Publishing & Accessibility Policy

JQM takes issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of ethical practices in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and to ensure this; we investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of published articles. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against any malpractice. Submitted articles will be checked with duplication-checking software such as and for example, if an article is found to have plagiarized other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where the authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article; taking up the matter with the chair of department or dean of author's institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; or taking appropriate legal action.

The author should disclose any conflict of interest and/or publication of any portion of the material to the editor for editor’s consideration and ensure that appropriate attribution to the prior work and/or publication of the material is included.