IAPC as a publisher of scientific content
IAPC aims to expand its activity by publishing scientific content related to the mission of the Society in a fully open-access form. Journals include ADMET and DMPK and Journal of Electrochemical Science and Engineering. Both journals cover the fields of physical chemistry and are included in the major indexing databases such as Web of Science and Scopus. In addition, monographs, edited volumes and textbooks are also part of the publishing activities of the Society.
Copyright and open-access policy
Articles published in ADMET and DMPK follow the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution license 4.0 International. The license allows third parties to copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format, and to remix, transform, and build upon the material, for any purpose, even commercially, under the condition that appropriate credit is given, that a link to the license is provided, and that you indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.
Authors retain the copyright of their work, with the International Association of Physical Chemists as licensee and the first party publication rights are granted to.
IAPC takes the responsibility to ensure a rigorous blind peer-review process and high ethical standards of all materials published in the journals. Together with its editors IAPC makes a great effort and devotes considerable time to maintain and encourage academic integrity by ensuring that all published material conforms to the internationally accepted ethical guidelines. IAPC follows closely a set of guidelines and recommendations published by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), ICMJE's Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals, and Council of Science Editors (CSE) Editorial policy statements. All parties involved in the publishing process including editors, reviewers, authors and others are required to be familiar with them and especially to adhere to the publication ethics guidelines. The editorial team has zero tolerance for fraudulent attempts such as plagiarism, falsifications and inappropriate authorship credits and is trained to strictly proceed in such cases.
Human and animal rights
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). If doubt exists whether the research was conducted in accordance with the ethical standards, the authors must explain the rationale for their approach, and demonstrate that the institutional review body explicitly approved the doubtful aspects of the study. When reporting experiments on animals, authors should be asked to indicate whether the institutional and national guide for the care and use of laboratory animals was followed.
Conflict of interest
Authors, reviewers, editors and members of the editorial board might have a potential conflict of interest which might to a significant extent affect their research activities, opinions and judgment. This is especially problematic when behind the public actions private benefits exist which might result in personal gains. There is a wide range of possible conflicting situations such as the financial interest of the participants by affiliating with the commercial organizations in the form of grants, honorary jobs, employment, consultancies, etc, and non-financial interest such as personal and professional relationships.
All participants involved in the ADMET and DMPK publication process must consider and disclose their potential conflicting interests while in the process of article submission, review and publication.
For studies involving human subjects, ADMET and DMPK follows the strict principles of Nuremberg Code, the Declaration of Helsinki, and Belmont Report.
Researchers, sponsor or institutional ethical committee is obliged to protect rights and welfare of the human research subjects who participate in the studies. The voluntary informed consent of the human subject is absolutely necessary and must be obtained from the participants. The informed consent statement should be enclosed with the submitted manuscript in addition to the Declaration statement placed before the reference list.
Declaration statement should clearly indicate that:
- the individuals gave free-willing consent to be part of a study and that they were made aware of how their personal data will be processed and used,
- the individuals gave permission to have their personal data published in ADMET and DMPK.
Authors are responsible for the correctness of the data provided in the manuscript. The Editor-in-Chief reserves the right to desk reject the submission not meeting the above principles and guidelines.
All participants in the publication process are advised to consult relevant pages in the particular journal.