Double Blind Peer Review Policy
The journal employs the double-blind peer review process. Every proposal submitted for publication is read at least by an editor, for an initial review. If the paper agrees with editorial policies and with a minimum quality level, is sent to two reviewers. The reviewers won't know the author's identity, as any identifying information will be stripped from the document before the review.
Reviewers' comments to the editors are confidential and before passing on to the author will be made anonymous. Based on the reviewers' comments, the Editorial Board makes a final decision on the acceptability of the manuscript, and communicates to the authors the decision, along with referees' reports. Whether significant revisions are proposed, acceptance is dependent on whether the author can deal with those satisfactorily.
Policy on Retraction of articles
The Journal follows the COPE guidelines for the Retraction of articles: It Can be found at the following link:
Policy on plagiarism
The journal does check the plagiarism of submitted papers through Similarity Check - Crossref. To complain, please feel free to contact us. The journal will debar the guilty authors from publishing for a period of six months.
Open Access Policy
International Journal of HIV and AIDS Research is an open-access journal, and articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 4.0 License, which allows others to remix, tweak, and build upon the work non-commercially, as long as appropriate credit is given and the new creations are licensed under the identical terms.
The journal allows the author(s) to hold the copyright as per Creative Commons Attribution - Non-Commercial - Share Alike 4.0.
Authorship provides credit for a researcher's contribution to a study and carries accountability (as described by McNutt et al. (2018) Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 201715374; DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1715374115; licensed under CC BY 4.0).
All of our electronic content (website, manuscripts, etc.) is stored on three different sources. Content on one server is online and accessible to the readers. The copy of the same content is kept as a backup on another source. On the other hand journal’s Abstracting/Indexing services also store much essential information about the articles. All articles are also stored in printed format in our society's office.
The Journal allows authors to deposit versions of their work in an institutional or another repository of their choice as per Sherpa/Romeo Green policy.
Anyone can directly contact us via email or Enquiry Form for any kind of complaint, etc.