Aims and scope
Journal of Current Oncology and Medical Sciences (JCOMS) (ISSN (online): 2783-3127) is an Open Access, peer-reviewed and multidisciplinary journal which publishes original articles, review articles, case reports and all types of articles in all fields of medical sciences, particularly clinical and molecular oncology, cancer genetics, cancer immunotherapy, health sciences and pharmaceutical sciences.
JCOMS is a part of Zabansaraye Parsian Novin Mehr Institute (Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance) and sponsored completely by this institute.
Open access policy
This published 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.
The Journal is published quarterly frequency (January-March, April-June, July-September and October-December).
Ethics and consent
For clinical research especially clinical trials, it is required to have patient’s consent and ethical approvement.
The JCOMS follows the flowcharts of Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). The Journal also follows the guidelines mentioned in the Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals issued by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE).
Material published in JCOMS is governed by the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) license. Under the CC BY-NC 4.0 license, users are allowed to share (copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format) or adapt (remix, transform, and build upon) the material as long as its integrity is maintained and its original authors, citation details, and publisher are recognized. The license confirms that the published material can be contained in any scientific archive or repository. Whereas, under the CC BY-NC 4.0 license, users are not allowed to use the material for commercial purposes.
Authors retain copyright and grant the JCOMS right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under CC BY-NC 4.0 license.
Authors are allowed to distribute the Published version of the article (e.g., post it to an institutional or another repository of their choice), with an acknowledgment of its initial publication in JCOMS.
Peer review process
This journal uses double-blind peer review. All contributions will be initially evaluated by a scientific editor for rightness to the Journal’s instructions and scope. Submitted manuscripts will generally be reviewed by two or more experts who will be asked to consider the manuscript for publication, along with ethical and statistical Editors within a maximum of two weeks. The entire review procedure depends on receiving the Reviewers’ feedback. The handling Editors will reach a decision based on the Reviewers’ reports. The author can also suggest the names of potential qualified reviewers, but it is up to the editor to accept suggestions. The Editor-in-chief is responsible for the final decision regarding the acceptance or rejection of articles. The final decision of the Editors will be reported to the author(s).
Intentionally falsifying information for recommended reviewers such as a false name or email address, will result in the rejection of the manuscript.
This journal uses PKP PN and the LOCKSS system to provide the long-term survival of Web-based scholarly publications, and to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and enables those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration.
The Editor-in-chief makes the final decision regarding the acceptance or rejection of articles and we strongly ensure that we keep the editorial decision without the interference of personal, political, or financial interests.
The official partners of JCOMS were established as an independent entity that provides educational, health, and medical services to the population. Neither the partners nor their affiliated organizations interfere in the evaluation, selection, or editing of individual articles, either directly or by creating an environment in which editorial decisions are strongly influenced
JCOMS is powered by the iThenticate software, which is a plagiarism detection service that verifies the originality of the submitted content before publication.
Plagiarism includes (but is not limited to):
– Directly copying text from other sources
– Copying ideas, images, or data from other sources
– Reusing text from your own previous publications
– Using an idea from another source with slightly modified language
If plagiarism is detected by the editorial team or during the peer review process, at any stage of the article process it can lead to the rejection of the article.
The editorial team will evaluate retracting a publication if there is clear evidence of unreliable data or results, plagiarism, redundancy or duplicate publication
Article Processing Charge (APC)
There is no APC for authors who submit their manuscripts to JCOMS.