One of the most primitive and fundamental stages at any scientific institute to establish a new scientific journal is assessment based on the facts. By providing consultation sessions, and intragroup discussions Kowsar consulting team provides a prospective vision about publishing journals, the consultations are offered under the following headings:
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We offer the above mentioned services for our journals. Furthermore, Altmetrics is also enabled in our journal system.
One of the tough jobs in each journal is replying and approaching to malpractice cases based on the ethical and official rules and regulations. Each complaint in a journal must be considered as a potential thread against the journal entity. Using an expert lawyer team in Kowsar, we are ready to review and approach to all suspected malpractice cases before, during and after publishing.
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To educate all journal members, we provide the last updates about peer-review methods, article writing, methodological evaluation, explanation of journal environments, plagiarism, managing a journal, English editing and other useful fields in academic journalism.
Training: The foundation for the development of knowledge and technology
Training principles of journalism and article writing are main goals of Kowsar since early point of a journal establishment. We aimed to empower our editors as well as members of the editorial board of journals. Kowsar is proud of holding free of charge training courses for editors in chief, and the members of editorial boards of journals who have signed a publishing contract, aiming to promote them. So far, the training workshops have been held in more than 15 provinces of Iran. Main topics of workshops are:
There are huge scientific databases in the world which index contents of their articles and provide them to the researchers in an easier way. These indexers increase the rate of citation by increasing the chance of being seen and read and finally increase the impact factor of journals. Considering the publishing rules, on time publishing and publishing high quality articles play important roles in increasing the journal visibility in indexing databases.
As one of the ultimate goals of publishing a journal, increasing journal visibility by indexing in well-known databases is considered at the highest point of our efforts in Kowsar journals. To index a journal, first, we need to publish high quality articles on time. Each year, we send an internal evaluation report to our journals to find their pros and cons. List of Kowsar Journals can be found here.
Below you may find a list of some major indexing sources of medical journals which accept articles globally in different languages:
We have prepared CITEDBY services by Crossref, Scholar, and Scopus in our journals.
Kowsar publication shares all published articles on the social networks, such as Facebook or Twitter, and scientific networks such as CiteULike, and references on Mendeley online Library, which directly causes increasing the visibility of articles and finally increases their impact factor.
This type of consultation will be presented to the journals which need expert peer reviewer and methodologists for their journals. The EIC may choose from our internal methodologists who are expert in reviewing the scientific articles when:
By designing an article you will be differentiated since the first look. All productions (articles or journals) prior to entering to any type of printing or publishing will be designed by our expert team. Kowsar professional and qualified design and publishing team is one of the main pillars in providing fine visual products.
Thanks to one of the best software for detecting similarity of text plus an expert person, you as the EIC will never face to a plagiarized manuscript in your journal. We approach all suspected cases just in line with the related guidelines written by COPE.
iThenticate is a leading service and professional software to detect and prevent plagiarism supported and applied by the scientific publishers and research teams all around the world to make about the article draft before publication. By this database, Kowsar production manager of the journal can prepare an accurate report on the rate of plagiarism with full documentation from the copied resources, in a short time before the editor in chief and referee review the article.
Cross Check System
This service is provided by Crossref website and can compare the preliminary version of the articles with the contexts available on the database, and highlight similar cases.
By this database, an exact rate of plagiarism with full documentation of the copied resources is reported in a short time as per receipt of the article.
Which sources are covered by iThenticate?
To compare and detect plagiarism, the largest set of databases used by iThenticate are as follows:
EBSCO, CROSSREF, Science Direct, Oxford Nature, ISI Web of Sciences, PubMed, Cengage Learning, and more than 130 Library
One of the main tasks in each journal is technical editing of articles based on the journal standards. Our expert production managers will do Uniformity and standardization of articles for your journal. Main tasks of a production member are:
We consider the "AMA Manual Of Style" on all of our manuscripts. It is a writing guideline for the authors and editors provided by JAMA or Journal of American Medical Association, Archives Journals, and the Medical Journals of Oxford University Press Group, since 1962. The tenth edition of this style was provided in 2007. Validity and reliability of this style have made many authors, researchers, and other people involved in publication, use it. This style contains all points and hints that authors encounter when writing a book or article.
Using an integrated portal, a production manager will be able to convert a word file to XML. This XML file acts as a core file to produce correspondent PDF and HTML full text simultaneously. You never find such a huge and reliable integration in one place for publishing an article. One time editing per XML made synchronization between XML, PDF, and HTML much easier than expectations. This is the power of NeoScriber to make a unique and integrated system for publishers.
XML is the most comprehensive method for archiving digital data. Kowsar offers one of the best journal management system which has its own automated engine for producing XML and its related files from your published articles. Kowsar XML generator is a straight forward link of your journal. The standard XML of your articles matches with many libraries like PMC XML DTD 3.0 or Crossref XML, or Portico XML and many other libraries. All of these XML packages will be in your hand and created online as you need them.
Advantages of XML Services in Kowsar Journals:
Using Online store, a journal manager will be able to collect any fee related to the articles (like Acceptance Fee, Fast Track Fee, Publication Fee, and English Editing Fee from authors. Furthermore, all payments to editors or reviewer will be performed through this online accounting portal. Authors will be able to apply coupon code on their invoices and each product will be managed by the publisher or journal manager.
DOI (digital object identifier) serves as a persistent, actionable identifier for intellectual property online. DOIs can be assigned at any level of granularity, and therefore provide publishers with an extensible platform for a variety of applications. And DOI links don't break. Even if a publisher needs to migrate publications from one system to another, or if the content moves from one publisher to another, the DOI never changes. This means that all the links to that content that have already been made still function. Hence, one key insight of the DOI model is persistence; the other is actionability. One click on a properly implemented DOI gets the reader to the location of the material they want.
CrossCheck powered by iThenticate is an initiative started by CrossRef to help its members actively engage in efforts to prevent scholarly and professional plagiarism.All journals published by Kowsar will use CrossCheck for checking their contents.
CrossRef Cited-by Linking is a service that allows you to discover how your publications are being cited and to incorporate that information into your online publication platform. CITEDBY service provides the exact number of citations for the author and the reader of the article. To benefit from this service standard XML output of the article full text is needed, so that necessary metadata to aggregate and increase the number of citations can be provided. Read more
All articles published by Kowsar are made available under an open access license worldwide immediately. This means: