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Ethical declarations that authors should provide at the journal submission stage

Ethical declarations in research form an integral part during the submission process of a manuscript to a journal. During the process of submission, there are several questions and statements that you as the author need to respond to before submission.

Pre-submission considerations related to authorship

Before you submit your manuscript to the journal, you need to take into consideration some important aspects of authorship listed below:

  • Ensure that all the authors mentioned in the manuscript have agreed for authorship, read and approved the manuscript, and given consent for submission and subsequent publication of the manuscript. (The authorship criteria should be based on the UPJOHNS guidelines.)
  • The order of authorship must be agreed by all named authors prior to submission.
  • Full names, institutional affiliations, highest degree obtained by the authors, e-mail address (in some cases, ORCiD ID and social media handles - Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn) need to be clearly mentioned on the title page.
  • Author identification: Authors are recommended to use their ORCID ID when submitting an article for consideration or acquire an ORCID ID via the submission process.
  • The corresponding author, who takes full ownership for all the communication related to the manuscript, should be designated and his/her detailed institutional affiliation (including the postal address, telephone number, fax number, and e-mail address) should be provided
  • Corresponding author is responsible for the integrity of the manuscript (including ethics, data handling, reporting of results, and study conduct), would communicate with the journal if any technical clarifications related to the manuscript are required, and would handle similar responsibilities.
  • The Corresponding Author is responsible for ensuring that all listed authors have approved the manuscript before submission, including the names and order of authors; providing transparency on re-use of material and mention any unpublished material (for example manuscripts in press) included in the manuscript in a cover letter to the Editor; making sure disclosures, declarations and transparency on data statements from all authors are included in the manuscript as appropriate
All the authors need to agree on the name(s) included in the Acknowledgement section.

Manuscript submission related declarations:

When submitting your manuscript to UPJOHNS, you need to follow the policies and guidelines of the journal. UPJOHNS expect authors to declare the following:

  • The manuscript in part or in full has not been submitted or published anywhere i.e. the authors should ensure that the manuscript is not a duplicate publication.
  • The manuscript will not be submitted elsewhere until the editorial process is completed.
  • If any part of the manuscript contains previously published content (figures/tables), authors should submit a statement of permission to reproduce the material signed by the author(s) and publishers concerned.
  • When submitting material related to commercial products, the author should forward a copy of the contribution to the manufacturers before publication. This is to verify the correctness of the contents of the section in the manuscript that describes the new device/product.
  • Authors should declare any previous or pending publication of the manuscript’s content in any conference proceedings, letters to journals and brief communications, or as pre-prints on repositories.
  • Kindly ensure if the current study’s Abstract has been published in any conferences, it is either not under a copyright or that the embargo period is over. If the Abstract is under copyright protection from the publishers, permission should be sought for re-using the material.
  • In case the manuscript is a secondary publication i.e. it is a subsequent republication that will be published in two or more journals (in the same or another language), the authors should explicitly declare this. Moreover, they should obtain mutual consent of the journal editors and follow the stipulated guidelines.
  • Kindly maintain transparency in cases if the manuscript is based on a dataset that has been the basis of another manuscript, authors should . They should declare that by referencing previously published article in the manuscript.
  • If there is a data set associated with the manuscript, provide information about where the data supporting the results or analyses presented in the paper can be accessed. Where applicable, this should include the hyperlink to publicly archived datasets, DOI, or other persistent identifier associated with the data set(s). Always check the journal’s guidelines for specific templates or style in which this information should be presented.
Statements of ethical approval for studies involving human subjects and/or animals

If your study involves human subjects and/or animals, and also if your manuscript includes case reports/case series, you need to provide the following:
  • Authors must provide the name of the ethical approval committee/Institutional Review Board they have obtained consent from along with approval number/ID.
  • Kindly mention if a waiver was obtained for the study and reason for the waiver. Kindly confirm that the study was conducted in accordance with Helsinki Declaration as revised in 2013.
  • Kindly state whether written informed consent was obtained from the participants of the study (and the relevant document(s) & must be provided when requested by UPJOHNS). If verbal informed consent was obtained, the reason(s) for the absence of written consent must be provided.
  • For studies involving minor subjects/children/infants, authors should confirm that the statements of written informed consent from legally authorized representatives/parents/guardians are available; if verbal informed consent was obtained, reasons for this must be mentioned.
  • Considering patient’s right to privacy, identifying information (including patients’ images, names, initials, or hospital numbers) should not be included in recordings, written descriptions, or photographs, unless the information is essential for scientific purposes. In any such case, written informed consent from the patient must be obtained for publication. Kindly do not submit without consent.

