Editorial Policies

Copy Right and Licensing Policy

Plagiarism policy

Correction, Retraction, Withdrawal policies

Conflict of Interest 

Roles and Responsibilities

Copy Right and Licensing Policy


The articles published in our journal are entirely under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license. The Journal, however, grants to all users a free, irrevocable, worldwide, perpetual right to access, copy, use, distribute, perform and display the work publicly. The ability of an author to re-use their own previously copyrighted work depends on the terms of the copy right.

Copyright form can be downloaded at: Copyright Form

This form duly completed and signed should be submitted online while submitting manuscript.

Licensing Policy

As open access journal Biomedical and Pharmacology Journal follows the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Plagiarism policy

Biomedical and Pharmacology Journal (BPJ) follows a strong plagiarism policy. It ensures that none of the part of manuscript is plagiarized from other sources and proper reference is provided for all contents extracted from other sources.
All the papers submitted have to pass through an initial screening and will be checked through the Advanced Plagiarism Detection Software (CrossCheck by iThenticate)


Plagiarism is the copying of ideas, text, data and other creative work (e.g. tables, figures and graphs) and presenting it as original research without proper citation. Separate from the issue of plagiarism is the need for authors to obtain permission to reuse previously published work (even if properly cited) from the holder of the copyright (which is typically not the author).
It is essential that editors and reviewers be told by the authors when any portion of a paper is based heavily on previous work, even if this work has been written by one or more of the authors of the paper. It is the responsibility of the author not only to cite the previous work, including their own, but to provide an indication of the extent to which a paper depends on this work.

Correction, Retraction, Withdrawal policies

  1. Corrections
    Correctional representative all have the need to produce clear and concise written directives for staff, wrongdoer, and the community. provided the issues of administrative liability, accreditation standards, case law, and the need to support professional behavior, written policy and procedure is a necessity. It is also the basis for staff supervision, training, and supporting a defense when things go wrong. Corrections are published in the subsequent issue under Corrections and addendum.
  2. Retractions
    A retraction is a public statement made about an earlier statement that withdraws, cancels, refutes, or reverses the original statement or ceases and desists from publishing the original statement. The retraction may be initiated by the editors of a journal, or by the author(s) of the papers (or their institution). The editors will consult reviewers for their comments. The article will be retracted in cases such as multiple submission, plagiarism or fraudulent use of data. An alteration that changes the main point of the original statement is generally referred to as a retraction while an alteration that leaves the main point of a statement intact is usually referred to simply as a correction. Depending on the circumstances, either a retraction or correction is the appropriate remedy.Biomedical and Pharmacology Journal’s Retraction policy is based, in large part, on the guidelines and standards developed by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). Please see https://publicationethics.org/files/retraction%20guidelines.pdf 
  3. Withdrawal Policy
    Few of the authors request withdrawal of manuscript from the publication process after submission or after publication. In some instances the request for withdrawal is made when the manuscript is only a few days away from publication in the journal. This may cause the time waste by the editors, reviewers and the editorial staff.To withdraw an Article, a formal request has to be made by Corresponding Author in the specified template.Withdrawn means that the article is archived in our database and not further acted upon. Articles which have not been published yet but represent early versions of articles, are discovered to be accidental duplicates of other published article(s), or are determined to violate our journal publishing ethics guidelines in the view of the editors may be “Withdrawn” from our group Journals.If an Article is withdrawn from Journals, penalty will be levied. That is a withdrawal within 10 days of submission, the author is allowed to withdraw the manuscript without paying any withdrawal fee, however if authors withdraw manuscripts any time after review and acceptance, a withdrawal fee will have to be paid.For India Rs. 1000/-
    for Other countries $50/-
  • A penalty will be levied even if the Article is allowed to be withdrawn after its publication from Journal and the APC which has been paid for this Article shall also not be refunded.Download Withdrawal form

Conflict of Interest 

All authors are requested to disclose any conflict of interest including honorarium, grants, membership, employment, ownership of stock or any other interest or non‐financial interest such as personal or professional relation, affiliation and knowledge of the research topic.

Roles and Responsibilities


  1. Making final decision on acceptance / rejection of manuscript.
  2. Maintain highest standards of ethics and competence.
  3. Helps in identifying peer reviewers.
  4. Helps in selecting editorial members.
  5. Taking suggestions on each processes of journal.
  6. Suggest and review the special issues as well.

Managing Editor

  1. Maintain highest standards of ethics and competence.
  2. Supervise editing of manuscripts for each issue with respect to scientific writing and layout conventions.
  3. Suggesting changes to enhance the content quality of the journal.
  4. Systematic evaluation of the review reports, hold vital decision on paper acceptance or rejection.

Associate Editor

  1. Suggesting suitable reviewers.
  2. Ensuring that the publication maintains the highest quality while adhering to the publication rules and procedures of the journal.
  3. Occasionally, solicit articles / interesting work from your colleagues/acquaintances and help
  4. Promote the journal at conferences and meetings.
  5. Submit an Inaugural Article which may have multiple authors, but the Associate Editor must be a corresponding author.
  6. Suggest and review the special issues as well.

Statistical Editor

  1. To provide statistical direction to the journal.
  2. Validating statistical methodology, trends and results.
  3. To ensure that the statistical tests used were appropriate, the results are properly interpreted and reported.
  4. Avoid outdated / invalid methods, even if pre-specified in protocol.

Editorial & Advisory Board

  1. Advance the standing of the journal in the scientific community and increase its impact.
  2. Selection and guidance of reviewers and review process.
  3. Formulating policies and guidelines on ethical publishing practices
  4. Contribute an article once in a year
  5. Editorial Board members will encourage the submission of articles to the Journal in their network
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