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Indonesian Journal of Medical Laboratory Science and Technology (IJMLST) is dedicated to following high ethical standards in advertising practices. This policy explains the guidelines for advertising in IJMLST, ensuring transparency, relevance, and integrity in all advertising content.
IJMLST keeps editorial independence and makes sure that advertising does not affect editorial decisions or lower the quality of published content. The acceptance of advertising in IJMLST does not mean endorsement or approval of the advertised products, services, or organizations.
All advertisements meant for publication in IJMLST are subject to review and approval by the editorial board. IJMLST has the right to reject or request changes to any advertising material that is considered inappropriate, misleading, or incompatible with the journal’s editorial policies and values. The decision to accept or reject advertising is based on factors such as relevance to the journal’s scope, the accuracy of claims, and the potential impact on readers’ trust and perception.
Advertisements should be clearly different from editorial content to avoid any confusion for readers. Advertisements must be factual, accurate, and follow all applicable laws and regulations. Advertisements should not contain false, deceptive, or misleading information, including claims that cannot be supported. Any claims or statements made in advertisements should be backed by appropriate evidence or references. If an advertisement includes testimonials or endorsements, they must be authentic and based on the personal experience of the individuals involved. Advertisements promoting pharmaceuticals, medical devices, or treatments must follow relevant ethical guidelines and regulatory requirements. Advertisements should not contain offensive, discriminatory, or inappropriate content.
Advertisements should be placed in a way that clearly separates them from editorial content and avoids any suggestion of editorial endorsement. IJMLST has the right to decide the size, placement, and position of advertisements in the journal. Advertisements should not interrupt the reading experience or interfere with the accessibility of published articles. Transparency and disclosure of Conflicts of Interest:
IJMLST requires transparency in advertising by disclosing any potential conflicts of interest, financial relationships, or sponsorships between the advertiser and the journal, its editors, or authors. Any potential conflicts of interest related to advertising should be disclosed to readers in a prominent and easily accessible way.
IJMLST welcomes feedback and complaints regarding advertising content that may violate ethical standards or mislead readers. Complaints will be thoroughly investigated, and appropriate actions will be taken, which may include rejecting or removing the advertisement, issuing corrections or clarifications, or terminating the advertiser’s relationship with IJMLST. Policy Review This Advertising Policy will be periodically reviewed and updated to ensure its continued relevance and compliance with ethical standards and best practices in scholarly publishing. Any updates or revisions to the policy will be communicated to the relevant stakeholders.
By following this Advertising Policy, IJMLST aims to maintain transparency, integrity, and ethical standards in all advertising practices associated with the journal.