Other important declarations related to funding, conflicts of interest, and more

Apart from the declarations we have discussed, there are others that authors need to consider. Let us take a look at them:

1. Acknowledgments: Anyone who does not meet the authorship criteria, such as people who provided technical help, institutional/department head who provided general support, or medical writers who assisted with the preparation of the manuscript content, should be acknowledged. If the authors have no one to acknowledge, kindly mention “Not applicable” in this section in the manuscript and write

2. Funding: All sources of funding for the research work and their role (if at all) in the design of the study and collection, analysis, interpretation of data, and in writing the manuscript should be declared. Provide the name(s) of the funding agency/agencies along with the grant number(s). If the study did not receive any funding, report the same.

3. Competing interests/conflict of interest: All financial and non-financial competing interests must be declared by the authors. Non-financial competing interests include a declaration of political, personal, religious, ideological, academic, and intellectual competing interests. Authors from pharmaceutical companies, or other commercial organizations that sponsor clinical trials, should declare these as competing interests on submission. They should adhere to Good Publication Practice guidelines for pharmaceutical companies (GPP3) in medical publications. Authors should declare any personal conflict of interest including any association with consultancies; employment details; participation in advocacy groups; stock or share ownership, and any financial details with regard to grants; fees; honoraria, reimbursements royalties, and any registered patents. They should also declare any institutional conflict of interest i.e. if their employer has any financial interest in or is in conflict with the subject matter or materials discussed in the manuscript. If there is no disclosure, add the following statement: “No potential conflict of interest was reported by the authors.”

4. Changes to authorship : Authors are strongly advised to ensure the correct author group, the Corresponding Author, and the order of authors at submission. Changes of authorship by adding or deleting authors, and/or changes in Corresponding Author, and/or changes in the sequence of authors are not accepted after acceptance of a manuscript, but in some cases it may be warranted. Reasons for these changes in authorship should be explained. Approval of the change during revision is at the discretion of the Editor-in-Chief. Please note that journals may have individual policies on adding and/or deleting authors during revision stage.

5. Deceased or incapacitated authors: For cases in which a co-author dies or is incapacitated during the writing, submission, or peer-review process, and the co-authors feel it is appropriate to include the author, co-authors should obtain approval from a (legal) representative which could be a direct relative.

6. Authorship issues or disputes: In the case of an authorship dispute during peer review or after acceptance and publication, the Journal will not be in a position to investigate or adjudicate. Authors will be asked to resolve the dispute themselves. If they are unable the Journal reserves the right to withdraw a manuscript from the editorial process or in case of a published paper raise the issue with the authors’ institution(s) and abide by its guidelines.

7. Confidentiality: Authors should treat all communication with the Journal as confidential which includes correspondence with direct representatives from the Journal Editors unless explicit consent has been received to share information.

Though the list is quite exhaustive, it is mandatory and important that the authors declare all the above-mentioned statements to avoid un-submission of the manuscript. These declarations ensure ethical publication practices involving transparency and integrity in the publication of the manuscript.


UPJOHNS maintains a consistent policy, manuscript submitted will be returned to author/will be kept on hold without initiating the review process, if any of the below concerns:

• Abstract/Reference format problems
• Figures/Tables missing/not included
• Plagiarism beyond the limit
• Manuscript language if other than English
• The author is expected to revise and resubmit the manuscript at the earliest.


UPJOHNS - UP Journal of Otolaryngology and Head Neck Surgery take the responsibility to maintain the integrity and completeness of the scholarly record of the content for all end users very seriously. The journal place great importance on the authority of articles after they have been published and our policy is based on the best practice followed in the academic publishing community. Editor of UPJOHNS is solely and independently responsible for deciding which article(s) shall be published out of the submitted articles in a particular time. In making this decision, he is guided by the policies of the journal Editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements in force regarding copyright infringement and plagiarism. Articles that have been published shall remain extant, exact and unaltered as far as possible. However, occasionally unavoidable circumstances may arise where after publication the article requires retraction or even removal from a particular journal. Such actions must not be undertaken lightly and can only occur under exceptional circumstances, such as:

Article withdrawal: This is done either by the Author or by the Editor:
A) Authors have choice of withdrawal of the manuscript within 3 days after submission (i.e., before peer review process initiation). Authors should submit a signed statement to the editorial office to request the withdrawal along with the strong reasons.
• Ensure you have conclusive evidence to support your decision of withdrawal.
• Withdrawn procedure will be officially confirmed only by editorial authority notification.
• If the authors do not reply to communication even after multiple reminders, at any stage of the publication process; we holds all rights to disclose conduct of the authors and the content of the manuscript without author's further approval, and cannot be held responsible for consequences arising from it.

