DYSONA journals work according to E-NAMTILA Publication Ethics policy and COPE recommendations and workflows.
These workflows, charts and special cases are introduced by COPE. Each one is used to achieve and understand 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.
Fighting plagiarism: َDYSONA – Life Science journal uses iThenticate plagiarism detection technology to reassure the originality of the works submitted for publishing.
Contributorship: including the role of each author and his contribution to the research is mandatory with each submission to our journals. These roles should be consisted of one or more assignment of the following:
In some cases where two or more authors share an assignment further clarification might be requested. Any other roles that do not qualify its doer to be among authors should only be mentioned in the acknowledgment section.
Conflict of interests: all submitted materials should contain a detailed report of conflict of interests (COIs) for each one of the authors. By accepting our terms and conditions during submission procedure, the authors declare that they understand the term “COIs”, have reported all COIs and to take responsibility for un-declared COIs. On the other hand, It is the journal responsibility to tackle and inspect these conflicts case by case and to make the right decisions in the light of these inspections before and after peer review and to follow up and share information between editors in chief regarding any case after publication or rejection in the light of COPE recommendations. Therefore, including the ICMJE Conflict of Interest form is mandatory along with submissions to any of DYSONA journals. The inclusion of this form serves as a clear declaration of COIs understanding and reporting by the authors.
Complaints office: E-NAMTILA publishing has a complaint system for authors and readers which is independent from the journal’s body. This system will guarantee honesty in the relationship between readers/authors community and our journals and will maintain safe handling for each case of complain. The complaints can be submitted by visiting Contact Us page, and choosing (Send a complaint) under Question Type menu. Or by contacting the publisher directly via this contact form https://e-namtila.com/contact-us
Fighting scientific fraud: DYSONA – Life Science follows COPE recommendations of handling scientific dishonesty whether during peer review process or even after publishing.
Submissions of journal body members: DYSONA – Life Science considers the submissions of editorials and reviewers, and insures an unbiased handling for these submissions through the double blind peer review system and the confidential submission management system.
All published materials in DYSONA – Life Science, including supplementary material and datasets, are constantly archived in INTERNET ARCHIVE (https://archive.org/details/@dysona_life_science). Additionally, other independent online and offline means of archiving are also considered. Therefore, all published data are sufficiently preserved in case of emergency events.
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.
Our working retraction policy is inspired by COPE retraction guidelines. A retraction case is initiated under any of the following conditions:
The office will thoroughly investigate all cases, and the needed communications between authors, the journal body, and any involved third parties will be made. A decision will be made in light of the aforementioned investigation, communications, and our ethical policy. A formal statement will be announced if the case results in a confirmed decision. All involved parties including case initiators will be notified of the outcome via e-mail.