List of Articles
All Kowsar Journals are accepted to consider regulations of "Open Peer Review Process" since Aug 2019.
DOI or direct object identifier is one of key elements of each article in a journal. Editors of the journals must have basic knowledge to check the validity of DOI of their published articles. Using this flowchart, editors are able to check or control the validity of DOI's in their journals.
Recently, we have faced to a suspected case of Conflict of Interest (CoI) in some of the journals by a unique group of authors. These authors are the shareholders of a pharmaceutical company. In the meantime, they designed a RCT and published at least 4 articles in 4 different journals. In the first and second published articles, they did not mention any CoI while in the third and fourth article, they mentioned a part of their financial involvement in the CoI. In this manuscript, we are trying the review some of important opinions and advises regarding this malpractice. We believe that it is the EIC role to make the best and final decision.
Many journals write the last degree of an author in the affiliation part while so many others not. We have reviewed different styles in publishers and include them here for editors' considerations. To find out the best method of solution, we referred and browsed some of “Nature” journals and “Elsevier” journals since they publish famous and well-known journals.