The Annals of Psychophysiology is the official journal of the Psychophysiology research division, Pakistan society of Psychophysiology & AEIRC, provides a forum for the publication of original contributions on all aspects of Psychophysiology.
Annual, Double Blind Peer-Review, Open Access
Annals of Psychophysiology is licensed under: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0.
We would like to encourage you to submit your intellectual effort for Annals of Psychophysiology, we consider manuscripts from all aspects of Psychophysiology.
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Annals of Psychophysiology is committed to maintaining high standards through a rigorous peer-review together with strict ethical policies. Any infringements of professional ethical codes, such as plagiarism, fraudulent use of data, bogus claims of authorship, should be taken very seriously by the editors with zero tolerance.
Annals of Psychophysiology is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
follows the guidelines of international committee of Medical journal Editors
Advance Educational Institute & Research Centre – AEIRC
|Publication Ethics & Malpractice Statement|
|APP publish peer-reviewed articles from all domains Psychophysiology. This statement explains ethics related with different parties involved in the publication of an article. This statement is in compliance with the internationally accepted Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.|
|Duties of Editors|
|Decision on the Publication of Articles
The Editor in Chief is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. The Editor in Chief may be guided by the policies laid down by the editorial board of APP and subjected to such legal requirements regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The Editor in Chief may consult other editors or reviewers in making this decision.
Manuscripts shall be evaluated solely on their intellectual merit irrespective of race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the author(s).
The Editor in Chief/editors and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher.
Disclosure and conflicts of interest
Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used by anyone who has a view of the manuscript (while handling it) in his or her own research without the express written consent of the author.
|Duties of Reviewers|
Contribution of Peer Review
Peer review assists the Editor in Chief and the editorial board in making editorial decisions while editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper.
Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the assigned manuscript or unable to provide a prompt review should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process.
Manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to, or discussed with, others except as authorized by the Editor in Chief.
Standards of Objectivity
Reviews should be conducted objectively. There shall be no personal criticism of the author. Reviewers should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.
Acknowledgement of Sources
Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that had been previously reported elsewhere should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the Editor in Chief’s attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.
Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage.
Conflict of Interest
Reviewers should not review manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.
|Duties of Authors|
Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behaviour and are unacceptable.
Data Access and Retention
Authors may be asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such, if practicable, and should in any event be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.
Originality and Plagiarism
Authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others this must be appropriately cited or quoted.
An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.
Acknowledgement of Sources
Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.
Authorship of the Paper
Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors.
Corresponding author is the author responsible for communicating with the journal for publication. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.
Acknowledgment of Funding Sources
Sources of funding for the research reported in the article should be duly acknowledged at the end of the article.
Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest
All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.
Fundamental errors in published works
When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.
The articles which are submitted according to the guidelines are processed at a faster pace. To assure the efficient processing, APP recommends to go through the following list of things which, as a author, you should keep in view before submission.
Article complying to the guidelines allow editors to respond authors within a week after submission. Please note that this response does not mean that the article is accepted rather, it is an indication that your article has passed the in-house check and is more likely to be sent for peer review.
Manuscripts should be submitted to APP via email: submit[at] email@example.com
Before submitting the article, make sure that you have developed manuscript according to; Preparation-of-Manuscript-Guidelines
You have carefully gone through the Editorial & Peer Review Process. Editorial & Peer Review Process
Copyright, Terms & Conditions
- APP assumes that the content of your publication is original and that you are the lawful copyright holder of the contributed work and the work does not infringe on someone else’s copyright. copyright form
- All instructions to authors appear on the last page of each issue and are also available online. Prospective authors should consult them before sending their articles and other materials for publication.
- The journal does not provide monetary compensation for work published in APP.
Articles that have been published elsewhere may not be submitted. In other words, any article submitted to APP may not be published elsewhere.
1. While submitting article, you should submit a comprehensive covering letter explaining the importance of your study, what your study will add to the existing literature, and its impact in a broader scope. The letter should be addressed to the Editors of APP.
2. Declaration of any dual publication and willingness to pay the prescribed publication fee should also be mentioned in the covering letter.
Type of Article APP publishes all type of articles related with any domain of Psychophysiology. Being in a wide scope, it is important to clearly mention the type of article you submit.
Authorship Make sure that all those who are in the authors list have sufficiently contributed in the study so as to be nominated as author in the respective article. Full name and current affiliation of all the authors should be mention.
Complete details including contact number, email and postal address should accompany your article.
Ethical Consideration: Wherever necessarily required, the authors should declare the ethical approval. Name of the institutional review board who has given approval should be mentioned. Any research involving human subjects should be conducted in accordance with the World Medical Association Declaration of Helsinki – Ethical Principles for Medical Research Involving Human Subjects. If animals have been used, it should be mentioned whether the relevant official guidelines for the use of laboratory animals has been followed.
