Publication Ethics Statement


Editorial Independence

IJoHS maintains editorial independence and is free from interference from its publisher or any outside entity, including individuals or organizations who may have a vested interest in the research.

Authorship and Contributorship

IJoHS has clear guidelines for authorship and contributorship, and all authors and contributors are required to adhere to these guidelines. All authors and contributors will be held accountable for the accuracy and integrity of their work.

AI Contributions

IJoHS recognizes the growing role of artificial intelligence (AI) in research and publication. Contributions from AI tools should be clearly acknowledged in the manuscript and authorship section, differentiating them from human contributions. The manuscript should detail how AI tools were used and their impact on the research findings.

Plagiarism and Data Fabrication

IJoHS takes a zero-tolerance approach to plagiarism, data fabrication, and other forms of research misconduct. Manuscripts are screened for plagiarism using appropriate software tools, and any instances of misconduct are reported to the appropriate authorities.

Conflicts of Interest

IJoHS requires all authors to disclose any conflicts of interest that could potentially influence their research. Editors and reviewers are also required to disclose any potential conflicts of interest that could impact their ability to provide unbiased evaluations of manuscripts.

Peer Review

IJoHS uses a rigorous and transparent peer review process to evaluate all manuscripts submitted for publication. Reviewers are selected based on their expertise and are expected to provide unbiased and constructive feedback to authors.

Open Access and Article Processing Charges (APCs)

IJoHS promotes open access to research by making all published content freely available to the public. Authors retain copyright over their work, licensed under the Creative Commons CC-BY license ( This license allows anyone to distribute, remix, adapt, and build upon the work—even for commercial purposes—as long as they give appropriate credit to the authors.

While IJoHS utilizes Article Processing Charges (APCs) to partially cover production and hosting costs, we actively explore alternative funding sources, such as institutional or grant funding, to further minimize financial barriers and promote equitable access to the published content. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to access and build upon valuable research findings, regardless of their financial limitations.

Corrections and Retractions

IJoHS has clear policies for issuing corrections and retractions, and takes prompt action to correct any errors or omissions identified in published content.

Ethical Standards

IJoHS adheres to the highest ethical standards in publishing, and follows the guidelines established by professional organizations, including the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE).

Diversity and Inclusion

IJoHS actively promotes diversity and inclusion by encouraging submissions from underrepresented groups, ensuring equitable access to publication opportunities, and seeking out diverse perspectives in editorial decision-making.

Transparency and Accountability

IJoHS maintains transparency and accountability in all aspects of its operations, including editorial policies, financial disclosures, and conflict of interest disclosures. IJoHS will provide clear avenues for authors and readers to voice concerns or report any violations of ethical standards.

Post-publication Discussions and Corrections

IJoHS welcomes constructive criticism and debate post-publication through peer-reviewed letters to the editor or moderated online platforms. IJoHS has mechanisms in place for correcting, revising, or retracting articles after publication, in accordance with COPE guidelines.

This statement serves as a commitment to ethical research and publication practices and will be reviewed and updated periodically to ensure its continued effectiveness.

Official Journal of
Society for Healthcare Simulation, India
Society for Healthcare Simulation, India
Pan Asia Simulation Society in Healthcare
International Journal of Healthcare Simulation is the official journal of the Association for Simulated Practice in Healthcare, Society for Healthcare Simulation, India and Pan Asia Simulation Society in Healthcare.