Copyright and License Policies
Upon acceptance of an article, authors are asked to agree to open access publication. The license permits any user to download, print, extract, archive, and distribute the article, so long as appropriate credit is given to the authors and source of the work.
Sharing of Materials, Method, and Data
As the time of publication of their manuscript, authors are asked to make materials and information used to establish their results freely available to others, for the purpose of academic, non-commercial research. This includes access to data that is used to establish the results presented in the manuscript. JSUR also requires the methods reported in the manuscript to be described in sufficient detail to be reproduced by other researchers. Software accompanying manuscripts is encouraged to be released using an open-source license, but this is left to the discretion of the authors subject to the above requirements.
Human and Animal Research
Research involving human or animal participants must be approved by the appropriate review board at the authors’ home institution(s); the authors must also acknowledge this in the manuscript. Clinical investigation must have been conducted according to the principles expressed in the Declaration of Helsinki. Similarly, animal research should follow guidelines for laboratory animal welfare as outlined by the National Institutes of Health (or an analogous national research regulatory body in the country where the research was performed).
Submission of Related Manuscripts
JSUR asks that at the time of submission, authors confirm that a closely related manuscript has not been submitted to another journal. If related work has been submitted elsewhere, the authors are asked to submit these manuscript(s) along with the main submission. These related manuscripts will be provided along with the main manuscript to reviewers.
Reviewer Exclusions and Competing Interests
All articles are peer reviewed, although upon submission of a manuscript, authors can provide a list of reviewers that they wish to exclude from the peer review of their article (excluded reviewer requests should be entered in the 'Additional Comments' field during manuscript submission). The editors will respect any reasonable requests as long as they do not preclude an objective review of the manuscript.
Authors are also asked at the time of submission to declare any financial, personal or professional interests that could be construed to influence their manuscript. Reviewers are likewise asked to disclose any interests that can be construed to interfere with their ability to objectively review a manuscript.
Scientific Misconduct Policy
JSUR adheres to the definition of scientific misconduct given by the National Office of Research Integrity National Office of Research Integrity. The ORI defines scientific misconduct as "fabrication, falsification, or plagiarism in proposing, performing, or reviewing research, or in reporting research results." In cases of suspected misconduct, JSUR reserves the right to report the incident, along with associated manuscripts and supplementary material, to the sponsoring or funding institution or other appropriate authority for investigation.
Editors and reviewers are requested to maintain strict confidence the authors, title, and contents of all submitted manuscripts.
At this time, JSUR does not have a publication charge.