To guarantee a smooth publication process, it is important that you ensure the text and figures of your manuscript are complete and final when submitted to us. We will then handle all the typesetting and production processes from that point onwards. To help you, there are a series of guidelines, and reference standards that make submitting your manuscript quick and easy. These have been developed and refined with our authors over many years and we are confident that you will find them easy to use.
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In college courses, we are continually engaged with other people’s ideas: we read them in texts, hear them in lecture, discuss them in class, and incorporate them into our own writing. As a result, it is very important that we give credit where it is due. Plagiarism is using others’ ideas and words without clearly acknowledging the source of that information.
To avoid plagiarism, you must give credit whenever you use
These guidelines are taken from the Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct.
Here’s the ORIGINAL text, from page 1 of Lizzie Borden: A Case Book of Family and Crime in the 1890s by Joyce Williams et al.:
The rise of industry, the growth of cities, and the expansion of the population were the three great developments of late nineteenth century American history. As new, larger, steam-powered factories became a feature of the American landscape in the East, they transformed farm hands into industrial laborers, and provided jobs for a rising tide of immigrants. With industry came urbanization the growth of large cities (like Fall River, Massachusetts, where the Bordens lived) which became the centers of production as well as of commerce and trade.
The increase of industry, the growth of cities, and the explosion of the population were three large factors of nineteenth century America. As steam-driven companies became more visible in the eastern part of the country, they changed farm hands into factory workers and provided jobs for the large wave of immigrants. With industry came the growth of large cities like Fall River where the Bordens lived which turned into centers of commerce and trade as well as production.
The preceding passage is considered plagiarism for two reasons:
If you do either or both of these things, you are plagiarizing.
Here’s an ACCEPTABLE paraphrase:
This is acceptable paraphrasing because the writer:
Here’s an example of quotation and paraphrase used together, which is also ACCEPTABLE:
This is acceptable paraphrasing because the writer:
Note that if the writer had used these phrases or sentences in her own paper without putting quotation marks around them, she would be PLAGIARIZING. Using another person’s phrases or sentences without putting quotation marks around them is considered plagiarism EVEN IF THE WRITER CITES IN HER OWN TEXT THE SOURCE OF THE PHRASES OR SENTENCES SHE HAS QUOTED.
The World Wide Web has become a more popular source of information for student papers, and many questions have arisen about how to avoid plagiarizing these sources. In most cases, the same rules apply as to a printed source: when a writer must refer to ideas or quote from a WWW site, she must cite that source.
If a writer wants to use visual information from a WWW site, many of the same rules apply. Copying visual information or graphics from a WWW site (or from a printed source) is very similar to quoting information, and the source of the visual information or graphic must be cited. These rules also apply to other uses of textual or visual information from WWW sites; for example, if a student is constructing a web page as a class project, and copies graphics or visual information from other sites, she must also provide information about the source of this information. In this case, it might be a good idea to obtain permission from the WWW site’s owner before using the graphics.
1. Put in quotations everything that comes directly from the text especially when taking notes.
2. Paraphrase, but be sure you are not just rearranging or replacing a few words.
3. Check your paraphrase against the original text to be sure you have not accidentally used the same phrases or words, and that the information is accurate.
Common knowledge: facts that can be found in numerous places and are likely to be known by a lot of people.
This is generally known information. You do not need to document this fact.
However, you must document facts that are not generally known and ideas that interpret facts.
The idea that “Bush’s relationship with Congress has hindered family leave legislation” is not a fact but aninterpretation; consequently, you need to cite your source.
Quotation: using someone’s words. When you quote, place the passage you are using in quotation marks, and document the source according to a standard documentation style.
The following example uses the Modern Language Association’s style:
Paraphrase: using someone’s ideas, but putting them in your own words. This is probably the skill you will use most when incorporating sources into your writing. Although you use your own words to paraphrase, you must still acknowledge the source of the information.
Open Access provides free, unrestricted online access to the scholarly literature to anyone in the world. At iMedPub, we are convinced that everyone – not only scientists - can benefit from research results, and we publish all our articles exclusively under open access distribution, with a Creative Commons attribution license agreement. Readers have the right to use, distribute, and reproduce in any medium, provided the source is properly cited.
