GIPMEL: Policy and Guidelines for authors

Il Giornale Italiano di Psicologia e Medicina del Lavoro (GIPMEL) pubblica i seguenti contributi in italiano o in inglese: articoli originali, casi clinici, editoriali, note di attualità, revisioni di letteratura, commentari e lettere nell’ambito della psicologia del lavoro e delle organizzazioni, della medicina del lavoro e delle aree correlate. I lavori non devono essere stati già pubblicati altrove nè devono essere presi in considerazione presso altre riviste. Gli editoriali sono commissionati dalla redazione editoriale e scientifica del GIPMEL. Possono essere inviati come contributi per l’eventuale pubblicazione sulla rivista commentari, articoli originali, casi clinici, revisioni di letteratura (narrative, revisioni sistematiche, metanalisi), lettere all’editore. Gli autori possono proporre racconti biografici che mettano in luce aspetti importanti della propria professione, come commentari nella rubrica “Racconti dalla professione”. La rivista accetta anche contributi su tematiche oggetto di dibattito normativo e/o giuridico, come commentari nella rubrica “Questioni aperte”.

I contributi devono essere inviati via mail e devono utilizzare il GIPMEL template.

We publish all type of papers focusing on occupational health and occupational health psychology via e-mail to: submit@gipmel.it and medlavchirico@gmail.com, by using our GIPMEL template. Please, check our guidelines for authors.

TYPE OF ARTICLES/TIPOLOGIA DI ARTICOLI PUBBLICATI:

ORIGINAL ARTICLES/ARTICOLI DI RICERCA ORIGINALI

LITERATURE REVIEWs/RASSEGNE DI LETTERATURA: NARRATIVE REVIEWS, SYSTEMATIC REVIEWS, SCOPING REVIEWS, META-ANALYSES.

CASE REPORTS/CASI CLINICI

COMMENTARIES AND OPINIONS/COMMENTARI ED OPINIONI

LETTER TO THE EDITOR/LETTERE ALL’EDITORE

RUBRICS/RUBRICHE

TALES FROM THE WORKPLACE/RACCONTI DALLA PROFESSIONE: una rubrica in cui gli autori possono raccontare le proprie esperienze professionali, evidenziando importanti criticità esistenti nel mondo della professione, esperienze professionali utili, anche attraverso un caso di studio o in chiave biografica, che possano essere rilevanti per la psicologia e/o la medicina del lavoro/ The authors tell in their commentaries own job or biographical experiences relevant to our profession.

NORMATIVE UPDATES/AGGIORNAMENTI NORMATIVI (SENTENZE, BUONE PRATICHE, LINEE GUIDA DALL’ITALIA E DAL MONDO/RULE DECISIONS/REGULATIONS/LAW FROM ITALY AND THE WORLD)

References
Please, use the Vancouver style. Cite the first six authors followed by et al. Cite the DOI of online papers. In the main text use bracket square. Title of the journals should be abbreviated in accordance with the Medline abbreviation of the IS National Library of Medicine (www.nlm.nih.gov/bsd/aim.html).

Follow the “Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals: Sample References, 2013” che possono essere liberamente scaricate al sito http://www.nlm.nih.gov/bsd/uniform_requirements.html.

Bibliografia
L’autore per la corrispondenza è responsabile dell’accuratezza e completezza della lista bibliografia fornita. Tutte le citazioni bibliografiche (“references”) devono essere indicate nel testo in numeri arabi in parentesi quadre, per esempio: [1, 2, 3-6] e poi riportate alla fine dell’articolo in una sezione specifica definita “References” nell’ordine in cui esse appaiono. Come stile citazionale la rivista utilizza il “Vancouver style”, in linea con le raccomandazioni dell’International Committee of Medical Journal Editors, definite “Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals: Sample References, 2013” che possono essere liberamente scaricate al sito http://www.nlm.nih.gov/bsd/uniform_requirements.html. I titoli delle riviste citate non devono essere scritti in corsivo e devono essere abbreviate secondo le indicazioni di Medline date dalla US National Library of Medicine (www.nlm.nih.gov/bsd/aim.html). Se si citano  riviste on line, in aggiunta alla citazione dovrebbe essere riportato anche il numero DOI. Se l’articolo citato ha più di 6 nomi, dovrebbero essere citati i primi 6 seguiti dalla dicitura “et al.”. I numeri di pagina non devono essere abbreviate ma riportati per intero. Riportiamo qui di seguito alcuni esempi:

Examples/Esempi di citazioni bibliografiche

Petrie KJ, Muller JT, Schirmbeck F, Donkin L, Broadbent E, Ellis CJ, et al. Effect of providing information about normal test results on patients’ reassurance: randomised controlled trial. Br Med J. 2007;334(7589):352–254.

Mason J. Concepts in dental public health. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2005.

Partridge H, Hallam G. Evidence-based practice and information literacy. In: Lipu S, Williamson K, Lloyd A. (eds.) Exploring methods in information literacy research. Wagga Wagga, Australia: Centre for Information Studies; 2007. p. 149–170.

Wittke M. Design, construction, supervision and long-term behaviour of tunnels in swelling rock. In: Van Cotthem A, Charlier R, Thimus J-F, Tshibangu J-P. (eds.) Eurock 2006: multiphysics coupling and long term behaviour in rock mechanics: Proceedings of the International Symposium of the International Society for Rock Mechanics, EUROCK 2006, 9–12 May 2006, Liège, Belgium. London: Taylor & Francis; 2006. p. 211–216.

Akutsu T. Total heart replacement device. Bethesda (MD): National Institutes of Health, National Heart and Lung Institute; 1974 Apr. Report No.: NIH-NHLI-69- 2185-4.

Per quanto non specificato si faccia riferimento a/Follow: Citing Medicine 2nd edition (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK7256/).

Si notino alcune particolarità grafiche nelle references: 1) le iniziali dei nomi non hanno punto; 2) le abbreviazioni dei titoli delle riviste sono senza punteggiatura; 3) non usare alcun carattere corsivo, né grassetto.

Prima di inviare l’articolo si consiglia di effettuare un ultimo controllo: per assicurarsi che i suggerimenti di cui sopra siano stati effettivamente rispettati. Please, check our guidelines for authors:

HERE DOWNLOAD GUIDELINES FOR AUTHORS

USE OUR GIPMEL TEMPLATE TO WRITE AND SUBMIT YOUR PAPER

QUI SCARICA LA COVER LETTER/DICHIARAZIONE DEGLI AUTORI

HERE DOWNLOAD COVER LETTER

GIPMEL’s Policy

La politica “Open Access”


Tutti gli articoli pubblicati dal GIPMEL sono liberamente accessibili online dopo la pubblicazione senza costi per autori e lettori. Tutti i lettori interessati possono leggere, scaricare, stampare gli articoli open access senza costi.  Con il Sistema OPEN ACCESS, gli autori possiedono il copyright del loro articolo che può essere utilizzato e distribuito alle condizioni del Creative Commons Attribution License, che consente l’uso senza limitazioni, la distribuzione e la riproduzione con ogni mezzo, una volta che il lavoro originale è stato citato (vedi Le licenze – Italia (creativecommons.it)

Politiche editoriali

La nostra rivista fa riferimento e segue le regole dell’International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE). Il contenuto degli articoli non deve essere (nemmeno in parte) plagiato. Anche l’auto-plagio deve essere escluso. La rivista controllerà l’esistenza del plagio attraverso software dedicati e se, necessario, l’articolo potrà essere ritirato in qualsiasi momento. Tutti gli articoli pervenuti sono sottoposti a una revisione critica da parte del comitato scientifico, per valutarne gli aspetti formali e di contenuto. Se ritenuto necessario saranno utilizzati anche revisori esterni. Al termine della peer review, gli articoli possono essere accettati senza revisioni, accettati con revisioni minori, maggiori o essere respinti. Per gli articoli commissionati – per esempio, gli Editoriali – la revisione si limita generalmente agli aspetti formali ed è svolta solo internamente alla redazione della rivista. Il direttore editoriale detta le linee editoriali della rivista sulla base di quanto stabilito dalle direttive dell’AIPMEL e sulla base degli obiettivi dell’Associazione. Il direttore scientifico è responsabile dell’integrità del processo scientifico e della peer review per cui soltanto gli articoli che rispettano i più alti standard scientifici possono essere pubblicati. Lo Chief Editor è responsabile del controllo editoriale e scientifico e delle rubriche della redazione.

