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Aims & Scope

This journal aims to publish innovative and topical research that addresses screening, diagnosis, management and care in women's health. This journal offers authors high visibility, access to a broad readership, high standards of copy editing and production for their papers. This journal publishes original research articles, review articles, metaanlysis, systematic reviews, case reports, letters to the editor, short communications & clinical images articles.

The journal promotes the articles especially related to the following areas:

          • General Gynecology
          • High risk obstetrics
          • Prenatal Diagnosis
          • Gynecologic Oncology
          • Perinatology
          • Reproductive Ethics
          • Sexual Medicine
          • Endometriosis
          • Maternal-Fetal Medicine
          • Uro- Gynecology
          • Reproductive Medicine
          • Infertility
          • Menopause

Policies available
Open Access Policy
Publication Frequency
Cost of Publication
Copyright and Licensing
Editorial Policies & Ethical Considerations
          • Peer Review
          • Publication Ethics
          • Authorship
          • Data Sharing Policy
          • Conflict of Interest Statement
          • Corrections, Retractions and Expression of Concern
          • Process for identification of and dealing with allegations of research misconduct

Plagiarism Note
Permanent article identifier - (DOI Number)
Waiver Policy
Advertising Policy

1. Open Access Policy

Open Access Policy Pan Asian Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology is an open access publication which means that all published manuscripts are freely available for unlimited access. This journal does not charge APCs or submission charges & any other publication charges. Open access publishing provides immediate, worldwide free access to all published manuscripts. Readers can view, download & print. Authors submitting their work to Pan Asian Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology retain the copyright of their work under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC-BY-NC 4.0) (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0). For open access publishing, this journal uses a licensing agreement. Authors will retain copyright alongside scholarly usage rights, and Evangel Publications Pvt. Ltd. will be granted exclusive publishing and distribution rights.

2.Publication Frequency

Pan Asian Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology (PAJOG) is an International, Peer reviewed, Triannual journal. It get published Three times a year.

3. Cost of Publication

Article Processing Charges/Page Charges – Pan Asian Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology (PAJOG) is an open access journal with no subscription charges meaning Publication is free of charge. It does not charge APCs or submission charges & any other publication charges.

4. Copyright and Licensing

Articles published in Pan Asian Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) license. When sharing or reusing any article, attribution must be given to the original source. The copyright of the article is retained by the authors. The authors grant Pan Asian Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, an exclusive unlimited license to publish the article under a Creative Commons license and identify Pan Asian Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology as the original publisher. Submission of a manuscript for publication implies the authors’ consent to publication under the applicable Creative Commons license and the terms and conditions of the Publisher’s Licensing Agreement. The journal also grants the right to make small numbers of printed copies for their personal non-commercial use under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC-BY-NC 4.0)

5. Editorial Policies & Ethical Considerations

Peer Review – i. Peer Review Policy – PAJOG employ a rigorous peer-review process to confirm the validity and ensure scientific accuracy of published articles. Independent researchers with relevant expertise assess submitted manuscripts to help journal editors determine whether a manuscript should be published in their journal. ii. Peer Review Type – Pan Asian Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology uses a double-blind peer review system where the reviewers do not know the names of the authors, and the authors do not know who reviewed their manuscript. iii. Peer Review Process - The Editor-in-Chief and theEditorial Board ensure a thorough and fair peer-review process with the highest scientific publishing standards. The editorial office performs preliminary checks on submitted manuscripts to ensure compliance with submission guidelines, editorial policies and ethical standards.After completion of internal checks, each submission is assessed by the Editor-in-Chief who decides whether to proceed with peer review and mayassign a suitable handling Editor (Associate Editor, Editorial Board Member or Guest Editor). Handling Editors guide the peer-review process for manuscripts within their areas of expertise with the help of reviewers who are well qualified and up-to-date on the subject matter and/or methodology.All articles, except for Editorials and some Correspondence articles, are externally peer reviewed, typically by at least two individuals with expertise in the manuscript content area and/or research methods, before a final decision is made about acceptance for publication. Publication Ethics - Our publication ethics and publication malpractice statement is based on adherence to: • The COPE Code of Conduct and Best-Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors (https://publicationethics.org/core-practices ) • The ICMJE’s Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals (http://www.icmje.org/icmje-recommendations.pdf ) • The US NIH Standards on scholarly publishing as per the US NIH notice NOT-OD-18-011 (https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-18-011.html ) All research submitted for publication in Pan Asian Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology must have been carried out within an appropriate ethics framework. The journal would use appropriate means to identify any scientific misconduct/fraud or plagiarism and under no circumstances permit such misconduct to take place. In cases where scientific misconduct, fraud, or plagiarism is suspected or proven, the Editor in consultation with the publisher will take all appropriate measures which may include publication of an erratum, clarification, or an extreme measure such as retraction of the article.