If you would like to learn more about open access, we encourage you to watch the video on the right side, or read our blog Publish Open Access.
iMedPub maintains our high quality of service through an ‘author-pay’ model. As such, manuscripts that are accepted for publication following peer review may incur a publishing fee, depending on the publishing model.
iMedPub strives to ensure that publishing fees are not an obstacle to publication. Article publishing fees help us to offset the costs associated with editing, type-setting, storing, tier-climbing, archiving and peer evaluation of the article, as well as maintaining the most advanced website in online publishing, and our friendly, professional office.
There are no hidden costs in iMedPub. There is no additional charge for colour figures or for supplementary material. Please refer to the Article Processing Charges page for complete information on iMedPub fees.
Since 2005, iMedPub has successfully launched several open-access journals. We have published hundreds of peer-reviewed research articles and hundreds of features, essays, debates, synopses, and other articles on timely science and medical topics – most of them are published freely available in the Internet.
Your Membership support will enable us to launch new open–access journals, create innovative author and reader tools and resources, and reach a more global audience – all toward the goal of ensuring that scientific and medical knowledge is freely available to all scientists, health professionals, teachers, students, patients, and members of the public.
Prepay Membership enables an individual or an organization to cover the whole cost of publishing for himself (individual) or their investigators (institutional) when publishing in our open access journals. No additional fees will be paid by individual authors. This is an advance payment system whereby customers pay upfront for accepted articles authored by their investigators to be processed and published. For example you can have a look to Th a journal supported by a membership of The Arab Alliance for the Prudent Use of Antimicrobials.
What are the benefits of being a member?
Membership status removes the administrative burden, from individual authors, of having to pay the full APC directly each time one of their articles is accepted for publication. The convenience for researchers of not having to pay the full article-processing charges directly.
Membership offers a cost-effective solution for organizations and their researchers when publishing in our range of open access journals. The different types of Membership offer various solutions to ensure organizations benefit from the most suitable and cost-effective pricing plan to fit with their requirements and budgets.
Members receive their own customized webpage with the following features:
1. Institutional PrePay Membership
It covers the APCs for articles submitted by the authors from your institution during one year.
Institutional membership is divided into 3 categories:
2. Individual PrePay Plans
You are probably used to paying per each paper when you publish open access. iMedPub is doing away with this. With our prepaid plans, you pay once and publish multiple articles.
For joining or further information about this and other Membership options, please contact us (email@example.com).
Why does IMedPub have article-processing charges (APCs)?
Publishing is not without costs. IMedPub Journals defrays those costs from article-processing charges (APCs), because it does not have subscription charges for its research content, believing instead that immediate, world-wide, barrier-free, to the full text of research articles is in the best interests of the scientific community. Like most other serious publishers, iMedPub maintains our high quality of service through an ‘author-pay’ model. As such, manuscripts that are accepted for publication following peer review incur a publishing fee (see below).
No, all authors have to pay the charges for publishing their articles. Publishing open access has a standard fee of 300€ and discounts may apply in some cases (see below). Authors publishing under subscription only pay 100€. Nevertheless we always recommend publishing open access because since this model has outstanding benefits.
What do the article-processing charges pay for?
How much is IMedPub Journals charging for publishing?
We offer the lowest APCs of all open access journals. IMedPub Journals's standard article-processing charge is 300€ for publishing open access.
Publishing under subscription has a flat charge of 100€.
Authors can benefit from our Loyalty discount program with discounts of 20% in their 2nd and next articles.
Does IMedPub Journals offer discounts on Article-Processing Charges?
IMedPub Journals offers various discounts on APCs, which are outlined below. The discounts are exclusive of each other and cannot be accumulated.
Please note that if the submitting author's organization is a IMedPub Journals member, the cost of the article processing charge is covered by the membership, and no further charge is payable. Please check if your institution is a IMedPub Journals member.
How do IMedPub Journals's charges compare with other publishers?
iMedPub Journals' standard APC is €300—. IMedPub Journals's article processing charges are extremely competitive since are the very lowest of any publisher offering open access publication - see BMC's APC comparison table.
If you wish to publish several articles open access with us, check our affordable plans for multiple articles.
A study found that the range of prices charged and the relationship between charges, impact and number of articles being published. The average APC was found to be US$906 but there is a huge range from a few dollars to several thousand.
To which articles will this charge apply?
To all articles that have been accepted for publication in one of IMedPub's online journals with the exception of articles submitted for publication in supplements. Publication charges for articles in supplements are set by special arrangement with the organisers of the supplement. For further information please contact us.
