Publishing Policies

Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

It is necessary to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the journal editor, the peer reviewer and the publisher. Our ethic statements are based on Elsevier recommendations and COPE's Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

we are dedicated to following best practices on ethical matters, errors and retractions. The prevention of publication malpractice is one of the important responsibilities of the editorial board. Any kind of unethical behavior is not acceptable, and Tjournal do not tolerate plagiarism in any form.

Authors submitting articles to HIV Nursing journal  affirm that manuscript contents are original.

Duties of Editors

  • Publication decisions: The editors is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. The editor may be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editor may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.
  • Fair play: An editor at any time evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.
  • Confidentiality: The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.
  • Disclosure and conflicts of interest: Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor's own research without the express written consent of the author.

Duties of Reviewers

  • Contribution to Editorial Decisions: Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper.
  • Promptness: Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process.
  • Confidentiality: Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.
  • Standards of Objectivity: Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.
  • Acknowledgement of Sources: Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the editor's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.
  • Disclosure and Conflict of Interest: Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. 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.

Duties of Authors

  • Reporting standards: Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.
  • Data Access and Retention: Authors are asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data (consistent with the ALPSP-STM Statement on Data and Databases), if practicable, and should in any event be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.
  • Originality and Plagiarism: The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.
  • Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication: An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.
  • Acknowledgement of Sources: Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.
  • Authorship of the Paper: Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.
  • Hazards and Human or Animal Subjects: If the work involves chemicals, procedures or equipment that have any unusual hazards inherent in their use, the author must clearly identify these in the manuscript.
  • Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest: All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.
  • Fundamental errors in published works: When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.

Copyright Policy

All papers in the journal are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, even commercially as long as the original work is properly cited.

Authors retain copyright of their work. Once material has been accepted for publication, authors are asked to sign an author agreement form verifying that they have the right to publish the material and that they grant permission to The Science and Information (SAI) Organization to publish their work online. In addition:

  • Authors retain the right to publish extended versions of their material elsewhere, provided the original publication is acknowledged.
  • Authors retain the right to publish their work in on-line repositories, internal technical reports, etc.
  • The Science and Information Organization does not pay honoraria to authors.
  • The Science and Information Organization has the right to edit the material to meet the publication standards.

Repository Policy

Three versions of the Contribution are referenced in these guidelines:

  • Original Submission: the version submitted by the author before peer review
  • Accepted Manuscript: version updated to include the author’s revisions after peer review, prior to any typesetting for the journal. This is often the version accepted by the editor
  • Final Published PDF: copy-edited and typeset Publisher’s PDF, the same version published on the journal’s website

You may share the Original Submission or Accepted Manuscript at any time after your paper is accepted and in any format. Your sharing of the Original Submission or Accepted Manuscript may include posting a downloadable copy on any website, saving a copy in any repository or network, sharing a copy through any social media channel, and distributing print or electronic copies.

You may use the Final Published PDF (or Original Submission or Accepted Manuscript, if preferred) in the following ways:

  • in relation to your own teaching
  • to share on an individual basis with research colleagues
  • in your dissertation or thesis, including where the dissertation or thesis will be posted in any electronic Institutional Repository or database
  • in a book authored or edited by you, at any time after the Contribution’s publication in the journal.

We recommend that the published source must be cited when the Final Published version is used or shared.

Retraction Policy

When plagiarism has been found to have occurred, journal will take the actions as determined by the type of plagiarism. Unless determined otherwise during the investigation, all authors are deemed to be individually and collectively responsible for the content of a plagiarizing paper. Editorial Board places the investigation of each claim of plagiarism at the highest priority for resolution and action.

Action(s) in case of plagiarism in a published article and proven misconduct:

  • A letter is sent to all other authors involved in which they are informed about the perpetrated act.
  • Intimation to Author's University/ Department about the incident of misconduct.
  • Blacklisting of all Authors involved in the article, banning them to publish any content with The Science and Information Organization.
  • PDF of the article will no longer be available online.
  • The initial PDF document will be replaced by a retraction note.
  • We pursue the retraction of this article from other online indexing services.


The following key principles govern The Science and Information Organization’s approach to Sanctions policies and procedures:

  • The Science and Information Organization maintains a Sanctions policy to meet obligations under Sanctions regimes of the jurisdictions in which it operates, is registered and/or licensed.
  • The Science and Information Organization complies with the requirements of the U.S., U.N. and E.U. Sanctions regimes (whenever these apply to its operations) wherever it operates, and will not undertake any business that would breach those Sanctions regimes.
  • In addition to complying with the requirements of the U.S., U.N. and E.U. Sanctions regimes (whenever these apply to its operations), The Science and Information Organization complies with other Sanctions regimes whenever they apply to particular The Science and Information Organization operations, and will not undertake any business that would breach those Sanctions regimes.
  • The Science and Information Organization may decide not to provide products or services even where it is permitted by law, particularly where the circumstances presents reputational risk.
  • The Science and Information Organization will not undertake any business that would breach any export laws that apply to it.
  • The Science and Information Organization shall not engage in any publishing relationship or transaction that directly or indirectly involve countries that are subjects or targets of Sanctions (“Sanctioned Countries”); or, nationals of Sanctioned Countries;