Editorial Policy

  • The study has not been published (partly or as a whole) before or is not under consideration for publication elsewhere (except as an abstract or as part of a published lecture or academic thesis);
  • Authorship will be according to the guidelines by ICMJE as required by PM&DC and HEC.
  • An Article is double blind peer review by subject expertise.
  • Articles with the highest ethical standards with reverence to plagiarism will consider for publication.
  • JAFMDC will accept manuscripts prepared in accordance with recommendations of ICMJE
  • Publication misconduct will be dealt with according to COPE guidelines
  • The journal also encourages the submission of useful reports of negative results.
  • Any author can publish only one article in an issue as 1st author
  • The corresponding author is responsible for ensuring article publication has been approved by all co-authors.
  • After the publication of the paper author dispute related issues will not be entertained
  • Any change in the authorship (such as addition or deletion of author(s) or change in the sequence of author list after submission of an article will not be entertained
  • Undertaking and transfer of copyrights will be obtained from the author to prevent duplicate publication.
  • The author index will be published and will be available on a website.
  • Reviewers list will be published and be available on the website
  • Website for JAFMDC with complete archives will be maintained.
  • Submission of article doesn’t guarantee the publication of article.
  • Self -institutional authorship will not exceed 1/5th of total articles
  • Articles of editorial board members will not be published