About the Journal
Open access policy
Iraqi Journal of Cancer and Medical Genetics is committed to open access and all content is freely available to all immediately after publication.
IJCMG seeks to encompass articles on all aspects of cancer and genetics research, including the pathophysiology, prevention, diagnosis and treatment. The journal welcomes submissions concerning, but are not limited to, molecular and cellular biology, genetics, epidemiology, and clinical trials.
Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement
IJCMG follows the ICMJE’s Regulations for the Editing, Conduct, Reporting, and Scholarly Work Publication in Medical Journals, it is anticipated of authors, reviewers and editors to agree upon the guidelines on ethical behavior based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.
The publication of a manuscript in a peer-reviewed journal is a critical model for Iraqi Journal for Cancer and Medical Genetics.
The editor of the IJCMG is in charge of determining which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published.
The editor is guided by the journal's editorial board policies and constrained by legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding infringement and plagiarism, libel, copyright. Making decision by the editor is done by conferring with editors or reviewers.
At any time, an editor assesses manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to religious belief, citizenship, race, sexual orientation, gender, political philosophy or ethnic origin of the authors.
The editorial board or the editor will disclose information about a submitted manuscript exclusively to the corresponding author, reviewers, possible reviewers, other editorial consultants, and the publisher, as suitable.
Disclosure and conflicts of interest
Unpublished information reported in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor's own research at any time.
Duties of Reviewers
Contribution to Editorial Decisions
Peer review helps the editor in editorial decisions making and through the editorial communications with the author to help in refining the paper.
Any nominated referee who feels unqualified to review the submitted manuscript or knows that he has no time, should excuse himself from the review process and notify the editor.
Received manuscripts must be considered as confidential documents. They must not discuss or shown to others except as authorized staff member.
Standards of Objectivity
Referees should express their opinions with supporting arguments. Personal criticism of the author is unacceptable.
Acknowledgment of Sources
Reviewers should recognize related published papers that have not been cited by the authors. Any observation or statement reported should have the relevant citation. A reviewer should also identify any considerable resemblance between the submitted manuscript and any other published.
Disclosure and Conflict of Interest
Disclosed ideas and information obtained by peer review must be treated as confidential and not used for personal benefit. Reviewers have conflicts of interest resulting from collaboration or competition should not consider the manuscript.
Duties of Authors
Authors reporting original research should introduce accurate data as well as a neutral discussion of its importance. A paper should include enough detail and references to allow others to replicate the work. Inaccurate details constitute unethical behavior are intolerable.
Data Access and Retention
Authors must provide the raw data related with the submitted manuscript for editorial review and should be ready to provide public access to the raw data (consistent with the ALPSP-STM Statement on Data and Databases), if feasible.
Plagiarism and Originality
The contributors should guarantee that they have written completely original manuscript.
Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication
An author should not in submit the manuscript telling the same research in more than one journal. If done, concurrently considered as unethical behavior and is unacceptable.
Acknowledgment of Sources
Appropriate acknowledgment of the work of others must be given. Authors should cite publications that have been important in defining the nature of the submitted work.
Authorship of the Paper
Authorship should be exclusive to those who have made a substantial involvement to the concept, experimental design, execution of the experiments, or interpretation of the data and results. All those who have participated in some substantive parts of the research work, they should be acknowledged.
The corresponding author should grantee that all suitable co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are listed on the paper, and that all co-authors have read and accepted the final version of the manuscript and have approved to its submission for publication.
Human or Animal Subjects
If the work involves human or animal subjects, the author must report the relevant ethical committee in the manuscript.
Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest
All authors should disclose any financial or conflict of interest in their manuscript that might influence the interpretation of the results. All sources of financial funds for the work should be disclosed.
Fundamental errors in published works
When an author notices a substantial error or mistakenness in his/her own published manuscript, the author must immediately inform the journal editor and cooperate to retract or correct the paper.
IJCMG Editorial team