Editorial policy

Ethics statement and transparency and good editorial practices:

The AJMHR editors endorse points 6-10 of the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (https://sfdora.org/read/en/):
▪ 6. Substantially reduce the importance given to the impact factor as a promotional tool, ideally by ceasing to promote it or presenting this parameter in the context of a variety of journal-based indicators that offer a richer view of the performance of a journal.
▪ 7. Propose a series of indicators at the level of the article to encourage the passage to an evaluation which is based on the scientific content of an article rather than on the indicators of publication of the journal in which it was published.
▪ 8. Encourage responsible authorship practices and the provision of information about the specific contributions of each author.
▪ 9. Whether a journal is open access or subscription, remove all restrictions on reuse of reference lists in articles and make them available under the Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication.
▪ 10. Eliminate or reduce constraints on the number of references in articles and, where appropriate, require citation of primary literature rather than review articles in order to acknowledge the merit of the group(s) who reported first a discovery.
Responsibilities of authors and originality of manuscripts:
AJMHR will only consider articles that have not been previously published or previously submitted for publication in any format.
The authors of the articles must have actively contributed to the research work. In the event of a dispute over the authorship of a published article, AJMHR editors will contact the author claiming authorship to establish the veracity of the matter. If deemed relevant, access to the article in question will be temporarily closed until a decision is made.
Copyright and Intellectual Property:
Authors have the right to protect and preserve the intellectual property of their manuscripts, and this is acknowledged by the editorial staff. The journal publishes content under a Creative Commons Attribution BY NC (Non Commercial) ND (No Derivatives) license.
The committee of editors, guest editors and external reviewers who come into contact with the original manuscript before its publication undertake not to use its content without the explicit authorization of the author, knowing that the content is confidential. until its publication.
Rights of research participants:
The committee of editors oversees the implementation of ethical and responsible research practices. They will have the right to seek assurances that the studies have been approved by the relevant organizations. If the research involves personal data, the resulting work must be accompanied by a declaration of consent from them. The Board of Editors reserves the right to refuse work if in doubt as to whether proper procedures were followed.
Conflicts of interest:
Editors, authors and reviewers have the responsibility to communicate if there is a conflict of interest concerning a publication when this may affect their ability to objectively assess the original. Ambiances asks reviewers for a declaration of any conflicts of interest they may have when reviewing assigned articles.
Scientific integrity check:
Editors and reviewers have the right to expect that the submitted manuscript is original and respects intellectual property, that it has not been plagiarized and that it does not infringe copyright on images and text. Authors are asked to declare that the work presented is original and that they have the moral rights over it.
In order to support the work of proofreaders and to check for possible cases of plagiarism, all articles are analyzed using Compilatio. If the journal’s board of editors has strong evidence of plagiarism, they will contact the author of the work to clarify the circumstances.
If the expert review of the articles detects evidence of poor scientific practices (examples: fabrication of data, plagiarism, manipulation of results, etc.). In these cases, the reviewers will express their doubts and if they are confirmed, Ambiances will take the necessary measures and reject the article. However, in all cases, the authors have the right to respond to these complaints and to demonstrate that the research was conducted diligently.