HISTORY AND MISSION
Since 1993 Termedia has been providing everybody interested in medicine with easy access to most recent scientific achievements. Our mission is to ensure top quality multiplanar education and provide knowledge. Nowadays verified, modern and reliable information is not only a key to success but also a requirement of the contemporary world.
Every year, together with scientific societies and associations as well as medical experts, we organise about 40 educational events with a domestic and international reach, thereby training more than 320 thousand physicians and health care managers. We co-operate with the best universities in worldwide.
We publish 44 medical journals. In the Journal Citation Report published by Thomson Reuters Scientific, Termedia is an indisputable leader in the medical sciences. The ISI Master Journal List includes 9 Impact Factor journals we publish. Furthermore,beginning with 2016, next 10 journals has been selected for coverage in Thomson Reuter’s products and services.This is the best result not only in Poland but also among all publishing houses in the Central Eastern Europe. We provide access to electronic versions of articles contained in the current and past issues.
Termedia Publishing Editorial Policies is compatible with the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals, and the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and endorses the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME) Policy Statement on Geopolitical Intrusion on Editorial Decisions.
ETHICAL STANDARDS AND PROCEDURES
Termedia Publishing House is committed to upholding standards of ethical behaviour at all stages of the publication process. We follow closely the industry associations, such as the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICJME) and World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), that set standards and provide guidelines for best practices in order to meet these requirements. Authors and editors, have ethical obligations with regard to the publication of the results of research. According to our publishing policy, manuscripts not conforming to the principles of the Declaration of Helsinki should not be accepted for publication.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF AUTHORS
The Author(s) is obliged to prepare and send the article in accordance with the requirements set out in the journal Editor. Moreover the Author(s) is obliged to submit editorial complemented by a statement which will be included: a statement about the originality of the content of the article (work not yet published anywhere), the integrity of the copyrights of others, no conflict of interest or its application, as well as the superior permission to publish an article in the journal. Authors are obliged to participate in peer review process. The Author(s) are obliged to provide retractions or corrections of mistakes, they also should provide a list of references.
Author(s) are responsible for disclosing all financial and personal relationships that might bias or be seen to bias their work.
Authors may, at any time before accepting the article for publication, withdraw the article by submitting a statement in the electronic system of the Editorial System.
AUTHORSHIP CRITERIA AND/OR WHO SHOULD BE LISTED AS A CONTRIBUTOR
Termedia Publishing House in the matter of authorship criteria and/or who should be listed as a contributor, respects standards recommended by COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics). Detailed information about those criteria you can find in COPE Report publicationethics.org/files/2003pdf12_0.pdf.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF REVIEWERS
Articles are selected for publication in double blind selection system and published in open access system. Reviewer shall review by the electronic system on the basis of questions prepared for a specific title. It is also possible for a reviewer to send individual comments to be published in the article content. All judgments and findings in the peer-review process should be objective. Reviewers should have no conflict of interest (they make a statement before proceeding to review.). Reviewers - if is a legitimate need - should point out relevant published work which is not yet cited, and reviewed by them articles should be treated confidentially prior to their publication.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF EDITORSEditors are responsible for deciding which articles are accepted for publication. Editors 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.
Publisher and Editors are always ready to publish corrections, clarifications, withdrawals and apologies if there is a legitimate need.
In the situation when there is a suspicion that an inappropriate research procedure described in the work sent by autors has taken place, the authors are obliged by the editorial office - if not yet submitted - to submit information regarding the approval of the described research procedure by a properly established ethics committee to conduct clinical trials.
Our Advertising Policies for print and web publications is compatible with the rules of ICMJE
CONFLICT OF INTEREST
Authors are expected to describe sources of the research funding, the role of any sponsor in planning, execution and analysis of the study, and the influence (bias) the funding organization had on the content of the article. Other relationships (such as employment, consultancies, stock ownership, honoraria, or paid expert testimony) providing potential sources of conflict of interest in relation to the submitted article should also be disclosed.
PATIENTS’ RIGHTS AND INFORMED CONSENT
When reporting experiments on human subjects, authors should indicate whether the procedures followed were in accordance with the Helsinki Declaration of 1975, as revised in 2000 (concerning ethical principles for the medical community and forbidding releasing the name of the patient, initials or the hospital evidence number) and with the ethical standards of the responsible committee on human experimentation (institutional and national). Information regarding the ethical committee approval for conducting the research and the informed consent of patients for participating in the studies should be included in the methods section of articles describing studies in which the diagnostic intervention or the treatment included non-routine procedures. Authors presenting case studies are obligated not to disclose patients’ personal data. Regarding photographs, in case of any doubt that the image inadequately protects the patient’s anonymity, his consent is required for publication.
Termedia Publishing House is committed to meeting and upholding standards of ethical behaviour at all stages of the publication process. We follow closely the industry associations, such as the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICJME) and World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), that set standards and provide guidelines for best practices in order to meet these requirements.
Termedia Publishing HousePresident of the Termedia Publishing House