Diamon Open Access Model

All articles published by GIPMEL are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication. All interested readers can read, download, and/or print open access articles at no cost. All manuscripts are pre-reviewed by the editor, and if appropriate, sent for blind peer review. Contributions must be original, not previously or simultaneously published elsewhere, and are critically reviewed before they are published. Papers, which must be written in English, should have sound grammar and proper terminologies.

There are no Article Processing Charges (APC). There are no submission fees, editorial processing charges, page or colour charges.

Copyright terms

Open Access authors retain the copyrights of their papers, and all open access articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided that the original work is properly cited (see: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/BY/4). Journal articles can be self archiving.

The use of general descriptive names, trade names, trademarks, and so forth in this publication, even if not specifically identified, does not imply that these names are not protected by the relevant laws and regulations.

While the advice and information in this journal are believed to be true and accurate on the date of its going to press, neither the authors, the editors, nor the publisher can accept any legal responsibility for any errors or omissions that may be made. The publisher makes no warranty, express or implied, with respect to the material contained herein.

All works submitted to the Italian Journal of Psychology and Occupational Health (GIPMEL) are subject to peer and editorial review. On acceptance of the work for publication, the author retains the copyright in their work but the author hereby grants to the Edizioni FS the exclusive right to first publication of the article without claim of royalties or other compensation. This exclusive right to first publication includes the right to reproduce and/or distribute the article (including the abstract) throughout the world in printed, electronic or other medium, including the right to authorize others (including Reproduction Rights Organizations such as Copyright Licensing Agency and Copyright Clearance Center) to do the same.

Principles of Best Practices

GIPMEL (GIORNALE ITALIANO DI PSICOLOGIA E MEDICINA DEL LAVORO) follows the Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing,  a document by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA), and the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME) outlining 16 “principles of transparency” that contribute to best practices in Open Access publishing.

This journal subscribes to the principles of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and recommends that authors follow the Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals formulated by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE). Our Journal follows its Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals.

All the manuscripts published in the GIPMEL must follow the principles of the Declaration of Helsinki.

Edizioni FS Publisher follows the “Editorial Policy Statements”, which is a document produced by the Council of Science Editors (CSE) to cover the responsibilities and rights of editors of peer-reviewed journals, and The Publishing Ethics Resource Kit (PERK), which is an online resource to support journal editors in handling publishing ethics allegations.


Publisher copyright policies and self-archiving

Authors may make any use of their work that they wush. Edizioni FS allows authors the use of the final published version of an article for self-archiving (author’s personal website) and/or archiving in an institutional repository (or a non-profit server) immediately after publication.

Author’s pre-print: author can archive pre-print before publication

Author’s post-print: author can archive post-print (i.e. final draft post-refereeing) before publication

Publisher’s version/Pdf: author can archive publisher’s version/PDF after publication

Plagiarism Policy

While submitting the manuscript to our journal, the authors should be the copyright owner of the respective material and should not copy past anything from someone else’s work. The original work should be attributed in the form of citation. It is responsibility of the authors to assure that they are not reporting fake or fraudolent results under their authorship. The Editor in Chief can send the paper to international agencies for authentication of originality. For the plagiarised articles which might evade the peer review process will be retracted temporarily from publication. The authors will be asked to explain their point of view. In case of unsatisfactory response, the article will be permanently retracted. The notive of such retraction will be published on line immediately and in the next issue of the printed version of the Journal. GIPMEL follows the guidelines of International Commitee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) for all kind of plagiarism.

The Peer review Process

Immediately after submission, the first editorial peer review is carried out by the Scientific Director. This check is aimed to assess:

Suitability of the manuscript to the journal’s objective and scope.

Qualification and background of the authors.

Reject obviously poor manuscripts.

