Publication Ethics

Ethics in publishing

Critical comments in Biomedicine (CCB) follows the guidelines and best practices provided by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) to ensure valid and reliable publications and people receive credit for their ideas.


Manuscripts submitted to CCB are subject to rigorous double-blind peer review to ensure publishing high-quality evidence. Neither the peer reviewers nor the authors are revealed to each other. Authors may suggest preferred and non-preferred reviewers during manuscript submission. 


Critical comments in Biomedicine uses the Crossref Similarity Check (powered by iThenticate) to check all submissions for potential plagiarism before publication.


Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences is the copyright owner of the published material. However, according to Bethesda Statement on Open Access Publishing, all works published in this journal are open access and immediately available to anyone on the website of the journal without cost. You may not modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, or publish any materials contained on the Journal without the prior written permission of it or the appropriate copyright owner.


Although it is not mandatory, CCB encourages the authors to obtain a code of ethics from their institution for their work and provide the code in the text.