Publication Ethics



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:



COPE Ethical Guidelines for Peer Reviewers

Responsible research publication: international standards for authors


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


Animal experiments

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)


Agricultural and botanic researches

All the main aspects that serve reproducibility of results in agricultural based papers should be reported. These aspects include but not limited to the following points:

  • Experiment location: it is preferable to mention the exact location of the experiment (longitudes, latitudes and altitudes) however, these information are not mandatory and a simple announcement for the locations of the fields and/or laboratories is enough.
  • Plant, animal and/or biological materials source. In case of using materials of certain natural or man made gene collections/ banks or Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs), all the needed information in regards to providers and approvals should be mentioned.
  • The used chemicals’ names and manufacturers and/or market sourced materials are to be reported sufficiently.
  • Experimental design and replication information.
  • It is always preferable that agricultural papers results are based on results of (at least) two years replicated experiments. However, this term can be overlooked by the editorial board in some cases.
  • Studies that are based on or contain raw/processed data (i.e. GIS studies, surveys, statistics data bases) should report all the resources and approvals.
  • Statistical analysis methodologies should be reported carefully and all figures and tables and statistically derived results should illustrate a proper usage of the previously mentioned statistical methods.


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.


Source codes: 

By submitting source codes you are declaring that:

  • You have the full right to use these codes in your research and to submit them for publication.
  • You are granting DYSONA journals the rights to publish these codes under a creative commons attribution license (third parties can use the source after proper citing)
  • Your codes do not contain any harmful portions in any shape or form.


Stem cell researches

DYSONA adopts the Guidelines for Stem Cell Research and Clinical Translation provided by The International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR )