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Uniform requirements for manuscripts

The Open Journal of Psychiatry & Allied Sciences (OJPAS), published by Academy Publisher, complies with the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors’ uniform requirements for manuscripts

Quality of published articles

Mechanisms for ensuring the quality of published articles

Editorial Policies:

http://dysphrenia.hpage.co.in/about-the-journal_94163112.html

The Open Journal of Psychiatry & Allied Sciences (OJPAS), formerly DYSPHRENIA™ is a peer-reviewed biannual academic journal of psychiatry. New ideas come from fresh minds before they are being bogged down by conventional thinking. In the journal, we plan to tap those materials, ideas, and discussions. A long felt need of present day psychiatry is to understand the cultural influence on symptoms, management, and most importantly, on prevention of mental illnesses. This can be undertaken only by reporting and analysing the cases in that cultural rubrick. The journal aims to be the platform for discussions towards the same. It publishes editorial, article, research, case, and commentary in the fields of psychiatry, psychiatric nursing, psychiatric social work, clinical psychology, allied behavioural and medical sciences.

Although, all efforts have been put so as to implement zero tolerance towards plagiarism, yet we would appeal to all budding researchers to shun the plagiarism and let’s start thinking in line with scientific ethics. Perspective authors willing to submit the manuscript for potential publication in OJPAS shall ensure that the manuscript submitted for review is a bonafied record of their own genuine works, not submitting the works of other authors, i.e. violating the copyright act and has not even been submitted for review to any other publishing agency. While submitting the manuscript for review, authors transfer all kind of copyrights and intellectual property rights of the manuscript to the journal. The Editorial Board of the journal will support quality control of the contents and improvement of the journal standards. Apart from that, deals with compliance, adherence, conflict of interest, etc.

OJPAS is Open Access Journal. The journal offers the ‘Platinum’ open access model. ‘Platinum’ open access model means that there is no Article Processing Charge (APC), also known as publication fee, charged to authors and articles are immediately available on the journal website once published.

OJPAS is published and distributed by Academy Publisher, 20, Kushal Konwar Path, Chenikuthi Hillside, Guwahati – 781 003, Assam, India

Inquiries should be sent to:

academypublisher2014@gmail.com

e-Publisher and e-Distributor: IndianJournals.com

http://www.indianjournals.com/ijor.aspx?target=ijor:ojpas&type=home

Editorial and Peer Review processes:

http://dysphrenia.hpage.co.in/author-instructions_97076196.html

The manuscript submission and editorial review process includes the following steps:

  1. An author submits a manuscript.
  2. The editor reviews the manuscript and makes an initial decision based on manuscript quality and editorial priorities, usually either to send the manuscript to peer reviewers or to reject the manuscript at that point so that the author can submit it to another journal.
  3. For those manuscripts sent to peer reviewers, the editor assigns reviewers to the manuscript.
  4. The reviewers review the manuscript.
  5. When required, papers may be assigned to statisticians as well to check the correctness of statistical data and analysis.
  6. The editor makes a final decision based on editorial priorities, manuscript quality, reviewer recommendations and perhaps discussions with fellow editors.
  7. The decision letter is sent to the author.
  8. The accepted article will be published online after receipt of the corrected proofs and the copyright transfer form. This service has been designed to ensure the earliest possible circulation of research papers immediately after acceptance. This is the first publication citable. After release of the printed version, the paper can also be cited by issue and page numbers.

We prefer that all submissions be online unless otherwise noted. Manuscripts and covering letters should be submitted electronically by email attachment to dysphrenia@gmail.com

Article Submission is also possible through IndianJournals.com

http://www.indianjournals.com/ijor.aspx?target=ijor:ojpas&type=home

Double-blind peer review process is followed.

Advertising polices for print and web publications:

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The statements, opinions, and data contained in this publication are solely those of the individual authors and contributors, and not of the publisher and the editor(s). The appearance of advertisements or/and product references in the publication is not a warranty, endorsement, or approval of the products or services advertised or of their effectiveness, quality, or safety. The publisher and the editor(s) disclaim responsibility for any injury to persons or property resulting from any ideas, methods, instructions, or products referred to in the content or advertisements.

