Principles of Transparency Checklist
Below we provide a "Principles of Transparency Checklist" for our journal.
Peer review process
All journal content is clearly marked as whether peer reviewed or not. Final article PDFs contain a description of the peer review process (internal or external) and provenance (commissioned or non commissioned) for that article. Peer review is double blind within our journal. The average rejection rate for manuscripts submitted in 2017 is 47%.
Our journal has an editorial board whose members are recognized leading experts in the area of tobacco control at a regional and international level, with a focus on tobacco control policies and prevention strategies at a grassroots level. The full names and affiliations of the journal's editors are provided from the "Editorial Board" page.
Editorial team/contact information
We provide the full names and affiliations of the journal's editors as well as full address and contact information for the editorial office, the publisher and the scientific society responsible for the journal's content, the European Network For Smoking and Tobacco Prevention (www.ensp.org).
There are no fees or charges that are required for manuscript processing and/or publishing materials in the journal.
Copyright is clearly described on the journal's Web site, and licensing terms are indicated on all published PDFs. Authors submitting their work to Tobacco Prevention & Cessation retain the copyright of their work under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.
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 authors are requested to complete and upload ICMJE conflict of interest forms. All manuscripts undergo Ithenticate 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.
Ownership and management
The Editors have full authority over the entire editorial content of the journal. The Editor-in-Chief is supported by an expert international editorial board comprised of individuals with relevant research, academic and or policy expertise. Together they make decisions on the validity and integrity of the submitted manuscripts in light of the journal's aim and scope. The publisher is not involved in the manuscript decision making process. Upon recruitment to their position, editors are provided with documentation to support their activities including on their code of conduct, on how to perform peer review, the confidentiality of information they may view, and how to handle suspected author misconduct.
Our journal's web site has been developed with care so as to ensure high ethical and professional standards. Constant updating is performed to enhance website utility and ease navigation.
The Name of journal
The Journal name, Tobacco Prevention and Cessation is unique and can not be confused with any of the other journals in the field. We focus on both prevention and cessation, the two main ways to curb the tobacco epidemic.
Conflicts of interest
We have clear policies on handling potential conflicts of interest of editors, authors, and reviewers - all are requested to either complete ICMJE forms or declare no conflict of interest.
Tobacco Prevention and Cessation is freely available to readers with no subscription or pay per view fees.
There are no Article Processing Charges or any related subscriptions or costs. Tobacco Prevention and Cessation is funded through an operating grant to ENSP, via the European Commission's 3rd Health programme. Disclaimer: This journal has been funded by the 3rd Health Programme of the European Union. Neither the European Commission nor any person acting on behalf of the European Commission is responsible for the use which might be made of the information contained herein. The views in this publication are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the policies of the European Commission.
Our journal does not accept advertisements.
The publishing schedule for our journal is continuous.
To ensure digital preservation for the future, our electronic publications are archived with Portico.
We do not engage in email solicitation of articles and will never email potential authors to attract submissions. We believe that this "spamming" practice is unethical and unprofessional. To us, the best promotion of a journal is through the maintenance of high standards, quality manuscripts and vigorous double blind peer review.