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Conflicts of interest
Mental Health: Global Challenges Journal requires authors to declare all competing interests in relation to their work. All submitted manuscripts must include a ‘competing interests’ section at the end of the manuscript listing all competing interests (financial and non-financial). Where authors have no competing interests, the statement should read “The author(s) declare(s) that they have no competing interests”. The Editor may ask for further information relating to competing interests.
Editors and reviewers are also required to declare any competing interests and may be excluded from the peer review process if a competing interest exists.
What constitutes a competing interest?
Competing interests may be financial or non-financial. A competing interest exists when the authors’ interpretation of data or presentation of information may be influenced by, or may be perceived to be influenced by, their personal or financial relationship with other people or organizations. Authors should disclose any financial competing interests but also any non-financial competing interests that may cause them embarrassment if they were to become public after the publication of the manuscript.
Financial competing interests
Financial competing interests include (but are not limited to):
Receiving reimbursements, fees, funding, or salary from an organization that may in any way gain or lose financially from the publication of the manuscript, either now or in the future.
Holding stocks or shares in an organization that may in any way gain or lose financially from the publication of the manuscript, either now or in the future.
Holding, or currently applying for, patents relating to the content of the manuscript.
Receiving reimbursements, fees, funding, or salary from an organization that holds or has applied for patents relating to the content of the manuscript.
Non-financial competing interests
Non-financial competing interests include (but are not limited to) political, personal, religious, ideological, academic, and intellectual competing interests.
Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:
- Authors retain copyright and grant the Journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License International CC-BY, that allows others to share the work, with an acknowledgement of the works authorship and initial publication in this Almanac.
- Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g. post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in Mental Health: Global Challenges Journal .
- Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g. in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as an earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).
The basic principles:
1. Objectivity and impartiality in the selection of articles for the purpose of the publication.
2. The high demands on the quality of scientific research.
3. Double "blind" review articles.
4. Collegiality in decisions regarding publications.
5. Accessibility and efficiency in dealing with authors.
6. Strict compliance of the copyright and related rights.
Open access policy
This Journal is practicing a policy of immediate open access to the published content, supporting the principles of the free flow of scientific information and global exchange of knowledge for the common social progress.
It is unacceptable to copy text and arrogate the study results, which do not belong to the authors of the manuscript submitted.
Authors should ensure that submitted manuscript:
• describes entirely original work;
• is not plagiarized;
• has not been published elsewhere in any language;
• indicates appropriate citation or quotation, if the authors have used the work and/or words of others.
Applicable copyright laws and conventions should be followed. Copyright material (e.g. tables, figures or extensive quotations) should be reproduced only with appropriate permission and acknowledgement.
The editors reserve the right to screen submitted manuscripts for plagiarism. The plagiarism extend more than 20% is unacceptable.
The names and e-mail addresses that are specified by users of the website of the Journal will be used only for the internal technical problems of this magazine; they will not be distributed and shared with the third parties.