Ethical Principles and Publication Policy


IJMS adheres to the highest standards and ensures that all documents undergo a rigorous review process from at least two international colleagues/experts in the field.
The publication takes into account the originality of the work, its importance, sound fundamental principles and relevance. Reviewers also consider readability and language.
Research studies reported in the article must not have been published or submitted to another publication. It should only be included in one publication.
The editors' decisions are: acceptance, acceptance by revision, or rejection.
Authors who agree to review and resubmit their manuscript should be aware that there is no guarantee that the revised version will be accepted.
Rejected articles are not reviewed.

Paper acceptance may be limited by legal requirements such as legal copyright infringement and plagiarism.

IJMS is an open-access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Except for commercial purposes, users are allowed to read, download, copy, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author.

The articles in IJMS are open access articles licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) license (

Authors guarantee that their articles are original works.
Authors should document that the article has not been previously published.
Authors must also confirm that the article has not been considered for publication elsewhere.
All authors listed in the article must have contributed significantly to its content.
Authors should state that all information and data in the article are true and genuine.
Authors must inform the Editors of any conflicts of interest.
Authors should provide appropriate references to identify all sources used in their work or reported in their article.
Authors should respond promptly and appropriately to the compiler.
Authors are responsible for retracting or correcting errors when necessary.
Authors should promptly report any errors found in their manuscripts to the Editors during compilation and after publication.

All information about the papers should be kept confidential.
Authors should act objectively without personal criticism.
Reviewers should draw attention to relevant published studies not cited by the authors.
Reviewers should draw the Editors' attention between the manuscript under review and any other similarity they are aware of.
Reviewers should point out any conflicts of interest to the Editors.
Reviewers should express their views clearly and give reasons for doing so.
Reviewers should comment on the scientific content as well as the clarity of the article.

Editors have ultimate responsibility for the acceptance or rejection of any article.
Editors are responsible for the content and quality of the publication.
Editors must ensure the quality of the manuscript and the integrity of academic research.
Editors will base their decisions solely on the originality and importance of articles, including their relevance to the scope of publication.
Editors should not reverse their decision or reverse previous editors' decisions without specific reason, in which case further review may be required.
The editors will protect the confidentiality of the referees.
Editors will accept a manuscript when they are reasonably confident that it meets ethical and malpractice rules.
Editors will take immediate action if they suspect misconduct and try to make all reasonable efforts to resolve the matter.
Editors will ensure that published materials comply with internationally accepted ethical guidelines, including having a clear picture of research funding sources.
Editors should not cause a conflict of interest between authors, reviewers and other Board Members.