RDME Journal follows
the COPE guidelines.
Editor / Editorial Board Member:
The editor and editorial board
members have to review submitted manuscripts during 2-5 working days and select
the articles for refereeing. The editor is in charge of selecting the internal
and external referees and consults with editorial board members if it is
- The referee is required to spend sufficient time to study and
review the manuscripts and provide the editor with his/her final and
specialized opinion during 15-20 days. If the referee is unable to
allocate sufficient time to study the manuscript for some reason and
cannot review it in the determined time and offers his/her opinion, he/she
should immediately inform the journal and send manuscript back.
- The referee is required to review all sections of the
manuscript completely (Title, Abstract, Introduction, Method,
Results, Discussion, Conclusion, conflict of interest, Ethical issues,
References, Supplement, ...) and express her/his opinions.
- If the referee finds out or doubts about plagiarism, data
fabrication, conflict of interest, duplicate publication, salami
publication, duplicate submission ...) he/she is required to inform the
Editor in chief directly.
- If the referee has conflict of interest with the received
manuscript, he/she is required to inform the editor in chief and reject to
- The authors are required to submit original articles. If a copy of
the paper has already been published as a poster or presentation, the
authors should mention it with all its article details (bibliographic)
- The authors should not submit their manuscripts to several
- The authors are required to study author guidelines and then
complete and formulate their manuscripts based on these guidelines and the
check lists for submission.
- The authors are required to provide the Journal with the
necessary explanations about conflict of interest.
- The authors are required to follow all ethical issues based on
Declaration of Helsinki, animal experiments, patient consent, and literary
and scientific plagiarism.
- The authors are required to follow copyright in using images,
tables and... .
A competing interest exists when professional judgment concerning a primary interest (such as patients’ welfare or the validity of research) may be influenced by a secondary interest (such as financial gain - employment, consultancies, stock ownership or options, honoraria, patents, and paid expert- testimony or personal relationship). There is nothing unethical about a competing interest but it should be acknowledged and clearly stated. All authors must declare all competing interests in their covering letter and in “Competing Interests” section at the end of the manuscript file (before the references). Authors with no competing interests to declare should obviously state that.
iThenticate software, which is a plagiarism detector service that verifies the
originality of content submitted before publication. If plagiarism is
identified, we will follow COPE guidelines.
includes, but is not limited to:
- Directly copying text from other sources
- Copying ideas, images, or data from other sources
- Reusing text from your own previous publications
- Using an idea from another source with slightly modified language
If plagiarism is detected during the peer review
process, the manuscript may be rejected. If plagiarism is detected after
publication, we reserve the right to issue a correction or retract the paper,
as appropriate. We reserve the right to inform authors' institutions about
plagiarism detected either before or after publication.
The policy of RDME
is that none of the editors should have any financial relationship with any