International Journal of One Health

Open access and peer reviewed journal on Human, Animal and Environmental health

ISSN (Online): 2455-8931

ISSN (Print): 2455-5673

 

 


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Frequently asked questions


1. What is International Journal of One Health?

2. What is Open Access?

3. Why submit to International Journal of One Health

4. Editorial policies

5. Editorial independence

6. If my article is published, which bibliographic databases will it be indexed in?

7. What is the copyright policy of International Journal of One Health?

8. How can I order reprints? Is there a printed version of the journal?

9. What are the benefits of registering on the journal website for email subscription?

10. Publication and peer review process

11. Article processing charge

For any other questions not listed here,

please contact editor at editoronehealth@gmail.com

 


1. What is International Journal of One Health ?

International Journal of One Health publishes papers focusing on One Health (Human, Animal and Environmental health).

International Journal of One Health is published by Veterinary World.

All articles are available online, and in addition the website offers many other services:

  • Quick search facility of articles with the help of words using Google custom search engine

  • Posting of each newly published article at Facebook, Blog and LinkedIn.

  • Online submission of manuscripts

  • List of most cited articles (available in near future)

  • Tutorial for online submission


2. What is Open Access?

International Journal of One Health is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.

 

All articles published by International Journal of One Health are made freely and permanently accessible online. All articles to International Journal of One Health are posted online immediately as they are ready for publication. All articles will be assigned a DOI number (Digital Object Identifier) whereby they become searchable and citable without delay.

 

The articles in International Journal of One Health are open access articles licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/) which permits unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the work is properly cited.

 
Benefits of open access
  • Open access articles are freely available via the internet and are therefore more widely visible than articles published behind subscription barriers, with some studies suggesting that on average open access articles are twice as likely to be cited.
  • Retaining copyright means that author can reproduce and distribute their work as they choose, for example on their institution's website.
  • Open access publication benefits the scientific community by making results of research immediately and freely available to all.

3. Why submit to International Journal of One Health

Submit your research to International Journal of One Health to take advantage of:

Rapid peer review: Our insistence on fast and thorough peer review enables us to process manuscripts quickly; we aim to reach initial decisions within 6-8 weeks.
Publication immediately after corrections of galley proof : After acceptance, you will get the galley proof within 4 weeks. After corrections of galley proof, your article will be posted online immediately.
Open access: All articles published in International Journal of One Health are open access (freely available on the journal website, with the copyright retained by the author). To cover the cost of open access publishing we levy an article-processing charge.
High visibility within the field: Your work is freely accessible to a global audience.

 


4. Editorial policies

Overview

Submission of a manuscript to International Journal of One Health journal implies that all authors have read and agreed to its content and that the manuscript conforms to the journal’s policies.

Authorship

To give appropriate credit to each author, the individual contributions of authors should be specified in the manuscript.

An 'author' is generally considered to be someone who has made substantive intellectual contributions to a published study. According to the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) guidelines, to qualify as an author one should have:

1.       made substantial contributions to conception and design, or acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data;

2.       been involved in drafting the manuscript or revising it critically for important intellectual content; and

3.       given final approval of the version to be published. Each author should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for appropriate portions of the content.

Acquisition of funding, collection of data, or general supervision of the research group, alone, does not usually justify authorship.

Please see individual journal Instructions for Authors for information on the format for listing author contribution.

Acknowledgements

All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an ‘acknowledgements’ section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, writing assistance, or a department chair who provided only general support. Source of fund for the study must be clearly mention in this section. It is compulsory for each research article.

Changes in authorship

We do not allow any change in authorship after provisional acceptance. We cannot allow any addition, deletion or change in sequence of author name without valid reason and written request from head of Department/Institute where the research was carried out.

Duplicate publication

Any manuscript submitted to International Journal of One Health must be original and the manuscript, or substantial parts of it, must not be under consideration by any other journal. In any case where there is the potential for overlap or duplication we require that authors are transparent. Authors should declare any potentially overlapping publications on submission and, where possible, upload these as additional files with the manuscript. Any overlapping publications should be cited. Any ‘in press’ or unpublished manuscript cited, or relevant to Editors’ and reviewers' assessment of the manuscript, should be made available if requested by the Editors.

In general, the manuscript should not already have been formally published in any journal or in any other citable form.

International Journal of One Health is a member of CrossCheck’s plagiarism detection initiative and takes seriously all cases of publication misconduct.

Ethical Approvals
Experimental Subjects: When experimental animals (All animals considered experimental when use for the study) are used the methods section must clearly indicate that adequate measures were taken to minimize pain or discomfort. Experiments should be carried out in accordance with the Guidelines laid down by the International Animal Ethics Committee or Institutional ethics committee and in accordance with local laws and regulations. All studies using human or animal subjects should include an explicit statement in the Material and Methods section identifying the review and ethics committee approval for each study, if applicable. Editors reserve the right to reject papers if there is doubt as to whether appropriate procedures have been used.

Competing Interests

International Journal of One Health requires authors to declare all competing interests in relation to their work. All submitted manuscripts must include a ‘competing interests’ section at the end of the manuscript listing all competing interests (financial and non-financial). Where authors have no competing interests, the statement should read “The author(s) declare(s) that they have no competing interests”.

Editors may ask for further information relating to competing interests.

Editors and reviewers are also required to declare any competing interests and will be excluded from the peer review process if a competing interest exists.

What constitutes a competing interest?

Competing interests may be financial or non-financial. A competing interest exists when the authors’ interpretation of data or presentation of information may be influenced by their personal or financial relationship with other people or organizations. Authors should disclose any financial competing interests but also any non-financial competing interests that may cause them embarrassment if they were to become public after the publication of the article.