Statements concerning Conflict of Interest, Human and Animal Rights, and Informed Consent for publications:

http://dysphrenia.hpage.co.in/author-instructions_97076196.html

Conflict-of-Interest Statement: Public trust in the peer review process and the credibility of published articles depend in part on how well conflict of interest is handled during writing, peer review, and editorial decision making. Conflict of interest exists when an author (or the author’s institution), reviewer, or editor has financial or personal relationships that inappropriately influence (bias) his or her actions (such relationships are also known as dual commitments, competing interests, or competing loyalties). These relationships vary from those with negligible potential to those with great potential to influence judgment, and not all relationships represent true conflict of interest. The potential for conflict of interest can exist whether or not an individual believes that the relationship affects his or her scientific judgment. Financial relationships (such as employment, consultancies, stock ownership, honoraria, paid expert testimony) are the most easily identifiable conflicts of interest and the most likely to undermine the credibility of the journal, the authors, and of science itself. However, conflicts can occur for other reasons, such as personal relationships, academic competition, and intellectual passion.

– International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (“Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals”) — February 2006

Statement of Informed Consent: Patients have a right to privacy that should not be infringed without informed consent. Identifying information, including patients’ names, initials, or hospital numbers, should not be published in written descriptions, photographs, and pedigrees unless the information is essential for scientific purposes and the patient (or parent or guardian) gives written informed consent for publication. Informed consent for this purpose requires that a patient who is identifiable be shown the manuscript to be published. Authors should identify Individuals who provide writing assistance and disclose the funding source for this assistance.

Identifying details should be omitted if they are not essential. Complete anonymity is difficult to achieve, however, and informed consent should be obtained if there is any doubt. For example, masking the eye region in photographs of patients is inadequate protection of anonymity. If identifying characteristics are altered to protect anonymity, such as in genetic pedigrees, authors should provide assurance that alterations do not distort scientific meaning and editors should so note.

The requirement for informed consent should be included in the journal’s instructions for authors. When informed consent has been obtained it should be indicated in the published article.

– International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (“Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals”) — February 2006

Statement of 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) and with the Helsinki Declaration of 1975, as revised in 2000 (5). If doubt exists whether the research was conducted in accordance with the Helsinki Declaration, 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.

– International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (“Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals”) — February 2006

Scientific quality of publications

Academy Publisher publishes the journal, namely the Open Journal of Psychiatry & Allied Sciences (OJPAS) (pISSN: 2394-2053, eISSN: 2394-2061)
http://dysphrenia.hpage.com

Names and affiliations of individuals responsible for the scientific quality of OJPAS:

Editor-in-Chief

Shyamanta Das
MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Gauhati Medical College Hospital, Guwahati, Assam, India
dr.shyamantadas@gmail.com

Executive Editor

Uddip Talukdar
MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed Medical College Hospital, Barpeta, Assam, India
uddiptalukdar@rediffmail.com

Editorial Board

Soumitra Ghosh
MD, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Assam Medical College Hospital, Dibrugarh, Assam, India
drsghosh640@yahoo.co.in

Kamal Nath
MD, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Silchar Medical College Hospital, Silchar, Assam, India
drkamalnath@yahoo.com

Bijoy Pratim Chaudhuri
MD, Consultant Psychiatrist, Mind Care, Guwahati, Assam, India
docbijoy@yahoo.com

Chayanika Sarma
MD, Consultant Psychiatrist, Supercare Hospital, Shillong, Meghalaya, Assam, India
chaya.majoni@gmail.com

Madhukar J Chaudhury
MD, Medical & Health Officer, Mahendra Mohan Choudhury Hospital: an annexe of Gauhati Medical College Hospital, Guwahati, Assam, India
madhukarchaudhury@yahoo.com

Maheshwar Nathi Tripathi
MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Narayan Medical College & Hospital, Rohtas, Bihar, India
dr.maheshwar@gmail.com

Samrat Singh Bhandari
MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Sikkim Manipal Institute of Medical Sciences, Gangtok, Sikkim, India
samrat.bhandari@yahoo.co.in

Atmesh Kumar
MD, Senior Resident, Department of Psychiatry, GB Pant Hospital, New Delhi, India
dr.atmesh@gmail.com

Kamlesh Kumar Sahu
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatric Social Work, Institute of Psychiatry (IPGME&R, SSKM Hospital), Kolkata, West Bengal, India
withkamlesh@gmail.com

