Editorial policies

Editorial policies

1 Policies

1.1 Open-Access

Life Research is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. The copyright on any open access article in Life Research is retained by the author(s).

1.2 Copyright

Upon acceptance of an article, authors will be asked to complete a “License to Publish”. Acceptance of the license will ensure the widest possible dissemination of information. An e-mail will be sent to the corresponding author confirming receipt of the manuscript together with a “License to Publish” form. The copyright on any open access article in a journal published by TMR publishing group is retained by the author(s). Author(s) need to certify that the manuscript is not simultaneously being considered by other journals or is already published elsewhere. The manuscript’s content is original, with all information from other sources appropriately referenced, and that specific permission has been granted in writing by any existing copyright holders prior to publication and is clearly cited and available. The manuscript has no redundancy, plagiarism, data fabrication, or falsification. The author(s) should acknowledge that all articles published by TMR PUBLISHING GROUP LIMITED are selected by an in-house editor and fully peer-reviewed by external reviewers. TMR PUBLISHING GROUP LIMITED applies the Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial (CC BY-NC 4.0) license, which permits others to distribute, remix, adapt, build upon this work non-commercially, and license their derivative works on different terms, provided the original work is properly cited and the use is non-commercial.

1.3 Article Processing Charge

Life Research journal does not have either article processing chagres (APC) or article submission charges.

1.4 Privacy Policy

Life Research is committed to the protection of your personal information. The privacy policy outlined here applies only to information collected by TMR publishing group through the www.tmrjournal.com website. Reviewers are required to keep confidential all details of the editorial and peer review process on submitted manuscripts. If a reviewer wishes to seek help from colleagues while assessing a manuscript, the reviewer should consult with the editor and ensure that confidentiality is maintained and that the names of such colleagues are provided to the editor.

1.5 Disclaimer Statement

The Publisher and Editors cannot be held responsible for errors and any consequences arising from the use of information contained in this journal. Views and opinions expressed in this journal belong to authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the editorial board. Life Research journal owns copyright of the layout of the website and articles.

1.6 Archiving

The Publisher entrust National Library of New Zealand to archive the content published by Traditional Medicine Research. 

2 Ethics

2.1 Ethics of experimentation

Research published in Life Research must have been conducted to the highest ethical standards. The research must meet all applicable standards for the ethics of experimentation and research integrity.

2.1.1 Research involving humans

Research involving humans, including studies that are observational, survey-based, or include any personal data, must have been performed in accordance with the declaration of Helsinki and must have been approved by an appropriate ethics committee. If a study has been granted an exemption from requiring ethics approval, this should also be detailed in the manuscript. Manuscripts may be rejected if the editor considers that the research has not been carried out within an appropriate ethical framework.

2.1.2 Research involving a nimals

Research involving animals (live or tissue), including observational studies, must state in the methods section that the research was conducted in accordance with the internationally accepted principles for laboratory animal use and care as found in for example the European Community guidelines (EEC Directive of 1986; 86/609/EEC) or the US guidelines (NIH publication #85-23, revised in 1985), and was approved by the institutional human experimentation committee or equivalent, and that informed consent was obtained. The editors will reject papers if there is any doubt about the suitability of the animal procedures used.

2.1.3 Use of patient images or case details

Studies on patients or volunteers require ethics committee approval and informed consent, which should be documented in the paper.

2.2 Publication ethics

2.2.1 Originality and plagiarism

The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others, that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.

2.2.2 Data access and retention

Authors may be asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data. All digital archiving of TMR journals are stored in National Library of New Zealand.

2.2.3 Concurrent publication

An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication.