JCAM Editorial Board Principles
These principles describe the aims, structure and the tasks of the Journal of Clinical and Analytical Medicine (JCAM) (published by Derman Medical Publishing) Editorial Board with the goal of increasing the scientific nature of the journal and autonomous nature of the Editorial Board, and of increasing the scientific nature of the Journal is defined by indexing of the journal by national and international indexes. For these purposes the Editorial Board of the journal works according to the following principles.
Aims and Tasks of the Editorial Board
The aim of the Editorial Board is to publish a scientifically high-rated journal on time within international standards. Classifying the submitted articles, sending them for review to internationally respected reviewers and checking the whole editorial process are the tasks of the Editorial Board. During the whole process the authors will be helped educationally and instructively.
The communication is performed on-line. Official Journal contact addresses:
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
Web address: www.jcam.com.tr
The authors e-mail address is used for correspondence and any error in corresponding e-mail is not the responsibility of the journal.
JCAM Publication Board Appointments
The tasks and appointments of the journal are determined by JCAM Board of Directors according to the needs of the journal.
JCAM Editorial Board: JCAM Editorial Board is composed of Scientific Committee, the International Advisory Board, the Advisory Board, the Journal Production Board, and the JCAM Book Production Board.
The positions of Editor, Assistant Editor, Advisory Board Chairman, International Advisory Board, Advisory Board, Secretary, Statistician, Graphic and Design Specialist and Legal Adviser to the Journal are defined below.
Only technical personnel (secretary, designer, advertising manager, etc.) receive remuneration from the journal. The other positions are not paid.
How can I work for JCAM?
In order to work for JCAM an author must apply to the editor with the following information.
Scientific publication list
A letter to the editor including a brief description of the work on demand, or projects for the JCAM
The application is evaluated in the editorial Board and the applicant is informed.
Secession or Termination from Editorial Board Membership
Except from technical personnel, the member will send an e-mail to the secretariat indicating that he or she is quitting from his or her duty.
As soon as the e-mail is received, it is considered as accepted, and that the person is relieved from duty.
Following this procedure, the person must send all ID cards and documents of the journal to the secretariat.
Persons who are not performing their duty properly can be dismissed by the editor or JCAM Editorial Board.
Scientific Board is composed from Editorial Board of the Journal.
International Advisory Board
Is composed of members who can represent the journal at international science platforms.
Members inform the editor about their opinions and suggestions
Members contribute to creating the policy of the journal
Is composed of members who can represent the journal.
Informs the editor about its opinions and suggestions
Makes contributions to create the policy of the journal
Journal Production Board
The Board is responsible for publishing the issues of the journal.
The duties and responsibilities of the Board members are determined by the editor.
JCAM Book Production Board
Prepares the book series of JCAM.
The duties and responsibilities of the Board members are determined by the book's editor.
For each new book the editorial board is determined by the editor.
The Editor is a member and chair of JCAM Editorial Board. Meetings (of the Board of Directors) with more than one editor are chaired by the senior editor.
He or she determines the agenda of the meetings. The editor is responsible from implementation and follow-up of all decisions taken. He or she also gives a detailed report about the work to be done at the end of each academic year.
In case of the editor’s not attending the Board of Directors meeting even once, his or her position is terminated (except international members).
During review of an article, the editor ensures the confidentiality of author, affiliation and reviewer information. He cannot use or transfer the data of the authors, reviewers or other third party information to locations outside the journal. In the event of a breach of this rule, he is legally liable for any misuse of the information.
He or she can let the readers see an accepted article. He can not let an unaccepted article to be seen by readers.
He or she is responsible for the preparation and completion of the process of participation the international indexes.
He or she plans and applies additional measures to increase the citation of articles in the JCAM
He or she provides access to the journal for authors and readers.
He or she determines the current medical issues. He sends letters of invitation to international authorities to submit articles on these subjects, and obtains these types of articles for printing in the journal.
He protects the rights of the subjects of the studies, manages the ethical committee approval process, and ensures informed consent of the study participants before publication.
The editor is responsible for the content and variety of the articles of the journal
He or she prepares and makes updates of article preparation, submission and evaluation guidelines for publications
He or she makes the necessary research for ethics violations, or violations of scientific process, and cancels the publication process until any ethical problem is solved.
If the ethical problem occurs after publication, the editor shares information about the ethical violation with authors and readers.
