Focus and Scope

Advances in Human Physiology Research publishes original research papers that offers professional review and publication to freely disseminate research findings in areas of Synthetic Biology, Cellular Diagnostics, Regenerative Medicine, Tissue Engineering and more.

Advances in Human Physiology Research aims to discover innovative methods, theories and studies in its field by publishing original articles, case studies and comprehensive reviews.

The scope of the papers in this journal includes, but is not limited to:

  • Regenerative Medicine
  • Cellular Diagnostics
  • Endocrine, Nutrition and Metabolism
  • Computational Physiology and Modeling
  • Respiratory
  • Reproduction and Developmental
  • Neuroscience
  • Imaging
  • Tissue Engineering
  • Disease Mechanisms
  • Synthetic Biology

 

Section Policies

Articles

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Editorial

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Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate Open Access to its content as it believes that making research freely available to the public which helps promoting the research results benefiting the scholarly community.

  • Higher Visibility, Availability and Citations – free and unlimited accessibility of the publication over the internet without any restrictions increases citation of the article.
  • Ease of search – publications are easily searchable in search engines and indexing databases.
  • Rapid Publication – accepted papers are immediately published online.

 

Copyright Notice

Copyright and Licensing

The authors shall retain the copyright of their work but allow the Publisher to publish, copy, distribute, and convey the work.

Advances in Human Physiology Research publishes accepted manuscripts under Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC 4.0). Authors who submit their papers for publication by Advances in Human Physiology Research agree to have the CC BY-NC 4.0 license applied to their work, and that anyone is allowed to reuse the article or part of it free of charge for non-commercia. As long as you follow the license terms and original source is properly cited, anyone may copy, redistribute the material in any medium or format, remix, transform, and build upon the material.

Reproducing Published Material from other Publishers

It is absolutely essential that authors obtain permission to reproduce any published material (figures, tables or any extract of a text) which does not fall into the public domain, or for which they do not hold the copyright. Permission should be requested by the authors from the copyright holder. In order to avoid unnecessary delays in the publication process, you should start obtaining permissions as early as possible. If in any doubt about the copyright, apply for permission. The journal cannot publish material from other publications without permission.

In exceptional circumstances articles may be licensed differently. If you have specific condition (such as one linked to funding) that does not allow this license, please mention this to the editorial office of the journal at submission. Exceptions will be granted at the discretion of the publisher.

 

Peer Review Process

All manuscripts submitted to Advances in Human Physiology Research will follow the following procedure:

Initial submission is reviewed by a professional in-house Managing Editor to determine whether they are properly prepared and whether they follow the ethical policies of the journal and for double-blind review.

After these checks, the Managing Editor will contact the journals’ Editor-in-Chief or Associate Editors . Editor-in-chief decides on the manuscript to be sent out for review process and assigns the manuscript to reviewers from inside the editorial board or inform the managing editor to contact outside reviewers depending on the topic.

After evaluations by the reviewers have been received, the editor-in-chief makes one of the following recommendations: accept, minor revision, major revision, reject and resubmit, and reject.

If decision is minor revision, the authors have 7 days to resubmit the revised manuscript.

If decision is major revision, the authors have 14 days to resubmit the revised manuscript.

Upon resubmission, the same procedure is applied as for the initial submission.

Authors may appeal for a rejected submission. Appeal requests must be made in writing to jhp@bilpublishing.com with detailed reasons for the appeal and point by point responses to the reviewers remarks. Decisions on appeals are final without exception.

For all manuscripts accepted for publication, the peer review process will be deemed to be completed. The manuscript will proceed to be copyedited, layout edited and proofread before being published online.

Note: You may suggest up to four academically qualified reviewers for consideration. Please insert the current contact details of the reviewer and state the reason(s) for recommendation under the "Comments for the Editor" section. However, please take note that the Editorial team strives to ensure the peer review process is fair and unbiased and hence, there is no guarantee that a recommended reviewer will be approached to perform the peer review.

 

Authorship

The consent of all authors, as well as related authorities/institutions has been received prior to the submission of the manuscript.

The order of the authors (as to be reflected on the published article) has been established. The adding or deleting of authors once the manuscript has been accepted for publication would have to be accompanied by a signed statement of consent of all authors.

All authors have contributed significantly to the research. Authors are obligated to participate in the peer review process, providing retractions/corrections/amendments when necessary.

All conflicts of interest/financial support have been declared

 

Publication Frequency

The Advances in Human Physiology Research is a semiyearly publication.

 

Article Processing Charges (APC)

As an open-access journal, all articles published in Advances in Human Physiology Research are accessible electronically from the journal website without the need for subscription fees or other forms of payment from the readers. In order to ensure our content is freely available for the benefit of a wider audience while uncompromising our journal quality, an Article Processing Charge (APC) is applicable to all authors who wish to submit their articles to the journal. The APC is intended to cover the underlying costs of article processing, such as peer-review, copyediting, typesetting, publishing, content depositing and archiving processes. Those charges are applicable only to authors whose manuscripts have been successfully accepted after peer-review.

