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Our journals follow the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI) funding model by the following link; https://www.budapestopenaccessinitiative.org/ (2019).
All contents of the journals freely available to readers/ authors and all institutions without a limitation period. Individuals can search, copy, print, read and download and also distribute full texts of the papers.
In our journals, the accepted articles by peer review will be published under a Creative Commons Attribution License (CC-BY) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ (2019).
Please see the platform of each journal.
It is the duty of the authors to get permission from copyright containers for copying photos, figures or tables that will not be published. The authors should submit the certification of permission along with the submission.
Facts and opinions in papers published in our journals are uniquely the personal statements of respective authors. Authors are responsible for all contents in their article(s) including accuracy of the facts, statements, and citing the resources
None of our journals accept advertisement. We absolutely are not willing to publish any advertisement.
The journal’s policy on preprint articles
Authors are not allowed to submit preprint papers.
Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement
Publication and authorship
Please complete the authors’ agreement form provided on the journal website and send it through email to the journal.
For more information, please look at the checklist for review provided on the journal website.
Our journals are committed on publishing only original materials (materials that neither have been published elsewhere nor are under review elsewhere). All the journals are powered by the iThenticate® software, a plagiarism detector software that detects the originality of content submitted before publication. If plagiarism is recognized, we act based on flowcharts and workflows regulated by the COPE.
Plagiarism could be the following items
Direct copying the text from other articles
Copying concepts, photos, or data from other published sources
Copying the text from the own previously published materials
If plagiarism is recognized, the manuscript will be rejected. Additionally, if plagiarism is detected after the publication of the paper, the will retract according to the COPE guidelines.
Papers, which have been published elsewhere, or to be under review elsewhere, will incur duplicate submission/publication sanctions. If authors have used their own previously published study, or study that is currently under review, as the basis for a submitted manuscript, they are required to cite the previous paper and indicate how their submitted manuscript offers novel contributions beyond those of the previous work.
Submitted papers that are found to include citations whose primary purpose is to increase the number of citations to a given author’s article, or to articles published in a particular journal, will incur citation manipulation sanctions.
Data Fabrication and Falsification
Submitted papers that are found to have either fabricated or falsified experimental results, including the manipulation of images, will incur data fabrication and falsification sanctions.
Improper Author Contribution or Attribution
All listed authors must have made a significant scientific contribution to the study in the paper and approved all its claims. It is important to list everyone who made a significant scientific contribution, including students and laboratory technicians.
Redundant publications involve the inappropriate division of study outcomes into several articles.
Process for Identification of and Dealing with Allegations of Research Misconduct
Society of Diabetic Nephropathy Prevention (http://www.sdiabeticnephropathy.com/index.php) as the publisher and the Editor-in-Chief of each journal will take practical steps, which comprise technological and personal knowledge available to identify and block the publication of papers where research misconduct has arisen, containing citation manipulation, plagiarism, and data falsification/fabrication among others. All of our journals respect to the COPE's guidelines (http://publicationethics.org/resources/guidelines) in dealing with allegations.
Our journals follow to the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME) Policy on “The Relationship between Journal Editors-in-Chief and Owners”. Accordingly, the Editor-in-Chief has editorial independence and therefore has full authority over the journal’s editorial content counting how and when information is published. Editorial decisions are based solely on the validity of the papers and their importance to readers, not on the policies or commercial interests of the owner. Neither the Publisher nor other organizations interfere in the evaluation, selection, or editing of individual articles, either directly or by creating an environment in which editorial decisions are influenced.
CrossMark is a multi-publisher initiative to offer a standard system for readers to find the current version of a piece of content. Through utilizing the CrossMark logo, this journal is committing to keeping the content it and notifying the readers of changes when it occurs.
All papers have the CrossMark logo in PDF. Clicking on the CrossMark logo at the top of each article in a PDF file will indicate the status of a document and may also give additional data about the document.
For more information on CrossMark, please check the CrossMark website by the following link:
The characteristics of the authors containing names and email addresses, which are registered on the journal’s website, will be conducted only for the aims of the journal and will not be directed for any other reason.
Authors or editors of the journal may retract a paper. However, the final decision is made by the editors for retracting the material. If none of the authors will approve publishing a retraction, the editor/s may request such a retraction from the investigating institution, or the editor may ask for a retraction on behalf of the journal. In each condition, the editor should inform the author(s) or institution affiliated with the author(s) for publishing a retraction.