About the Journal

Aims and Scope

Journal of Neonatal Surgery is peer-reviewed, open access, electronic journal that promotes the dispersion of quality research in the field of Neonatal Surgery. It is the only journal, fully dedicated to Neonatal Surgery- a developing specialty.

The journal provides an opportunity for learning “Medical Writing” to young pediatric and neonatal surgeons. Our editorial team works hard to guide new writers in this field.

The journal publishes quality research that will improve outcomes of neonatal surgery, especially in resource-constrained settings. Our main aim is to reduce morbidity and mortality of neonatal surgery by publishing the latest trends in this discipline, in a special context to the developing countries. We invite pediatric and neonatal surgeons for their quality contributions to the Journal of Neonatal Surgery and help us achieve these goals.

The journal invites editorial, original research, review article, case report, short report, letter to the editor, Clinical image, 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 research. The manuscript can be submitted online on the Submit Manuscript page. The publication model has now been changed from quarterly to non-issue based yearly model which is an electronic publishing model in a real sense. The journal is fully open access as we do not charge article processing or publishing fees and full text of published articles can be downloaded without any cost/subscription.  

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.

Disclaimer

The journal disclaims any harm or adverse event that occurs 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.

Peer Review Process

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

Publication Frequency

Issue free electronic publication model. The manuscripts will be published as soon as these are accepted after peer review as per manuscript category guidelines. 

Archiving

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:

The authors should present an accurate account of the intellectual work along with an 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 a review of some other journal at the time of submission. We have a checklist including this statement. Without agreeing with 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 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.

The 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 of 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 the policy to subject the paper to a 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 an unethical practice as the review is a privileged responsibility. Reviews should be conducted objectively, with no personal criticism of 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 the publication's scope and should not decide on a 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 research 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 the problem.

Competing Interests

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

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

Consent and Copyrights Issues

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

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

By submitting the 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 the 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 the submission process.

Licensing Policy

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

https://creativecommons.org/ licenses/by/4.0/

Publication/Processing Fee

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