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Articles published under the JMSCR Journal are made freely available online immediately upon publication, without subscription barriers to access. Authors who choose to participate in the JMSCR initiative and pay to have their paper freely available online will be asked to sign an open access licence agreement.

Our JMSCR journal implement a variety of different Creative Commons licences. Our journal offer a single Creative Commons licence, while others may offer a choice of two or three. The licencing options available vary by discipline and are tailored to be most appropriate to the individual journal. Please check the ‘Instructions to Authors’ page of journal to find out the exact policy for that title.

The three open access licences which JMSCR employs are CC-BY, CC-BY-NC, and CC-BY-NC-ND. You can find a summary of each licence below.

CC-BY Creative Commons Attribution Licence

CC-BY-NC Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Licence

CC-BY-NC-ND Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives Licence

CC-BY Creative Commons Attribution Licence

This is the most permissive of the Creative Commons licences and allows for maximum dissemination and use of the licenced work. The licence permits others to use, reproduce, disseminate or display the article in any way, including for commercial purposes, so long as they credit the author for the original creation.

Our journal offer this licence to authors. Our journal charge a higher open access publication charge for use of CC-BY compared to the prices for publication under the other Creative Commons licences.

CC-BY-NC Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Licence

This licence permits users to use, reproduce, disseminate or display the article provided that the author is attributed as the original creator and that the reuse is restricted to non-commercial purposes i.e. research or educational use.

CC-BY-NC-ND Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives Licence

This is the most restrictive of the Creative Commons licences that OUP offers. This licence allows users to download and share the article for non-commercial purposes, so long as the article is reproduced in the whole without changes, and the original authorship is acknowledged.

All Creative Commons licences state that the author’s moral rights are in no way affected by the licence terms.

JMSCR author self-archiving

Authors who choose to participate in the JMSCR initiative and pay to have their paper freely available online are also entitled to deposit the final published version of the article into an institutional or centrally organized subject repository, immediately upon publication. This is provided that they include a link to the published version of the article on the journal’s website.

Please note: authors not choosing the JMSCR option should follow the standard post-print archiving policy of the relevant journal. This policy can be found in the journal’s Author Instructions, or by contacting Permissions at Oxford Journals.

*A post-print is defined as the final draft author manuscript, as accepted for publication, including modifications based on referees’ suggestions but before it has undergone copyediting and proof correction.

Terms of Use

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The Provider reserves the right to update the Terms of Use occasionally. Users will be notified via posting on the site and/or by email. If using the services of the Journal after such notice, the User will be deemed to have accepted the proposed modifications. If the User disagrees with the modifications, he/she should stop using the Journal services. Users are advised to periodically check the Terms of Use for updates or revisions. Violation of any of the terms will result in the termination of the User’s account. The Provider is not responsible for any content posted by the User in the Journal.

Account Terms

For registration in this Journal or any of the services or tools hosted on it, Users must provide their full legal name, a valid email address, postal address, affiliation (if any), and any other information requested.

Accounts created via this journal automatically sign in the User to the ARPHA Platform.

Users are responsible for maintaining the security of their account and password. The Journal cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage from failure to comply with this security obligation.

Users are solely responsible for the content posted via the Journal services (including, but not limited to data, text, files, information, usernames, images, graphics, photos, profiles, audio and video clips, sounds, applications, links and other content) and all activities that occur under their account.

Users may not use the service for any illegal or unauthorised purpose. Users must not, in the use of the service, violate any laws within their jurisdiction (including but not limited to copyright or trademark laws).

Users can change or pseudonomyse their personal data, or deactivate their accounts at any time through the functionality available in the User’s personal profile. Deactivation or pseudonomysation will not affect the appearance of personal data in association with an already published work of which the User is author, co-author, editor, or reviewer.

Users can report to the Journal uses of their personal data, that they might consider not corresponding to the current Terms of Use.

The User’s personal data is processed by the Journal on the legal basis corresponding to Article 6, paragraph 1, letters a, b, c and f. of the General Data Protection Regulation (hereinafter referred to as GDPR) and will be used for the purpose of Journal’s services in accordance with the present Terms and Use, as well as in those cases expressly stated by the legislation.

User’s consent to use the information the Journal has collected about the User corresponds to Article 6(1)(a) of the GDPR.

The ‘legitimate interest’ of the Journal to engage with the User and enable him/her to participate in Journal’s activities and use Journal’s services correspond to Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR.

