JCBI

Journal of Computing & Biomedical Informatics

Guide for Authors

Prior to submitting your manuscript, please ensure that it has been prepared according to the template and the guideline below. All manuscripts must be submitted via the online submission system. Manuscripts submitted for publication must be prepared according to the guideline given below. This guideline is intended to assist authors in preparing their manuscripts. To prevent avoidable delays in the review and typesetting process, JCBI encourages authors to read carefully the guidelines before writing the manuscript. JCBI publishes review and research articles among others types. All papers must be written in English, with a clear and concise style. The language editors will check the language and grammar of any submitted manuscript, and will make editorial changes when deemed necessary.

1 Cover Letter
A submitted manuscript must be accompanied by a cover letter. The cover letter must clearly state that the manuscript is an original work on its own merit, that it has not been previously published in whole or in part, and that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere. It should also include statements, clearly indicating that all authors have read the final manuscript, have approved the submission to the journal, and have accepted full responsibilities pertaining to the manuscript’s delivery and contents. If there are any ethical, copyright, and/or disclosure issues that come with the manuscript, they should be revealed in the cover letter.

2 Template
Authors are required to use strictly the template. Download Template

3 Submission
All manuscripts must be submitted via the online submission system. Manuscripts submitted for publication must be prepared according to the guidelines of JCBI.
For any query Feel Free to contact our Technical Support Team via Email: support@jcbi.org

4 Article Processing Charge
All articles published in full Open Access. An article processing charge (APC) is applied to all articles. The authors are requested to pay an article processing charge (APC) of $00.00 US dollars per processed paper. For articles in excess of 15 pages, a mandatory page charge of $100 US dollars per extra page will be required beyond 15 pages. Rejected articles are free of charge. The authors must state that they are willing to pay an article processing charge (APC) in the cover letter.
A Confirmation Letter will be sent to the authors within five working days when the payment is fully confirmed. If you have not received the Confirmation Email two weeks after payment, please contact us. We might not be able to reply to any inquiries regarding Confirmation Letter during these two weeks.

5 Publication Ethics
Journal of Computing & Biomedical Informatics (JCBI) is dedicated to ensuring the quality of each paper that it publishes. In the interest of maintaining the highest standards in academic publishing, we insist that all authors, editors, reviewers, and editorial to follow the ethical guidelines of JCBI.
Researchers may contact at Email: support@jcbi.org regarding any ethical concerns. The potential conflicts of interest for all authors must be disclosed in their papers at the time of submission. It is required that authors are presenting their research findings accurately and discussing the significance of their work objectively.
JCBI does not consider for publication manuscripts that have been submitted to more than one journal at the same time or that do not present novel results. Thus, for example, an English translation of a paper that has already been published in another language would not be considered. Furthermore, manuscripts should not be published in JCBI if major original information has already been published elsewhere. Accordingly, previously published figures or images may be included, even by the authors themselves, only after necessary permission has been obtained from the original copyright holders for publication under the CC-BY license.
Should authors find errors or inaccuracies in the published versions of their papers, they must promptly make editors of the journal aware of the fact so that the appropriate action can be taken to rectify the situation.

6 Misconduct
JCBI expects all authors, editors and reviewers to be aware of the best practice in publication ethics. Any form of misconduct is strictly prohibited. Authors should avoid ghost, guest, gift and other authorship issues. Authors should retain their original data and source files after submitting their articles, as the editor might request this material in the publication evaluation process, which otherwise will be suspended until any issue is resolved. Reviewers and editors are required to treat manuscripts fairly and in confidence, and to declare any competing interests. We will vigorously investigate allegations of research or publication misconduct. Any suspicion that authors, reviewers or editors have engaged in misconduct will result in action either before or after publication.

7 Plagiarism, duplicate/redundant publication
Plagiarism includes copying text, ideas, images, or data from another source, even from your own publications, without giving any credit to the original source. Plagiarism is strictly not acceptable in any submissions to JCBI. All sources must be cited at the point they are used, and reuse of wordings must be limited, be attributed to, or quoted, in the text. Manuscripts that are detected to have plagiarism will be rejected (if unpublished) or retracted (if published), as appropriate.

8 Fabrication, falsification, and image manipulation
Data fabrication is the intentional misrepresentation of research data by making-up findings, recording, or reporting of results. Data falsification is the manipulation of research materials, equipment, or processes, including omitting and changing data, with the intention of giving a false impression. Changes to images can create misleading results when research data are collected as images. Inappropriate image manipulation is one form of fabrication or falsification that journals can identify. The authors of submitted manuscripts or published articles in which the results are found to have been fabricated, falsified, or subjected to image manipulation, will be sanctioned, and their published articles will be retracted immediately.

9 Investigations and Sanctions
Suspected breaches of the publication ethics policies, either before and after publication, as well as concerns about unethical research behavior, should be reported to JCBI’s ethics group and undergo a thorough investigation. During the investigation process, the authors may be requested to provide the underlying data and images, and answer all editors’ queries.
Depending on the situation, this may result in the Journal’s and/or Publisher’s implementation of the following measures, including, but not limited to:
1) If the manuscript is still under consideration, it may be rejected and returned to the author.
2) If the article has already been published online, an erratum/correction may be published and linked with the article, or in severe cases, a retraction of the article may occur.
3) Rejection of the manuscript and any other manuscripts submitted by the author(s).
4) Not allowing submission for 1–3 years.
5) Prohibition from acting as an editor or reviewer.