About the Journal

 | Post date: 2018/06/27 | 
About The Journal
Avicenna Journal of Neuropsychophysiology covers all fields of basic and clinical research articles and different approaches such as molecular, cellular, histology, pathology, neurobiology, immunology, physiology, nutrition, pharmacology, anatomy, imaging, pharmacology, nursing and any other areas related to the above mentioned scope will be considered for publication.
Bibliographic Information
Title Avicenna Journal of Neuro Psycho Physiology
Abbreviation Title       ISO: Avicenna. J. Neuro. Psycho. Physio. | JCR: AVICENNA J NEURO PSYCHO PHYSIOLOGY
ISSN 2383-2436
E- ISSN 2383-2444
Website http://ajnpp.umsha.ac.ir
Email umshajournals@gmail.com
Journal Disciplines
  •  Aging
  • Anxiety and Stress
  • Child / Geriatric Psychiatry
  • Cognition
  • Depression
  • Integrated Care Models
  • Learning and Memory, Dementia, Alzheimer
  • Movement disorders
  • Personality disorders
  • Schizophrenia
  • Seizure and convulsion
  • Sensation and perception
  • Sexual behavior
  • Sleep
  • Substance abuse, dependence, addiction
  • Suicide and Self-Harm
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
Language English
Start Year August 2014
Frequency Quarterly  
Type of Material Serial (Periodical)
Owner Organization Neurophysiology Research Center, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamedan, IR Iran.
Research Center for Behavioral Disorders and Substances Abuse, Hamedan University of Medical Sciences, Hamedan, IR Iran.
Chairman Siamak Shahidi, PhD
Editor-in-Chief Mohammad Ahmadpanah, PhD
Managing Editors Sara Soleimani Asl
Publisher Negah Institute for Scientific Communication
In Cooperation with Negah Scientific   Publisher
Publishing Approval    Minister's deputy office in press and publicity affairs of ministry of culture and islamic guidance according to certificate number 93/680 on 8 April 2014 as international quarterly medical journal.
Status Active
Refereed Double-blind Peer Review
Type of Access Open Access (OA)
Full text available format PDF & HTML
Type of License CC-BY-NC
Plagiarism Detection Software iThenticate
Article Processing Charges Free of charge
Principles of Publishing Ethics COPE’s Code of Conduct and Best Practices
Document Identifier Type DOI
 


COPYRIGHT STATEMENT

AUTHOR REPRESENTATIONS / ETHICS AND DISCLOSURE

On behalf of all co-authors, I hereby affirm the Author Representations noted below, and confirm that I have reviewed and complied with the relevant Instructions to Authors, the Ethics in Publishing policy, and Conflicts of Interest disclosure. I also assign to this journal copyright for my manuscript and any other data that are intended for publication as part of or as a supplement to the manuscript in any forms or languages throughout the world if the article is accepted for publication.

Please Note: Once submitted the manuscript cannot be withdrawn or sent elsewhere. The editors reserve the right to edit, shorten, modify or reject submitted manuscripts even after provisional acceptance. This may be based on English grammar, clarity, space limitations, journal style or preference of the editors . The editors may opt not to disclose the reason for rejection of a manuscript. The editor, editorial team or publisher will not be held liable or hold responsiblity for any shortcomings or mistakes in published manuscripts with regard to contents disclosed therein including but not limited to drug dosage, methodology, surgical technique, etc. Medical ethics guideline issues are the responsibility of the authors (patient identity disclosure, research ethics, etc). Statements and opinions expressed in the chapters are those of the individual contributors and not necessarily those of the editors or publisher. No responsibility is accepted for the accuracy of information contained in the published articles. The publisher assumes no responsibility for any damage or injury to persons or property arising from the use of any materials, instructions, methods or ideas contained in the articles.

Author Representations:

  • The article I have submitted to the journal for review is original, has been written by the stated authors and has not been published elsewhere.
  • The article is not currently being considered for publication by any other journal and will not be submitted for such review while under review by this journal.
  • The article contains no libellous or other unlawful statements and does not contain any materials that violate any personal or proprietary rights of any other person or entity.
  • I have obtained written permission from copyright owners for any excerpts from copyrighted works that are included and have credited the sources in my article.
  • If I am using any personal details or images of patients or research subjects, I have obtained written permission or consent from the patient.
  • If the article was prepared jointly with other authors, I have informed the co-author(s) of the terms of this publishing agreement and that I am signing on their behalf as their agent, and I am authorized to do so.

