Publication Ethics

New Valley Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research (NJPSR)  Follows the Committee on Publication Ethics' rules and core procedures (COPE).

Article assessment:
All manuscripts are peer-reviewed and must meet academic quality standards. If the editor authorizes it, submissions will be reviewed by peer reviewers whose identities will be kept anonymous to the authors. Our Research Integrity team may seek assistance outside of traditional peer review on submissions that raise significant ethical, security, biosecurity, or societal concerns, for example. Before deciding on appropriate measures, we may consult with experts and the academic editor, including recruiting reviewers with specific knowledge and assessing by additional editors.

Authors must not use another's words, figures, or ideas without attribution. All sources must be cited, and terminology should be reused as little as possible and credited or quoted in the text. Stealing other scientists' ideas and work without giving them credit is unethical and dishonest. Plagiarism is defined as copying even one sentence from another person's manuscript or one of your own previously published without proper citation; instead, use your own words.

Plagiarism in all manuscript is limited by 25% in our journal. Text borrowed from another source must be reused between quotation marks, with the original source cited. If a study's design, or the style or language of the article, was inspired by previous research, it must be properly cited.

Crossref Similarity Check (iThenticate) is used by New Valley University.

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to detect contributions that overlap with previously published and submitted publications. The manuscript may be rejected if plagiarism is discovered during the peer review process. If plagiarism is discovered after the work has been published, we may issue a Correction or retract the paper.

Duplicate submission and redundant publication

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accept only original content, which means articles that have never been published before, even if they are in a language other than English. Articles based on content that was previously only available on a preprint server, institutional repository, or thesis will be evaluated.

Manuscripts submitted to

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may not be submitted elsewhere while being reviewed and must be withdrawn before being submitted elsewhere. Authors whose articles are discovered to have been submitted elsewhere at the same time may face sanctions.

If authors base a submitted manuscript on previously published or currently under review work, they must cite the earlier articles and explain how their proposed manuscript differs from their past work. Reusing the authors' own words outside of the Methods should be credited or cited in the text. Duplicating the authors' own statistics or large amounts of wording may necessitate permission from the copyright holder, which the authors must get.

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will consider expanded versions of conference articles if this is stated in the cover letter, the prior version is properly mentioned and discussed, there is significant additional content, and all appropriate clearances are secured.

Redundant publication and the improper split of study outcomes into more than one article may result in the rejection or request to merge submitted manuscripts and the rectification of published articles. Duplicate publication of the same, or remarkably similar, work may result in the retraction of the latter publication and sanctions against the authors.

Citation manipulation:

Authors whose submissions are discovered to contain citations whose primary objective is to raise the number of citations to a given author's work or articles published in a specific publication may face sanctions. Editors and reviewers should not require authors to submit references just to enhance the number of citations to their own or an associate's work, the journal, or another publication with which they are affiliated.

Fabrication and falsification

Authors of submitted manuscripts or published studies who are discovered to have faked or manipulated data, including image manipulation, may face sanctions, and published articles may be withdrawn.

Authorship and acknowledgments

All mentioned authors must have made a meaningful scientific contribution to the manuscript's research, approved its claims, and consented to be an author. It is critical to include everyone who has made a substantial scientific contribution. Author contributions may be described at the end of the submission, using Credit-defined responsibilities if desired. Submitting authors must supply an ORCID, and all authors are encouraged to do so. Authorship changes must be reported to the journal and approved by all authors. Anyone who helped with the research or manuscript preparation but is not an author should be acknowledged with their permission. Submissions from anyone other than one of the authors will be rejected.

Conflicts of interest

Conflicts of interest (COIs, sometimes known as 'competing interests') emerge when issues outside of research are reasonably considered to impact the neutrality or objectivity of the study or its assessment. This can happen at any point in the research cycle, including during the experimentation phase, when writing a manuscript, or while converting a manuscript into a published article. 

Conflicts of interest do not always stop work from being published or prevent someone from being involved in the review process. However, they must be declared. A clear declaration of all possible conflicts – whether they actually had an influence or not – allows others to make informed decisions about the work and its review process.


Suspected violations of our publication ethics policies, both before and after publication, along with concerns regarding research ethics, should be reported to our Research Integrity team.

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may request that the authors provide the raw data and photographs, consult editors, and contact institutions or employers to request an investigation or report concerns.

Corrections and retractions

When mistakes in published articles are discovered, the publisher will assess what action is necessary and may consult the editors and the authors' institution (s). Errors by the authors can be corrected with a corrigendum, while errors by the publisher can be corrected with an erratum. If mistakes significantly impact the conclusions, or if there is proof of misbehavior, retraction may be required. All authors will be requested to sign off on the notice's content. After publication, an author name change will be made to the paper published by

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 without documentation, a corrigendum notice, or informing any other authors.