B)If any article at the stage of “Article in Press”, by any means, represents infringements of professional ethical codes, such as multiple submissions, bogus claims of authorship, plagiarism, fraudulent use of data or similar incidences, the article may be withdrawn depending on the Editor’s discretion. In this regard, Editor’s decision is considered as final following the deep assessment and analysis of the situations, on a case by case basis. Occasionally, a retraction may be considered to correct errors in submission or publication

Article removal and replacement: Subjected to legal limitations of the publisher, copyright holder or author(s). Identification of false or inaccurate data representation which may pose a serious health risk and involves any means of scientific data tampering or other fraud hindering fair practice of science should be treated with highest possible strictness.
The core objective of these measures is necessary to maintain the integrity of the academic record.

UPJOHNS policies Encouraging academic integrity
1. In general, the frequency of the author's request for manuscript withdrawal is low. In certain situations, the request made will be too late. In such cases, the efforts put together by the editorial members, reviewers, supporting teams etc., to progress the review and publication process will go in vain. So, authors are requested to be aware of the Publication Ethics and Author Guidelines.
2. Request evidence of ethical research approval for all relevant submissions and be prepared to question authors about aspects, such as, how patient consent was obtained or what methods were employed to minimize animal suffering.
3. Authors are advised to ensure that reports of clinical trials cite compliance with the Declaration of Helsinki 6th revision, Good Clinical Practice and other relevant guidelines to safeguard participant.
4. We ensure that reports of experiments on or studies of, animals cite compliance follow the recommended guidelines.
5. Ensuring the integrity of the academic record a. Take steps to reduce covert redundant publication, e.g., by requiring all clinical trials to be registered.
b. Ensure that published material is securely archived.
c. Have systems in place which gives authors the opportunity to make original research articles freely available.
6. Errors, inaccurate or misleading statements are corrected promptly and with due prominence. We follow the COPE guidelines on retractions.

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Policies on Media Relations & Publication embargo

Media Relations
Because medical research findings are of increasing interest to the lay media, journalists attend scientific meetings at which preliminary research findings are presented, which can lead to their premature publication in the mass media. Publication of details not included in the abstract or meeting presentation is not advised until the article has appeared in a peer-reviewed journal, as this means that enough detailed evidence has been provided to satisfy peer reviewers and editors. Where this is not possible, authors should help journalists to produce accurate reports, but refrain from supplying additional data, if they wish their material to be of sufficient original interest to warrant publication in peer-reviewed journals. Authors are discouraged from holding press conferences to publicize their abstract results, as these results are preliminary and generally the complete report has not yet undergone peer review.

Previous publication of an abstract during the proceedings of meetings (in print or electronically) does not preclude subsequent submission for publication, but full disclosure should be made at the time of submission.

Publication embargo
All material accepted for publication in UPJOHNS is under embargo until it is published online. This means that until then it shouldn’t be distributed to third parties or discussed with the media, with the exception of research distributed to journalists as part of an embargoed press release (either issued by UPJOHNS or in consultation with UPJOHNS).
If the material forms part of a submission to a government body or public enquiry before publication, authors should notify the journal at the point of acceptance and ensure that recipients are aware that an embargo is in force.
Authors whose research has been presented at a scientific meeting are of course still able to publish in any of our journals, but we ask that the media is not provided with any additional information prior to publication of the full article in the journal because it is important that journalists and readers have access to the full peer reviewed version of record. Prior presentation of the work at a conference should be acknowledged in the manuscript.

Peer Review Process Policies:


UPJOHNS strives hard towards the spread of scientific knowledge, and the credibility of the published article completely depends upon effective peer reviewing process. Peer review process is the system used to assess the quality of a manuscript before it is published online.
Independent professionals/experts/researchers in the relevant research area are subjected to assess the submitted manuscripts for originality, validity and significance to help editors determine whether a manuscript should be published in their journal.
Manuscript reviewers for UPJHNS are essential in helping to publish accurate, informative, and inventive articles geared toward the interests of undergraduate and graduate students. The UPJHNS relies upon the knowledge and expertise of its reviewers to ultimately decide which Manuscripts will be published in the Journal. Reviewing Manuscripts is an important first step in the publication process.

