COPYRIGHT AND ETHICS

Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement

Journal of Social Health is an academic journal that promotes the best practice and ethical standards in research publication. This journal follows the ICMJE’s Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals.

Authors, reviewers, and members of editorial team of journals respect the following statements:

A. Responsibilities of the Editorial Board

The Editorial Board ensures that all submitted manuscript for consideration in the publication undergoes blind peer-review from experts in the discipline. The editorial board has the responsibility of deciding if the manuscript submitted should be published, rejected or recommended for revision or resubmission. The decision is based on the papers’ importance to research and readers, originality, relevance to the journal’s scope, and to a large extent on the experts’ recommendations who act as referees. It is also considers current legal requirements regarding libel, copyright infringement, and plagiarism binding. The editorial board must not disclose any information about the submitted manuscript until it is finally accepted for publication.

B. Responsibilities of the Referee

Referees are experts in their field of specialization who assist the members of the Editorial Board to classify the paper as publishable, publishable with amendments and improvements or not publishable. Reviews should be conducted objectively. Having blind peer-review, the referees give proper assessment and judgement of the paper without regard to the author’s race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, political philosophy or institutional affiliation. Referees provide detailed and constructive feedback to assist the authors in improving their work. They inform the editorial board for any potential conflict of interest in the paper. It is also their duty to inform the Editorial Board regarding any form of plagiarism or illegal activity related to submitted work.

C. Responsibilities of the Author

Authors should ensure the originality of their entire works. Authors must not submit the same work to other journals while their work is being reviewed. Authors are responsible for ensuring proper citation of sources to avoid copyright issues. It is also their duty to notify the editorial board any discovered inaccuracy in their own published work in order to retract or correct the paper in form of an erratum. The author must adhere to the copyright provision of the Journal of Social Health. Papers that have been previously published in other journals may still be considered for publication provided that the author submits a permission notice from the original publisher.

D. Copyright

The Journal of Social Health is an independent open access journal and freely available online. The articles are published under Creative Common Attribution-Non Commercial 4.0 International License. As an independent open access (OA) journal, no fees or charges are required from authors for manuscript processing and publication.

The users are allowed to print, reprint, and distribute the electronic copy of the articles without further permission and charge, provided that appropriate credit is given, and all within the boundaries of copyright law.

The opinions of the authors of the featured articles and other creative materials do not represent the stand of the Editorial Board, the Journal of Social Health and Research Center for Social Sciences and Education of the University of Santo Tomas.

E. How to cite a Journal of Social Health article

Citations of an article as a bibliographic entry must follow the APA format, start with the author’s surname, then name; year of publication enclosed in a parenthesis; title of the article; name of the journal in italics, Journal of Social Health; volume number, issue number, page numbers; then URL of the article.

Sample:

Andres, Beatrice; Begonia, Toni Ann; and Maria Carinnes A. Gonzalez, “Buang at Ulyanin: An Ethnographic Study on the Selected Cases of Schizophrenia and Dementia in Baseco Compound, Manila,” in Journal of Social Health, 1:1 (February 2018), 1-13, <http://socialhealthjournal.org/2018/02/22/buang-at-ulyanin-an-ethnographic-study-on-the-selected-cases-of-schizophrenia-and-dementia-in-baseco-compound-manila/>

Citations in your footnotes or endnotes, start with the first name, then surname; year of publication enclosed in a parenthesis; title of the article; name of the journal in italics, Journal of Social Health; volume number, issue number, page numbers; then URL of the article.

Sample:

Beatrice Andres, Toni Ann Begonia, Maria Carinnes A. Gonzalez, “Buang at Ulyanin: An Ethnographic Study on the Selected Cases of Schizophrenia and Dementia in Baseco Compound, Manila,” in Journal of Social Health, 1:1 (February 2018), 1-13, <http://socialhealthjournal.org/2018/02/22/buang-at-ulyanin-an-ethnographic-study-on-the-selected-cases-of-schizophrenia-and-dementia-in-baseco-compound-manila/>