Services and Prices

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The Authors retain full ownership to their content published in the Journal. We claim no intellectual property rights over the material provided by any User in this Journal. However, by setting pages to be viewed publicly (Open Access), the User agrees to allow others to view and download the relevant content. In addition, Open Access articles might be used by the Provider, or any other third party, for data mining purposes.

The Provider reserves the rights in its sole discretion to refuse or remove any content that is available via the Website.

Copyrighted Materials

Unless stated otherwise, the Journal website may contain some copyrighted material (for example, logos and other proprietary information, including, without limitation, text, software, photos, video, graphics, music and sound – “Copyrighted Material”). The User may not copy, modify, alter, publish, transmit, distribute, display, participate in the transfer or sale, create derivative works or, in any way, exploit any of the Copyrighted Material, in whole or in part, without written permission from the copyright owner. Users will be solely liable for any damage resulting from any infringement of copyrights, proprietary rights or any other harm resulting from such a submission.

Exceptions from this rule are e-chapters or e-articles published under Open Access (see below), which are normally published under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license (CC-BY), or Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license (CC-BY), or Creative Commons Public Domain license (CC0).

Open Access Materials

This Journal is a supporter of open science. Open access to content is clearly marked, with text and/or the open access logo, on all materials published under this model. Unless otherwise stated, open access content is published in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 licence (CC-BY). This particular licence allows the copying, displaying and distribution of the content at no charge, provided that the author and source are credited.

Privacy Statement

Users agree to submit their personal data to this Journal, hosted on the OJS Platform provided by Pensoft.

The Journal collects personal information from Users (e.g., name, postal and email addresses, affiliation) only for the purpose of its services.

All personal data will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of the website and will not be made available for any other purpose or to third parties.

In the case of co-authorship of a work published through the Journal services, each of the co-authors states that they agree that their personal data be collected, stored and used by the Journal.

In the case of co-authorship, each of the co-authors agrees that their personal data publicly available in the form of a co-authorship of a published work, can be distributed to external indexing services and aggregators for the purpose of the widest possible distribution of the work they co-author.

When one of the co-authors is not registered in the Journal, it is presumed that the corresponding author who is registered has requested and obtained his/her consent that his/her personal data will be collected, stored and used by the Journal.

The registered co-author undertakes to provide an e-mail address of the unregistered author, to whom the Journal will send a message in order to give the unregistered co-author’s explicit consent for the processing of his/her personal data by the Journal.

The Journal is not responsible if the provided e-mail of the unregistered co-author is inaccurate or invalid. In such cases, it is assumed that the processing of the personal data of the unregistered co-author is done on a legal basis and with a given consent.

The Journal undertakes to collect, store and use the provided personal data of third parties (including but not limited to unregistered co-authors) solely for the purposes of the website, as well as in those cases expressly stated by the legislation.

Users can receive emails from Journal and its hosting platform ARPHA, provided by Pensoft, about activities they have given their consent for. Examples of such activities are:

Email notifications to authors, reviewers and editors who are engaged with authoring, reviewing or editing a manuscript submitted to the Journal.

Email alerts sent via email subscription service, which can happen only if the User has willingly subscribed for such a service. Unsubscription from the service can happen through a one-click link provided in each email alert notification.

Information emails on important changes in the system or in its Terms of Use which are sent via Mailchimp are provided with “Unsubscribe” function.

Registered users can be invited to provide a peer review on manuscripts submitted to the Journal. In such cases, the users can decline the review invitation through a link available on the journal’s website.

Each provided peer review can be registered with external services (such as Publons). The reviewer will be notified if such registration is going to occur and can decline the registration process.

In case the Journal starts using personal data for purposes other than those specified in the Terms of Use, the Journal undertakes to immediately inform the person and request his/her consent.

If the person does not give his/her consent to the processing of his or her personal data pursuant to the preceding paragraph, the Journal shall cease the processing of the personal data for the purposes for which there is no consent, unless there is another legal basis for the processing.

Users can change/correct their personal data anytime via the functionality available in the User’s profile. Users can request the Journal to correct their personal data if the data is inaccurate or outdated and the Journal is obliged to correct the inaccurate or outdated personal data in a timely manner.

Users may request the Journal to restrict the use of their personal data insofar as this limitation is not contrary to the law or the Terms of Use.

