PJHS promotes the research integrity and adherence to the core values of research like objectivity, honesty, openness, fairness, accountability, and stewardship. We expect that researchers who want to submit their manuscripts to PJHS believe in the culture of responsible research.
PJHS endorses the core practices of COPE and deal any suspected misconduct as per COPE guidelines. PJHS is also following the policies of WAME regarding research ethics and professionalism and Council of Science Editors.

Research Ethical Committees approval

  • It is mandatory for authors to provide the institutional ethical review board/committee approval/exemption for all research articles, at the time of submission of article.
  • Authors have to submit the approval of relevant authority or institution where research was conducted, if required.
  • When reporting experiments on human subjects, indicate whether the procedures followed were in accordance with the ethical standards of the responsible committee on human experimentation (institutional or regional) and with the latest version of Helsinki Declaration. Avoid using patient’s names, initials, or hospital numbers, especially in illustrative material.
  • When reporting experiments on animals, indicate whether the institution’s or a national research council’s guide for, or any national law on, the care and use of laboratory animals was followed.