Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Journal of Neonatal Surgery is a peer reviewed, open access and online-only journal that promotes the dispersion of quality research in the field of Neonatal Surgery. This is the only journal dedicated fully to a developing specialty- Neonatal Surgery. The publication schedule is quarterly i.e. four times a year.

The journal invites editorials, original research, review articles, case reports, short reports, letter to the editor, Clinical images and radiological quiz etc. The instructions to the authors can be seen on the website for more convenience. Every manuscript will be peer reviewed to add authenticity and to maintain the quality of the paper. The manuscript can be submitted online on the Submit Manuscript page

The journal disclaims any harm or adverse event that occur by using the information presented in the journal. Therefore, it is advised that the current literature must be considered along with other reliable sources before using the information presented in the Journal of Neonatal surgery.


Section Policies


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Editorial Commentary

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Systematic Review

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Original Article

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Review Article

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Athena's Pages

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Short Communication

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Case Series

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Case Report

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Clinical Image

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Face the Examiner

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Letter to the Editor

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Book Review

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Peer Review Process

Journal of Neonatal Surgery is a peer reviewed journal. It follows double blind review i.e. both the authors and reviewers are kept unidentified during review. Every manuscript is reviewed by atleast two reviewers. In case of conflict in the review a third review can be performed to resolve the problem.


Publication Frequency

Journal of Neonatal Surgery publishes Quarterly issues.


Issue 1 (Jan-Mar) is published before 10th of January

Issue 2 (Apr-Jun) is published before 10th of April

Issue 3 (Jul-Sep) is published before 10th of July

Issue 4 (Oct-Dec) is published before 10th of October


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.



This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...


Publications Ethics and Malpractice Statement

These guidelines are based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors and EL-MED-Pub Publishers guidelines for publication ethics.

Authors’ responsibilities:

Authors should present an accurate account of the intellectual work along with objective discussion to describe the significance. The paper should contain pertinent details with support from references especially from recent literature to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable. The authors should not publish manuscripts presenting the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. 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.

Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given like publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.

Authors must certify that the manuscript has not previously been published elsewhere, or submitted in some other journal or accepted/ under review of some other journal at the time of submission. We have a check list including this statement. Without agreeing this statement no author can submit their manuscript to our journal.

All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors and those who have participated in certain substantive aspects, they should be acknowledged. The statement regarding authorship criteria is listed in instruction to the authors.

The corresponding author should ensure that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the article and have agreed to its submission to the Journal for its publication.

Authors must notify the Editors of any conflicts of interest and source of funding. The authors should also agree to the double blind peer review policy of the journal.

In case of significant error or inaccuracy the published work, the authors promptly notify the Journal editor for retraction or correction of the manuscript.

Finally authors should know about what plagiarism means and what are the types of plagiarism. We have a policy to subject the paper to plagiarism check before sending the paper to review. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable. Where ever, a required a statement verbatim it should be given in double quotes with a proper reference.

Reviewers’ Responsibilities:

Peer review is imperative to optimize the standard of the manuscript and also assists in the editorial decision. However, the reviewers should also follow certain guidelines to help implement publication ethics guidelines.

Reviewers should keep all information, provided for review, confidential. The reviewer should not use the authors report or research for reproducing the same or similar research as it is considered unethical practice as review is a privileged responsibility. Reviews should be conducted objectively, with no personal criticism to the author. The reviewers should do justice to the review and comment on originality, usefulness to the scientific fraternity, and any relevant published work missed or ignored by authors to cite properly. The reviewer should also notify the editor if there is personal knowledge of a duplication publication or submission.

Reviewers should not review manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest, or not related to their area of interest or experience, or they are not in a condition to review at that time.

Editors’ Responsibilities:

Editors have complete responsibility and authority to reject/accept an article based on the content and overall quality. Editors should improve the paper based on the authors’ perspective to publish and the readers’ expectations when editing to improve the manuscript. Editors should guarantee the quality of the papers and the integrity of the academic record. Editors should publish errata pages or make corrections when needed.

Editors should evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content and base their decisions solely one the papers' importance, originality, clarity and relevance to publication's scope and should not decide on race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors. The editors should not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, editorial board, and the publisher.

Editors should have a clear picture of a research's funding sources. Editors should not disclose the identity of reviewers. Editors should ensure that all research material they publish conforms to international ethical guidelines. The editors should avoid any conflict of interest with authors, reviewers, or any third part of interest. Editors should ask editors to review the manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest.

Editors should act according to COPE’s guidelines if they suspect misconduct in a published or unpublished manuscript and attempts to resolve to the problem.


Competing Interests

Authors and Reviewers have to declare any conflict of interest if any.

The manuscripts submitted from editorial board members or from their institutes are handled separately by other editors, and concerned editor is not invoved in the decision making review process.


Consent and Copyrights Issues

By submitting manuscript, Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication.

By submitting manuscript, the authors agree that they have taken informed consent from patient/Parents/Caretakers for publication of clinical material belonging to the patient. The Consent Form has to be submitted along with manuscript. 

By submitting manuscript, the authors also confirm that they have taken permission of copyrighted material from concerned authorities if it is used in the manuscript, however, in that case the authors have to disclose it to editors during submission process and a statement must be written as a caption regarding permission of copyrighted material. The permission should be submitted as supplementary material during submission process.


Licensing Policy

Journal uses creative commons license (CC-By) which allows re-use of the content for educational purpose by acknowledging author and journal.

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Publication/Processing Fee

The journal does not charge authors for article processing or publishing fee at present.