Terms, Conditions & Disclaimers for the International Journal of Clinical Skills (IJOCS)
The International Journal of Clinical Skills (IJOCS) is a trading name of SkillsClinic Limited a company registered in England and Wales, registration number 6310040. VAT Registered 912180948.
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SkillsClinic reserves the right to change, modify, add or remove portions of these Terms and Conditions in its sole discretion at any time and without prior notice. Please check this page periodically for any modifications. Your continued use of this Site following the posting of any changes will mean that you have accepted the changes.
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Institutions and Personal Subscribers are bound to these Terms & Conditions, as well as those supplied at the beginning of a subscription.
Copyrights and Limitations on Use
International Journal of Clinical Skills (IJOCS) and associated artwork are registered trademarks of the Journal. IJOCS is registered with the British Library, print ISSN 1753-0431 and online ISSN 1753-044X.
No part of IJOCS, or its additional publications, may be reproduced or transmitted, in any form or by any means, without prior permission.
Disclaimer of Warranties and Liability
The contents, statements and opinions expressed in IJOCS (all formats), or associated publications (including letters, e-mails, supplements, attachments) are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of the IJOCS.
While effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information within IJOCS, no responsibility for damage, loss or injury whatsoever to any person acting or refraining from action as a result of information contained within IJOCS (all formats), or associated publications (including letters, e-mails, supplements, attachments), can be accepted by those involved in its publication, including but not limited to contributors, authors, editors, managers, publishers and illustrators.
Always follow the guidelines issued by the appropriate authorities in the country in which you are practicing and the manufacturers of specific products. Medical knowledge is constantly changing and whilst the authors have ensured that all advice, recipes, formulas, instructions, applications, dosages and practices are based on current indications, there maybe specific differences between communities. IJOCS advises readers to confirm the information, especially with regard to drug usage, with current standards of practice.
Human & Animal Rights
"When reporting experiments on human subjects, authors should indicate whether the procedures followed were in accordance with the ethical standards of the responsible committee on human experimentation (institutional and national) and with the Helsinki Declaration of 1975, as revised in 2000 (5). If doubt exists whether the research was conducted in accordance with the Helsinki Declaration, the authors must explain the rationale for their approach, and demonstrate that the institutional review body explicitly approved the doubtful aspects of the study. When reporting experiments on animals, authors should indicate whether the institutional and national guide for the care and use of laboratory animals was followed." International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (‘Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals’), February 2006
Conflict of Interest
Conflict of interest is taken very seriously at the International Journal of Clinical Skills. At all levels – from Authors, Reviewers to Editorial Staff – if there is any conflict of interest, or doubt, this should be declared to the appropriate member of staff so a decision can be made as to the validity of research and publishing consequences. Contact us if you have any questions, and please take time to read the statement below:
"Conflict of interest exists when an author (or the author's institution), reviewer, or editor has financial or personal relationships that inappropriately influence (bias) his or her actions (such relationships are also known as dual commitments, competing interests, or competing loyalties). These relationships vary from those with negligible potential to those with great potential to influence judgment, and not all relationships represent true conflict of interest. The potential for conflict of interest can exist whether or not an individual believes that the relationship affects his or her scientific judgment. Financial relationships (such as employment, consultancies, stock ownership, honoraria, paid expert testimony) are the most easily identifiable conflicts of interest and the most likely to undermine the credibility of the journal, the authors, and of science itself. However, conflicts can occur for other reasons, such as personal relationships, academic competition, and intellectual passion." International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (‘Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals’), February 2006
"Patients have a right to privacy that should not be infringed without informed consent. Identifying information, including patients' names, initials, or hospital numbers, should not be published in written descriptions, photographs, and pedigrees unless the information is essential for scientific purposes and the patient (or parent or guardian) gives written informed consent for publication. Informed consent for this purpose requires that a patient who is identifiable be shown the manuscript to be published. Authors should identify individuals who provide writing assistance and disclose the funding source for this assistance. Identifying details should be omitted if they are not essential. Complete anonymity is difficult to achieve, however, and informed consent should be obtained if there is any doubt. For example, masking the eye region in photographs of patients is inadequate protection of anonymity. If identifying characteristics are altered to protect anonymity, such as in genetic pedigrees, authors should provide assurance that alterations do not distort scientific meaning and editors should so note. When informed consent has been obtained it should be indicated in the published article." International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (‘Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals’), February 2006
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Availability & General
Volume 1 Issue 1 of the International Journal of Clinical Skills will be provided free of charge, subject to request at www.ijocs.org and subject to availability. IJOCS reserves the right to e-mail or provide online downloadable copies of Volume 1 Issue 1 where a printed copy is unavailable.
The Clinical Skills Database (CSL) and CliniTube will be ‘not for profit’ resources and will be hosted by SkillsClinic Limited.
User accounts at www.ijocs.org are unique to the registered user. Users are not permitted to share passwords or accounts. IJOCS reserves the right to cancel any account without prior notice.
Acceptance of material for publication by SkillsClinic Limited is at the discretion of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Clinical Skills and peer reviewers, and is subject to the latest IJOCS ‘Instructions to Authors’ document. The Editor-in-Chief has the final authority on all Editorial Decisions.
Governing Law and Venue
These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales, without regard to its conflicts of law principles. You hereby submit to and agree that the sole jurisdiction and venue for any actions that may arise under or in relation to the subject matter hereof shall be the courts located in England.
All matters arising herein are subject to change at the discretion of the Editor-in-Chief
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By submission, the author grants the journal right of first publication. Therefore, the journal discourages unethical withdrawal of manuscript from the publication process after peer review.
If authors wish to retract their paper after 7 days of submission, he/she will be labelled to pay 50% of the total expenses on their article as a fee for withdrawal charges. Since, the publication process requires input of Editors, Reviewers, Associate Managing Editors, Editorial Assistants, Content Writers, Editorial Managing System & other online tracking system to ensure that the published article is of good quality and is in its best possible form.
Last up-dated: August 2020