DYSONA journals work according to E-NAMTILA Publication Ethics policy. Furthermore, in accordance to COPE recommendations, we will always work to introduce good publication procedures and workflows to our authors and readers
These workflows, charts and special cases are introduced by COPE. Each one is used to achieve and understand one or more practice of COPE core practices. For further information please consider reading the practices in the following table using the DOI adjacent to each practice.
COPE flowcharts in relation to COPE's core practices (DOI for each flowchart is provided)
DYSONA journals policy for ethical roles and duties of publishing parties is inspired by COPE recommendations which are detailed in the following files provided by COPE:
Furthermore, DYSONA - Life Science publication policy operates in correspondence with the Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly work in Medical Journals provided by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE). Therefore, we highly recommend our authors to become acquainted with these guidelines.
Errata and Corrigenda Policy
Authors and readers are encouraged to report the errors that might present in an accepted article by contacting the editorial office directly via Contact us form and referring to the article and the error placement.
There are two types of errors:
Errors that have no effect on the scientific methodology, findings or conclusions of the article: these errors might be corrected by the original handling editor and the corresponding author without issuing a statement. As most of these errors are language and/or style mistakes; peer review session might not be required.
Errors that have an effect on the scientific methodology, findings or conclusions of the article: these errors should be handled by the original handling editor and the corresponding author as a new submission with all the needed peer review communications and all the needed statements of correction later.
DYSONA adopted guidelines in relation to specific fields of study
In relation to animal based experiments and the usage of laboratory animals, DYSONA journals adopts workflows and recommendations of (Animal Research: Reporting of In Vivo Experiments) (ARRIVE) guidelines provided by the national centre for the replacement refinement and reduction of animals in research (NC3Rs)
Medical studies and human medical case report
All researches that involve human subjects should be carried out in accordance with the regulations and recommendations of World Medical Association’s Declaration of Helsinki - ethical principles for medical research involving human subjects.
To ensure proper handling and publishing procedures for medical case report, DYSONA journals is adopting the Journals’ Best Practices for ensuring consent for publishing medical case reports: guidance from COPE
Please visit the following DOI link for full details:
Furthermore, DYSONA adopts the Good Clinical Research Practice (GCP) guidelines introduced by World Health Organization (WHO) as the road map to achieve ethical clinical scientific researches.
- World Health Organization. (2005). Handbook for good clinical research practice (GCP): guidance for implementation. World Health Organization. https://apps.who.int/iris/handle/10665/43392
(WHO) also provided the workbook for investigators in the field of tropical diseases as a part of UNDP/World Bank/WHO Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR). Therefore, practices and guidelines introduced in this workbook should be taken into consideration.
- UNDP/World Bank/WHO Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases. (2002). Workbook for investigators. World Health Organization. https://apps.who.int/iris/handle/10665/67354
Quantitative polymerase chain reaction experiments (qPCR)
All submitted qPCR manuscripts should confirm the usage MIQE: Minimum Information for Publication of Quantitative Real-Time PCR Experiments
Please visit the Real-time PCR Data Markup Language (RDML) for full details. The provided link contains full MIQE manuscript in addition to step by step check list to report your qPCR experiment properly
Please take into consideration that in genetic and molecular experiments, all related data (e.g. Gel blots photos, Nano drop output files, Primer optimization and efficiency standard curves …etc.) might be required through review procedure. Therefore, it is recommended to keep all these data reachable for any future inquires.
Stem cell researches