St. Paul University Philippines International Health Research Journal


IHRJ adheres to the ethical standards set by the academic community and ensures that these are maintained by the editor, authors and reviewers. IRCJ editors and reviewers are required to assess manuscripts fairly and maintain confidentiality. Authors must also ensure that papers submitted is an original work and is not under consideration or accepted for publication elsewhere.

Submitted manuscripts are checked for plagiarism with an anti-plagiarism software to make a reasonable effort to determine the compliance of the authors to academic integrity. BUT the authors have the ultimate responsibility for the originality and academic integrity of the manuscript.

Likewise, the authorship of the manuscripts should consider the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors Recommendations. So, “authorship credit should be based only on:

  1. substantial contributions to conception and design, or acquisition , analysis or interpretation of the data for the work; AND
  2. Drafting the work or revising it critically for important intellectual content; AND
  3. Final approval of the version to be published; AND
  4. Agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.