Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The Editorial Board of theUniversaMedicinaand the Publisher adheres to the principles of the International Council of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE),and the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)Universa Medicina is a 4 monthly, peer-reviewed, online open access journal that publishes original research articles in boimedical science, clinical practice and animal studies. Our focus is on research that is relevant to patients and clinicians, such as the elucidation of disease processes and management protocols resulting in improved outcomes for the patient. Patient perspectives such as satisfaction, quality of life, health literacy and communication and their role in developing new healthcare programs and optimizing clinical outcomes are major areas of interest for the journal.

Universa Medicina  aims to promote transparency in the publication process by sending the reviewer reports to the authors. We attempt our best to guarantee variety in the research papers being published in Universa Medicina. Critical evaluation of research papers is a prime focus of each member of  the Universa Medicina Reviewer Panel for identifying plagiarism.

Section Policies

 

Letter from the Editor-in-Chief

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Editorial

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Original Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Case Report

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Review Article

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Back Matter

Checked Open Submissions Unchecked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

The following is the editorial workflow that every manuscript submitted to Universa Medicina  undergoes during the course of the peer review process.

Once a manuscript is submitted for publication, the manuscript is checked by the Editor-in-Chief to ensure the files are complete and that the relevant metadata are in order. The manuscript is then sent to the Section Editor who assesses the suitability of the manuscript in terms of scope and quality. The Section Editor then invite a number of potential reviewers to provide a peer review report. Commonly minimum 2 potential reviewers and the review process is double-blind, the reviewers do not know the names of the authors, and the authors do not know who reviewed their manuscript.  Based on reports submitted by the reviewers, the Section Editor makes one of the following recommendations:

  • Reject
  • Major Revision
  • Minor Revision
  • Accepted

If the Editor-in-Chief recommends “Reject”, the peer review process will be stop and the authors are notified by an email If the Section Editor recommends “Major Revision”, the authors are notified of the editor's request that they prepare and submit an updated version of their manuscript with the necessary changes suggested by the reviewers and editor. This might require new data to be collected or substantial revision of the text. The manuscript is then reassessed by the Editor-in-Chief.

If the Section Editor recommends “Minor Revision”, the authors are notified of the editor's request that they prepare and submit a revised copy of their manuscript with the required minor changes suggested by the reviewers and editor. Once satisfied with the final manuscript, optionally having sought further advice from one or more of the reviewers, the Editor-in-Chief can recommend “Accepted”. The authors will then be notified of the manuscript’s acceptance.

The  Editor-in-Chief remains ultimately responsible for the aims and scope of the title and will be called upon to handle appeals and other editorial issues as and when required.

Peer Review Process

Publication Frequency

Universa Medicina (univ.med) is a four-monthly medical journal that publishes new research findings on a wide variety of topics of importance to biomedical science and clinical practice. Universa Medicina Online contains both the current issue and an online archive that can be accessed through browsing, advanced searching, or collections by disease or topic.

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

 

Archiving

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...

 

Focus and Scope

The Editorial Board of theUniversaMedicinaand the Publisher adheres to the principles of the International Council of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE),and the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)Universa Medicina is a 4 monthly, peer-reviewed, online open access journal that publishes original research articles in boimedical science, clinical practice and animal studies. Our focus is on research that is relevant to patients and clinicians, such as the elucidation of disease processes and management protocols resulting in improved outcomes for the patient. Patient perspectives such as satisfaction, quality of life, health literacy and communication and their role in developing new healthcare programs and optimizing clinical outcomes are major areas of interest for the journal.

Universa Medicina  aims to promote transparency in the publication process by sending the reviewer reports to the authors. We attempt our best to guarantee variety in the research papers being published in Universa Medicina. Critical evaluation of research papers is a prime focus of each member of  the Universa Medicina Reviewer Panel for identifying plagiarism.

 

Plagiarism Check

Universa Medicina Editorial Board will ensure that every published article will not exceed 30% similarity Score. Plagiarism screening will be conducted by Universa Medicina Editorial Board using Grammarly® Plagiarism Checker and Crossref Similarity Check plagiarism screening service powered by iThenticate. 

About the Crossref Similarity Check service, please visit: https://www.crossref.org/services/similarity-check/

For a searchable list of all journals in the Crossref Similarity Check database, please visit: www.ithenticate.com/search

 

License Term

In submitting an article to the Universa Medicina,  I certify that;

  1. I am authorized by my co-authors to enter into these arrangements.
  2. I warrant, on behalf of myself and my co-authors, that:
  • ​​the article is original, has not been formally published in any other peer-reviewed journal, and is not under consideration by any other journal
  • the article contains nothing that is unlawful, libellous, or which would, if published, constitute a breach of contract or of confidence or of commitment given to secrecy;
I, and all co-authors, agree that the article, if accepted for publication, shall be licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0.

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