RIGHTS FOR SCHOLARLY USE

I understand that I am hereby granted (without the need to obtain further permission) rights to use certain versions of the article, as described and defined below:

  • Internal Institutional Use: Use by the author's institution for classroom teaching at the institution (including distribution of copies, paper or electronic, and use in coursepacks and courseware programs) for scholarly purposes. For authors employed by companies, the use by that company for internal training purposes.
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  • Permitted Scholarly Posting: Voluntary posting of published article by an author on open Web sites for Commercial Use or Systematic Distribution is not permitted. Deposit in or posting to subject-oriented repositories (such as PubMed Central), or institutional repositories with mandates for systematic postings, is permitted only under specific agreements between the publisher and the repository, agency or institution, and only consistent with the Copyright Owner's policies concerning such repositories.
Publication Fee

As the responsible organization has supported all of the publishing costs of this journal, article processing charge (Acceptance Fee) and any other publication fees in the journal are free for authors.





Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement

Publication and Authorship

  • All submitted papers are subject to strict peer-review process by at least two international reviewers that are experts in the area of the particular paper. Reviewers are being selected by Associate Editors and Editor in Chief. Author also can propose reviewers for some journals and article types.
  • The factors that are taken into account in review are relevance, originality, readability, statistical validity and language.
  • The possible decisions include acceptance, minor revisions, major revision or rejection.
  • If authors are encouraged to revise and resubmit a submission, there is no guarantee that the revised submission will be accepted.
  • Rejected articles will not be re-reviewed.
  • The paper acceptance is constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism.
  • No research can be included in more than one publication, whether within the same journal or in another journal.

Authors' Responsibilities

  • Authors must certify that their manuscript is their original work.
  • Authors must certify that the manuscript has not previously been published elsewhere, or even submitted and been in reviewed in another journal.
  • Authors must participate in the peer review process and follow the comments.
  • Authors are obliged to provide retractions or corrections of mistakes.
  • All Authors mentioned in the paper must have significantly contributed to the research. Level of their contribution also must be defined in the “Authors’ Contributions” section of the article.
  • Authors must state that all data in the paper are real and authentic.
  • Authors must notify the Editors of any conflicts of interest.
  • Authors must identify all sources used in the creation of their manuscript.
  • Authors must report any errors they discover in their published paper to the Editors.
  • Authors must not use irrelevant sources that may help other researches/journals.
  • Authors cannot withdraw their articles within the review process or after submission, or they must pay the penalty defined by the publisher.

Peer Review/Responsibility for the Reviewers

  • Reviewers should keep all information regarding papers confidential and treat them as privileged information.
  • Reviews should be conducted objectively, with no personal criticism of the author. No self-knowledge of the author(s) must affect their comments and decision.
  • Reviewers should express their views clearly with supporting arguments in 500 to 1000 words.
  • Reviewers may identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors.
  • Reviewers should also call to the Editor in Chief's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.
  • Reviewers should not review manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.

Editorial Responsibilities

  • Editors (Associate Editors or Editor in Chief) have complete responsibility and authority to reject/accept an article.
  • Editors are responsible for the contents and overall quality of the publication.
  • Editors should always consider the needs of the authors and the readers when attempting to improve the publication.
  • Editors should guarantee the quality of the papers and the integrity of the academic record.
  • Editors should publish errata pages or make corrections when needed.
  • Editors should have a clear picture of a research's funding sources.
  • Editors should base their decisions solely one the papers' importance, originality, clarity and relevance to publication's scope.
  • Editors should not reverse their decisions nor overturn the ones of previous editors without serious reason.
  • Editors should preserve the anonymity of reviewers (in half blind peer review journals).
  • Editors should ensure that all research material they publish conforms to international accepted ethical guidelines.
  • Editors should only accept a paper when reasonably certain.
  • Editors should act if they suspect misconduct, whether a paper is published or unpublished, and make all reasonable attempts to persist in obtaining a resolution to the problem.
  • Editors should not reject papers based on suspicions; they should have proof of misconduct.
  • Editors should not allow any conflicts of interest between staff, authors, reviewers and board members.
  • Editors must not change their decision after submitting a decision (especially after reject or accept) unless they have a serious reason.

Publishing Ethics Issues

  • All editorial members, reviewers and authors must confirm and obey rules defined by COPE.
  • Corresponding author is the main owner of the article so she/he can withdraw the article when it is incomplete (before entering the review process or when a revision is asked for).
  • Authors cannot make major changes in the article after acceptance without a serious reason.
  • All editorial members and authors must publish any kind of correction honestly and completely.
  • Any notes of plagiarism, fraudulent data or any other kinds of fraud must be reported completely to COPE.

Ethical Guidelines:

Ethical considerations must be addressed in the materials and methods. Please state that informed consent was obtained from all human adult participants and from the parents or legal guardians of minors. Include the name of the appropriate institutional review board that approved the project. Indicate in the text that the maintenance and care of experimental animals complies with national Institutes of health guidelines for the humane use of laboratory animals, or those of your Institute or agency.

Conflicts of Interest:

Authors must acknowledge and declare any sources of funding and potential conflicting interest, such as receiving funds or fees by, or holding stocks and shares in, an organization that may profit or lose through publication of your paper. Declaring a competing interest will not lead to automatic rejection of the paper, but we would like to be made aware of it.

Reference

Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). Code of Conduct and Best-Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors. Available here.


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