Users may request their personal data to be deleted (the right to be forgotten) by the Journal, provided that the deletion does not conflict with the law or the Terms of Use.

The User has the right to be informed:

Whether his or her personal data have been processed;

For which purposes the Journal processes the personal data;

The ways in which his/her personal data are processed;

The types of personal data that Journal processes.

The user undertakes not to interfere with and impede the Journal’s activities in the exercise of the provided rights.

In case of non-fulfilment under the previous paragraph, the Journal reserves the right to delete the user’s profile.

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In no event will the Provider, or any person or entity involved in creating, producing or distributing Journal or the contents included therein, be liable in contract, in tort (including for its own negligence) or under any other legal theory (including strict liability) for any damages, including, but without limitation to, direct, indirect, incidental, special, punitive, consequential or similar damages, including, but without limitation to, lost profits or revenues, loss of use or similar economic loss, arising from the use of or inability to use the journal platform. The User hereby acknowledges that the provisions of this section will apply to all use of the content on Journal. Applicable law may not allow the limitation or exclusion of liability or incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to the User. In no event will Pensoft’s total liability to the User for all damages, losses or causes of action, whether in contract, tort (including own negligence) or under any other legal theory (including strict liability), exceed the amount paid by the User, if any, for accessing Journal.

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Editorial Policy

Authors are kindly requested to adhere to the guidelines provided by the Journal of Rangpur Medical College (JRMC) when preparing their manuscripts. It is essential that the format and style of the manuscript align with the instructions outlined in the authors’ guidelines. Failure to comply with these guidelines may result in the manuscript being returned to the authors for revision or potential rejection. Please note that JRMC reserves the right to make any necessary formal changes and language corrections to accepted manuscripts to ensure compliance with the journal’s formatting requirements.

To ensure a smooth publication process, we kindly request authors to carefully review and follow the instructions provided in the authors’ guidelines of the Journal of Rangpur Medical College. By doing so, authors can ensure their work meets the required standards and guidelines for publication in our esteemed journal.

Frequency of publication

The Journal of Rangpur Medical College (JRMC) follows a monthly publication schedule, releasing 12 issues per year. Additionally, special editions may be planned based on the scope and demand of the journal. It is worth noting that JRMC also publishes peer-reviewed papers from international and national conferences organized by esteemed research and academic institutions.

JRMC is committed to providing a regular platform for the dissemination of valuable research in the medical field. Our monthly publication schedule ensures that the latest advancements and discoveries are promptly shared with the scientific community and the general public. Furthermore, to foster collaboration and knowledge exchange, we actively publish peer-reviewed papers from prestigious conferences conducted by renowned research and academic institutions.

We invite researchers, academicians, and conference participants to submit their high-quality manuscripts and conference papers to the Journal of Rangpur Medical College. By doing so, they can contribute to the global medical knowledge base and benefit from the exposure and recognition that our journal provides.

Submission of articles

Authors are warmly welcomed to submit their research articles and review papers to the Journal of Rangpur Medical College (JRMC). To ensure proper formatting, authors are kindly requested to adhere to the author guidelines provided. Submissions can be made through our online submission system at https://journal.rpmc.edu.bd/online-submissions/.

We encourage authors to carefully follow the author guidelines of the Journal of Rangpur Medical College when preparing their manuscripts. By doing so, authors can ensure that their submissions meet the required formatting standards and increase the chances of successful publication in our esteemed journal.

To submit your research articles and review papers, please visit https://journal.rpmc.edu.bd/online-submissions/. We look forward to receiving your valuable contributions and sharing your research with the wider medical community through the Journal of Rangpur Medical College.

Article processing

All submitted articles to the Journal of Rangpur Medical College (JRMC) will undergo an initial editorial review process. If the articles are deemed suitable for publication, they will be sent for peer review. The selection of reviewers is at the discretion of the editor, and it is not mandatory to solely rely on reviewers referred by the authors.

Once the review process is completed and the article is accepted, the authors will be notified via email. They will also receive the galley proof, which requires their prompt attention. Authors are kindly requested to review and provide feedback on the galley proof within 7 days. Following the author’s response, the article will proceed to the publishing stage.

At JRMC, we prioritize the thorough review of articles to ensure the quality and integrity of the published content. We value effective communication with authors throughout the publication process, and we appreciate their cooperation and timely feedback in finalizing the galley proof for publication.