What we follow?
We follow Double blind peer review process, in which both the authors and the editors who are going to review the papers submitted and approve for publication are unaware of each other’s identity. In this Process the Editor of the journal assigns the articles, received from the researchers to the Reviewers along with an Electronic review form, in which the Reviewers are initially supposed to check the scope of the manuscript whether fits to the journal or not then, they need to fill the form of a questionnaire and at the end they will provide their comments or any suggestions/edits in the paper (if required) (sometimes may ask for the results that they have got with proofs) to approve the manuscript for publication in the journal. This forms the basis for deciding whether the work should be accepted, considered acceptable with revisions, or rejected. Submissions with serious failings will be rejected, though they can be re-submitted once they have been thoroughly revised. If a work is rejected, this does not necessarily mean it is of poor quality. A paper may also be rejected because it doesn't fall within the journal's area of specialization or because it doesn't meet the high standards of novelty and originality required by the journal in question. The journal will publish the paper if the reviewer suggests only minor edits but before that the author is asked to make those corrections.


Reviewing of manuscript is an important part in the process of Research publication

UPJOHNS strives hard towards the spread of scientific knowledge, and the credibility of the published article completely depends upon effective peer reviewing process. Reviewing of manuscript is an important part in the process of publication. We invite members of our fraternity to join as Reviewers.

Note: We follow a Double Blind Peer Review process.
Advantages of becoming a Reviewer
1. Your name will appear in The Reviewer’s list in the Journal which is now an MCI accredited Journal.
2. You can make interesting and valuable contacts with Editorial board members who are the recognized experts in your subject(s). This may help you in the further research practice and academic growth.
3. Also being a reviewer is self-satisfaction. If you are invited to be reviewer it means that you became an expert in your area.
4. Establish your expertise in the field and expand your knowledge
. 5. You will be aware of the latest methods and trends in your area of expertise.
6. You can improve your editing and writing skills, master new styles of writing.
7. Enhance your critical thinking experience that can lead to new conceptions in your own work.
8. Improve your reputation and increase your exposure to key figures in the field.
9. The peer reviewer is a big advance to your carrier. You will become acquainted with the editorial process inside and it will help to publish your own articles in the future.

Before Reviewing please consider the following:
• Do you have time to review the paper?
• Are there any potential conflicts of interests?
• Since this is a specialty Journal only articles related to Otolaryngology will be submitted for review.
• The Reviewing process is entirely based on your willingness to do so and no remuneration will be given for the same.

• After receiving the invitation, reviewer is requested to intimate their availability to complete the review in given time within 48 hours.
• After assigning manuscript reviewer can contact the editorial office if there is any problem regarding time or conflict of interest, based on that the reviewer may extend the deadline or cancel the review assignment.
• Reviewer should have a look at the assigned manuscript, whether the paper fits within the stated scope of the journal or not. Reviewers should not be biased or partial while reviewing the manuscript.
• Reviewers are asked to make an evaluation and provide recommendations to ensure the scientific quality of the manuscript is on par with our standards.
• They should evaluate the manuscript within the provided timeline in order to facilitate timely completion of the review process. (usually 2 weeks)
• During the review process, if you find that the research paper does not fit into the scope of interest, you may intimate the editorial office.
• Reviewers are not entertained to discuss about the paper with respective author(s). All submissions are confidential and please do not discuss any aspect of the submissions with a third party.
• If you would like to discuss the article with a colleague, please ask the editor first
• We request reviewers not to use the information of the manuscript for their own use and to protect it from any sort of violation.
• You are expected to stick to the Plagiarism rules of UPJOHNS.(details on the Website)
• Ethical Concerns of UPJOHNS - For medical research, has confidentiality been maintained? Has there been a violation of the accepted norms in the ethical treatment of animal or human subjects? If so, then these should also be identified to the editor.
• Reviewers are not expected to rewrite a paper.
• Criticism should be presented dispassionately and offensive remarks are not acceptable.
• Confidential remarks to be done and you can advise the editor for acceptance, rejection or modification. Their comments and reviews must never be influenced by the race, religion, nationality, ethnicity, language, origin, gender or any political agencies.
• If you are interested to join as a reviewer for our journals, kindly mail us your CV to, we will respond to you within 24 hours.
You will be provided with a format to pen your final opinion – which can also be downloaded from the website


