Editorial Policy and Ethics
- Editorial Policy and Ethics
The journal publishes original manuscripts, reviews, brief communications, case studies and commentaries on public health issues, as well as Special Issues and editorials. All submissions go through a blind peer-review processes by at least two subject specialists to maintain the quality of published manuscripts. Any submission is evaluated against the journal’s provisions, as detailed further below, before it is shared with reviewers. Submissions that meet all expectations of content and structure will go through a series of review processes before publication.
- Conflicts of interest
When manuscripts are shared with reviewers, any personal identifiers of author(s) are removed. When invited to review an article, reviewers are requested to disclose any suspected conflicts of interest, which may include financial interest, history of joint publication, personal disagreement with the author(s) and so on. Invited reviewers are expected to fill in disclosure statements and decline to review papers they identify as raising a conflict of interest.
- Funding statement
Authors are expected to provide relevant information on funding sources and if such sources, or the author, author’s family members, or author’s institution, have any affiliation to the research outcome.
- Ethical Statement
All submissions should specify whether the research has gone through an ethical clearance process, including by whom, when and the clearance number. In addition, it should be clearly stated whether the research participants were made aware of the research and consented to their participation in it.
- Plagiarism Statement
The Ethiopian Journal of Health Development does not tolerate any form of plagiarism. Authors are expected to provide a plagiarism report on a PDF along with their submission where not more than 15% of the text in a paper are not attributed to the original author, or quotes that are not attributed to original source. The journal may take legal action for serious cases of more than 25%.
Once an article is accepted for publication, the author is expected to sign a copyright agreement to give publication rights to the journal. Authors are required to sign copyright transfer agreement D found in the document entitled “The EJHD Authorship Responsibility, Acknowledgment, Disclosure of Potential Conflicts of Interest, and Publishing Agreement for Authors”. All published articles can be downloaded and used by the scientific community without further permission.
While communication with the journal is through the corresponding author, all authors’ contributions should be indicated at the end of the manuscript, while copyright agreement is expected to be signed by all authors or by the corresponding author on behalf of other co-authors. All co-authors are notified of the status of the manuscript throughout the publication process.