The editor cannot have personal, economic or political links which can affect his tasks and responsibilities.
During the article evaluation process he should be objective and should not be under any outside influence.
He or she plans for the future policy of journal and makes any necessary revisions.
Scientific content should be considered separately from the advertising considerations.
Editor of the journal will not provide additional support for the expenditures. Staff and technical equipment will be provided by the owner of the journal.
The editor consults with the staff about any problems. If necessary, he warns the staff or makes changes.
The editor selects assistants and announces them to the editorial board at the beginning of the academic year.
He or she reviews the submitted articles. If necessary, he takes recommendations from consultants.
He or she ensures the selection of impartial consultants, follows the reports of the reviewers, and does not allow criticisms which are unfair to the author. In these cases he warns or changes the reviewer.
Gives the final decision of whether or not an article is to be accepted.
The decision to reject a submitted article is given based on the scientific nature of the article.
If a revision is required for an article, and the author re-submits the article without requested revisions, he rejects the article.
If the author of a rejected article makes an objection, the editor reviews his decision.
He or she evaluates the articles in a standard manner and never gives a guarantee of publication.
He rarely sends his own studies to the journal.
Duties of the Secretary
The secretary Is responsible to the editor of the journal.
His or her personal rights are covered by the owner of the journal.
He or she provides for confidentiality of information of the authors, affiliates and reviewers.
He cannot use or transfer the data of the authors, reviewers or other third parties to locations outside the journal. In that case he is legally responsible for any misuse.
He or she checks the e-mail of the journal daily. In case of any problems he contacts with the editor to solve the problem.
He is off the work on Sundays and public holidays.
He has 10 days off annually. In case of more off days he does not receive remuneration. He cannot have more than 20 off days annually.
Duties of the Assistant Editor
He is a member of Board of Directors of JCAM and selected by the editor. His duties are described by the affiliate editor. He or she helps the editor with the publication process of the journal.
He or she is obliged to attend the meetings of the Board of Directors
In case of not attending the Board of Directors meeting even once, his or her position is terminated.
He or she cannot use or transfer the data of the authors, reviewers or other third party transfer to other locations outside the journal. In that case he is legally responsible for misuse.
He or she checks the e-mails of the journal daily. In case of any problem he or she contacts the editor to solve the problem.
The editor can ask for his assistance anytime.
He or she can be an editor in JCAM book series.
He or she receives a certificate on completion of his or her duty.
Duties of the Statistics Expert
He reviews the submitted article in terms of medical statistics.
He makes his reviews in seven days after receiving an invitation letter.
Duties of the Graphics and Design Specialist
He is responsible from graphics and design of the journal.
Duties of the Legal Adviser
He or she is responsible from legal issues pertaining to the journal.
Duties of the Reviewers
Reviewers review the submitted articles of the journal.
They make their review within seven days after receiving the invitation.
They cannot have additional time to review the article.
If a reviewer does not review the submitted article on time, no more articles are sent to him or her for review.
The reviewers are responsible from updating their corresponding addresses on the web site.
There is a priority in assignment of the reviewers, which is recommended by the author.
The reasons of rejection of an article should be clearly stated.
The reviewer must clarify the reasons if he or she rejects an article.
He or she should add at least a short information note for the editor and author when sending a review.
The reviewer never gives his or her name or affiliation in the review document.
Criticism must be aimed the content of the article not the author.
Duties of the Editorial Board Members
The editorial board is selected by Board of Directory of JCAM. They are informed about their duties according to the needs of the journal.
Duties of the Scientific Committee Members
They are consulted about any subject related to the journal.
Duties of the Advisory Board Chairman
He or she is the chairman of the JCAM Advisory Board.
He or she provides correspondence with the JCAM advisory board according to the suggestions of the Board of Directors.
He or she represents JCAM in panels and scientific meetings.
He or she makes suggestions to editors and JCAM Board of Directory.
He or she gives ideas to JCAM Board of Directory about the publication policy of the journal.
Duties of the International Advisory Board Members
To make suggestions to JCAM Board of Directory about any issues of the journal.
Duties of the Advisory Board Members
To make suggestions to JCAM Board of Directory about any issues of the journal.
Duties of the Owner of the Journal
The owner is responsible from management of the web site of the journal.
The owner publishes the journal and the books of JCAM
The owner manages the personnel issues of the technical personnel of the journal.
The owner is the only official responsible of income and expenses of the journal.