Journal Policies

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Journal of Police Medicine Policies

Journal of Police Medicine (p-ISSN: 2228-6241),(e-ISSN: 2283-3483) is open access, peer-reviewed, quarterly journal dedicated to improving the quality of care and increasing the knowledge in the field of medicine and health by publishing high-quality articles concerning police medicine and related disciplines. The journal publishes articles on forensic medicine, traffic medicine, emergency medical services, epidemics, addiction and drug abuse, police psychology, police health, trauma and injuries related to police activities, crisis medicine, bioinformatics, health education for police, bioterrorism, critical care, disaster and trauma management, environmental diseases, toxicology, health policy and ethics, and other related topics. Following types of articles are supported: Original/Research Article, Review Articles (narrative, systematic, meta-analysis), Brief Report, Case Report and Letter to the Editor.

Publication Frequency

All accepted articles will be published quarterly (4 issues per year) from the beginning of 2012 in order to increase its visibility and possibility of citation.

Open Access Policy

Since making research freely available supports a greater global exchange of knowledge, "Journal of Police Medicine" provides immediate open access to its content by publishing online.


This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. 

Editorial Independence

The editor in chief makes the final decision regarding publication or rejection of the submitted articles without interference of its owner (Naja Department of Health, Rescue and Treatment and Police Sciences and Social Studies Institute) or economic interests.

Plagiarism policy

When an author tries to present the work of someone else as his or her own, it is called plagiarism. In addition, when an author uses a considerable portion of his or her own previously published work in a new one without properly citing the reference, it is called a duplicate publication sometimes also referred to as self-plagiarism. This may range from publishing the same article in another journal to 'salami-slicing', which is data segmentation, to adding little new data to the previous article.

The editorial team/reviewers of "Journal of Police Medicine" will check the submitted manuscripts for plagiarism twice (once after submission and once before publication) using available plagiarism detection software such as iThenticate and some Persian tools. If suspected plagiarism is found in an article either before (by reviewers or editorial team) or after (by readers) publication, Journal of Police Medicine will act according to COPE’s code of conduct and flowcharts

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