It is Journal policy to publish only original and unpublished research work therefore Journal does not wish to receive any papers on research work that has already been reported in parts or contains already published text, data, figures, tables or other illustrations or any copyright materials whatsoever that has been submitted or accepted for publication either in a journal or conference proceedings elsewhere in any form, in print or in electronic media. When submitting a manuscript, authors should make a full statement to the Editors that the research work contained in their manuscript is completely original and unpublished. If redundant or duplicate publication is attempted or occurs authors should expect immediate editorial action to be taken including prompt rejection of the submitted manuscript. Submission of any manuscript that contains redundant or duplicate publication of the same or very similar research work violates the policies of this journal.
Extended version of papers previously published in conferences and/or journals are also accepted. The submitted paper must have been substantially revised, expanded and rewritten so that it is significantly different from the conference paper or presentation on which it is based. Paper must be sufficiently different to make it a new, original work. This is unlikely to be the case if less than 30% of the paper is clearly new. This is a matter of judgment that should be based on a comparison of the submitted paper with the original conference paper. The paper must contain a statement fully acknowledging the original conference paper: This paper is a revised and expanded version of a paper entitled [title] presented at [name, location and date of conference].
HCTL Open journals has a strict zero-tolerance policy for plagiarism. For more information about plagiarism visit the following website.
Research papers reporting animal or clinical studies should, where appropriate, contain a statement that they have been carried out with animal or human ethics committee approval. All scientific studies should be carried out in accordance with the relevant national and local guidelines. Each author(s) warrants that his or her research institution has fully approved the protocol for all scientific studies involving animals or humans and that all experiments of any kinds were conducted in compliance with ethical and humane principles of research after ethics committee approval.