Publication Policies

    1. Open Access Policy

    2. Digital Journal of Clinical Medicine is an open access, peer-reviewed journal. Each article accepted by peer review is made freely available online immediately upon publication, is published under a Digital Commons license. The journal is committed to information sharing and transparency. Our policies help authors achieve a high level of openness with their research and support them to improve the quality of work they do. We have adopted an Open Access policy that enables the unrestricted access and reuse of all peer-reviewed published research.

      Our Open Access policy contains the following elements:

      1. Publications are discoverable and accessible online.

      Publications will be deposited in a specified repository(s) with proper tagging of metadata. 

      1. The publication will be On “Open Access” terms.

      Licensing policy

      Student’s journals publish under the Attribution-Noncommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 international (CCBY-NC-ND 4.0) license which allows you to Share, Copy and redistribute the materials in any medium or format. The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as you follow the license terms;

      1. Attribution: You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.
      2. Non-commercial: You may not use the material for commercial purposes. Commercial use is one primarily intended for commercial advantage or monetary compensation.
      3. No Derivatives: if you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you may not distribute the modified material.
      4. No additional restrictions: You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.
    3. Publication ethics:

    4. Digital Journal Of Clinical Medicine is committed to meeting and upholding standards of ethical behaviour at all stages of the publication process. We follow closely the industry associations, such as the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) and World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), that set standards and provide guidelines for best practices in order to meet these requirements.

    5. Plagiarism

    6. Digital Journal Of Clinical Medicine takes issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of published articles. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked with duplication-checking software. Where an article, for example, is found to have plagiarized other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where the authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article; taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author's institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; or taking appropriate legal action.

    7. Prior publication

    8. If material has been previously published, it is not generally acceptable for publication in the journal.

    9. Contributor's publishing agreement

    10. Before publication the Journal requires the author as the rights holder to sign a Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement to Digital Journal Of Clinical Medicine.. DJCM’s Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement is a licence agreement under which the author retains copyright in the work but allows others to re-use the work without permission as long as the work is properly referenced and the use is non-commercial.

    11. Archiving /Repository Policy

    12. Journal archiving has become one of the core functions in the journal publishing lifecycle. Digital archiving of scholarly content, journal articles, etc., ensures that your research work will be preserved and accessible to the readers in the long run. The Digital Journal Of Clinical Medicine (DJCM) is using Internet Archiving to store publishing contents and articles for lifelong. The Internet Archive is an American digital library with the stated mission of “universal access to all knowledge”. It provides free public access to collections of digitized materials, including websites, software applications/games, music, movies/videos, moving images, and millions of books. We encourage authors to also post their pre-publication manuscript in institutional repositories or on their websites prior to and during the submission process and to post the Publisher’s final formatted PDF version after publication without embargo. These practices benefit authors with productive exchanges as well as earlier and greater citation of published work ..

    13. Further information

    14. Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the Manuscript Submission process should be sent to relevant to the Digital Journal Of Clinical Medicine editorial office as follows:

      Manuscript Submission Process: