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American Journal of BioMedicine "AJBM" is a self-supporting journal and does not receive funding from any institution or government. Every open access peer-reviewed article published by American Journal of BioMedicine is made freely accessible online for readers and user immediately upon publication, without subscription charges or registration barriers. In addition, authors of OnlineOpen articles are permitted to post the final, published PDF of their article on a website, institutional repository or other free public server, immediately on publication.  Authors of accepted peer-reviewed articles have the choice to pay a fee in order for their published article to be made open access. The OnlineOpen access fee is US$600.00 excluding taxes for processing their articles and any additional standard publication charges will also apply, such as for proof-editing, launguage or statistical service. The publication fee is charged on acceptance of the article and should be paid within 14 days by credit card by the author, funding agency, or institution. Payment must be received in full for the article to be published OnlineOpen Access.

Waiver Policy


Copyright and Open Access License

The American Journal of BioMedicine publish open access articles under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) License  allows users to copy, distribute and transmit an article, adapt the article and make commercial use of the article. The CC BY license permits commercial and non-commercial re-use of an open access article, as long as the author is properly attributed.

Copyright on any research article published by American Journal of BioMedicine Open Access option is retained by the author(s). Authors grant AJBM a license to publish the article and identify itself as the original publisher. Authors also grant any third party the right to use the article freely as long as its original authors, citation details and publisher are identified. Use of the article in whole or part in any medium requires attribution suitable in form and content as follows: [Title of Article/Author/Journal Title and Volume/Issue. Copyright (c) [year] [copyright owner as specified in the Journal].

The Creative Commons Attribution License does not affect the moral rights of authors, including without limitation the right not to have their work subjected to derogatory treatment. It also does not affect any other rights held by authors or third parties in the article, including without limitation the rights of privacy and publicity. Use of the article must not assert or imply, whether implicitly or explicitly, any connection with, endorsement or sponsorship of such use by the author, publisher or any other party associated with the article.

For any reuse or distribution, users must include the copyright notice and make clear to others that the article is made available under a Creative Commons Attribution license, linking to the relevant Creative Commons web page. Users may impose no restrictions on use of the article other than those imposed by the Creative Commons Attribution license.


Archiving Policy

The research papers and thesis published in this journal are being archived by us through the use of the facilities available with us. One is free to use the content of the journal for indexing and other purposes free of charge and the content used must be duly referenced. We allow archiving and storing of the published papers by individuals, organizations, institutions and others. All articles and accompanying materials published by American Journal of BioMedicine, unless otherwise indicated, are licensed by the respective authors of such articles for use and distribution by you subject to citation of the original source in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) License.


Self-Archiving

American Journal of BioMedicine is optional open access and the following permitted uses apply:

1. Submitted Version (preprint)

A preprint is defined here as the un-refereed author version of an article. Authors may self-archive the submitted version of their paper on their personal website, in recognized not for profit subject-based preprint servers or repositories or in their company/ institutional repository or archive. The submitted version may not be updated or replaced with the final published version of record (VoR) The version posted must acknowledge acceptance for publication and, following publication of the final paper, contain the text: "This is the pre-peer reviewed version of the following article: [FULL CITE], which has been published in final form at [Link to final article]. Authors are not required to remove preprints posted prior to acceptance of the submitted version.

2. Accepted Version (postprint)

A postprint is defined here as the final draft author manuscript, as accepted for publication by a journal, including modifications based on referees’ suggestions, before it has undergone copyediting and proof correction. Authors may self-archive the peer-reviewed (but not final) version of their paper on their own personal website, in their company/institutional repository or archive, and in approved not for profit subject-based repositories, following an embargo period of 12 months for scientific, technical or medical journals, 24 months for social sciences and humanities journals. The version posted may not be updated or replaced with the VoR and must contain the text This is the accepted version of the following article: [full citation], which has been published in final form at [Link to final article]. In addition, authors may also transmit, print and share copies with colleagues, provided that there is no systematic distribution of the submitted version, e.g. posting on a listserve, network or automated delivery.

Retracting of articles

Journal editors should consider retracting a publication if:
• They have clear evidence that the findings are unreliable, either as a result of misconduct (e.g. data fabrication) or honest error (e.g. miscalculation or experimental error).
• The findings have previously been published elsewhere without proper crossreferencing, permission or justification (i.e. cases of redundant publication) • it constitutes plagiarism.
• It reports unethical research.
 
Journal editors should consider issuing an expression of concern if:
• They receive inconclusive evidence of research or publication misconduct by the authors • there is evidence that the findings are unreliable but the authors’ institution will not investigate the case • they believe that an investigation into alleged misconduct related to the publication either has not been, or would not be, fair and impartial or conclusive • an investigation is underway but a judgement will not be available for a considerable time
Journal editors should consider issuing a correction if:
• Asmall portion of an otherwise reliable publication proves to be misleading (especially because of honest error).
• The author / contributor list is incorrect (i.e. a deserving author has been omitted or somebody who does not meet authorship criteria has been included).
 
Retractions are not usually appropriate if:
• Achange of authorship is required but there is no reason to doubt the validity of the findings.
 
Visit www.publicationethics.org to learn out more about COPE, including RETRACTION GUIDELINES.
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