Syed Yasin Shahtaz Emanee
Editor, The Journal of 2013-2014 Gauhati Medical College, Passed MBBS, Undergoing pre-registration rotating compulsory apprenticeship at Gauhati Medical College Hospital, Guwahati, Assam, India
yasin_beta@yahoo.co.in

Arijit Rumu Baruah
Editor, The Journal of 2014-2015 Gauhati Medical College, MBBS Student, Gauhati Medical College Hospital, Guwahati, Assam, India
rumubaruah268@gmail.com

Krishan Kumar
Editor, Journal of Rural and Community Psychiatry, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, PGIMS, University of Health Sciences, Rohtak, Haryana, India
keshusony@rediffmail.com

Utpal Bora
PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Biotechnology, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Guwahati, Assam, India
drutpalbora@gmail.com

Navoneela Bardhan
MBBS, MD, Registrar, Department of Psychiatry, Jorhat Medical College Hospital, Jorhat, Assam, India
navo11610@gmail.com

Advisory Board

MS Bhatia
Editor, Delhi Psychiatry Journal, Professor & Head, Department of Psychiatry, University College of Medical Sciences & Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, Dilshad Garden, Delhi, India
manbhatia1@rediffmail.com

Ajai Singh
MD, Editor, Mens Sana Monographs, Mens Sana Research Foundation, 14, Shiv Kripa, Trimurty Road, Nahur, Mulund West, Mumbai-400080, Maharashtra, India
menssanamonographs@yahoo.co.uk

Debasish Basu
MD, DNB, MAMS, Editor, Indian Journal of Social Psychiatry, Professor of Psychiatry, Drug De-addiction & Treatment Centre, Department of Psychiatry, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh-160012, India
db_sm2002@yahoo.com

Vivek Agarwal
MD, Editor, Journal of Indian Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Professor, Department of Psychiatry, King George’s Medical University, Lucknow-226003, Uttar Pradesh, India
drvivekagarwal@gmail.com

Smita N Deshpande
MD, DPM, Consultant, Professor & Head, Department of Psychiatry & De-addiction Services & Resource Centre for Tobacco Control, PGIMER- Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, Park Street, New Delhi-110001, India
smitadeshp@gmail.com

Dipesh Bhagabati
DPM, MD, Professor & Head, Department of Psychiatry, Gauhati Medical College Hospital, Guwahati, Assam, India
dbhagabati@gmail.com

Hemendra Ram Phookun
MD, Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Gauhati Medical College Hospital, Guwahati, Assam, India
hrphookun@gmail.com

Shailendra Kumar Talukdar
DPM, MD, Professor & Head, Department of Psychiatry, Tezpur Medical College Hospital, Tezpur, Assam, India
dr.sktalukdar_2010@rediffmail.com

Hiranya Kumar Goswami
MD, Professor & Head, Department of Psychiatry, Assam Medical College Hospital, Dibrugarh, Assam, India
goswamihiranya@yahoo.co.in

Suresh Chakravarty
MD, Professor & Head, Department of Psychiatry, Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed Medical College Hospital, Barpeta, Assam, India
drsureshchakravarty@gmail.com

Rezib-uz Zaman
DPM, Professor & Head, Department of Psychiatry, Silchar Medical College Hospital, Silchar, Assam, India
drrezibuzzaman56@gmail.com

RK Lenin Singh
MD, PhD, Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Regional Institute of Medical Sciences, Lamphelpat, Imphal-795004, Manipur, India
leninrk@yahoo.com

Pinaki Chakravarty
MD, Associate Professor and Head of Department, Department of Pharmacology, Silchar Medical College Hospital, Silchar, Assam, India
dr_pinaki@yahoo.com

Usha Sarma
MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, Gauhati Medical College Hospital, Guwahati, Assam, India
ushajunu@gmail.com

International Advisory Board

Arabinda N Chowdhury
62 Abbots Way, Kettering, Northants NN15 6FW, United Kingdom
arabindachowdhury985@gmail.com

Unaiza Niaz
MD, DPM, FRCPsych, Consultant Psychiatrist & Psychotherapist, Honorary Member, The World Psychiatric Association, Chair Section on WMH, The World Psychiatric Association, Distinguish International Member American Psychiatric Association, Advisory Board Member, International Association of Women’s Mental Health, Vice President, Eastern Mediterranean Region, & Board Member, WFMH
unaizaniaz@gmail.com

