Author Complaint Process
1.How to complain?
The authors have the right to complain and ask explanation if they perceive any misconduct in any applicable policies and ethical guidelines. The authors can raise their complaints by submitting a letter to Contact@merj.dz.
All the complaints regarding delinquencies in the work processes are investigated according to the prevailing publication ethics practices.
An author or any other scholar may submit their complaints about any issues related to:
- -Copyright violation;
- -Deceiving in research results or wrong research results;
- -Violations in the set standard for research;
- -Unrevealed conflicts of interest;
- -Bias in the review process;
- -Manuscript processing time is unusually late;
- -The peer-review comments are unsatisfactory;
- -Authorship issues.
3.Policy for Dealing with Complaints
Once a complaint is received, at first, an acknowledgement is sent to the complainant with an assurance that appropriate action will be taken on the complaint within three working days excluding the complaint receiving date.
The investigation process is initiated by the Journal handling team according to the directions of the Editor-In-Chief. After the investigation is over, a meeting is held with a complete report on the complaint. The decision is taken in and the same is forwarded to the concerned scholar through his submitted email ID.
We consider complaints as an opportunity to enhance our existing Manuscript Processing System. All the received complaints are dealt in a polite and timely manner with certainty.