Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement.
The publication ethics is required for publication in TJOG (Thai J Obstet Gynaecol). The publication ethics guidelines are guided by the Committee on Publication Ethics-(COPE).
Editors of Thai Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
- attempt to meet the demand of readers and authors, improve the quality of the journal, and have processes in place to assure the quality of the material published, seek the opinions of authors, readers, reviewers and editorial board members about the ways to improve the journal’s processes and maintain the integrity of the academic record and preclude business needs from intellectual and ethical standards.
- have a duty to act if editors suspect misconduct or if a misconduct is documented, pursue misconduct for the following reasons in published and unpublished work: plagiarism, data fabrication and falsification, when a submitted article has been found to be under revision elsewhere or published elsewhere, or where there is citation manipulation, and are willing to publish corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies when needed.
- seek assurances that all research has been approved by research ethics committee or institutional review board, and ensure that research published was carried out according to the relevant internationally accepted guidelines such as the Declaration of Helsinki for clinical research
- give timely and constructive feedback to authors, respect requests from authors that an individual reviewer should not review their submission if these are well reasoned, make decisions to accept or reject an article for publication based on the article’s importance, originality and clarity, and the study’s validity and its relevance to the remit of the journal.
Authors who submit articles to Thai Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology should
- follow to publication requirements that their submitted article is original, is not plagiarized, and has not been published elsewhere, and take the responsibility for submitted and published article.
- confirm that the authorship of research publications accurately reflect authors’ contributions to the work and reporting, and disclose sources of funding and conflicts of interest.
- present the research conducted in an ethical and responsible manner and comply with all relevant legislation, describe the methods clearly so that the findings can be confirmed by others, present the results clearly, honestly, and without fabrication, falsification or inappropriate data manipulation.
Reviewers of Thai Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology should
- agree to review the article which they have the expertise and can assess in a timely manner, and respect the confidentiality of peer review and not reveal any details of an article or its review except the release by the journal
- declare all potential conflict of interests, not allow their reviews to be influenced by the following items: the origins of an article, the nationality, the religious or political beliefs, the gender of the authors, or commercial considerations
- have objective and constructive comments in their reviews, and provide the journals with personal and professional information that is accurate from their expertise
Thai Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology will not accept articles which have been published (except in the form of an abstract) or are being considered for publication by another journal. Papers being considered for publication here should not be submitted to other journals.
The editor of Thai Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. The editor may be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editor may confer with editorial board or reviewers in making this decision.
Intellectual property is seriously concerned by TJOG. On submission, all articles are screened using the ‘HelioBLAST’ (https://helioblast.heliotext.com). Any plagiarism is unacceptable. The Editor-in-Chief will be informed. Plagiarism results in rejection. If plagiarism is detected during reviewing process by any means, all the process will be immediately withheld. The Editor-in-Chief will contact the corresponding author and/or all authors for explanation. Rejection of submission will occur once the explanation is unsatisfactory. If plagiarism is detected after publication, the article will be retracted. All the authors’ institutions will be contacted to explain the retraction and inform the expected future behaviours. The event of retraction will be officially announced in the Journal.
TJOG Publication Process