Disclaimer & Withdrawal Policy


The author(s) of each article appearing in this Journal is/are solely responsible for the content thereof; neither the GJPB nor its editors or publisher or anyone else involved in creating, producing or distribution assumes any liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information provided in the Journal, nor shall they be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or punitive damages arising out of the use of the GJPB. Author(s) is/are responsible for all the statements made in their work and should be willing to defend them publicly if challenged. Authors should prepare their manuscripts submitted to the journal exactly according to the instructions given. Manuscripts which do not follow the GJPB guidelines may be returned to the authors for revision or be rejected. The journal reserves the right to make any further formal changes and language corrections necessary in a manuscript accepted for publication. Manuscripts and figures are not returned to the authors, not even upon rejection of the paper.


Manuscript Withdrawal Policy

In the event that you decide to withdraw a paper, please remember that the editor, reviewers and editorial assistants may have already put in a significant amount of time and effort. When a paper is in the latter stages of peer review, there is an increased ethical concern about withdrawing it. The ethical implications of withdrawing a manuscript become more severe as peer review of the paper progresses. If there is anything that can be done on our end to prevent the withdrawal, we would appreciate you letting us know before you go ahead with the withdrawal. We are delighted to collaborate with authors to eliminate any barriers to publishing and would welcome the opportunity to do so.

Process to withdraw

Once the authors have contemplated withdrawing a submission due to financial constraints, conflicts of interest, Revision decision with extensive comments (feels they cannot respond to reviewer comments), Journal delay, problems in manuscript, Accidental duplicate submission, Discovery of ethical misconduct, and any other reason, please complete the following actions.

Contact the Journal Editor: Please contact the Commissioning editor or Handling editor working on your manuscript. Notify the editor of your decision to withdraw the manuscript, including the reason for doing so and whether or if there is anything they can do to help you avoid this result. Do this before you withdraw the manuscript.

Submit the Withdrawal Form: In order to get started with your withdrawal request, you will need to fill out and submit the Withdrawal Form. Download the form from the journal website under the section "Downloads".

The authors are required to provide an explanation for their intention to withdraw, and each author must sign the withdrawal form.

After the GJPB Editorial Board reviews the form, the authors will get a confirmation e-mail if the GJPB Editorial Board considers that the justification given for withdrawal is acceptable. The authors need to remember that their articles are not considered withdrawn until they receive this confirmation e-mail.

Kindly submit the completed Withdrawal Form to editor@gjpb.de


Permissions for reproduced or adapted material within your article

Original content does not require any permission to publish, however, authors should ensure they cite any data sources used to create the content. In case a figure or a table has been published previously (even if you were the author), acknowledge the original source and submit written permission from the copyright holder to reproduce the material where necessary.

Publishing and Editorial Issues Related to Publication

GJPB follows the ICJME guidelines for publishing and editorial issues related to the publication. Please refer to ICMJE Guidelines.


Journal Owners and Editorial Freedom

GJPB follows the ICJME guidelines for Journal Owners and Editorial Freedom.



Advertising Policy

This journal does not accept commercial advertisements.