Why a flat charge rather than one based on page numbers?
The size of an article is a poor indicator of the actual amount of work involved in obtaining peer reviews and in preparing the article for publication. A more useful discriminator might be the state an article is in when submitted, and its complexity, but the lack of objective tools to measure these has lead us to conclude that a flat fee is the fairest approach at this stage.
Who is responsible for making the payment?
Whoever submits the manuscript is responsible for making or arranging the payment (for instance, via his or her institution). The submitting author must confirm, at the time of submission, that they will organize payment should the article be accepted for publication.
Which funding agencies explicitly allow direct use of their grants to cover article-processing charges?
Many funding agencies allow the use of grants for this purpose, and an increasing number such as the Wellcome Trust, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and the US National Institutes for Health strongly encourage Open Access publication.The following is a list of funding agencies we know of that have confirmed that they allow the payment of article processing charges:
Academy of Finland (Finland) BIOTEC (Thailand) California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (US) Canadian Institutes of Health Research (Canada) Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (France) Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas (Spain) Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (Italy) Danmarks Grundforskningsfond (Denmark) Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (Germany) FAPESP (Brazil) Fondazione Telethon (Italy) Fonds zur Forderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung (Austria) Fonds voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (Belgium) Health Research Board (Ireland) Howard Hughes Medical Institute (US) Indian Council of Medical Research (India) INSERM (France) International Human Frontier Science Program Organization (International) Israel Science Foundation (Israel) Max Planck Society (Germany) Medical Research Council (UK) National Health Service (UK) National Institutes of Health (US) Are you an NIH grantee? More details National Science Foundation (US) Natural Environment Research Council (UK) Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (Netherlands) Rockefeller Foundation (US) South African Medical Research Council (South Africa) Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (Sweden) Swedish Research Council (Sweden) Swiss National Science Foundation (Switzerland) Wellcome Trust (UK) More details
How do I pay?
You will need to arrange payment of the APC unless a waiver has been granted, or your institution has covered the cost through a membership scheme.
Following peer review, once a manuscript has received editorial acceptance in principle, the article processing charge becomes payable, and formatting checks on the manuscript will commence. Once formatting checks are completed, and payment of the article processing charge has been received, the article will be published.
Prompt payment is advised, as the article will not be published until payment is received. Payment can be made via PayPal, Skrill, WesternUnion (these three methods include the option of paying using credit card) or bank transfer. PayPal is our preferred method and we have prepared buttons for doing payments directly.
Will I have to pay if me or my institution is a IMedPub Journals member?
If the submitting author's organization or the author him/herself is a IMedPub Journals member, the cost of the article processing charge is covered by the membership, and no further charge is payable.
Do changes to APC rates, exchange rates and/or institutional membership status affect the amount payable for a submitted article, if it goes on to be published?
No. The APC payable for your article is detemined at the time you agree to pay, as part of the submission process.
You are advised to make your payment as soon as possible, since the article will not be published until the relevant payment has been made. Payment by means other than Paypal will carry an administrative charge of 30€. In all cases a receipt will be sent by email once payment has been made.
¿Will the amount paid for an article to be published be affected by changes in the rates of APC, exchange rates, and/or changes in the status of institutional Partners?
Once the Editor has received your revised paper, they will decide if the changes are acceptable. Occasionally they will send it back to one of the reviewers to see if they are happy with the changes. Once the Editor is satisfied, you will be notified that the paper has been accepted and will be prepared for publication. Kindly read your manuscript before it is sent to layout. We always try to publish an error free papers in iMedPub Journals, so it is mandatory for Authors to proof read their papers meticulously, before they are copyedited.
iMedPub is an hybrid publisher; we publish both under subscription (free for authors) and open access (with charges) models. Once your manuscript has been accepted by the Editor-In-Chief you will be contacted for enquiring the model you choose for your paper. If you decide to publish your article open access a fee to cover the cost of publication will be charged to the author (or their Institution or funding body). Full instructions for this will be given to you by the Editorial staff in regard to this so you need not do anything until you hear from them.