After the first step, papers will be subject to single blind peer review by one/two of GIPMEL’s scientific board member.

Conflict of Interest

The potential for conflict of interest and bias exists when professional judgment concerning a primary interest (such as patients’ welfare or the validity of research) may be influenced by a secondary interest (such as financial gain). Perceptions of conflict of interest are as important as actual conflicts of interest.

Individuals may disagree on whether an author’s relationships or activities represent conflicts. Although the presence of a relationship or activity does not always indicate a problematic influence on a paper’s content, perceptions of conflict may erode trust in science as much as actual conflicts of interest. Ultimately, readers must be able to make their own judgments regarding whether an author’s relationships and activities are pertinent to a paper’s content. These judgments require transparent disclosures. An author’s complete disclosure demonstrates a commitment to transparency and helps to maintain trust in the scientific process.

Financial relationships (such as employment, consultancies, stock ownership or options, honoraria, patents, and paid expert testimony) are the most easily identifiable, the ones most often judged to represent potential conflicts of interest and thus the most likely to undermine the credibility of the journal, the authors, and of science itself. Other interests may also represent or be perceived as conflicts, such as personal relationships or rivalries, academic competition, and intellectual beliefs.

Authors should avoid entering in to agreements with study sponsors, both for-profit and non-profit, that interfere with authors’ access to all of the study’s data or that interfere with their ability to analyze and interpret the data and to prepare and publish manuscripts independently when and where they choose. Policies that dictate where authors may publish their work violate this principle of academic freedom. Authors may be required to provide the journal with the agreements in confidence.

All participants in the peer-review and publication process—not only authors but also peer reviewers, editors, and editorial board members of journals—must consider and disclose their relationships and activities when fulfilling their roles in the process of article review and publication.

When authors submit a manuscript of any type or format they are responsible for disclosing all relationships and activities that might bias or be seen to bias their work. The ICMJE has developed a Disclosure Form to facilitate and standardize authors’ disclosures. ICMJE member journals require that authors use this form, and ICMJE encourages other journals to adopt it.

Reviewers should be asked at the time they are asked to critique a manuscript if they have relationships or activities that could complicate their review. Reviewers must disclose to editors any relationships or activities that could bias their opinions of the manuscript, and should recuse themselves from reviewing specific manuscripts if the potential for bias exists. Reviewers must not use knowledge of the work they’re reviewing before its publication to further their own interests.

Advertising Policy

Edizioni FS accepts advertising on the GIPMEL web site and print Journal. The appearance of advertising does not imply endorsement of the advertised company or product, nor is advertising allowed to affect editorial decisions or editorial content. In fact, advertising is separate from content. Advertisers and sponsors have no advance knowledge of our editorial content, nor do the editors have advance knowledge of advertisers. Content is never altered, added, or deleted to accommodate advertising. Advertisers and sponsors have no input regarding any of our editorial decisions or advertising policies. The advertising sales representatives have neither control over, nor prior knowledge of, specific editorial content before it is published.
Advertising that appears at Publisher’s website and in email service will be clearly distinguishable from editorial content.
Advertising generally acceptable for consideration include the following:

Pharmaceutical products; medical-equipment products and services; medical software; practice-management products and services (including office equipment and supplies, medical billing systems, medical software products) and medical websites.

The following types of advertisements are prohibited on our Journal’s Web site:

Advertisements for alcohol and tobacco;
Advertisements for weapons, firearms, ammunition and fireworks;
Gambling and lottery advertisements;
Advertisements for pornography and related materials and services;
Political and religious advertisements;
Advertisements that claim to offer a “miracle” cure or method;
Advertisements that make unsubstantiated health claims for the products advertised;
Advertisements directed at children.

Publisher is not responsible for any damages, including but not limited to actual, direct, incidental or consequential damages, for errors in displaying an advertising.
Publisher will not be bound by any condition, printed or otherwise, appearing on any insertion order or copy instructions when such conditions conflict with the conditions set forth in this policy statement.
Publisher reserves the right to decline or cancel any advertisement at any time.

For more informations about advertising on the Journal of Health and Social Sciences contact us to this following e-mail: introvini@sipiss.it

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