About the Journal
The International Journal of Mens Social and Community Health is the offical journal of the Global Action on Mens Health www.gamh.org and is peer-reviewed publication covering all aspects of the topic. The aim of the journal is to provide those with a special interest in social and community health issues related to men, the opportunity to have their work published and presented in an open access format, without paywalls or subscriptions, in a timely and professional manner. ISSN -2561-9179
Corrections - Retractions
In the event of a correction is needed within an article, the author will notify the publisher immediately and outline the correction required. This request will be sent to, and reviewed by, the Editor who may ask members of the Editorial Board for input. Once the correction has been established, and addendum to the original article will be published and the full-corrected article will be published on line. A retraction request will be considered by the Editor/Associate Editors in conjunction with Editorial Board members. Once an article has been retracted a notice of retraction will be published disclosing the reasons for the retraction.
Ethics and Transparency
The International Journal of Mens Social and Community Health follows the guiding principles of the Declaration of Helsinki found here https://www.wma.net/policies-post/wma-declaration-of-helsinki-ethical-principles-for-medical-research-involving-human-subjects/
Research Ethics Compliance & Informed Consent Policy
The International Journal of Mens Social and Community Health requires that all submitted articles summarizing research conducted with human subjects be accompanied by supporting documentation of ethics approval by a recognized research ethics board.
Research teams and authors must fully abide by established standards for medical studies, including the adoption of protocols that protect the physical and psychological health of the subjects as well their privacy and the confidentiality of identifying information. Evidence of written informed consent must be provided for each study participant whose individual case profile is presented in submitted articles.
Authors should protect the confidentiality of individual information this is obtained through the doctor–patient relationship. Authors must obtain written informed consent from patients described in case reports/articles and for photographs of patients. It may be possible for an author to publish with our explicit consent in cases where patient consent is not readily available or accessible.
The Editor-in-Chief of the journal first reviews all articles submitted to it to ensure the content is suitable for the journal and in general meets the focus and the scope of the journal. Once reviewed, the Editor elects to either move the article through to the peer review process or reject articles, based on quality and the editorial contribution the article provides the journal.
Once the Editor feels an article meets the publishing criteria of the Journal, the article will move on for peer review. All peer review is double blind. Reviewers can elect to reject the article, accept the article with changes, or accept the article as is. Reviewer comments are shared with the author and once the author has made any suggested changes to the article, the Editor gives final approval for publication. At this point the author is then charged the APC. Please see peer review process for more details.
In the event an article is submitted by the Editor, the article will be sent to an editorial board member, by the managing editor. The board member will consider the article based on content, focus and scope, to ensure it meets the journals criteria. At this point the board member can elect to reject the article or move the article to the peer review process. Once at peer review, the article will follow the same process as other submissions. At all stages, the article will be double blinded.
DPG Open Access journals publish original research, select review articles, case-reports, conference abstracts, letters-to-the editor, book reviews, and special supplemental issues. All content must be accepted by the Editor-in-Chief and is subject to plagiarism-checking and the peer review process.
All articles published in DPG Open Access journals are licensed under
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Copyright of articles published in all DPG titles is retained by the author. The author grants DPG the rights to publish the article and identify itself as the original publisher. The author grants DPG exclusive commercial rights to the article. The author grants any non-commercial third party the rights to use the article freely provided original author(s) and citation details are cited.
All articles published in the IJMSCH are archived through Portico and assigned a unique DOI through CrossRef and included in the Directory of Open Access Journals. All Published articles will also be included in Science Open. Visit Portico's website for more information.
An initial in-house quality control check deals with issues such as competing interests, financial disclosures, plagiarism, etc. Submissions may be returned to authors for queries, and will not be seen by our Editorial Board or peer reviewers until they pass this quality control check.