Publication Ethics of the Al-Rafidain Dental Journal 

 

Duties and Responsibilities of Publishers

  1. RDENTJ is committing to ensure that editorial decisions on manuscript submissions are the final.
  2. RDENTJ is promising to ensure that the decision on manuscript submissions is only made based on professional judgment and will not be affected by any commercial interests.
  3. RDENTJ is committing to maintain the integrity of academic and research records.
  4. RDENTJ is monitoring the ethics by Editor-in-Chief, Associate Editors, Editorial Board Members, Reviewers, Authors, and Readers.
  5. RDENTJ is always checking the plagiarism and fraudulent data issues involving in the submitted manuscript.
  6. RDENTJ is always willing to publish corrections, clarifications and retractions involving its publications as and when needed.

 

Principles of Transparency

  • Peer review process: RDENTJ is a double-blind peer reviewed electronic and print biannual publication concerned with all aspects of dental sciences.
  • Contact information: Journal is provided the contact information for the editorial office of RDENTJ     https://rden.mosuljournals.com/journal/contact.us
  • Author fees / Access: The Journal database is fully open access and full text of published articles are available for everyone who can get access to the Journal website free of cost. Besides, the authors should pay article publication fee which is 100 000 ID.
  • Copyright: Journals made clear the type of copyright under which authors work will be published.  Upon acceptance of manuscript, authors will be asked to complete a "Journal Publishing Agreement".
  • Identification of and dealing with allegations of research misconduct: Editor-in-Chief takes reasonable steps to identify and prevent the publication of papers where research misconduct has occurred, including plagiarism, citation manipulation, and data falsification/fabrication, among others.
  • Web site: A journal’s Web site (https://rden.mosuljournals.com/) contains that care has been taken to ensure high ethical and professional standards.
  • Name of journal: The Journal name of AlRafidain Dental Journal ( RDENTJ) has unique and not be one that is easily confused with another journal
  • Conflicts of interest: Authors are requested to evident whether impending conflicts do or do not exist while submitting their articles to RDENTJ through Conflict of Interest Disclosure form.
  • Publishing schedule: The periodicity at which a journal publishes is clearly indicated https://rden.mosuljournals.com/
  • Archiving: A journal’s plan for electronic backup and preservation of access to the journal content is clearly indicated https://rden.mosuljournals.com/browse?_action=issue

Violation of Publication Ethics

  1. Plagiarism: Plagiarism is intentionally using someone else’s ideas or other original material as if they are one's own. Copying even one sentence from someone else’s manuscript, or even one of your own that has previously been published, without proper citation is considered by RDENTJ Journals as plagiarism. All manuscripts under review or published with RDENTJ are subject to screening using plagiarism prevention software. Thus, plagiarism is a serious violation of publication ethics. The development of CrossCheck is a service that helps editors to verify the originality of papers. CrossCheck is powered by the Ithenticate software from iParadigms, known in the academic community as providers of Turnitin. 
  2. Data Fabrication and Falsification: Data fabrication and falsification means the researcher did not really carry out the study, but made up data or results and had recorded or reported the fabricated information. Data falsification means the researcher did the experiment, but manipulated, changed, or omitted data or results from the research findings.
  3. Simultaneous SubmissionSimultaneous submission occurs when a manuscript (or substantial sections from a manuscript) is submitted to a journal when it is already under consideration by another journal.
  4. Duplicate PublicationDuplicate publication occurs when two or more papers, without full cross referencing, share essentially the same hypotheses, data, discussion points, and conclusions.
  5. Redundant PublicationsRedundant publications involve the inappropriate division of study outcomes into several articles, most often consequent to the desire to plump academic vitae.
  6. Improper Author Contribution or AttributionAll listed authors must have made a significant scientific contribution to the research in the manuscript and approved all its claims. Don’t forget to list everyone who made a significant scientific contribution, including students and laboratory technicians.
  7. Citation ManipulationCitation Manipulation is including excessive citations, in the submitted manuscript, that do not contribute to the scholarly content of the article and have been included solely for the purpose of increasing citations to a given author’s work, or to articles published in a particular journal. This leads to misrepresenting the importance of the specific work and journal in which it appears and is thus a form of scientific misconduct.
  8. Sanctions: In the event that there are documented violations of any of the above mentioned policies in any journal, regardless of whether or not the violations occurred in a journal, the following sanctions will be applied: (i) Immediate rejection of the infringing manuscript, (ii)Immediate rejection of every other manuscript submitted to any journal published by any of the authors of the infringing manuscript, (iii) Prohibition will be imposed for a minimum of 36 months against all of the authors for any new submissions to any journal, either individually or in combination with other authors of the infringing manuscript, and (iv) Prohibition against all of the authors from serving on the Editorial Board of any journal.