ORIGINALITY: By submitting Author(s) manuscript to UPJOHNS it is understood that it is an original manuscript and is unpublished work and is not under consideration elsewhere.
Plagiarism Checker Used by UPJOHNS: DUPLICHECKER

Plagiarism, including duplicate publication of the author's own work, in whole or in part without proper citation is not tolerated by the journal. All the Manuscripts submitted to the journal are checked for originality using anti-plagiarism software. We are currently using Duplichecker Plagiarism software for the same
Plagiarism means presenting someone’s ideas, words, and other creative expression as one's own. Plagiarism is a violation of copyright law.
Plagiarism occurs in various forms.
1. Taking the exact content from the other source. Purposely using portions of another author's paper.
2. Taking portions of another author's paper, such as figures, tables, equations or illustrations without citing the source.
3. Using text downloaded from the internet.
4. Taking figures, photographs, pictures or diagrams without acknowledging the sources.
5. In the case of a publication being submitted that was originally published in another language, the title, date and journal of the original publication must be identified by the authors, and the copyright must be obtained. The editor may accept such a translated publication to bring it to the attention of a wider audience.
6. In case author wants to use material from the other work then it is mandatory to cite the same in references. Else the author needs to change the language completely and use his/ her own language.

Plagiarism Policy
The peer review process plays a vital role in successful scientific research publishing and preventing Plagiarism. We at UPJOHNS promises the transparent and quality double blind peer review process. To assure this UPJOHNS follows COPE guidelines in all aspects of publishing ethics, especially in cases of plagiarism.
UPJOHNS is part of Duplichecker, an initiative to help editors verify the originality of submitted manuscripts. As part of this process, selected submitted manuscripts are scanned and compared with the Duplichecker database.
Plagiarism is when an author attempts to pass off someone else work as his or her own. Duplicate publication, sometimes called self-plagiarism, occurs when an author reuses substantial parts of his or her own published work without providing the appropriate references. This can range from getting an identical paper published in multiple journals, to salami-slicing, where authors add small amounts of new data to a previous paper.

Plagiarism Prior Publishing:
UPJOHNS journals will judge any case of plagiarism on its limits. If plagiarism is detected by the editorial board member, reviewer, editor etc., in any stage of article process- before or after acceptance then we will alert the same to the author(s) and will ask them to rewrite the content or the to cite the references from where the content has been taken.

When Does The Plagiarism Check Done?
All the submitted manuscripts for publication are checked for plagiarism after submission and before starting review process. How Is Plagiarism Handled?
The manuscripts in which the plagiarism is detected are handled based on the extent of the plagiarism. Plagiarism: The manuscript will be given an ID and the manuscript is sent to author for content revision.
5- 30% Plagiarism: The manuscript will not be given an ID and the manuscript is sent back to author for content revision.
>30% Plagiarism: The manuscript will be rejected without the review. The authors are advised to revise the manuscript and resubmit the manuscript.

Why Manuscripts with >30% Plagiarism is Rejected:
If the plagiarism is detected more than 30%, it is found that the authors are very unlikely to revise the manuscript and submit the revised version. However, authors are welcome to do the required revisions and submit the manuscript as a new submission.

What can someone do If he comes across a case of Plagiarism in UPJOHNS
If someone come across a case of plagiarism in UPJOHNS, please do inform the editorial office(s), giving them the title of manuscripts, name of authors, volume number, issue number, year of publication and any other information that you have. The editorial offices will handle the cases as per the policy of the Jouirnal.

What if Plagiarism Detected after Publication
If a case of plagiarism comes to light after a paper is published in UPJOHNS journal, The editorial board will conduct a preliminary investigation. If plagiarism is found, the journal will contact the author's institute and funding agencies. Depending on the extent of the plagiarism, action will be taken as specified or even paper may also be formally retracted.

Acknowledging Author(S) Sources
Self-plagiarism is a related issue. Self-plagiarism as the verbatim or near-verbatim reuse of significant portions of one's own copyrighted work without citing the original source. Note that self-plagiarism does not apply to publications based on the author's own previously copyrighted work (e.g., appearing in a conference proceedings) where an explicit reference is made to the prior publication. Such reuse does not require quotation marks to delineate the reused text but does require that the source be cited.

Note for Authors
UPJOHNS does not encourage any form of Plagiarism and duplicate submissions. Hence, we strongly recommend our authors to thorough check of the article content before submitting it to our Journals for publication. We request our Authors to use "Plagiarism Checking software’s" to check plagiarism prior to submission as a preliminary step, although they are not completely reliable.

