Ethics of Publication

Green Medical Journal, using the guidelines issued by the Publication Ethics Committee (COPE). The GMJ permits that all articles involving human participants respect the principles of research ethics as set out from the Helsinki Declaration. The research involving animals as the subjects are also required to comply with the International Biomedical Research Principles issued by the International Health Information Sciences Board (CIOMS). Enthical publications should have been clear with a view to improving the research quality. GMJ COPE adapts to meet the ethical principles of publisher, Editors, reviewers, and authors.

Here are some of the ethical principles for editors, authors, and reviewers.


  1. The editor should be responsible for each articles that will published in GMJ.
  2. The editor should help the authors to follow the Author's Guidelines.
  3. The editor can communicate with other editors and reviewers for making the final decision.
  4. The editor should be evaluated the manuscript objectively for publication, assessing each quality regardless of nationality, ethnicity, political belief, race, religion, gender, seniority, or institutional affiliation of authors. The editor must be rejected the assignment if there is a possible conflict of interest.
  5. The editor needs to make sure the documents before sending to the reviewers  and do not contains the author's information, and vice versa.
  6. Editor's decision should be notified to the author with the reviewers' comments unless it contains offensive or defamatory remarks.
  7. The editor must be respect for the author's request that one should not review its submission if this excuse is reasonable and practical.
  8. The editor and all staffs should be ensured the confidentiality of the submitted manuscript.
  9. The editor will be guided by a COPE flowchart if there is a false suspicion or disputed authorship.


  1. Reviewers commented on possible errors in research and ethical publications.
  2. The reviewers must do the work on time and should be inform the editor if they are unable to complete the work.
  3. The reviewers must be maintained the confidentiality of the manuscript.
  4. The reviewers may cannot accept and review the manuscript if there is a potential conflict of interest between them and the author.


  1. The authors allows that the material that will be published has not been published and sent in other places simultaneously.
  2. The authors must be verify the authenticity of their research and they have quoted others correctly according to the references format.
  3. The authors are not involved in plagiarism.
  4. The authors should be follow the criteria described in the writing guidelines to the authors.
  5. The authors are not suggested to publish any personally identifiable information that might make the identity of the patients instantly recognize in the form of a description, photograph or genealogy section. Then, if the photos of patient is very important and necessary as scientific information, the author has received written approval and has made it clear.
  6. In the case if human trials, the authors stated that the study was in conformity with the standards of ethics of the Helsinki declaration, which contributed to human experiments. If there would be any doubt to whether the study was conducted in accordance with the statement, the author should explained it. In the case of animal experiments, the authors have authorized that the authors have followed the guidelines and abroad with regard to animal experiments in the laboratory.
  7. The author must be submitted the data and details to the editor, if detected of falsification or data creation.
  8. The authors should be clarify everything that could the cause conflict of interest, such as employment, research fees, consultation fees, and intellectual property rights for author's guidance.


The MGJ editor, treats submitted the manuscripts and all communications with authors and referees are confidential. The authors also should be recognized communication to the journal as confidential. Correspondence with journals, review reports and other confidential materials should not be uploaded or published on any website without the permission of the editor, wheter or not the publication will published.


The copyright of all materials published in GMJ, exclusively hosted by the Journal and each of its authors. Any reproduction of material from the Journal without prior acknowledgment or permission will result in violation of intellectual property laws. Written acceptance of the journal publishing agreement is required before the article can be published.


Authors who may have complaints about their interactions with Medical Journal should send an e-mail to the Editor-in-Chief to: