Journal Policy

Peer Review Policy

Manuscripts submitted to Indian Journal of Drugs and Diseases are approved by the Editor-in-chief followed by formal peer review process conducted in collaboration with editorial board members and independent referees. The publisher encourages the authors and reviewers to use the electronic submission and peer-review system.

Peer Review Process

Submissions to Indian Journal of Drugs and Diseases passes through a double-blind peer-review process.
The criteria for publication in Indian Journal of Drugs and Diseases are as follows:

  • The study presents the results of primary scholarly research.
  • Results reported have not been published elsewhere.
  • The research meets all applicable standards of ethics and research integrity.
  • Experiments, statistics, and other analyses are performed to a high technical standard and are described in sufficient detail.
  • Conclusions are presented in an appropriate fashion and are supported by the data.
  • The article is presented in an intelligible fashion and is written in standard English.

Once the manuscripts have passed quality control, they are assigned to a member of the Editorial Board (or an expert who is not a member of the Board) for conducting the peer-review process and for making a decision to accept, invite revision of, or reject the article.

Editorial Publishing Policies

The following editorial and publishing policies apply to content Indian Journal of Drugs and Diseases.

  1. Publication Charges
  2. Open Access Agreement
  3. Submission of related manuscripts
  4. Confidentiality
  5. Corrections and Additions
  6. Publication Ethics
  1. Publication Charges
    • Fees and discounts:  To provide open access, Indian Journal of Drugs and Diseases uses a business model in which expenses including those of peer review, journal production, and online hosting and archiving are recovered in part by charging a journal-specific publication fee to the authors for each article they publish. Authors who have registered as a member in the Indian Society for Education and Environment will receive subscription waiver for a period of 1 year. Publication charge covers part of the handling expenses and thus entirely non-refundable. Publication charge does not bind the journal to be listed by a professional body or agency/ or being indexed in a database.
    • Fee waivers: Indian Journal of Drugs and Diseases offers a complete or partial fee waiver for authors who do not have access to funds to cover publication fees. Editors and reviewers have no access to payment information, and hence ability to pay or lack thereof will not influence the decision to publish a paper.
  2. Open Access Agreement
    Upon submission of an article, the authors are asked to indicate their agreement to abide by an open access Creative Commons license (CC-BY). Under the terms of this license, authors retain ownership of the copyright of their articles. The license permits any user to download, print out, extract, reuse, archive, and distribute the article, so long as appropriate credit is given to the authors and source of the work. The license ensures that the authors' article will be available as widely as possible and that the article can be included in any scholarly archive.
  3. Submission of related manuscripts
    During the submission of an article, all authors are asked to indicate that they do not have a related or duplicate manuscript under consideration (or accepted) for publication elsewhere. If related work has been submitted elsewhere, a copy must be included with the article submitted to Scientific Research Solution Pvt Ltd. Reviewers will be asked to comment on the overlap between related submissions.
  4. Confidentiality
    Editors and reviewers are required to treat all submitted manuscripts in strict confidence. The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.
  5. Corrections and Additions
    Responsibility for the accuracy of content lies with the author(s) of the paper. Any corrections or updates to an article after publishing will be accepted at an additional charge of USD 150/INR 5000.
  6. Publication Ethics
    Authors are expected to be aware of, and comply with, best practice in publication ethics specifically with regard to authorship (for example avoidance of ghost or guest authorship), dual submission, plagiarism, manipulation of figures, competing interests and compliance with policies on research ethics.

Reviewers and Editors are required to treat manuscripts fairly and in confidence.