Depending on production schedules you will receive a typeset galley proof of your paper within a few days of acceptance. It is EXTREMELY important that you check these carefully as this will be your last chance to correct any errors prior to publication. Please note the word ‘errors’ in the last sentence, the proof stage is NOT a time to alter data, conclusions, or add an author. These late, significant modifications will not be accepted. Check the paper carefully; look for errors of layout, spelling, references, and figures. Please remember that once you are happy with it, this is the form it will remain in for posterity. Correcting typo errors after publication is technically possible but an extremely laborious task and authors will be charged with a minimum of 60€ per round of corrections. See here a brief guidelines explaining how to notify to the iMedPub office corrections on proofs for articles.
Only when iMedPub has received your approved proofs will they be paginated and published on the website of the appropriate journal. As the paper is open access this means that readers can get a copy of your paper at this time. iMedPub will let readers know it has been published by emailing all those who receive new paper updates.
When you altered your paper in light of the peer reviewers’ comments and you have written a covering letter to the editor explaining the changes you made or refuting the reviewers’ comments, you are ready to resubmit. This is done electronically via the iMedPub website. You will receive instructions on this with your decision email.
Try to resubmit as soon as you can. Generally, this makes it easier to do as the paper is still fresh in your mind. The scientific world moves very quickly so you want your work published before someone else produces similar work.
Once you have resubmitted you will see the status of the paper change. If you don’t see this or don’t get acknowledgment of your resubmission, check with the Editorial staff that they have received it.
1. We offer the widest range of journals for publishing your articles. An option for every profile! All our journals are hybrid. That means that you decide whether publishing open access (with charges) or under subscription (free for authors).No space constraints or color figure charges
2. Your work is more visible and impact is guaranteed. We spread your artilce through Scribd (social reading), Twitter, Facebook, Medicalia and other social media besides traditional respositories and indexes. Average papers receives thousands of views and hundreds of downloads within weeks
3. We have the most inexpensive Article Processing Charges (APCs) for publishing open access. Open access means that anyone with internet access can find and read your work, offering you a wider audience and greater reach. Recent literature shows that articles published in open access journals are more highly cited than those in non-open access journals. In addition papers published by iMedPub are widely cited in the media and distributed through social media as Facebook and Twitter so thousends of readers are ensured.Our current APCs are 300 €, what is by far the lowest charge in open access journals (see this table comparing APCs in BMC).
4. We offer easy to submit and review systems. We use the Open Journals System.The only real-time interactive review system in publishingf your work. Convenient online manuscript submission - widely praised by authors for ease of use.
5. High quality guaranteed. iMedPub strives to provide the highest quality Open Access option for your paper. Our editors all rank in the top 5% of the world’s impact scientists. The real-time review and unlimited iterations with reviewers ensures top standards for every paper. High quality copy-editing and type-setting guarantees you the best production process The .pdf versions of your articles are published under a format designed to make your articles look their very best.
6. Fast publishing guaranteed. Immediate publication on acceptance. Your work is published as soon as it is ready. iMedPub publishes online so there are no delays to meet page minimums or to coincide with issue dates. The most advanced, custom-designed, automated IT publishing platform. Papers go into review within 20 minutes after submission. Accepted papers pass through to acceptance in 30 days. Accepted papers are published on-line within 1 week.
7. You become part of an active and open minded social network of authors, readers and editors.
8. When publishing open access you retain ownership, copyright and control ots. Research which is freely available for redistribution - all articles published open access are Creative Commons licensed. Others who choose to use your work must attribute you, not the journal. Compliance with open access mandates, including the NIH Public Access Policy and the Wellcome Trust Open Access Policy
9. Thorough peer review: your work is reviewed by a renowned Editorial Board.Only top scholars are appointed to Boards of Editors
10. You can insert online videos in the pdf pf your articles. Yes, you can! Now we add a QR code for letting users reading a printed copy of the article viewing online videos on SmartPhones or Tablets. When they scan the code they are redirected to the url with the video. When reading online they just click the link to go to the video.
11. You are part of something important: preserving the integrity, opening the discourse, and sharing the benefits of medical science more equitably, including:
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Authors of their own articles have a 50% discount in reprint services.
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We have agreement with publishing houses, as BioMed Central, for
publishing a Spanish version of their articles. For instance have a look
at "International Archives of Medicine".
We offer their authors to publish a Spanish version of their article in
our Spanish journals (we have journals on Medicine and Pharma) and
Articles can be published open access (article processing charges: 300€) or under subscription (APC: 100€).
For getting your article published in Spanish, please contact us at email@example.com