.note).
RESPONSIBILITY OF PEER-REVIEW PROCESS
All submitted manuscripts are allowed through peer-review process under various levels. JSEHR persuades The Authors to abide by all principles of authorship. The Editors should also abide by all principles of Confidentiality, Timeliness, Peer Review and Integrity. As you know, manuscripts submitted to journals are privileged communications that are considered as authors’ private, confidential property, and authors may be harmed by premature disclosure of any or all of a manuscript’s details. Therefore, reviewers are obligated to observe all principles of Responsibilities of Reviewers (http://jsehr.net/reviewer?_action=info).
The request of authorship should be a common request of all contributing authors. All those who identified as co–authors should meet all criteria for authorship and their sufficient participation in the work is a priority (http://jsehr.net/journal/authors.note).
This is a form of legal protection which defines how anyone who has an interest in the author's work can use it. Upon acceptance of the manuscript, authors will be requested to fill a 'Journal Publishing Agreement'. The editorial office will sent an e-mail to the corresponding author affirming receipt of the manuscript accompanied with a 'Journal Publishing Agreement' form or a link to the online version of this agreement (Copyright-Transfer-Agreement-Form).
CONFLICT OF INTEREST
All authors are appealed to disclose whether any actual or potential conflicts that could influence their objectivity, do or do not exist. Any financial, personal or other relationships with other people, organizations, institution or product (that is mentioned in the manuscript) must be included. Conflict of Interest Disclosure form is an essential supplementary file to evident whether impending conflicts do or do not exist while submitting a manuscript (Conflict-of-Interest).
NEED OF CORRECTIONS
The author(s) are obligated to immediately notify the journal editor or publisher to retract or correct the manuscript, if he finds out a significant error or inaccuracy in his own published work. If so, the Journal would subsequently publishes a correction notice as soon as possible detailing changes from and citing the original publication; then posts a new article version with details of the changes from the original version and the date(s) on which the changes were made. Only recent versions of the article should be archived. Eventually, the previous electronic versions prominently notice that there are more recent versions of the article; and cite to the most recent version.
Manuscripts that have been rejected are not eligible for further consideration for publication by JSEHR. Hence, rejected manuscripts should not be resubmitted. It will be explicitly stated in the Editor’s decision if a revision is allowed. Other revisions of previously rejected manuscripts will be immediately returned to the authors without review.
Simultaneous Submission: Simultaneous submission happens as an author submits a manuscript (or substantial sections from a manuscript) to a journal when it is already under consideration by another publisher. There would be potential for disagreement when two (or more) journals claim the right to publish a manuscript that has been submitted simultaneously to more than one journal, and maybe two or more journals will unknowingly and unnecessarily undertake the work of peer review, edit the same manuscript, and publish the same article. For this reason authors should not submit the same manuscript, in the same or different languages, simultaneously to more than one publisher.
Duplicate Publication: Duplicate Publication happens when multiple papers, without full cross referencing, share essentially the same hypotheses, data, discussion points, and conclusions, in the same or different languages. This is particularly problematic in original research; since it can lead to inadvertent double-counting of data or inappropriate weighting of the results of a single study, which distorts the available evidence. Authors who attempt duplicate publication without such notification should expect at least immediate rejection of their submitted manuscript.
Manuscript based on the same database: when two (or more) articles report the same analysis of the same data set, it may be reasonable although not mandatory for editors to give preference to the manuscript submitted first. However, manuscripts from separate research groups or from the same group analyzing the same data set (for example, from a public database, or systematic reviews or meta-analyses of the same evidence) should be considered independently since they may differ in their analytic methods, conclusions, or both. Editors might consider publishing more than one manuscript that overlap in this way, If the data interpretation and conclusions are similar; because different analytical approaches may be complementary and equally valid, but manuscripts based upon the same dataset should add substantially to each other to warrant consideration for publication as separate papers, with appropriate citation of previous publications from the same dataset to allow for transparency.
Acceptable secondary publication: sometimes secondary publication of material published in other journals or online may be justifiable and beneficial, especially when intended to disseminate important information to the widest possible audience.
PROTECTING INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
Reviewer team members are responsible to protect the intellectual property. Therefore, they should not use ideas from or show another person the manuscript they have been asked to review unless the explicit consent has been sought from the manuscript's author, obtained through the journal editor. Advice regarding specific, limited aspects of the manuscript may be sought from colleagues with specific expertise, provided the author’s identity and intellectual property remain secure.
VIOLATION OF PUBLICATION ETHICS
Since Plagiarism is a serious violation, all manuscripts under review or published with JSEHR are subject to screening using Plagiarism Prevention Software. CrossCheck is one of the most useful services for assisting our editors to verify the originality of papers. This service is powered by the Ithenticate software from iParadigms, known as Turnitin providers.
Duplicate publication, data fabrication and falsification, and improper credit of author contribution are included to other violations which are detailed at: http://jsehr.net/journal/process?ethics
HANDLING CASES OF MISCONDUCT
Upon confirming a violation against JSEHR’s publication ethics, the Journal will address ethical concerns diligently following issue-specific standard practices as summarized at: http://jsehr.net/journal/process?ethics
SHARING OF REVIEWING RESPONSIBILITIES
It is inappropriate for reviewers to share the reviewing responsibilities. The review is the sole responsibility of the person to whom it was assigned by the journal editor. Each review process contributor should receive formal recognition. Reviewers are not allowed to ask from Students or colleagues to prepare reviews unless the journal editor has given explicit prior approval to them.
SUPPLEMENTS, THEME ISSUES, AND SPECIAL SERIES
Supplements are collections of papers dealing with related issues or topics, are published as a separate issue of the Journal or as part of a regular issue, and may be funded by sources other than the Journal’s publisher. Since funding sources can bias the contents of supplements through the choice of topics and viewpoints, JSEHR should adopt the following principles, which also apply to theme issues, or special series that have external funding and/or guest editors:
Advertising is known as a way to generate income for their publishers, but JSEHR does not carry advertising as readers may perceive that these advertisers have influenced the editor. The Editors of the Journal have full and final authority for approving print and online advertisements and for enforcing advertising policy. Thus, Editors should consider all criticisms of advertisements for publication.