International Journal of Clinical Practice

Cover image for Vol. 68 Issue 9

Edited By: Leslie Citrome

Impact Factor: 2.538

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 31/150 (Medicine General & Internal)

Online ISSN: 1742-1241

Editorial Policy


Peer review
Authors are blinded to reviewers but reviewers are not blinded to authors. Peer reviewers work online to these criteria. For review and publication timelines please refer to the 'Author Guidelines' pages of this site.

Standards and ethics
IJCP encourages its contributors and reviewers to adopt the standards of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors. IJCP will not consider papers that have been accepted for publication or published elsewhere. More information is in our 'Author Guidelines'.

Ghost writing policy
Guest or honorary authorship is unacceptable. Guest authorship is where individuals are listed as authors despite not qualifying for authorship.

Ghost authorship is unacceptable. Ghost authorship is where individuals who qualify for authorship are not listed as authors.

Absence of acknowledgment of significant contributions is unacceptable. Individuals may make significant contributions but may, at the same time, not qualify for authorship. These individuals and their contributions must be explicitly acknowledged.

Ghost or guest authorship will be investigated following COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) guidance, including 'What to do if you suspect ghost, guest or gift authorship'.

Further resources are available from the Wiley-Blackwell Best Practice Guidelines on Publication Ethics in the sections 'Who did the work' and 'Best Practice: Authorship and acknowledgement'

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