Financial competing interests

Financial competing interests include (but are not limited to):

•        Receiving reimbursements, fees, funding, or salary from an organization that may in any way gain or lose financially from the publication of the article, either now or in the future.

•        Holding stocks or shares in an organization that may in any way gain or lose financially from the publication of the article, either now or in the future.

•        Holding, or currently applying for, patents relating to the content of the manuscript.

•        Receiving reimbursements, fees, funding, or salary from an organization that holds or has applied for patents relating to the content of the manuscript.

Non-financial competing interests

Non-financial competing interests include (but are not limited to) political, personal, religious, ideological, academic, and intellectual competing interests. If, after reading these guidelines, you are unsure whether you have a competing interest, please contact the Editor-in-Chief.

 


5. Editorial independence

International Journal of One Health adopts the World Association of Medical Editors’ definition of editorial freedom. According to this definition, editorial freedom, or independence, is the concept that editors-in-chief have full authority over the editorial content of their journal and the timing of publication of that content. Journal owners should not interfere in the evaluation, selection, or editing of individual articles either directly or by creating an environment that strongly influences decisions. 

 


6. If my article is published, which bibliographic databases will it be indexed in?

Since it is a new journal, various databases will index the journal in near future.

 


7. What is the copyright policy of International Journal of One Health?

All articles published in International Journal of One Health are open access, which means the articles are universally and freely available online. In addition, the authors retain copyright of their article, and grant any third party the right to use reproduce and disseminate the article. Allowing the authors to retain copyright of their work permits wider distribution of their work on the condition it is correctly attributed to the authors.

All newly published articles licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0) which permits unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the work is properly cited.

 


8. How can I order reprints? Is there a printed version of the journal?

All articles published in International Journal of One Health are open access, readers are free to download and/or print copies from the website, according to the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License.  If you wish to print out a copy of an article, we recommend you select the PDF version of the article online. PDF of all articles have been formatted in a way that is ideal for printing, so, if you prefer, articles don't have to be read on screen.

 


9. What are the benefits of registering on the Blog of Veterinary World (publisher of International Journal of One Health) for feed subscription?

By registering your email with Blog of Veterinary World, you can receive regular article alerts to stay up to date with the latest content of International Journal of One Health and Veterinary World either every time a new article is published, or on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis.

 


10. Publication and peer review process

Criteria for publication

International Journal of One Health considers the following types of articles:

•       Research: reports of data from original research and clinical trial outcomes.

•       Reviews: comprehensive, authoritative descriptions of any subject within the scope of the journal.

 

Peer-review policies

All peer review for International Journal of One Health is closed, meaning that the identities of the reviewers are kept confidential. Before being sent to reviewers, manuscripts are pre-screened by the editorial office to check that they agree with the criteria for publishing in International Journal of One Health: accordance with the aims and scope of the journal, nature of the study, originality of the results, quantity and quality of data, general conclusions, and presentation of the work with a good quality of English language. If the paper does not fulfill these criteria, it may be rejected at this stage without review.

Manuscripts deemed suitable for review will be sent to a minimum of two experts chosen by the Editors in Chief, and possibly a statistical reviewer if necessary, to determine originality, scientific merit, and significance to the field. Reviewers are asked to declare any competing interests they may have in reviewing a manuscript. Only papers of high quality and novelty and of general significance are accepted and published. If minor revisions are recommended by the reviewers, authors are expected to make the appropriate revisions within 15 days. For manuscripts requiring major revisions, the revised version must be uploaded within 30 days. Revised manuscripts may be reviewed a second time. Revised manuscripts that are received after the deadline will not be considered.

The journal aims for a first decision to be made within 6-8 weeks of receipt of the submission and the Editors-in-Chief make the final decision on publication.

English language editing: English language editing will be done by expert/editors after receipt of article processing charge. However manuscript must be of good quality English at the time of submission, otherwise it will be rejected at the initial stage.

Authors will be able to check the progress of their manuscript through the submission system at any time by logging into author account at ejmanager.com 


11. Article processing charge

As the cost of peer reviewing, editing, publishing, maintaining and archiving articles is not recouped through subscription charges, a standard article-processing charge (APC) is levied on all articles that are accepted for publication (please refer home page for latest charges). The APC is a flat charge, and no additional costs are incurred, for example, by the inclusion of color figures.

1.    What do the article-processing charges pay for? : Article-processing charges pay for:

         Immediate, worldwide open access to the full article text

         Developing and maintaining electronic tools for peer review and publication

         Preparation in various formats for online publication

        Securing inclusion in CrossRef, enabling electronic citation in other journals that are available electronically

2.    Does International Journal of One Health offer discounts on article-processing charges?

The APC is very lower so, we cannot give any discount.

3.    Are any taxes included in this charge?

No.

4.    Who is responsible for making the payment?

Whoever submits the manuscript is responsible for making or arranging the payment

5.    How do I pay?

The submitting author needs to arrange payment of the article-processing charge as per instructions and mode of payment given in the email. The main modes of payment are by Bank wire transfer and by PayPal.

Following peer review, once a manuscript has received editorial acceptance in principle, the article-processing charge becomes payable and formatting checks on the manuscript will commence. Once formatting checks are completed, and payment of the article-processing charge has been received, the article will be published.

Payment can be made by any of the following methods:

  • Bank wire transfer/TT (Detail of Bank will be send by an email on provisional acceptance).

  • Credit card/debit card payment can be made online using a secure Paypal payment. The link for payment will be created in your author account.

  • Prompt payment is advised as the article will not be published until payment is received.

  • Print receipts upon payment are available on request. However, email receipt will be send for each payment.

Updated:  26-12-2015


 

E-mail: editoronehealth@gmail.com, Website: www.onehealthjournal.org, Publisher: Veterinary World