1. Publication Ethics Statement
Discovery Medicine follows the guidelines of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals.
Discovery Medicine follows COPE’s procedures for dealing with potentially unethical behavior by authors, reviewers or editors. In cases of alleged or proven scientific misconduct, fraudulent publication or plagiarism, the publisher, in close collaboration with the editors, will take all appropriate measures to clarify the situation and to amend the article in question. This includes the prompt publication of an erratum, clarification or, in the most severe case, the retraction of the affected work. The publisher, together with the editors, shall take reasonable steps to identify and prevent the publication of papers where research misconduct has occurred, and under no circumstances encourage such misconduct or knowingly allow such misconduct to take place.
2. Publishing Standards and Report Guidelines
Discovery Medicine follows the best practices such as those outlined by these organizations:
International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE): Discovery Medicine follows the recommendations of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors. The guidelines comprehensively cover all aspects of editing, from how the journal is managed to details about peer review and handling complaints.
Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials (CONSORT) statement covers reporting of randomized, controlled trials. We encourage authors to verify their work against the checklist and flow diagram and upload them with their submission.
Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) covers systematic reviews and meta-analyses of interventional studies and MOOSE for systematic reviews and meta-analyses of observational studies. Authors are recommended to complete the checklist and flow diagram and include it with their submission.
Animal Research: Reporting of In Vivo Experiments (ARRIVE) contains guidelines for reporting in vivo experiments. Authors are recommended to verify their work against the checklist and include it with their submission.
The Strengthening the Reporting of Observational Studies in Epidemiology (STROBE) guidelines cover reporting of observational studies. Also, for diagnostic studies, authors are encouraged to use STARD guideline.
CARE guidelines (for case reports) was developed by an international group of experts to support an increase in the accuracy, transparency, and usefulness of case reports. View and download the CARE checklist.
Other related guidelines, please visit https://www.equator-network.org/.
Submission of a manuscript to Discovery Medicine implies that all authors have read and agreed to its content and that the manuscript conforms to the journal’s policies.
Updated on 10 January 2023