Focus and Scope
Anthropogenic Pollution Journal- ISSN 2588-4646 is an on-line English peer-reviewed journal for practitioners, researchers and students who are interested in the field of environmental pollution research. The Editor welcomes original articles on current practice, research projects or the development of new resources or services. Review articles are also welcome. The scope of the journal encompasses (but is not restricted to):
- biological, ecological, and human health effects. This includes air, water, and soil pollution and climate change, anthropogenic pollution through various urban, industrial, agricultural and nuclear activities and their effects on biotic and abiotic components of the environment including water, soil, air, plants, animals and humans in local, regional and universal scales and assessment of human-induced risky activities.
- Other related fields;
From time to time the Editor may decide that a particular issue should be devoted to a single theme or topic and guest editors will be asked to review a range of papers relating to that theme or topic. Please read the instructions carefully for details on the submission of manuscripts, the journal's requirements and standards as well as information concerning the procedure after a manuscript has been accepted for publication.
The ethical policy of AP is based on the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) guidelines and complies with the International Committee of AP Editorial Board codes of conduct. Readers, authors, reviewers and editors should follow these ethical policies once working with AP. The ethical policy of AP is liable to determine which of the typical research papers or articles submitted to the journal should be published in the concerned issue. For information on this matter in publishing and ethical guidelines please visit http://publicationethics.org
Research articles should be included Introduction, Material and Methods, Results, Discussion and conclusion sections, and should not exceed 3000-5000 words (exclude references, abstract, tables, illustrations). The abstract is limited to 250-300 words.
The journal will accept literature reviews and systematic reviews. These are subject to 10000 word limit (including all references, abstract, tables, illustrations). The abstract should not exceed 250-300 words.
Letter To Editor
Generally 1500 words (exclude references) is ideal, with one diagram or figure.
Peer Review Process
Peer review helps editors select reasonable original copies, in any case, the editor settles on an official choice with respect to all the substance. Choices might be made by issues irrelevant to the nature of an original copy, for example, appropriateness for the journal. The editor can dismiss any article whenever before distribution, including after acknowledgment whether concerns emerge about the uprightness of the work.
Manuscripts chose for companion audit will be refereed by at any rate two commentators amid about a month as indicated by explicit research detailing rules for various investigation structures; Authors better send their updated original copies inside about fourteen days and if the reexamined adaptation isn't transferred inside 2 months, the accommodation will be documented.
- Reviewers' and creators' personalities are kept secret.
- The presence of a submitted composition isn't uncovered to anybody other than the commentators and publication staff.
- Reviewers are required to keep original copies and their data private.
- They should not utilize information of the original copy before its production for their own advantages.
- The analysts' remarks ought to be productive, legit, and obliging.
- Reviewers ought to pronounce their irreconcilable situations and decrease audit if a contention exists. Knowing the author(s) must not influence their remarks and choice.
Manuscripts can be published as soon as they are ready, by adding them to the "current" volume's Table of Contents.
Open Access Policy
This journal gives prompt open access to its substance on the rule that creation look into unreservedly accessible to the open backings a more prominent worldwide trade of information. All articles published by Front Health Inform are made immediately available worldwide under an open access license. This means:
This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration.
Publication and Authorship
Authors must guarantee that their manuscript is their original work.
Responsibility for the Reviewers in Peer Review
Reviewers should keep all information regarding papers confidential and treat them as privileged information.
Editors and Editor in Chief have complete responsibility and authority to reject/accept an article.
Publishing Ethics Issues
All editorial members and authors must publish any kind of correction honestly and completely.
