The Journal of Pelvic Obstetric and Gynaecological Physiotherapy (JPOGP) publishes two editions per year in both paper and online format. JPOGP started in 1956 as a small volunteer driven journal and grew in substantially over the years. In 2004 the twice yearly peer reviewed journal began indexing in CINAHL and AMED where it continues to be indexed to this day. All submission should uniquely be considered for publication within the JPOGP and not submitted to multiple journals or previously published in another language. The following is an overview of the Editorial Policies of JPOGP. Please also refer to further detail on policy relevant to preparing your manuscript and submission e.g. ethics, consent, described here.
Communication between the authors and the editorial JPOGP team handling peer-review reporting should be treated with confidentiality.
RESEARCH ETHICS POLICY
Authors are expected to conduct their research at the highest level of integrity from formulating the research question to conducting, analysing and sharing their data. Approval for conducting research on humans and animals should be gained prior to the start of the research. Authors are obliged to include their Ethics policy registration number in their manuscript however the Editors reserve the right to request the documents to be presented to them for verification.
Submitted manuscript should present the data and interpret the findings in a transparent and professional scientific manner. Plagiarism and misinterpretation of the data, results or any other findings is strictly forbidden and when detected the manuscripts will be rejected. Citations, near verbatim quotations and reporting of other researchers work, results and interpretations must be respectfully attributed to avoid plagiarism. This is particularly screened by Editorial team when non-research articles are submitted such as Clinical Commentary, Conference Paper, Opinion, and additionally by peer-reviewers in cases of Literature Reviews.
Editorial team may run a plagiarism screen and request any documents in support of presented results. Authors should be prepared to send the data protecting anonymity and confidentiality of the subjects.
It is necessary for all authors to obtain informed written or verbal, freely-given consent from participants included in the studies as well as a consent on publishing their data and images. Authors for example should include declaration for consented participation: “Informed written consent was obtained from all participants taking part in the study.”, or, “Informed verbal consent was obtained prior to the interview.”
Protecting participants anonymity is of upmost importance and therefore submitted data should not include participants names, birth dates and biometrics or other identifiable data. The participants have the right to decide what happens to their personal, identifiable data which may be detected for example in parts of the interview (even just in some certain quotations), photographs and scanning images and therefore, the authors need to obtain separate informed written consent to publish any such data. Authors therefore should include declaration for consented publishing as for example this one: “The participant has freely signed a consented to submission of the case report.” or, ”Written, informed consent for publishing their data and images was gained from all participants taking part in the study.” Failing to obtain written consent for publishing participant’s data will result in rejection of the paper and, in cases where the consent is not gained for publishing photographs and images will result in removing them from publishing.
Exception for publishing without informed consent include various imaging scans such as radiology and ultrasound images and videos without identifiable data or voice recordings on them. The authors that would like to submit and publish material such as videos via QR code must consider and follow these steps to ensure anonymity.
Authors take responsibility for the correctness of these declarations.
Please note that the JPOGP Editorial team reserves the right to reject submissions that fail to follow the above guidelines.
ERRATUM / CORRECTIONS
In case of the detected misconduct and/or unethical behaviour, the JPOGP Editorial team will place a correction in Editorial letter and express their concern if articles were already published.
Retractions may happen in some cases of misconduct and Authors institutions will be informed.
COPYRIGHT AND PERMISSIONS
A copyright assignment form should be completed for use of any images or illustrations within your sumbitted manuscript. This form will be sent to you by the editor managing your submission or it can be requested by emailing email@example.com