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Journal Policies


HJHS adheres to the recommendations from the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) and the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) for guidance on policies and procedures regarding overlapping publications.

Misconduct including, but not limited to, the following is strictly prohibited and will result in immediate removal of a paper from consideration by the journal.

1. Duplicate Submissions
Submissions that are under review or that have been previously published with another journal.

2. Duplicate Publications and Plagiarism
Manuscripts that have substantial overlap with a manuscript that has already been published, without proper citation.