The journal is strictly against any unethical act of copying or plagiarism in any form. Plagiarism is said to have occurred when large portions of a manuscript have been copied from existing previously published resources. All manuscripts submitted for publication to AP are cross-checked for plagiarism using iThenticate software. Manuscripts found to be plagiarized during initial stages of review are out-rightly rejected and not considered for publication in the journal. In case a manuscript is found to be plagiarized after publication, the Editor-in-Chief will conduct preliminary investigation, may be with the help of a suitable committee constituted for the purpose. If the manuscript is found to be plagiarized beyond the acceptable limits, the journal will contact the author’s Institute / College / University and Funding Agency, if any. A determination of misconduct will lead AP to run a statement bidirectionally linked online to and from the original paper, to note the plagiarism and provide a reference to the plagiarized material. The paper containing the plagiarism will also be marked on each page of the PDF. Upon determination of the extent of plagiarism, the paper may also be formally retracted.
Policy and Action for Plagiarism
AP shall take serious action against published manuscripts found to contain plagiarism and shall completely remove them from AP website and other third party websites where the paper is listed and indexed. The moment, any article published in AP database is reported to be plagiarized, AP will constitute a Fact Finding Committee (FFC) to investigate the same. Upon having established that the manuscript is plagiarized from some previously published work, AP shall support the original author and manuscript irrespective of the publisher and may take any or all of the following immediate actions or follow the additional course of actions as recommended by the committee:
1- AP editorial office shall immediately contact the Director / Dean / Head of the concerned College, Institution or Organization or the Vice Chancellor of the University to which the author(s) is (are) affiliated to take strict action against the concerned author.
2- AP shall remove the PDF copy of the published manuscript from the website and disable all links to full text article. The term Plagiarized Manuscript shall be appended to the published manuscript title.
3- AP shall disable the author account with the journal and reject all future submissions from the author for a period of at least 3 to 5 years.
4- AP may also display the list of such authors along with their full contact details on AP website.
5- Any other course of action, as recommended by the Committee or as deemed fit for the instant case or as decided by the Editorial Board, from time to time.
Article Processing Charges (APC)
For providing researchers with Open Access and freely available contents, publishing an article in Anthropogenic Pollution is free of charge.
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Informed Consent Policy
Studies on patients or volunteers require ethics committee approval and informed consent, which should be documented in the paper. Patients have a right to privacy that should not be violated without informed consent. Identifying information, including names, initials, or hospital numbers, should not be published in written descriptions, photographs, or pedigrees unless the information is essential for scientific purposes and the patient (or parent or guardian) gives written informed consent for publication. Informed consent for this purpose requires that an identifiable patient be shown the manuscript to be published. Authors should disclose to these patients whether any potential identifiable material might be available via the Internet as well as in print after publication. Patient consent should be written and archived with the journal, the authors, or both, as dictated by local regulations or laws. We decide that patient confidentiality is better guarded by having the author archive the consent and instead providing the journal with a written statement that attests that they have received and archived written patient consent. When informed consent has been obtained, it should be indicated in the published article.
Nonessential identifying details should be omitted. Informed consent should be obtained if there is any doubt that anonymity can be maintained. For example, masking the eye region in photographs of patients is inadequate protection of anonymity. If identifying characteristics are de-identified, authors should provide assurance, and editors should so note, that such changes do not distort scientific meaning.
Patient identifiers will not be published in AP, unless written informed consent is given and the content is essential for the scientific purpose and merit of the manuscript. Photographs of subjects showing any recognizable features must be accompanied by t heir signed release authorizing publication, as must case reports that provide enough unique identification of a person (other than name) to make recognition possible. Failure to obtain informed consent of patient prior to submission would result in manuscript rejection.
Conflict of Interest
The AP requires all authors and reviewers to declare any conflicts of interest that may be inherent in their submissions. Conflict of interest for a given manuscript exists when a participant in the peer review and publication process as author, reviewer, or editor has ties to activities that could inappropriately influence his or her judgment, whether or not judgment is in fact affected. Financial relationships with industry, for example, through employment, consultancies, stock ownership, honoraria, expert testimony, either directly or through immediate family, are usually considered to be the most important conflicts of interest.