Susmita Hazarika Dutta
5092 Nottingham Place Lane, Apt 202, Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27106, USA
hazarika.susmita@gmail.com

Balram Pandit
Assistant Professor in Psychiatry, Department of Medical Sciences, College of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences, Fiji National University
balram.pandit@fnu.ac.fj

Kornilia Hatzinikolaou
Developmental Psychologist, PhD, Centre for the Study and Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect
Department of Mental Health and Social Welfare, Institute of Child Health, 7, Fokidos St., Athens 115 26, Greece
corinahatzinikolaou@hotmail.com

Claudia Juarez Batista, LCP, MSC
Clinical Psychologist, Wellness Consultant, Stress management Expert, Speaker and trainer, Mexico City, Mexico
claudiajuarez@transformatuestres.com

Rajiv Siotia
FRANZCP, MRCPsych, CCT, MMedSCi, PGCME, MBBS, Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK), Lead Consultant in Acute and Bed Based Services, Consultant Psychiatrist, Latrobe Regional Hospital, Traralgon, Adjunct Lecturer, Monash University: Gippsland Campus, Traralgon, Victoria, Australia
rajiv.siotia@gmail.com

Mythili Hazarika
MA, MPhil, PhD, Post-Doctoral Research Scholar, University of Florida, USA, Senior Lecturer of Clinical Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, Gauhati Medical College Hospital, Guwahati, Assam, India
hazarika.mythili@gmail.com

Siegfried Kasper
MD, Chief Editor, The World Journal of Biological Psychiatry, Chair, Section on Pharmacopsychiatry, World Psychiatric Association (WPA), Professor and Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Medical University Vienna, MUV, AKH, Währinger Gürtel 18-20, A-1090 Wien, Austria
biol-psychiatry@meduniwien.ac.at

David J Nutt
DM, FRCP, FRCPsych, FMedSci, Centre for Neuropsychopharmacology, Division of Brain Sciences, Imperial College, London, W12 0NN, UK
d.nutt@imperial.ac.uk

Dan Joseph Stein
BSc, MB ChB, FRCPC, FRSSAf, PhD, DPhil, Professor and Chair of the Dept of Psychiatry and Mental Health at the University of Cape Town, and Director of the MRC Unit on Anxiety and Stress Disorders
dan.stein@uct.ac.za

Academy Publisher published the book, namely the ‘Brain understanding of mental illness’ (ISBN: 978-93-85063-01-5)
https://sites.google.com/site/brainresearchpsychiatry/

Names and affiliations of individuals responsible for the scientific quality of the book:

Editors

Shyamanta Das
MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Gauhati Medical College Hospital, Guwahati, Assam, India
dr.shyamantadas@gmail.com

Deepanjali Medhi
MD, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Gauhati Medical College Hospital, Guwahati, Assam, India
deepanjali.medhi@yahoo.com

Jayanta Dutta
MD, Medical & Health Officer, Marigaon Civil Hospital, Marigaon, Assam, India
jayantadutta75@gmail.com

Suresh Chakravarty
MD, Professor & Head, Department of Psychiatry, Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed Medical College Hospital, Barpeta, Assam, India
drsureshchakravarty@gmail.com

Editorial Board

Asim Kumar Mallick
President, Indian Psychiatric Society, East Zone
drakm_58@yahoo.co.in

Srikumar Mukherjee
Hony Secretary, Indian Psychiatric Society, Eastern Zone
skmukherjee50@gmail.com

Basudeb Das
Chairperson, CME Committee, Indian Psychiatric Society, Eastern Zonal Branch
basudeb71@gmail.com

Hemendra Ram Phookun
Organising Chairman, 18th Midterm CME of Indian Psychiatric Society, Eastern Zonal Branch 2015
hrphookun@gmail.com

Uddip Talukdar
MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed Medical College Hospital, Barpeta, Assam, India
uddiptalukdar@rediffmail.com

Simanta Talukdar
MD, Resident Physician, Department of Psychiatry, Gauhati Medical College Hospital, Guwahati, Assam, India
simanta_talukdar@yahoo.com

Utpal Bora
MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Gauhati Medical College Hospital, Guwahati, Assam, India
drubindia77@rediffmail.com

