Publication Ethics and Malpractice Proclamation

The Journal of Drug Vigilance and Alternative Therapies (JDVAT) is committed to upholding the highest ethical standards in academic publication and to promote the highest levels of authenticity and ethical behavior in research and assessment. The JDVAT aims to ensure that all articles published are morally acceptable. JDVAT's publishing ethics and malpractice statement is based on the Committee on Publication Ethics' (COPE) recommendations ( and International Committee for Medical Journal Editor (ICMJE;

For Authors

Authors must check out that their submission complies with all of the following things as part of the submission procedure, and items that do not comply with these criteria may be returned to the authors.

  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration for publication.
  • Manuscripts should be written according to the instructions in the Authors Guidelines section and must be supplemented by a covering letter indicating the manuscripts' originality and importance.
  • Authorship should be restricted to individuals who made a major contribution to the study's idea, design, implementation, or interpretation.
  • The authors should make sure that their works are wholly unique and that if they have used the work and/or words of others, they have properly cited or referenced them.
  • The corresponding author should ensure that the manuscript has all suitable co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors, and that all co-authors have reviewed and approved the final version of the manuscript before submitting it for publication.
  • Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given.

For Reviewers

All information about papers should be kept confidential and treated as privileged information by reviewers. Reviewers should explain their opinions clearly and provide evidence to support them up. Reviewers should avoid reviewing submissions in which they have a competing, collaborating, or other relationship or connection with any of the authors, corporations, or institutions associated with the articles. The examination of submitted publications must be neutral, and reviewers should convey their opinions clearly and with evidence.

For Editors

The editor can approve, reject, or propose changes to the manuscript based on the editorial board's review report. An editor reviews articles for intellectual substance at any time, regardless of the writers' race, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, ethnic background, citizenship, or political ideology. The editor must guarantee that information about the authors' papers is kept confidential. Without the author's explicit authorization, the editor of the Journal will not use unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted publication for his own study.

Publication misconduct includes plagiarism, fabrication, falsification, inappropriate authorship, duplicate submission/multiple submissions, overlapping publication, and salami publication. In the case, if misconduct found, the manuscript should be rejected or withdrawn. JDVAT is committed to promoting scientific research publication integrity. JDVAT hold the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) in high regard and typically adhere to its recommendations in the event of any publication or authorship issues. We typically examine and observe the COPE website for such issues, and authors are also encouraged to do so.