JTMI take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of articles published in the journal. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked using duplication-checking software. Where an article is found to have plagiarized other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article (removing it from the journal); taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author’s institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; banning the author from publication in JTMI, or appropriate legal action.
- Editors will check all submitted manuscripts to ensure that the content of manuscripts are in consistent with the aims and scope of the journal.
- Ensure that the peer review process is unbiased and in place absent of any discriminatory practices. Reviewers shall be qualified experts in the relevant field.
- Editors not have any conflict-of-interest with any of the authors or reviewers and not seek to benefit from the articles in any form.
- Editors may not modify the content of manuscripts or the results of reviewers' assessments. Including intervening or disrupting reviewer opinions intended for authors.
- The authors must certify that the manuscripts are original and has never been published anywhere. Including not in the review process of other journals.
- The authors submitting a paper do so on the understanding that the manuscript has been read and approved by all authors and that all authors agree to the submission of the manuscript to the Journal.
- The authors must have made an active contribution to the conception and design and/or analysis and interpretation of the data and/or the drafting of the paper and must have critically reviewed its content and have approved the final version submitted for publication. Participation solely in the acquisition of funding or the collection of data does not justify authorship.
- Please also include specifications of the source of funding for the study and any potential conflict of interests if appropriate. Suppliers of materials should be named and their location (town, state/county, country) included.
- If the author's academic work involves the animals, human participants or volunteers. The authors should verify that they are operating in accordance with ethical principles. Strictly comply with applicable laws and regulations. Including having to obtain consent before every data collection operation.
- Reviewers should clearly articulate their views by providing arguments and references as required. The review process should be conducted impartially and do not seek to benefit for personal advantage.
- Reviewers must not direct authors to include any citations to increase the citation count of their work or their colleagues.
- Reviewers should submit the review result on time.
- Reviewers should inform the editorial team of any ethical issues in the article, including plagiarism, self-plagiarism and data fabrication or falsification immediately.