Publishing Ethics

Ethical standards for publication exist to ensure high-quality scientific publications, public trust in scientific findings, and that people receive credit for their ideas. The Journal of Shelter Medicine and Community Animal Health (JSMCAH) complies with the guidelines and best practices set forth by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Papers submitted to JSMCAH are subject to rigorous peer review so as to ensure that the research published is 'good science'.  Learn more about the JSMCAH editorial process

JSMCAH uses Crossref Similarity Check (powered by iThenticate) to screen all submissions for plagiarism before publication.