PJMD journal considers only original content that is not published or submitted elsewhere and must be withdrawn before being submitted to the journal. Manuscripts found fabricated or falsified after submission or publication, may experience retraction of published article.

The journal follows the ICMJE’s Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals All the authors, reviewers and editors of the journal follow the best-practice ICMJE guidelines on ethical behavior contained therein.

In authors contribution, all listed authors must have made a significant scientific contribution to the research in the manuscript, approved its claims, and agreed to be an author. It is important to list everyone who made a significant scientific contribution. We refer to the ICMJE guidelines. Changes in authorship must be declared to the journal and agreed by all authors.

The editors of the journal impose a rigorous peer-review process along with strict ethical policies of  COPE according to COPE publication ethics guidelines and core practices the policies to reach the highest standards in publication ethics for high-quality scientific works to the field of scholarly publication.

Conflicts of interest or competing interests must be clearly defined. Undeclared interests may experience sanctions. Submissions with undeclared conflicts that are later revealed may be rejected. If conflicts of interest are found after publication, this may be embarrassing for the authors, the Editor and the Journal and must be rectified in a corrigendum

If publication ethics policies of PJMD, are found breached authors will be debarred from submission for 3 years. Any errors identified later in published articles, it will be rectified in corrigendum, following the COPE Retraction Guidelines.