Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

International Journal of Medical Toxicology and Forensic Medicine (IJMTFM) is aimed to promote scientific communication among medical investigators worldwide. IJMTFM, which benefits from an international editorial board, is published Quarterly by Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences. Contents include peer-reviewed research papers covering different aspects of clinical toxicology and forensic medicine. IJMTFM is adhering to ICMJE and COPE recommendations. This Journal accepts Original Papers, Review Articles, Systematic Review Articles, Case Reports, Short Communications, Continous Medical Education and Letters to the Editor.

 

Section Policies

Editorial

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Original Article

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Short Communication

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Continous Medical Education

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Review Article

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Systematic Review Article

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Case Report

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Letter to the Editor

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

After an initial screening, all submissions will be refereed by three reviewers during maximum two weeks according to specific research reporting guidelines for different study designs; include CONSORT for randomized trials, STROBE for observational studies, PRISMA for systematic reviews and meta-analyses, and STARD for studies of diagnostic accuracy. All authors should send their revised manuscripts within 2 weeks. Reviewers' and authors' identities are kept confidential. The existence of a submitted manuscript is not revealed to anyone other than the reviewers and editorial staff.

Peer review/responsibility for the reviewers:

  1. Reviewers should keep all information regarding papers confidential and treat them as privileged information.
  2. Reviews should be conducted objectively, with no personal criticism of the author. No self-knowledge of the author(s) must affect their comments and decision.
  3. Reviewers should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.
  4. Reviewers may identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors.
  5. Reviewers should also call to the Editor in Chief's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.
  6. Reviewers should not review manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

 

Indexing & Abstracting

National Library of Medicine (NLM) CatalogEmbase, CitefactorIslamic World Science citation Center (ISC), Index Copernicus, Directory of open access journals(DOAJ)Directory of Research Journal Indexing (DRJI), Magiran, RICeSTScience Library IndexScientific world index, Google Scholar

Scopus SJR 2015: 0.103

eISSN: 2251-8770/ISSN-Print: 2251-8762

 

Editorial Independence and Responsibilities

  1. Editor in Chief have complete responsibility and authority to reject/accept an article and makes the final decision regarding publication or rejection of the submitted articles without interference of its owner (Forensic Medicine and Toxicology Department of Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Editors, Employees, or Members of the Editorial Board) or economic interests.
  2. Editors are responsible for the contents and overall quality of the publication.
  3. Editors should always consider the needs of the authors and the readers when attempting to improve the publication.
  4. Editors should guarantee the quality of the papers and the integrity of the academic record.
  5. Editors should publish errata pages or make corrections when needed.

 

Financial Policies

As Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences has supported part of the publishing costs of International Journal of Medical Toxicology and Forensic Medicine (IJMTFM), article processing charge in the journal is limited for authors. Therefore, publishing an article in the Journal requires publication fee that will be billed to the corresponding author following the acceptance of an article for publication. Apart from this Article Process Charge, there is no submission charges, page charges, or color charges. The fees to be paid following the acceptance of an article are indicated in the table below:

 

- Original or Review manuscripts less than 3000 words

6.500.000 IR Rial (180 US$)

- Short Communication, Continuous Medical Education, Case Report, or a Letter to the Editor, less than 1500 words

3.400.000 IR Rial (85 US$)

- For every 500 words more than the defined limitation

820.000 IR Rial (23 US$)

 

Subscription

International Journal of Medical Toxicology and Forensic Medicine has published as an open access electronic journal, so there is no subscription fee for audiences. If any author/audience request a hard copy of every issue of IJMTFM, must pay 200 USD.

 

Advertisements

International Journal of Medical Toxicology and Forensic Medicine hasn’t accepted and published any advertisement in the journal website and articles. 

 

CrossMark Policy

CrossMark Policy

Applying the CrossMark icon is a commitment by International Journal of Medical Toxicology and Forensic Medicine to maintain the content published and alert readers to changes if and when they occur.

What is CrossMark?

CrossMark, a multi-publisher initiative from CrossRef, provides a standard way for readers to locate the authoritative version of a document. We recognize the importance of the integrity and completeness of the scholarly record to researchers and librarians and attach the highest importance to maintaining trust in the authority of its electronic archive. Clicking on the CrossMark icon will inform the reader of the current status of a document also provide additional publication record information about the document.

Permanency of Content

All content published in International Journal of Medical Toxicology and Forensic Medicine is permanently published, regardless of the outcome of the peer review that follows after publication. All versions of all articles that have passed peer review are permanently archived in PubMed Central.

International Journal of Medical Toxicology and Forensic Medicine participates in the CrossMark scheme, a multi-publisher initiative that has developed a standard way for readers to locate the current version of a piece of content. By applying the CrossMark policies International Journal of Medical Toxicology and Forensic Medicine is committed to maintaining the content it publishes and to alerting readers to changes if and when they occur.

Clicking on the CrossMark logo, at the top of each International Journal of Medical Toxicology and Forensic Medicine article, will give you the current status of the article and its last updates and direct you to the latest published version.

In order to maintain the integrity and completeness of the scholarly record, we will apply the COPE Policies on Retraction Guidelines when published content needs to be corrected or retracted; these policies take into account current best practice in the scholarly publishing. Based on the COPE guideline, IJMTFM editors consider retracting a publication if:

  • there is clear evidence that the findings are unreliable, either as a result of misconduct (e.g. data fabri­cation) or honest error (e.g. miscalculation or experimental error)
  • the findings have previously been published elsewhere without proper cross referencing, permission or justification (i.e. cases of redundant publication)
  • it constitutes plagiarism
  • it reports unethical research

IJMTFM editors consider issuing an expression of concern if:

  • they receive inconclusive evidence of research or publication misconduct by the authors
  • there is evidence that the findings are unreliable but the authors’ institution will not investigate the case
  • they believe that an investigation into alleged misconduct related to the publication either has not been, or would not be, fair and impartial or conclusive
  • an investigation is underway but a judgement will not be available for a considerable time

IJMTFM editors consider issuing a correction if:

  • a small portion of an otherwise reliable publication proves to be misleading (especially because of honest error)
  • the author / contributor list is incorrect (i.e. a deserving author has been omitted or somebody who does not meet authorship criteria has been included)

Retractions are not usually appropriate if:

  • a change of authorship is required but there is no reason to doubt the validity of the findings