Authorship

Journals should publish guidance about what constitutes authorship. While there is no universally agreed definition of authorship, contributors should be made aware of the guidelines developed by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors. Authorship implies a significant intellectual contribution to the work, some role in writing the manuscript and reviewing the final draft of the manuscript, but authorship roles can vary. Who will be an author, and in what sequence, should be determined by the participants early in the research process, to avoid disputes and misunderstandings which can delay or prevent publication of a paper. For all manuscripts, the corresponding author should be required to provide information on the specific contributions each author has made to the article. (Alternatively, since authors may differ on the nature and magnitude of contributions, each author may be asked to describe their own.) All authors are responsible for the quality, accuracy, and ethics of the work, but one author must be identified who will reply if questions arise or more information is needed, and who will take responsibility for the work as a whole. This description of author contributions should be printed with the article. The authors are responsible for creating all components of the manuscript. We strictly follow the guidelines developed by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors.

Data Sharing Policy

Where necessary, we encourage authors to share data to support the publication of studies and to interlink data with their published articles. “Research data” refers to the results of observations or experiments that confirm research findings, including but not limited to raw data, processed data, software, algorithms, protocols, models, methods, and other related materials. Authors requires to submit a data sharing statement form & it must indicate the followings – • Whether individual deidentified participant data (including data dictionaries) will be shared, • What data in particular will be shared, • Whether additional, related documents will be available (e.g., study protocol, statistical analysis plan, etc.), • When the data will become available and for how long, • By what access criteria data will be shared (including with whom, for what types of analyses, and by what mechanism). Please visit http://www.icmje.org/icmje-recommendations.pdf that provides illustrative examples of data sharing statements that would meet these requirements.

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.

So authors should declare that there is no conflict of interest and also, if there is any, the status for their financial support should be clear in the cover letter and within article.

Corrections, Retractions and Expression of Concern

It is presumed that manuscripts report on work based on honest observations. However occasionally information becomes available with may contradict this. In such situations COPE guidelines will be applicable on corrections, retractions and expressions of concern.

PAJOG is committed to maintaining the accuracy and integrity of the scientific record. Retractions will be issued where required in accordance with COPE guidelines. Errors in an article that affect the content of the article, such as figures or results, or the article metadata, such as the author list, will be corrected through the publication of an Erratum.

Process for identification of and dealing with allegations of research misconduct –

Both the publishers and the Editors of the journal take affirmative action to identify and prevent the publication of papers where research misconduct has occurred, including plagiarism, citation manipulation, and data falsification/fabrication, among others. All manuscripts undergo Plagscan plagiarism detection after each round of peer review. In the event that the journal's publisher or editors are made aware of any allegation of research misconduct relating to a published article in their journal - COPE's guidelines will be followed when dealing with allegations.

6. Plagiarism Note –

Plagiarism Note Pan Asian Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology (PAJOG) strictly wishes to communicate to all its readers, contributors, authors and co-authors and other concerned not to indulge in any form of plagiarism. The Editorial Board and the Review Committee has decided to take a Serious View in the above matter and shall resort to appropriate action as and when required. PAJOG published by Evangel Publications is a member of Plag Scan. Plag Scan is a plagiarism screening service that verifies the originality of content submitted before publication.Plag Scan checks submissions against millions of published research papers, and billions of web content. Authors, researchers and freelancers can also use Plag Scan to screen their work before submission by visiting https://www.plagscan.com/en/ PAJOG is committed to publishing only original material, i.e., material that has neither been published elsewhere, nor is under review elsewhere. Manuscripts that are found to have been plagiarized from a manuscript by other authors, whether published or unpublished, will incur plagiarism sanctions. In cases where the violations of the above policies are found to be particularly egregious, the publisher reserves the right to impose additional sanctions beyond those described above. Plagiarized and fraudulent published data will lead to withdrawal and removal of the article.

7. Permanent article identifier - (DOI Number) -

A DOI number will be available as a unique identifier on the title page of each article. DOIs are useful for identifying and citing articles published online without volume or issue information (for more information, see www.doi.org).

8. Waiver Policy –

Waiver Policy Not Applicable - There are no article submission charges or article reviewing charges at Pan Asian Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology

9. Advertising Policy

i. All advertisements and commercially sponsored publications are independent from editorial decisions. PAJOG does not endorse any product or service marked as an advertisement or promoted by a sponsor. Editorial content is not compromised by commercial or financial interests, or by any specific arrangements with advertising clients or sponsors. ii. This journal reserves the right to decline any type of advertising that is damaging to the brand of journal or is inappropriate to the content held on the Evangel Publications. iii. Advertisements may not be deceptive or misleading, and must be verifiable. iv. Once an advertisement has been deployed online, it will be withdrawn from the journal site at any time if the Editor(s)-in-Chief or Publisher request its removal. v. Advertising complaints policy - Please send any complaints about advertising to: pajogjournal@gmail.com

EDITORIAL OFFICE CONTACTS
The Editorial Office is pleased to answer any questions you may have about preparing your manuscript in accordance with our guidelines.
Email: editor@pajog.com
pajogjournal@gmail.com

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