Ethics & Malpractice Policy

Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

For submission, authors need to confirm the following ethical guidelines for journal publication

*These guidelines are adapted from the existing Elsevier policies

Reporting standards: Authors should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. A paper should contain adequate detail and references to allow others to replicate the work.


Plagiarism: The authors should ensure the works are original and sentences or words of others are appropriately cited or quoted.

Redundant publication: An author should not publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal and the manuscript sent is not under consideration of other journal

Authorship: Authorship should only include those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, or interpretation of the reported study. The corresponding author should ensure that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication as provided in the MJPCH agreement form (click here to download the form).

Human or animal subjects: The use of animal or human subjects include a statement that all procedures were performed in compliance with relevant institutional guidelines. Authors should include a statement in the manuscript that informed consent or other relevant ethical clearance has been obtained for experimentation with human subjects.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest: All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed and the statement of conflict of interest should be clearly stated in the manuscript.