Journal TitleAPC(USD)
Advances in Human Physiology Research$400

At Bilingual Publishing CO., we strongly believe that the APC should not become a barrier in the publication process. A range of discounts or waivers are offered to authors who are not able to cover the APC. Authors can write in to apply for a waiver and requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

APC Payment

Payments for APC of this journal can be made through our online PayPal payment gateway.

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Language

The journal is published in the English language.

Authors should ensure that all submitted manuscripts are written in clear, coherent, and precise English in order to optimize its readability.

Authors are welcome to contact Bilingual Publishing CO. for options should their submissions require translation. Additional charges may apply.

 

Indexing & Archiving

Indexing

Advances in Human Physiology Research (AHPR) is indexed/ included by :

Google Scholar

J-Gate

MyScienceWork

National Library Board Singapore

Crossref

BASE

Citefactor

Scilit

Worldcat

Archives

The contents of Advances in Human Physiology Research are archived and preserved by Portico.

 

Editorial Policies

Bilingual Publishing CO. follows the code of conduct and malpractice statements detailed by the Committee on Publication Ethics*. In submitting a manuscript to a journal based under Bilingual Publishing CO., the author(s) acknowledges the content of the manuscript conforms to the publisher/journal policies.

 

Reviewer Responsibilities

Peer reviews are conducted as a double-blind process via our Open Journal System (OJS). As an editor’s and/or reviewer’s comments will determine the acceptance or rejection of manuscripts, these comments play an important role in the peer-review process.

Reviews should be conducted in a fair and objective manner. Remarks and suggestions should not contain insults or criticism directed at the author as opposed to the manuscript.

The peer review should not be seen as an opportunity to appropriate the author’s ideas or data.

Reviewers are advised to adhere to the following:

  Conflicts of interest should be declared accordingly

  Published works which are relevant and would value-add to the manuscript should be pointed out

  Reviewed articles and their contents should be kept strictly confidential

  Reviews should be objective; personal criticisms are to be avoided

  Promptness in response; reviewers should inform Bilingual Publishing CO. should they be unable to take part in the peer review of a particular manuscript

  Possible areas of focus while conducting the review of manuscripts:

      Potential ethical concerns

          Potential research misconduct (eg. Data fabrication/manipulation)

          Potential author misconduct (eg. Plagiarism, redundant publication)

      Technical errors

      Logical errors (fallacies, lapses in logic, etc.)

      Language errors that mar the clarity of the text

      References

          Suitability of references used

          Other relevant research which should be referenced in the paper

          Uncited content

 

Publishing Ethics

Advances in Human Physiology Research requests all members involved in the journal publishing process to adhere to the Code of Conduct and to the Best Practice Guidelines as stipulated by Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

The editors of this journal enforce a rigorous peer-review process together with strict ethical policies and standards to ensure to add high quality scientific works to the field of scholarly publication.

Advances in Human Physiology Research adopts a zero-tolerance policy concerning any academic misconducts and ethical violations in research and publication regardless of the severity of these issues. The violations include (but are not limited to):

  • Plagiarism
  • Falsification of research, data fabrication
  • Affiliation misrepresentation
  • Submit to multiple journals simultaneously
  • Breaches in copyright/use of third-party material without appropriate permissions
  • Undisclosed competing interests
  • Unethical research

The reviewers, authors or readers can forward their concerns to the journal if they find out that the description in a submitted article may constitute a research misconduct or publication malpractice. The concerns or complaints on the possible allegations submitted to the journal will be dealt with promptly and appropriately according to the procedure set out in the COPE flowchart. The complainant may direct all inquiries and correspondence to the Publisher at jhp@bilpublishing.com.

In cases of suspected misconduct and ethical violation, a panel will be formed to investigate the allegation. If the allegation is supported by evidence, the submitted manuscript in question will be declined for consideration in the journal and all authors will be informed in this regard. A retraction initiated by authors or by the journal is required to take place if the paper has already been published, and the retraction will be made public. Authors of the work in question will receive the Panel’s Decision via email and all appeals regarding the decision will have to be made to the Publisher at jhp@bilpublishing.com within 28 days of the decision date.

 

Plagiarism

The editorial team does not approve of any plagiarism attempts. iThenticate will be utilized at the editor’s discretion to verify the originality of submitted manuscripts. If plagiarism is detected during the review process the manuscript may be rejected pending the severity of plagiarism. Therefore, if a manuscript uses a text copied directly from another source, this text must be written in quotation marks and the original source must be cited.

