Allegations of Misconduct

Allegations of Misconduct

DJM have a clear policy on allegations about misconduct, which can arise regarding authors, reviewers, editors, and others. DJM uses all means available to prevent publishing miscounted research. It was defined research misconduct broadly in three categories of action and conducts. DJM uses this definition of the misconduct in its dealing with the issue and follows strictly the COPE follow chart in dealing with research misconduct. Furthermore, DJM has many assurance policies for each component of the research misconduct, as in the following:



Plagiarism is defined as the appropriation of the language, ideas, or thoughts of another without crediting their true source, and representation of them as one's own original work.  Another category of plagiarism is self-plagiarism when the author published his own idea, data, and text in different journals when no need for such duplication exists. DJM uses all methods to detect any plagiarism.  DJM strictly follows the COPE follow the chart in dealing with plagiarized articles. 

- Animal rights Protection

DJM does not publish manuscripts that do not declare a statement about the protection of animal rights. DJM needs a statement of declaration that research has been reviewed by an institutional review board and mention that in the material method section or in the ethical clearance section of the manuscript.

-Falsification and Fabrication

Fabrication is defined as making up of data without actually collecting or synthesizing scientific result. Falsification is defined as the manipulation of research material in order to reach a favourable result. DJM makes an effort to identify any type of fabrication or falsification in all manuscript processing stages, from initial screening to comprehensive evaluation of a revised manuscript and even after a manuscript has been published. In any occurrence of falsification or fabrication, DJM keeps its right to retract or withdraw the fabricated or falsified article. DJM strictly follows the COPE follow the chart in dealing with fabrication and falsification.