Aims, Scope & Policies

SBV Journal of Basic, Clinical and Applied Health Science is an open-access journal publishing original research papers, short communications, case reports, and reviews by international researchers on basic, clinical and applied health science areas. 

The Journal leverages its body of independent reviewers to provide timely, efficient peer review process for submitted papers, through a fair, double-blind workflow that ensures success for all involved. 

The journal adheres to high standards of ethical editorial policies and is free from any commercial interest whatsoever. Submission and Publication are free of cost.

Open Access Declaration

JBCAHS is an Open Access Journal.

JBCAHS defines open access as per Budapest, Berlin and Bethesda declarations as follows: 

* JBCAHS is free from all price barriers as well as permission barriers: There is no cost to access, submit manuscripts, subscribe to, read, download, distribute and re-distribute (with attribution) any material hosted on our servers. 

There are no fees of any kind including processing, publication or author fees.

Indexing

JBCAHS is presently indexed by Google Scholar. We are currently submitting our Journal to DOAJ, MEDLINE, Index Copernicus, Scopus and Web of Science for indexing. 

 Plagiarism & other Unethical Practices

JBACHS has a strict no-tolerance policy towards Plagiarism, data fabrication, redundant publications, self-plagiarism, excessive self-citation and other forms of research misconduct that undermine scientific process and literature. 

All submitted manuscripts will be subjected to similarity checks. Manuscripts failing similarity checks will be summarily rejected and returned. 

Code of Conduct for our Editors.

We follow the 'Committee on Publication Ethics' COPE's Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors

Publication turn around time

We encourage our reviewers to post a response towards every manuscript submission within 10 days and strive to have a decision in 20 days. We do not have any express publication method. 

Ombudsperson

The Vice-Chancellor of Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth (Deemed University) is the Ombudsperson to adjudicate on matters not addressed by the Editors, Editor in chief as per the COPE statement. Representation can be made by email to vc@sbvu.ac.in 

Report Unethical Practices

Any violation by any publication in JBACHS including copyright, etc may be please brought to the notice of the Editor in Chief at: editor@jbcahs.org which will be scrutinised and responded within 10 days. 

Retraction of Publications

If any violation of ethics or research misconduct is detected either by the editors, reviewers or brought to the editors notice by readers or public at large, the publication could be retracted following Retraction Guidelines from the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Fair hearing and opportunity to defend will be accorded to the corresponding author as per COPE workflows. However, of blatant abuse such as plagiarism (with clear evidence) is detected, the publication could be withdrawn immediately.  

Funding of Journal

The Journal is sponsored and funded in whole by Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth (Deemed University). The Journal does not charge readers, authors, libraries or anybody for any service whatsoever. There are no article publication fees, article processing fees, or any fees of any kind to submit, read, access, download, distribute with attributes, any article from the Journal. 

The Editorial board enjoys complete independence and exercises full editorial freedom and authority without any interference from the Sponsorer, in accordance with the white paper on publication ethics by Council of Science Editors.

Editors and Reviewers do not receive any monetary benefits, honorarium or any other gifts for their services.