Quarterly scientific journal

Journal Overview

1. Aims and scope

2. Open access and copyright

3. Direct submissions and free evaluation and publication policy

4. Peer review policy

5. Permissions

6. Repository policy

7. Details on Open Access License and Creative Commons Copyright

 

 

1. Aims and scope

The Rostrum of Asclepius (To Vima tou Asklipiou -VA) is an open access journal that operates through a system of peer reviewers and accepts articles on all aspects of the nursing science as well from other health sciences. The aim of the journal is to publish articles that contribute to the promotion of science and that have a positive impact on health, locally, nationally or globally. Therefore, the following qualities are essential in any article published by the journal: scientific credibility and rigour, as well as coherence and clarity in writing. Submissions do not have to be exclusively innovative, as confirmatory or repetitive studies can be accepted, provided the articles present new findings, which could include reporting even negative findings.

 

2. Open access and copyright

All articles from VA are published with full access: they are available for free to read, download and share when publishing. All articles in the journal are published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) license which allows the use, distribution and reproduction of any medium, provided that the original work is properly cited.

Copyright on any article published by VA journal is reserved by the authors. The authors grant the journal permission to publish the article and to be identified as the original publisher. Authors also grant any third party the right to use the article freely as long as its integrity is maintained and its original authors, citation details and publisher are identified. Read below for more details.

 

3. Direct submissions and free evaluation and publication policy

The VA journal receives direct submissions of articles by authors, after the completion of the free registration to the journal, directly from the address: https://www.vima-asklipiou.gr/en/writing/authors-login/. The journal does not claim any financial requirements from the authors regarding the process of evaluation and/or publication of their work. The entire process is available for free.

 

4. Peer review policy

The VA journal maintains the highest standards of evaluation by peers while increasing the efficiency of the process. All articles published in the journal will be subject to double-blind peer review. The main features of the journal review process are:

  • All articles are initially reviewed by the Section Editors for their suitability for publication in the journal, based on the Aims and scope.
  • The articles are then assigned to two reviewers of the Editorial Team. Where appropriate, a statistician will check documents with statistical content.
  • When the reviews are returned, the Section Editor assigned to the article rereads the document and identifies any further modifications required.
  • Prior to acceptance, the Editor-in-Chief further evaluates the document and makes the final decision.
  • The members of the Editorial Board provide general information, advice and guidance to the Author and Co-Authors and can assist in decision making, regarding specific submissions.

 

5. Permissions

All articles published in this journal are made available under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License. Permission is therefore not required for academic or commercial reuse, provided that full attribution is included in the new work.

 

6. Repository policy

The Rostrum of Asclepius provides direct open access to its content with the principle that the free availability of research to the public contributes to the global exchange of knowledge. We encourage authors to submit their manuscripts, their published articles as well as the data on which their publications are based, to institutional or other scientific repositories. This policy refers to all versions of their work: Submitted version, Accepted version (Author Accepted Manuscript), Published version (Version of Record).

 

7. Details on Open Access License and Creative Commons Copyright

All articles from VA journal are published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license which allows users to copy, distribute and transmit an article, adapt the article and make commercial use of the article. The CC BY license allows commercial and non-commercial re-use of an open access article, provided the author is properly attirbuted.

Copyright, for any article published by the journal, is reserved by the author.

The authors grant VA journal permission to publish the article and to be identified as the original publisher.

Authors also grant any third party the right to use the article freely, as long as the original authors, citations and publisher are identified.

Use of the article in whole or part in any medium requires attribution suitable in form and content as follows: Author / Article Title / Journal Title / Year / Volume / Issue / Pages / Copyright (c) [Year] [Copyright holder as specified in the journal]. Links to an article page of the journal's website is encouraged where applicable.

The Creative Commons Attribution license does not affect the copyright of the authors, including, without limitation, the right not to subject their work to derogatory treatment. It also does not affect any other rights held by authors or third parties in the article, including trademark or patent rights, or the rights of privacy and publicity. Use of the article must not assert or imply, whether implicitly or explicitly, any connection with, endorsement or sponsorship of such use by the author, publisher or any other party associated with the article.

For any reuse or distribution, users must include the copyright notice and make it clear to others that the article is available under the Creative Commons Attribution license, which is linked to the relevant Creative Commons website. Users may not impose restrictions on the use of the article other than those required by the Creative Commons Attribution license.

To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, the article is made available as is and without representation or warranties of any kind whether express, implied, statutory or otherwise and including, without limitation, warranties of title, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, absence of defects, accuracy, or the presence or absence of errors.

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