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Editorial Policies

Peer Review Process

IRP&P uses a double blind peer review system, the author and the reviewer will not know the identity of the other. Such review allows evaluation and critical commentary on papers from independent experts, helping the author to improve their work, and enables the editor to access suitability for publication.

To ensure the integrity of the blind peer review for submission to this journal, every effort should be made to prevent the identities of the authors and reviewers from being known to each other. This involves the authors, editors, and reviewers (if they upload documents as part of their review) checking to see that the names of any authors or reviewers have been deleted from the text. In particular authors should ensure that they have not referenced their own previous work in the text in a way that would reveal that they are the author of the submitted work. Authors should also ensure that all personally identifiable meta-data is removed from the document; for instance, authors should inspect a Word document to reveal any document properties and personal information and then remove these before completing the submission.

ORCID

The journal strongly recommends that all authors submitting a paper register an account with Open Researcher and Contributor Identifier (ORCID). Registration provides a unique and persistent digital identifier for the account that enables accurate attribution and improves the discoverability of published papers, ensuring that the correct author receives the correct credit for their work. As the ORCID remains the same through out the lifetime of the account, changes of name, affiliation, or research area do not effect the discoverability of an author's past work and aid correspondence with colleagues.

The journal asks that all corresponding authors include an ORCID within their submitting author data whilst co-authors are recommended to include one. ORCID numbers should be added to the author data upon submission and will be published alongside the submitted paper, should it be accepted.

Corrections and Retractions

Amendments, Publisher's Notes, Correction Articles, Retractions or Withdrawals will all be dealt with in accordance with the publisher's Corrections Policy.

Section Policies

Articles

  • Open Submissions
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  • Peer Reviewed

Forward thinking pieces

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Case reports

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Book reviews

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Editorial

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Policy report

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

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