The Journal is committed to the integrity of all work published in the JLTC. Our policies on research integrity is based on the Principles of Transparency from the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).
The Journal is supported by an international Editorial Board who are experts in their field, and have substantial knowledge of the areas relevant to the Journal’s scope.
All content is peer-reviewed through a robust and transparent process as set out in our Editorial Policies.
All JLTC content is openly-accessible under a Creative Commons CC BY licence to ensure that research is freely available to support a greater global exchange of knowledge.
Authors are encouraged to make research data available as set out in our Author Guidelines.
All JLTC content is assigned a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) for online tracking and referencing.
JLTC content is archived by its host, the International Long-term Care Policy Network, and copies are also made available from LSE Research Online, an open access repository.
Requirements for authors
Authors are expected to ensure the integrity of their submitted articles. Where research is reported it should conform to good ethical practice. It is the responsibility of the authors to ensure that all appropriate research ethics and governance processes have been adhered to and that the necessary permissions were obtained for the research. It is also the responsibility of the authors to ensure that material in the article requiring specific copyright permission has the necessary approval. Submission of an article is taken to imply that it has not been previously published in a journal, or is not being considered for publication elsewhere. Authors should note in an acknowledgement sources of funding for the paper and associated work, and any potential conflicts of interest they may have relevant to the content of the article.
The Journal recommends that all authors submitting a paper register an account with ORCID.
JLTC has a clear process for dealing with allegations of research misconduct. The editors will take reasonable steps to identify and prevent the publication of papers where research misconduct has occurred.