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Peer-review Policy

Peer review is a system for evaluating the manuscript's quality before it is published. To assist editors in determining whether an article should be published in the journal, independent scholars in the relevant study area analyze submitted manuscripts for originality, validity, and significance.

Peer review is an important aspect of scientific publishing since it ensures that the manuscript is valid. Experts who donate their time to assist improve the publications they assess are known as peer reviewers.

The manuscript is evaluated when it is submitted to a journal to see if it fits the submission standards.

Each manuscript is examined for plagiarism and carefully evaluated to see if it meets the journal's goals and scope. If it does, the editorial team will identify possible peer reviewers from the field to assess the work and give recommendations.

Peer review is required for all submissions. Manuscripts will be sent to outside reviewers who will be chosen from a large database.

Authors are urged to give the names of reviewers they think would be appropriate to read their manuscript after it has been submitted. Authors can also specify who they don't want the work forwarded to for review. Articles are usually assessed by at least two reviewers, as well as the editorial team, to examine their validity, relevance, innovation, and potential impact on the field of contents and conclusions. Expertise, impartiality, and equal distribution among the available experts will be used to pick reviewers, independent of the manuscript's geographic origin or the reviewers' locations.

Editors will accept, accept with amendments, or reject a submission based on their recommendations.

Peer reviewers analyze content for scientific worth and originality, as well as to ensure that publications follow the general scientific practice as well as the journal's specific requirements, and to ensure that authors have correctly referenced their work. The methodology and veracity of the data will be scrutinized by the peer reviewer, who will also assess the ethical approach. They will then provide recommendations for modifications. Authors will be notified as soon as possible whether their manuscript has been accepted, needs significant or minor modifications, or has been rejected. All necessary efforts will be made to guarantee that the review process is completed on time. 

Authors should keep in mind that timely return of a revised manuscript when revision is requested can help decrease the period between submission and final decision.

The IJCICR has the right to choose the final peer reviewers. IJCICR also has the right to choose the quantity and kind of manuscripts sent for review, the number of reviewers, the reviewing procedures, and how reviewers' comments are used at its discretion. 

The Editor-in-Chief/Editor reserves the ability to evaluate submissions without external peer review, in addition to scientific merit. A concerted effort is made to complete the evaluation process as quickly as possible.


Anti-Plagiarism Policy

Plagiarism is described as the "wrongful appropriation," "theft and publication," and "representation" of another author's "language, thoughts, ideas, or expressions" as one's original work. Such unauthorized copying is highly condemned by the International Journal of Clinical Investigation and Case Reports.

The Plagiarism tool is used by the journal to check for plagiarism in the papers. Plagiarism is defined as the unacknowledged use of someone else's work.


Examples of plagiarism:

  • Taking information from the Internet and putting it elsewhere without proper citation.

  • Putting your name to someone else's work or project.

  • Using exact wording from someone else's text.

  • Without proper citation, using another person's pictures, graphics, tables, sounds, or thoughts.

  • Making a presentation of research on your terms without citing sources.

  • Buying someone else's text and passing it off as your own.

By submitting the paper for publication to the International Journal of Clinical Investigation and Case Reports (IJCICR), Author(s) certify that: 

  • I/We are fully aware that plagiarism is wrong.

  • I/We know that plagiarism is the use of another person’s idea or published work and to pretend that it is one’s own.

  • I/ We declare that each contribution to your project from the work(s) of other people's published works or unpublished sources have been acknowledged and sources of information have been referenced.

  • I/We certify that you are solely responsible for any incomplete reference that may remain in my/our work.


Anti-plagiarism declaration:

I have read and comprehended the IJCICR plagiarism policy. I thus declare that this written work is the result of my own independent scholarly effort and that any material from others' work (in books, articles, essays, dissertations, and on the internet) is recognized, with quotations and paraphrases clearly stated. Further than what is specified, no other materials have been used. This piece of writing has never been published before.


Withdrawal Policy

International Journal of Clinical Investigation and Case Reports (IJCICR) is dedicated to upholding publication ethics while delivering high-quality content. Our authors/users are expected to follow best practices in publication ethics as well as the quality of their publications. Manuscript withdrawal is a common procedure in publishing for a variety of legitimate reasons, however it has recently been abused by authors for unethical motives. There have been numerous cases where authors have sent unethical withdraw requests, resulting in the waste of valuable resources such as editors, reviewers, and editorial staff. To deal with such circumstances, IJCICR has developed different withdrawal policies at all stages of manuscript submission and publishing, as follows:


Withdrawal Type                   

Withdrawal Charges (Inclusive of Taxes)  

Pre-Publication (During Peer-review)

30% of APC

Manuscript withdrawal (After article Acceptance)

50 % of APC 

Post-Publication withdrawal (After Published)

100 % of APC (Exemption if paid earlier)


Note: If the author(s) requests a withdrawal of the manuscript within 72 hours after submission, the author(s) are free to do so without incurring any fees.