However, conflicts can occur for other reasons, such as personal relationships, academic competition, and intellectual passion. Public trust in the peer review process and the credibility of published articles depend in part on how well conflict of interest is handled during writing, peer review, and editorial decision making. Bias can often be identified and eliminated by careful attention to the scientific methods and conclusions of the work. Financial relationships and their effects are less easily detected than other conflicts of interest. Participants in peer review and publication should disclose their conflicting interests, and the information should be made available so that others can judge their effects for themselves.
Authors: When they submit a manuscript, whether an article or a letter, authors are responsible for recognizing and disclosing financial and other conflicts of interest that might bias their work. They should acknowledge in the manuscript all financial support for the work and other financial or personal connections to the work.
Reviewers: External peer reviewers should disclose to editors any conflicts of interest that could bias their opinions of the manuscript, and they should disqualify themselves from reviewing specific manuscripts if they believe it appropriate. The editors must be made aware of reviewers’ conflicts of interest to interpret the reviews and judge for themselves whether the reviewer should be disqualified. Reviewers should not use knowledge of the work, before its publication, to further their own interests.
The version of an article which is published online is considered the final and complete version. Even though it is possible to correct this version, our policy (in common with other publishers) is not to do so, except in very limited circumstances.
We are only able to correct typographical errors in the following: author names, affiliations, articles titles, and abstracts and keywords. In such cases, an erratum or corrigendum would be necessary as well (see below), so that there is a record to explain the difference between the online and print versions.
We can publish a correction to your article if there is a serious error, for example with regard to scientific accuracy, or if your reputation or that of the journal would be affected. We do not publish corrections that do not affect the contribution in a material way or significantly impair the reader's understanding of the contribution (such as a spelling mistake or a grammatical error).
An erratum will be used if an important error has been introduced during the production of the journal article (one that affects the publication record, the scientific integrity of the paper, the reputation of the authors or of the journal), including errors of omission such as failure to make factual proof corrections requested by authors within the deadline provided by the journal and within journal policy.
We do not publish errata for typing errors except where an apparently simple error is significant (for example, an incorrect unit). A significant error in a figure or table is corrected by publication of a new corrected figure or table as an erratum. The figure or table is republished only if the editor considers it necessary.
A corrigendum is a notification of an important error made by the authors of the article. All authors must sign corrigenda submitted for publication.
In cases where co-authors disagree, the editors will take advice from independent peer-reviewers and impose the appropriate amendment, noting the dissenting author(s) in the text of the published version.
An addendum is a notification of a peer-reviewed addition of information to a paper, for example in response to a reader's request for clarification. Addenda do not contradict the original publication, but if the author inadvertently omitted significant information available at the time, this material can be published as an addendum after peer review.
Addenda are published only rarely and only when the editors decide that the addendum is crucial to the reader's understanding of a significant part of the published contribution.
Human and Animal Rights
All research must have been carried out within an appropriate ethical framework. If there is suspicion that work has not taken place within an appropriate ethical framework, Editors will follow may reject the manuscript, and/or contact the author(s)’ ethics committee. On rare occasions, if the Editor has serious concerns about the ethics of a study, the manuscript may be rejected on ethical grounds, even if approval from an ethics committee has been obtained.
Research involving human subjects, human material, or human data, must have been performed in accordance with the Declaration of Helsinki and must have been approved by an appropriate ethics committee.
The submitted study has to be supported by the ethics/bioethics committee approval. Authors reporting the use of a new procedure or tool in a clinical setting, for example as a technical advance or case report, must give a clear justification in the manuscript for why the new procedure or tool was deemed more appropriate than usual clinical practice to meet the patient’s clinical need. Such justification is not required if the new procedure is already approved for clinical use at the authors’ institution. Authors will be expected to have obtained ethics committee approval and informed patient consent for any experimental use of a novel procedure or tool where a clear clinical advantage based on clinical need was not apparent before treatment.
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