 

Withdrawal Policy

Author-initiated submission withdrawal

If authors change their mind and decide not to pursue publication of papers with the journal, they must write a letter addressed to our editors at jhp@bilpublishing.com, explaining the reason(s) of submission withdrawal. Consents of all co-authors must be obtained for author-initiated submission withdrawal. The decision to withdraw a submission would eventually rest with the editors, including the Editor-in-Chief.

It is relatively more difficult in withdrawing a new submission paper that has been processed for peer-review or is under peer-review compared to withdrawing a new submission because the editors and reviewers have expended much time and energy in editorial process and manuscript evaluation, respectively.To withdraw a paper that has been processed for peer-review, authors should clearly argue their case on scientific reasons; only valid and sound reasons will be accepted. Once the approval of submission withdrawal is granted, the submission will be removed from the journal’s online submission system, and a confirmation email of submission withdrawal will be sent to the authors.

In general, the editors of Advances in Human Physiology Research consider the following as *unethical and unreasonable reasons* of withdrawing a submission:

*Unaware of the Article Processing Charge payable after paper acceptance (or reluctant to pay Article Processing Charge). Authors are advised to find out the publication fees associated with the journal before making a decision to submit. It is unethical to submit and proceed with the editorial process for a submission under consideration for publication if authors do not have plans of paying the Article Processing Charge upon acceptance.

*Do not want to make all research data or findings available to the journal. Before a submission is made, authors are responsible to check whether the research data or findings presented in manuscript are compatible with their desired journal and/or type of submission they intend to make. There are no defined criteria as to how much data or findings should be published in a paper, but we believe that it is necessary to obtain enough data from experiments to make precise and accurate interpretation.Thus, it is in authors’ best interest to provide, present and publish all relevant data and findings.

*Wanting to submit to a higher- or lower-impact journal. It’s the authors’ responsibility to vet the journal background before making a decision to submit. Making a submission to the journal is comparable to admitting that the quality and standard of the submission match with that of the journal.

In the event that authors insist to withdraw submission on unethical and unreasonable grounds (see the above-mentioned *unethical and unreasonable reasons*), they will be demanded to pay submission withdrawal fee that is charged at 30% of the Article Processing Charge. Once the payment of submission withdrawal fee is made, the submission will be removed from the journal’s online submission system, and a confirmation email of submission withdrawal will be sent to the authors.

Retraction to published articles

A Retraction notice will be issued where infringements of professional ethical codes, such as multiple submissions, bogus claims of authorship, plagiarism, fraudulent use of data or any major misconduct. Occasionally a retraction can be used to correct errors in submission or publication. The main reason for retraction is to correct the mistake while preserving the integrity of science. The decision to issue a retraction for an article will be made in accordance with COPE guidelines

Standards for dealing with retractions have been developed by a number of library and scholarly bodies, and this practice has been adopted for article retraction by Advances in Human Physiology Research:

- Add a “retracted” watermark to the published Version of Record of the article,

- Issue a separate retraction statement, titled ‘Retraction: [article title]’, that will be linked to the retracted article.

Authors should note that any amounts of paid Article Processing Charge will not be refunded if their accepted papers or Articles in Press are withdrawn on the grounds of academic misconducts and ethical violations in research and publication.

 

Conflict of Interest

All authors must disclose all relationships or interests in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might have influenced the presented results or their interpretation.

Authors can disclose potential conflicts of interest via the online submission system during the submission process. Declarations regarding conflicts of interest can also be stated in the cover letter.A statement in the manuscript must include in a separate section “Conflicts of Interest” placed just before the reference list. The statement should reflect all the collected potential conflict of interest disclosures in the form. If authors who have nothing to declare are encouraged to add "No conflict of interest was reported by all authors" in this section.

 

Data Sharing Policy

Bilingual Publishing Co is committed to a more open research landscape, facilitating faster and more effective research discovery by enabling reproducibility and verification of data, methodology and reporting standards. We encourage authors of articles published in our journals to share their research data including, but not limited to: raw data, processed data, software, algorithms, methods, materials,etc.

Advances in Human Physiology Research publishes accepted contributions according to CC BY-NC 4.0. The author who submits the paper for publication in the Advances in Human Physiology Research agrees to apply the CC BY-NC 4.0 to his work. The attribution allows others to remix, adapt, and create non-commercial works based on your work. Although their new work must bear your name and be for non-commercial purposes, they do not have to license their work under the same terms.

