The Journal of the Bahrain Medical Society (JBMS) and its Publisher, Bahrain Medical Society (BMS),
follow the COPE Code of Conduct (https://publicationethics.org/guidance/Guidelines) and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors and the Code of Conduct for Journal Publishers and the ICMJE’s
Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals.
As a part of this, the publication expects the authors, reviewers and editors to follow the best-practice
guidelines on ethical behavior contained therein.
Submitting the manuscript together with figures and tables, the author (authors) declares (declare) that the manuscript has not been previously published, nor has been submitted to another journal for consideration. Post acceptance of the article, the authors should submit the copyright form to JBMS. Our journal permits authors to retain copyright, which means the author retains the right to reuse, distribute, re-publish, etc. Authors grant the journal the right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a CC BY-NC 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/) that allows others to distribute, remix, adapt, and build upon the material in any medium or format for noncommercial purposes only, and only so long as attribution is given to the creator.
JBMS is an open access journal and licensed under CC BY-NC 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/). . This license permits users the right to copy, distribute, and publicly display the work in any digital medium for any reasonable non-commercial purpose, with due credit given to the author and rightful owner.
Data Sharing and Reproducibility
To maintain high standards of transparency, research reproducibility, and to promote the reuse of new findings, we strongly encourage authors to follow the policies of Data Sharing and Reproducibility. • All data associated with the research in a manuscript should be Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable (FAIR), allowing researchers to replicate and build on that research. • We encourage authors of articles published in our journals to share their research data, which may include raw data, processed data, algorithms, software, protocols, methods, and materials. • Data shared should be ethically correct and should not violate the protection of human subjects, or other valid ethical, privacy, or security concerns. • If your data cannot be shared openly, for example, to protect study participant privacy, then this should be explained.
Policy on Intellectual Property
The term "authors' rights" refers to the intellectual property rights that authors, and other creators, have to the materials they produce. By submitting a manuscript to the Journal, authors confirm that their submissions are original work and do not violate the intellectual property rights of any other person or entity. The journal also requires that authors cite any publicly available data on which the conclusions of the paper rely. Our journal permits authors to retain copyright, which means the author retains the right to reuse, distribute, re-publish, etc. Authors grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a CC BY-NC 4.0 The Journal will take appropriate steps to protect authors', reviewers', and readers' intellectual property rights, and will investigate any allegations of plagiarism, copyright infringement, or other forms of intellectual property infringement. If you have any questions or concerns about our policy on intellectual property, please contact us here By submitting a manuscript to the Journal, you agree to comply with our policy on intellectual property.
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