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Philosophy of Journal of Bioresource Management

Journal of Bioresource Management (JBM) publishes original research papers, scientific notes, review articles and case reports on all aspects of bioresources that include plants, animals, wildlife, fisheries and their management. Authors are expected to give new ideas, concepts and principles having more general application with significant future impact on the issues. Research papers and reviews on eco-friendly sustainable management of bioresources will be given priority.

Open Access

JBM is an Open Access journal. Users have the right to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of articles in the Journal We operate under International Version 4 (CC BY 4.0) of Creative Commons Attribution License which allows the reproduction of articles free of charge with the appropriate citation of the information.

Who Can Submit?

Anyone may submit an original article to be considered for publication in Journal of Bioresource Management provided he or she owns the copyright to the work being submitted or is authorized by the copyright owner or owners to submit the article. Authors are the initial owners of the copyrights to their works (an exception in the non-academic world to this might exist if the authors have, as a condition of employment, agreed to transfer copyright to their employer).

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General Submission Rules

Submitted articles should not have been previously published, nor be forthcoming in an archival journal or book (print or electronic). Please note: "publication" in a working-paper series does not constitute prior publication. In addition, by submitting material to Journal of Bioresource Management, the author is stipulating that the material is not currently under review at another journal (electronic or print) and that he or she will not submit the material to another journal (electronic or print) until the completion of the editorial decision process at Journal of Bioresource Management. If you have concerns about the submission terms for Journal of Bioresource Management, please contact the editors.

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Statement of Copyright

© Copyrights of all the papers published in Journal of Bioresource Management are with its publisher, Center for Bioresource Research (CBR) Islamabad, Pakistan. Users have the right to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of articles in the Journal. We operate under International Version 4 (CC BY 4.0) of Creative Commons Attribution License which allows the reproduction of articles free of charge with the appropriate citation of the information.

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General Terms and Conditions of Use

Users of the CORE Scholar website and/or software agree not to misuse the CORE Scholar service or software in any way. The failure of CORE Scholar to exercise or enforce any right or provision in the policies or the Submission Agreement does not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any term of the Submission Agreement or these policies is found to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Submission Agreement and these policies remain in full force and effect. These policies and the Submission Agreement constitute the entire agreement between CORE Scholar and the Author(s) regarding submission of the Article.

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Ethical Guidelines for Publication

Publication ethics and malpractice statements for the Journal of Bioresource Management (JBM) are based upon the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) Code of Conduct guidelines available at

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Publication Ethics Statement

Our editorial team ensures strict ethical policy and standard for peer review process, plagiarism cases, inappropriate authorship credit and fraudulent data.

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Publication Malpractice Statement

All allegations of misconduct on falsification and fabrication of data are investigated by the editorial team following the principles subscribed by Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) to investigate acts of misconduct and to ensure the integrity of research. JBM reserve the right to reject the manuscript in proven cases of plagiarism, manipulated data and inappropriate authorship and may contact the ethical committee of the authors institute for action.

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Human and Animal Rights

We adopt recommendations of International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE ) on protection of research participants. Authors are required to provide statement on ethical approval in material and methods section of the manuscript and shall also show compliance on Helsinki (link ?) Declaration, revised 2013.

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Consent from Individual Subjects

Authors should provide “informed consent to participate” from individual adult participants and from parents / guardians for children under 16. Consents on Images and videos of patients should also be provided to editors on request.

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Human Rights Statement

Authors should strictly follow ethical standard for conducting research on human subjects in accordance with Helsinki Declaration. Approval should be taken from institutional/ national committee on human subjects.

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Animal Rights Statement

Authors should strictly follow national and international guidelines for conducting research on animals to minimize their suffering and maximize their welfare like ARRIVE (Anima Research : Reporting of In Vitro Experiments), Convention on Biological Diversity, Convention on the Trade in Endangered Species Of Wild Fauna and Flora.

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Conflict of Interest

Conflict of interest can affect the credibility of work. It defines the situation when objectivity of work is compromised by the financial gain, professional advancement, personal relationships, and academic competitions. Authors are therefore, required to state conflict of interest before publication of work to enhance the reliability of work.

