We publish journals combining both a traditional rigurous peer-review process and innovative technologies. Instant academic publishing with transparent peer-review, that is our phylosophy. Our journals enable researchers to reach wide audiences in each field of expertise covered by the journals. iMedPub provides hybrid services (open access and under subscription). Open access services have costs for the peer-review process, final copy-editing, and publication that are met by author payments, which allows our journals to maintain high standards while making access free for readers. Our charges are the lowest of all biomedical journals. We shorten the time needed before publication, offers a high quality peer-review system, professional copyediting, and submission to many online directories. We use Open Journals System to submit, peer-review and archive the articles in our journals, ensuring high quality along the process.
All published articles are assigned to Digital Object Identifier (DOI)- CrossRef
iMedPub supports authors by posting the published version of articles by NIH grant-holders to PubMed Central immediately after publication
||Articles get indexed with HINARI
All published articles are deposited in DOAJ, Google Scholar, Scientific Commons, Index Copernicus, EBSCO, Deepdyve. All published articles are permanently archived and available in HTML, XML and PDF formats.
Our titles are also distributed by Ingram (MyiLibrary), La Casa del Libro, Díaz de Santos and e-Livros/eLibros among others.
iMedPub deposits publications in multiple digital archives around the world to guarantee long-term digital preservation. We run our own online library and repository: Medbrary. All our publications can be found at Scribd, a social readcasting site. We make daily back-up of the files in our server to ensure all manuscripts and articles can be recovered at any moment in case of accident.
iMedPub makes article metadata available in compliance with Open Archives Initiative protocols, enabling automated 'harvesting' of our research articles for inclusion in any other digital archives. We support non-exclusive digital archiving of research articles by as many international archives as possible, to ensure the security and permanent accessibility of that research.
iMedPub is a participant in the LOCKSS (Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe) initiative. LOCKSS will enable any library to maintain their own archive of content from iMedPub and other publishers, with minimal technical effort and using cheaply available hardware.
Our journals support self-archiving. Publishing open access facilitates the free exchange of knowledge. Make your research visible and accessible to your peers by uploading a full-text version of this publication to your institution's archive or anywhere else. We support authors by posting the published version of articles by NIH grant-holders to PubMed Central immediately after publication (see an example of articles indexed in PubMed from our journal Translational Biomedicine). We also comply with FundRef and CHORUS.
Policies, Transparency and Best Practice
At iMedPub we take the conduct and ethical considerations of our authors, reviewers and editors very seriously, as well as our own responsabilities as owner and publisher. We follow the ICMJE recommendations for ethical standards in the conduct and reporting of research and other material published in medical journals.
All iMedPub's journals adhere the principles of Transparency and Best Practice stated by the joint of The Committee on Publication Ethics, the Directory of Open Access Journals, the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association, and the World Association of Medical Editors:
1. Peer review process: All of a journal’s content, apart from any editorial material that is clearly marked as such, shall be subjected to peer review. Peer review is defined as obtaining advice on individual manuscripts from reviewers expert in the field who are not part of the journal’s editorial staff. This process, as well as any policies related to the journal’s peer review procedures, shall be clearly described on the journal’s Web site.
2. Governing Body: Journals shall have editorial boards or other governing bodies whose members are recognized experts in the subject areas included within the journal’s scope. The full names and affiliations of the journal’s editors shall be provided on the journal’s Web site.
3. Editorial team/contact information Journals shall provide the full names and affiliations of the journal’s editors on the journal’s Web site as well as contact information for the editorial office.
4. Author fees: Any fees or charges that are required for manuscript processing and/or publishing materials in the journal shall be clearly stated in a place that is easy for potential authors to find prior to submitting their manuscripts for review or explained to authors before they begin preparing their manuscript for submission.
5. Copyright: Copyright and licensing information shall be clearly described on the journal’s Web site, and licensing terms shall be indicated on all published articles, both HTML and PDFs.
6. Identification of and dealing with allegations of research misconduct: Publishers and editors shall take reasonable steps to identify and prevent the publication of papers where research misconduct has occurred, including plagiarism, citation manipulation, and data falsification/fabrication, among others. In no case shall a journal or its editors encourage such misconduct, or knowingly allow such misconduct to take place. In the event that a journal’s publisher or editors are made aware of any allegation of research misconduct relating to a published article in their journal – the publisher or editor shall follow COPE’s guidelines (or equivalent) in dealing with allegations.
7. Ownership and management: Information about the ownership and/or management of a journal shall be clearly indicated on the journal’s Web site. Publishers shall not use organizational names that would mislead potential authors and editors about the nature of the journal’s owner.
8. Web site: A journal’s Web site, including the text that it contains, shall demonstrate that care has been taken to ensure high ethical and professional standards.
9. Name of journal: The Journal name shall be unique and not be one that is easily confused with another journal or that might mislead potential authors and readers about the Journal’s origin or association with other journals.
10. Conflicts of interest: A journal shall have clear policies on handling potential conflicts of interest of editors, authors, and reviewers and the policies should be clearly stated.
11. Access: The way(s) in which the journal and individual articles are available to readers and whether there are associated subscription or pay per view fees shall be stated.
12. Revenue sources: Business models or revenue sources (eg, author fees, subscriptions, advertising, reprints, institutional support, and organizational support) shall be clearly stated or otherwise evident on the journal’s Web site.
13. Advertising: Journals shall state their advertising policy if relevant, including what types of ads will be considered, who makes decisions regarding accepting ads and whether they are linked to content or reader behavior (online only) or are displayed at random.
14. Publishing schedule: The periodicity at which a journal publishes shall be clearly indicated.
15. Archiving: A journal’s plan for electronic backup and preservation of access to the journal content (for example, access to main articles via CLOCKSS or PubMedCentral) in the event a journal is no longer published shall be clearly indicated.
16. Direct marketing: Any direct marketing activities, including solicitation of manuscripts that are conducted on behalf of the journal, shall be appropriate, well targeted, and unobtrusive.