Informed Consent: If human subjects are involved in the study, details related with subject information and informed consent are mandatory. In case of children, the written informed consent should be obtained from parents or guardians. In situations when it was not feasible or possible to obtain writtend informed consent, the reasons should be mentioned in detail. In case of illiterate participants, thumb impression is considered as equal to written informed consent. In studies involving occupational participants, permission of employer is mandatory.
Competing Interest: A competing interest arises when a professional judgement concerning a primary interest may be influenced by a secondary interest. APP ask all authors at the time of submission to disclose any competing interest they may have. The authors should mention about competing interests, if any. ICMJE Form for Disclosure of Potential Conflicts of Interest
Source of Funding: The authors should state source of funding with grant number (if any). In case, if no external support was available, it should be mention clearly. When the support was taken from commercial company, the role of funders in the study design, data collection, data analysis, statistical analysis, etc. should be elaborated.
Dual Publication: If some part of the article, figure or any result has already been submitted, accepted or published elsewhere, it should be mentioned in the covering letter. If part of results, table or figure from someone else publication is used, the authors should provide permission to reuse them in an open access journal under the open access license.
Publication Fee: The authors should declare in the covering letter that, if the article is accepted, they will pay the publication fee as per fee structure prescribed by APP. Publishing-Fee
Research Involving Human or Animal Subjects: Research involving experiments with human or animal subjects should conform to ethical standards outlined in the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals from the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors. The relevant section is II.F., Protection of Human Subjects and Animals in Research. When reporting experiments on human subjects, authors should indicate whether the procedures followed were in accordance with the ethical standards of the responsible committee on human experimentation (institutional and national) and with the Helsinki Declaration of the World Medical Association with all current revisions and amendments. When applicable, institutional review board approval should be indicated in the manuscript. Also, the manuscript should describe the manner in which informed consent was obtained from any human subjects. When reporting experiments on animals, authors should indicate whether the institutional and national guidelines for the care and use of laboratory animals were followed.
References Authors are responsible for the accuracy of all references. APP follow the Vancouver Style of references. It follows rules established by the International committee of Medical Journal Editors, now maintained by the U.S. National Library of Medicine. It is also known as Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts submitted to Biomedical Journals.
This guide is modeled on Citing Medicine: The NLM Style Guide for Authors, Editors, and Publishers (2nd edition). You may wish to consult this source directly for additional information or examples.
(APP Editorial Board have decided to switched the reference style from APA to Vancouver Style from Volume 5, meeting held on 3rd July 2017)
Plagiarism Policy The important part of research and development is to share the results with other researchers working in the same or relevant field. This can be done by publishing the results in a peer-reviewed journal. While submitting the manuscript to APP, the authors should be the copyright owner of the respective material and should not copy paste anything from someone else’s work. If, in certain situations, it is important to mention something (for example, results for comparison), the orginal work should be attributed in the form of citation. Likewise, it is the responsibility of the authors to assure that they are not reporting fake or fraudulent results under their authorship. Plagiarism-Policy
- If doubted, the manuscripts submitted to APP can be sent to medical editors who are not associated with APP or other international agencies for authentication of originality.
- Identification of plagiarism to any article under process in APP will lead to the explanation from authors. In case of unsatisfactory response from authors, the article will be rejected.
- For the plagiarised articles which might evade the peer-review process will be retracted temporarily from publication. The authors will be asked to explain their point of view. In case of unsatisfactory response, the article will be permanently retracted. The notice of such retraction will be published online immediately and in the next issue of the printed version of APP.
APP follows the guidelines of International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) for all kind of plagiarism.
License for Publication APP follows the creative commons attribution license (CCAL) . For details, please read the human-readable summary or the full license legal code. As per CCAL, whoever publish in APP retain copyrights of their work, but allow third party to download, reprint, reuse, distribute, modify, copy, etc. their article with appropriate attribution.
In most of the cases, appropriate attribution can be provided by citing the original article. If the content you would like to reuse is not a published article as a whole or a part of the article, for example thread from a correspondent or an image, then please mention complete details of the used content with the issue in which it appeared along with other relevant details.
APP adopted the CCAL to promote scientific work and disseminate knowledge without any restrictions. Authors should seek permission from the editorial board of APP prior publishing their articles elsewhere. Reprints requests should be sent to editorial office at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
EDITOR– IN – CHIEF
Sadaf Ahmed (Ph.D.)
World Association of Medical Editors (Full Member)
Psychophysiology Research Lab,
University of Karachi
DEPUTY EDITOR– IN – CHIEF
Haroon M. Pillay
Kaneez Fatima Shad
Syed A. Aziz
Sarwat O Shafiq
Peer Asad Aziz
M. Zafar Iqbal Abbasi