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Originality and Plagiarism Policy

Text plagiarism is checked by editorial team prior to the review process to maintain the integrity of research. JBM, reserve the right to reject the manuscript if plagiarism is detected at any stage of this process. Retraction, Withdrawal and Correction of Data Retraction of articles is processed through formal retraction letter to the editor explaining the reason for retraction. Published article may be considered withdrawal if proved plagiarized, or breached the ethical codes. Minor typo or textual changes may be published as corrections. Appeal on decision Authors can appeal against the decision to the editorial team in writing with support material.

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Ethical guidelines for journal publication

JBM is committed for ensuring ethics in publication and quality of articles. Therefore, Authors, Editors, Reviewers and Publisher are expected to follow the standards of ethical behavior.

Authors:

Authors should present an objective discussion highlighting the significance of research work as well as sufficient experimental details which allow other research workers to reproduce the results. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constituting unethical behavior and are unacceptable. The authors should ensure that their work is entirely original. The works and/or words of other and funding / sponsoring bodies should be acknowledged. Plagiarism in all its forms constituting unethical publishing behavior is unacceptable. Authors should not submit articles describing essentially the same research to more than one journals. The corresponding author should ensure that there is a full consensus of all co-authors in approving the final version of the paper for submission to the journal.Each author’s contribution during study and drafting of manuscript shall be credited and stated clearly and shall not be changed without prior consent from existing authors. Authenticity of scientific content is author’s responsibility.Any financial, academic and personal conflicts of interests shall be declared before publication.

Editors:

Editors should evaluate manuscripts exclusively on the basis of their academic merit. An editor must not use unpublished information in the editor's own research without the express written consent of the author. Editors should take reasonable responsive measures when ethical complaints have been presented concerning a submitted manuscript or published paper.Editors should refer manuscript to an alternate editorial team member in case of conflict of interest

Reviewers:

Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviews should be conducted objectively and observations should be formulated clearly with supporting arguments, so that authors can use them for improving the paper. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers

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Type of Peer Review:

The JBM employs double blind review, where the reviewer and author both remain anonymous to the authors throughout the process.

Author Self-Archiving Policy

JBM allows self-archiving and is fully transparent about your rights.

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Submitted Manuscript

The submitted manuscript is the copy sent by author to the journal for subsequent processing and publication. This author's version is that has not been peer-reviewed, nor had any value added to it by JBM (such as formatting or copy editing). This version can be placed in the author's personal website, the author's company/institutional repository or archive and not for profit subject-based preprint servers or repositories. Self-archiving of this submitted version is not subjected to an embargo period. The submitted version may be self-archived immediately on acceptance of the article by JBM. The version posted must acknowledge acceptance for publication including the following notice on the first page: "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]. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with JBM Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving."

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Accepted Manuscript

It’s the final author manuscript accepted for publication by a journal after necessary modifications on the basis of referee’s suggestion before proof correction and copyediting. Authors may upload their accepted manuscript PDF to an institutional and/or centrally organized repository, provided that public availability is delayed until a certain period of time after first online publication in the journal. This will guarantee that the version of record is readily available to those accessing the article from public repositories, and means that the article is more likely to be cited correctly. Self-archiving of the accepted version is subject to an embargo period of 2 months. The accepted version may be placed on the author's personal website, the author's company/institutional repository or archive and certain not for profit subject-based repositories such as PubMed Central. Articles may be deposited into repositories on acceptance, but access to the article is subjected to the embargo period. The version posted must include the following notice on the first page: "This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: [FULL CITE], which has been published in final form at [Link to final article]. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with JBM Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving." The version posted may not be updated or replaced with the final published version (the Version of Record). Authors may transmit, print and share copies of the accepted version with colleagues, provided that there is no systematic distribution, e.g. a posting on a list serve, network or automated delivery.

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Complaint Policy

The complainant can be disagreement with a decision or a long delay in publication process or any other issue of content or process within the responsibility of JBM. Complaints can be about authorship, plagiarism, multiple / duplicate/ concurrent publication/simultaneous submission, undisclosed conflicts of interest or reviewer biasness.

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Policy for Handling Complaints

Complaints regarding breaking of intellectual property rights or inaccuracies of materials will be investigated by requesting involved parties to provide their claims. JBM will remove the alleged material after proper investigation, documentation and final decision by editorial team.

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Editorial Complaints Policy

Editorial team will investigate complaints and respond rightly and will make improvement in the system to prevent mistakes.

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How to Complaint?

Complaint should be recorded in writing as early as possible after publication, indicating volume No., issue No. and article title by email to: jbm.brc@gmail.com.

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