Frequently asked questions (FAQs)
The answers are here to your questions about the International Journal of Occupational Safety and Health (IJOSH). If you have any questions which are not answered here, please feel free to contact the Chief editor.
What types of articles are published in IJOSH?
- Original Articles
- Review Articles
- Systematic Reviews
- Case Studies
- Field Reports
- Short Communications
- Letters to the editor
How can I submit my manuscript to IJOSH?
Your submissions can be submitted online by registering as an author. Click the Register link at the top of the page and complete the registration form. You will then be able to log onto the site to submit your manuscript using the 5 step submission process.
How to obtain a print version of the journal?
IJOSH is an open-access online and prints journal. You can download the PDF version of all the articles from the journal website. You need to subscribe to the print version of the journal to obtain a print version. Please contact the journal editor to subscribe to the print version.
Who retains the copyright of the open-access articles and what license is it published under?
Copyright in all material submitted for publication in the journal is vested to the authors under attribution CC BY-NC.
Can I re-publish the articles with other journals which are already published in IJOSH?
The articles published in IJOSH may be freely used in any form for non-profit uses.
What is the average time in which the manuscript is published in IJOSH?
We try to complete the review process in three months after the submission of the manuscripts online. Once the manuscripts are accepted by the external reviewers and the editor, we publish them in the online first segment of the journal. We need your cooperation for the timely processing of the manuscripts.
Is there a mechanism for authors to appeal against editorial decisions?
The authors may appeal editorial decisions to the Editor-in-Chief if they disagree with the reviewer's and/or editor's decisions, conflict of interest, or competing interests.
Is there a mechanism for authors to complain about the journal editors?
The authors may lodge complaints against the journal editors if they have a valid reason to do so through the Editor-in-Chief's email address "email@example.com".
What are the sources of funding for the journal?
IJOSH does not receive any funding through journal subscriptions, advertising, reprints, and institutional support. The journal charges a nominal article processing fee from the authors who are able to pay for the publication of their manuscript.
Does IJOSH consider commercial advertising in the journal?
Commercial advertising is possible in IJOSH, but it should not affect editorial decisions. In such cases, the advertising department will function separately from the editorial department.
How does IJOSH handle an editor's submission to the journal?
Any manuscript that an editorial board member submits is handled by a separate editor, who is responsible for making all editorial decisions. These manuscripts also go through the standard editing procedure.
Can I use the material from articles published in IJOSH?
Open Access Archiving Permissions
- The author(s) may archive the Publisher’s version/PDF in any institutional repository, open or closed.
- There is no embargo that prevents an author from archiving the Publisher’s version/PDF.
- Author(s) re-use of the Publisher’s version/PDF as part of a Thesis/Dissertation can be archived in an institutional repository, open or closed, provided it is noncommercial.
Open Access Re-use Permissions
The author(s) may republish the Publisher’s version/PDF in a non-commercial book if written or edited by the contributing author(s).
- The author(s) may re-use the Publisher’s version/PDF as part of a Thesis/Dissertation written by the contributing author(s) provided the Thesis/Dissertation is not used for any commercial purpose. The Publisher’s version/PDF, as part of a Thesis/Dissertation, can be archived in an institutional repository, open or closed, provided it is noncommercial. The Publisher’s version/PDF, as part of a Thesis/Dissertation, can be distributed via any non-commercial database, repository, or website.
Open Access Distribution Permissions
- The author(s) may supply the Publisher’s version/PDF to students/use the article for teaching purposes.
- The author(s) may supply the Publisher’s version/PDF to a research colleague at an academic institution.
- The author(s) may supply the Publisher’s version/PDF to authorities for institutional funding evaluations and rankings (such as the RAE).
- The Publisher’s version/PDF may appear on the website of the author(s) institution or on the author(s) personal website, provided its use is noncommercial.
- The Publisher’s version/PDF may be posted on academic websites such as academia.edu or ResearchGate, provided the use is noncommercial and provided that proper attribution is given to the creator(s) and the publisher, including copyright terms, as indicated above in Section IV, paragraph two.
- Author(s) re-use of the Publisher’s version/PDF as part of a Thesis/Dissertation can be distributed via any non-commercial database, repository, or website.