Nepalese Heart Journal

The official journal of the Cardiac Society of Nepal.

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  1. Editors should be responsible for everything published in their journals.
  2. Editors' decisions to accept or reject a paper for publication should be based only on the paper's importance, originality, and clarity, and the study's relevance to the remit of the journal.
  3. Editors have complete responsibility and authority to reject/accept and ask for modification of an article.
  4. Editors should have no conflict of interest with respect to articles they reject/accept.
  5. Editors should accept a paper when reasonably certain.
  6. Editors should preserve anonymity of reviewers.
  7. Editors should strive to meet the needs of readers and authors.
  8. Editors should constantly work to improve the journal.
  9. Editors should ensure the quality of the material they publish.
  10. Editors should respect the freedom of expression.
  11. Editors should maintain the integrity of the academic record. Editors should preclude business needs from compromising intellectual standards.
  12. Editors should always be willing to publish corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies when needed.
  13. Editors should act in a balanced, objective and fair way while carrying out their expected duties, without discrimination on grounds of gender, sexual orientation, religious or political beliefs, ethnic or geographical origin of the authors.
  14. Editors should handle submissions for sponsored supplements or special issues in the same way as other submissions, so that articles are considered and accepted solely on their academic merit and without commercial influence.
  15. Editors should adopt and follow reasonable procedures in the event of complaints of an ethical or conflict nature, in accordance with the policies and procedures of the journal where appropriate.
  16. Editors should give authors a reasonable opportunity to respond to any complaints. All complaints should be investigated no matter when the original publication was approved.
  17. Editors should retain document associated with any such complaints. Editors should inform readers about who has funded research and on the role of the funders in the research.
  18. Editors should take all reasonable steps to ensure the quality of the material they publish, recognizing that journals and sections within journals will have different aims and standards. A description of peer review processes should be published, and Editors should be ready to justify any important deviation from the described processes. Journals should have a declared mechanism for authors to appeal against Editorial decisions.
  19. Editors should publish guidance to authors on everything that is expected of them. This guidance should be regularly updated and should refer or link to this code.
  20. Editors should not reverse decisions to accept submissions unless serious problems are identified with the submission. Editors should publish guidance to reviewers on everything that is expected of them. This guidance should be regularly updated and should refer or link to this code.
  21. Editors should have systems to ensure that material submitted to their journal remains confidential while under review.