Navoneela Bardhan
MBBS, Postgraduate Trainee, Department of Psychiatry, Gauhati Medical College Hospital, Guwahati, Assam, India
navo11610@gmail.com

Hemanta Sharma
MSc, Lecturer, Psychiatric Social Work, Department of Psychiatry, Gauhati Medical College Hospital, Guwahati, Assam, India
tanishquanet@gmail.com

Syed Yasin Shahtaz Emanee
Passed MBBS, Undergoing pre-registration rotating compulsory apprenticeship at Gauhati Medical College Hospital, Guwahati, Assam, India
syse.beta@gmail.com

Raaj Konwar
MD, Consultant Psychiatrist, Nazareth Hospital, Shillong, Meghalaya, India
khunreng@gmail.com

Publishing credentials

What experience do the members of the management team have in scholarly publishing in general and in life sciences publishing in particular?

Journal:
Open Journal of Psychiatry & Allied Sciences (pISSN: 2394-2053, eISSN: 2394-2061)
http://dysphrenia.hpage.com

Book:
Brain understanding of mental illness (ISBN: 978-93-85063-01-5)
https://sites.google.com/site/brainresearchpsychiatry/

Dissertations:

Baishya M, Dutta A, Mahanta M. A study to assess burnout among nurses of maternity department in Gauhati Medical College Hospital, Assam. Regional College of Nursing, Srimanta Sankaradeva University of Health Sciences, Assam; 2014.

Baishya M, Mao L, Rana JM, Sarma J, Yadav P, Devi RB, Tiwari S, Choudhary S, Devi S. A descriptive study to assess the knowledge, beliefs and practices on menstruation among high school girls in the selected schools of Kamrup District, Assam. Army Institute of Nursing, Srimanta Sankaradeva University of Health Sciences, Guwahati, Assam; 2015.

Publications:

Baishya M, Dutta A, Mahanta M. Burnout among nurses of maternity department: a research protocol. Indian Journal of Psychosocial Sciences. 2015;5(1):22-5.
http://www.ipsf.in/original1.php

Baishya M, Dutta A, Mahanta M. Burnout among nurses of maternity department: a pilot study. Journal of Rural and Community Psychiatry. 2015;2(3):41-56.

Das S, Barman S, Datta S, Bardhan N, Baishya M, Das B, Bujarbarua S, Devi A, Bhagabati D. Degree of burnout among emergency healthcare workers and factors influencing level of burnout. Indian Journal of Psychiatry. 2015(Suppl);57:S186-7.
http://www.indianjpsychiatry.org/showBackIssue.asp?issn=0019-5545;year=2015;volume=57;issue=5;month=January;supp=Y

Presentation:
Bardhan N, Baishya M, Das S. Symposium on “Degree of Burnout among Emergency Health Care Workers and Factors Influencing Level of Burnout”, chaired by PCB Gupta, presented on 11 January 2015 in 67th Annual National Conference of Indian Psychiatric Society (ANCIPS-2015), Hyderabad
http://www.ancips2015.com/scientific-programme-schedule.html

Management team

Members of the management team and where they are based:

Ranjit Baruah, member of the management team, is based in Guwahati, Assam, India

Marami Baishya, member of the management team, is based in Guwahati, Assam, India

Sangita Baishya, member of the management team, is based in Guwahati, Assam, India

Company registration

Academy Publisher is registered with Guwahati Municipal Corporation, Guwahati, Assam, India [54 (A)/13 dated 24/03/2014]

GMC_Academy_Publisher_2015

Names and addresses of the owner(s) of the publishing company: Ranjit Baruah; 20, Kushal Konwar Ptah, Chenikuthi Hillside, Guwahati – 781 003, Assam, India

Location (full address) of corporate office(s): 20, Kushal Konwar Ptah, Chenikuthi Hillside, Guwahati – 781 003, Assam, India

Names and addresses of parent companies, related companies, and/or subsidiaries of the publishing group: Open Journal of Psychiatry & Allied Sciences (OJPAS) is published and distributed by Academy Publisher on behalf of Academia Dysphrenia, 64, Thana Gali, Gopinath Nagar, Birubari, Guwahati – 781 013, Assam, India [Registration Number 120 (B)/50 dated 24/08/2015 with Guwahati Municipal Corporation, Guwahati, Assam, India]

GMC_Academia_Dysphrenia_2015