International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences (IJCMAS)
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IJCMAS operates peer review process based on the guidelines of Committee on Publication Ethics

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Publishing Policy

Consent for Copyrighted Material

1. Introduction

The International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences (IJCMAS) is committed to upholding the highest standards of publication ethics and integrity. In accordance with the guidelines set forth by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), IJCMAS recognizes the importance of obtaining consent for the reproduction and publication of copyrighted material.

This policy outlines the procedures and requirements for authors who wish to submit articles containing copyrighted material for publication in IJCMAS.

2. Definition of Copyrighted Material

Copyrighted material refers to any text, figures, tables, images, or other content that is protected by copyright laws. This includes but is not limited to previously published articles, photographs, illustrations, charts, graphs, and excerpts from books, reports, or other publications.

3. Requirements for Authors

Authors must adhere to the following requirements when submitting articles containing copyrighted material:

3.1. Obtain Written Permission: Authors are responsible for obtaining written permission from the copyright holder(s) for the use of copyrighted material in their manuscript. The permission must explicitly grant the right to reproduce and publish the material in both print and electronic formats.

3.2. Include Proper Attribution: Authors must provide proper attribution to the original source of the copyrighted material within the manuscript. This should include the source, author(s), publication date, and any other relevant details as required by the copyright holder.

3.3. Submission of Permission Documents: Authors must submit copies of the written permissions obtained from the copyright holder(s) along with their manuscript during the submission process. These documents will be reviewed by the editorial team.

3.4. Fair Use: In cases where copyrighted material is used under the doctrine of "fair use," authors must clearly state this in their manuscript and provide a rationale for why the material falls under fair use. The editorial team will evaluate these cases on an individual basis.

4. Editorial Review

The IJCMAS editorial team will review all submitted manuscripts to ensure compliance with this policy. Failure to obtain proper permission or to attribute copyrighted material correctly may result in rejection or the removal of the copyrighted material from the manuscript.

5. Publisher's Responsibility

IJCMAS is committed to respecting copyright laws and will take reasonable steps to prevent copyright infringement. If any concerns or allegations of copyright infringement arise, the journal will promptly investigate and take appropriate action in accordance with COPE guidelines.

6. Conclusion

IJCMAS is dedicated to maintaining the highest ethical standards in publishing. Authors are encouraged to seek legal counsel or guidance regarding copyright issues when including copyrighted material in their manuscripts. Adherence to this Consent for Copyrighted Material Publishing Policy helps ensure the responsible and ethical dissemination of research in our journal. This policy is subject to periodic review and revision to align with the evolving ethical and legal standards in publishing.