Copy Right and Licensing Policy

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Adapt, remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially.
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Reuse portions or extracts from the article in other works
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UPJOHNS publisher safeguards its copyright very seriously.
If UPJOHNS publisher notices that someone have used its copyright materials in contravention of the license above, UPJOHNS publisher may bring legal proceedings against you seeking monetary damages and an injunction to stop using those materials. UPJOHNS could also be ordered to pay legal costs for the same.

Open Access Policy
UP state journal of Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery adopts an Open Access policy which is a publishing model that provides immediate, worldwide, barrier-free access to the full text of research articles without requiring a subscription to the journal in which these articles are published. Accordingly, readers are allowed to copy, use, distribute, transmit and display the work publicly and to make and distribute derivative works, in any digital medium for any responsible purpose, subject to proper attribution of authorship. Open Access policy allows for maximum visibility, uptake and use of the published material.
In this model, the publication costs are covered by the author’s institution or research funds. These Open Access charges replace subscription charges and allow the publishers to make the published material freely available to all interested online readers. At the same time, authors retain the copyright of their article.
Other than their cost-recovery model, Open Access journals are no different from traditional subscription-based journals; they undergo the same peer-review and quality control as any other scholarly journal. Moreover,

Advantages of Open Access Policy
• Studies have shown that open access articles are viewed and cited more often than subscription model
• Readers and libraries have an extensive opportunity to access the scientific literature without any obstacle
• Bypasses subscription procedure and payments
• Equality of learning for both the rich and poor nations by unrestricted online access for the research work
• Easy means of exploring the research to the entire globe
• Secured place to store your research work
• Enhanced visibility and readership help the scientific community to share knowledge related to all academic disciplines
• Empowerment with licensing, i.e., Creative Commons, which helps researchers to build upon present literature
• Greater readership, citations, and usage
• Benefits more collaboration among researchers and creates a platform to get new opportunities
• The prestige, visibility and reputation of institutes providing funds/grants to the research work will be increased highly.
• Unrestricted access to scientific resource which enriches the quality of research, education, and advancements
• Transform publications and data to worldwide researchers to sharing, reuse, distribute.
• Research work done can be cited and the links of your research work can be used in any online social networking sites which can be shared or mailed to colleagues who want to read your work.

UPJOHNS Advertising Policy

1. All advertisements and commercially sponsored publications are independent from editorial decisions. UPJOHNS does not endorse any product or service marked as an advertisement or promoted by a sponsor in UPJOHNS publications. Editorial content is not compromised by commercial or financial interests, or by any specific arrangements with advertising clients or sponsors.
2. UPJOHNS reserves the right to decline any type of advertising that is damaging to the brand or is inappropriate.
3. UPJOHNS will not accept advertising for products or services known to be harmful to health (e.g. tobacco and alcohol products).
4. Advertisements may not be deceptive or misleading, and must be verifiable. Advertisements should clearly identify the advertiser and the product or service being offered. Advertisements will not be accepted if they appear to be indecent or offensive in either text or artwork, or if they relate to content of a personal, racial, ethnic, sexual orientation, or religious nature.
5. Once an advertisement has been deployed online, it will be withdrawn from the journal site at any time if the Editor(s) or Publisher requests its removal.
6. UPJOHNS will not allow any treatment-specific or drug-specific campaign to be targeted to a specific article(s) or on any page where content relates to the product(s) being advertised.
7. All advertisements for drug-specific campaigns must comply with the relevant Indian legislation that regulates advertising. Advertisers should make available to UPJOHNS the marketing authorization and summary of product characteristics when submitting their advertisement. In the case of drug advertisements, the full generic name of each active ingredient should appear. Each page of an advertisement for a prescription-only medicine should be clearly labeled as intended for health professionals.
8. All advertisements for drug specific campaigns should encourage correct and rational use and must not be misleading.
9. Advertisements and editorial content must be clearly distinguishable. UPJOHNS will not publish “advertorial” content, and sponsored supplements must be clearly indicated as such. If a supplement did not undergo peer review or underwent a peer review-process different from the rest of the journal that should be explicitly stated.
10. Editorial decisions will not be influenced by current or potential sponsors and advertisers, and will not be influenced by marketing decisions. Advertisers and sponsors have no control or influence over the results of searches a user may conduct on the website by keyword or search topic.
11. If any advert is requested outside of UPJOHNS standard advertising positions then a request should be made to editorial who will respond with a full and final decision within two business days.
12. Information about complaints concerning advertisements will be included in the Advertisements page.

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