Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry publishes papers reporting original research work, critical up-to-date, topics of current interest and brief communications on all aspects of Clinical Biochemistry.
It is necessary to send along with the manuscript, an undertaking signed by all the authors that
(i) The contents, in whole or in part, for the paper entitled “……..” submitted to Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry have not been published and are not under the consideration of any other Journal for publication
(ii) If accepted for publication in IJCB, the contents in whole or in part will not be published in any other Journal
(iii) Authorship Criteria: All persons designated as authors should qualify for authorship, and all those who qualify should be listed. Each author should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for appropriate portions of the content. One or more authors should take responsibility for the integrity of the work as a whole, from inception to published article. Authorship of the paper will not be questioned by any one of the authors or by any other person whose name is not given.
(to be modified as applicable and one singed copy attached with the manuscript)
Manuscript Title: _______________________________________
I/we certify that I/we have participated sufficiently in the intellectual content, conception and design of this work or the analysis and interpretation of the data (when applicable), as well as the writing of the manuscript, to take public responsibility for it and have agreed to have my/our name listed as a contributor. I/we believe the manuscript represents valid work. Neither this manuscript nor one with substantially similar content under my/our authorship has been published or is being considered for publication elsewhere, except as described in the covering letter. I/we certify that all the data collected during the study is presented in this manuscript and no data from the study has been or will be published separately. I/we attest that, if requested by the editors, I/we will provide the data/information or will cooperate fully in obtaining and providing the data/information on which the manuscript is based, for examination by the editors or their assignees. I/we also certify that we have taken all necessary permissions from our institution and/or department for conducting and publishing the present work. Financial interests, direct or indirect, that exist or may be perceived to exist for individual contributors in connection with the content of this paper have been disclosed in the cover letter. Sources of outside support of the project are named in the cover letter.
I/We hereby transfer(s), assign(s), or otherwise convey(s) all copyright ownership, including any and all rights incidental thereto, exclusively to the Journal, in the event that such work is published by the Journal. The Journal shall own the work, including 1) copyright; 2) the right to grant permission to republish the article in whole or in part, with or without fee; 3) the right to produce preprints or reprints and translate into languages other than English for sale or free distribution; and 4) the right to republish the work in a collection of articles in any other mechanical or electronic format. We give the rights to the corresponding author to make necessary changes as per the request of the journal, do the rest of the correspondence on our behalf and he/she will act as the guarantor for the manuscript on our behalf. All persons who have made substantial contributions to the work reported in the manuscript, but who are not contributors, are named in the Acknowledgment and have given me/us their written permission to be named. If I/we do not include an Acknowledgment that means I/we have not received substantial contributions from non-contributors and no contributor has been omitted.
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(iv) The Editor-in-Chief, the members of the Editorial Board, Asst. Editors and Scientific Advisory Committee and the Association of Clinical Biochemists of India and the Publisher will not be responsible for either the views expressed in the article, or any possible controversy regarding the authorship of the paper.
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