Subject to appropriate ethical and legal considerations, authors are encouraged to:

  • share your research data in a relevant public data repository
  • include a data availability statement linking to your data. If it is not possible to share your data, we encourage you to consider using the statement to explain why it cannot be shared.
  • cite this data in your research

 

Research Involving Human Subjects

If the research or work involves the use of human subjects, human material, human tissues or human data, the author should declare that the work described is carried out in accordance with The Code of Ethics of the World Medical Association (Declaration of Helsinki) and should be detailed Describe ethical approval information, such as the name of the granting committee or the organization and approval identifier, that is, the reference number. If the ethics approval identifier is not available, written approval from the granting committee or organization must be provided as a confidential supplementary document.

Research Participants' consent

- For surveys of human subjects, it should also be clearly stated from study participants that the author should inform study participants of the purpose of publication, the risks and benefits of the experiment, and the patient's right to refuse or withdraw consent. Authors are obligated to declare and clearly state any restrictions on the availability or use of human data in the manuscript.

-For all human subjects, it is necessary to obtain informed consent and the method of obtaining informed consent (that is, oral or written).

- Parental or legal guardian consent should be obtained if study participants are minors.

- Research participants have the right to privacy, which cannot be violated without informed consent. Identifying information, including the participant’s name, initials or hospital number, should not be released in the form of written instructions or photos, unless the information is essential for scientific purposes and the participant (or parent or guardian) has written knowledge of the release agree.

Authors are encouraged to follow the CARE guidelines while reporting a clinical case that involves the use human physiology on human subject. If the article reporting guidelines suggested by the International Advances in Human Physiology Research  were not pertinent to your work, please look for and refer to the appropriate reporting standards as found on EQUATOR Network, which have been adopted by the field of the works or which apply to their study design.

Please also refer to the ICMJE Recommendations for the Protection of Research Participants.

 

Ethical Guidelines for the Use of Animals in Research

Advances in Human Physiology Research  endorses the ARRIVE guidelines for reporting experiments using live animals. In the manuscripts, any additional guidelines for the care and use of laboratory animals that were used in the experiment should be indicated. Briefly, the authors should also include animal details (e.g. species, gender, age, weight), animal housing conditions and husbandry information, and relevant steps taken to ameliorate pain and suffering of the animals in the Methodology section.

For studies reporting experiments that involve testing on regulated animals (i.e. all live vertebrates and/or higher invertebrates), authors must identify the committee or organization (e.g. author’s Institutional Ethics Review Board) approving the experiments in the Methodology section of the manuscript, which should also detail ethics approval information such as the name of the granting committee or organization and the approval identifiers, i.e. reference numbers. For research conducted on non-regulated animals, a statement should be made as to why ethical approval was not required.

Studies involving vertebrates or higher invertebrates must only be carried out after obtaining approval from the appropriate ethics committee. As a minimum, the project identification code, date of approval and name of the ethics committee or institutional review board should be stated in Section ‘Institutional Review Board Statement’. Research procedures must be carried out in accordance with national and institutional regulations.

 

Application of Cell Lines

Advances in Human Physiology Research requires the submission of reports in the method section of cell line research to indicate the source of any cell line.For established cell lines the provenance should be stated and references must also be given to either a published paper or to a commercial source.Authors must identify the committee or organization (e.g. author’s Institutional Ethics Review Board) approving the experiments in the Methodology section of the manuscript, which should also detail ethics approval information such as the name of the granting committee or organization and the approval identifiers, i.e. reference numbers. In the case that ethics approval identifiers are not available, written approval from the granting committee or organization must be provided as confidential supplementary file. Authors must confirm that they obtained the consent from the donor or next of kin for deriving a cell line from the donor.

 

Clinical Trials and Reporting guidelines

Advances in Human Physiology Research conforms to the ICMJE requirement that clinical trials are registered in a WHO International Clinical Trials Registry Platform (ICTRP) at or before the time of first patient enrolment as a condition of consideration for publication. The trial registry name and URL, and registration number must be included at the end of the abstract. 

The relevant EQUATOR Network reporting guidelines should be followed depending on the type of study. For example, all randomized controlled trials submitted for publication should include a completed CONSORT flow chart as a cited figure and the completed CONSORT checklist should be uploaded with your submission as a supplementary file. Systematic reviews and meta-analyses should include the completed PRISMA flow chart as a cited figure and the completed PRISMA checklist should be uploaded with your submission as a supplementary file. The EQUATOR wizard can help you identify the appropriate guideline.

 

Advertising Policy

All advertisements are subject to approval to the Publisher. Advertisements must comply with the relevant regulations in the country where the advertisements appear. For more inquiries, please send email to jhp@bilpublishing.com.

 

Disclaimer

Advances in Human Physiology Research is not liable to the statements, perspectives, and opinions contained in the published articles. The appearance of advertisements in the journal shall not be construed as a warranty, endorsement, or approval of the products or services advertised and/or the safety thereof. Advances in Human Physiology Research and the Publisher disclaim responsibility for any injury to persons or property resulting from any ideas or products referred to in the articles or advertisements.