Editorial Policies

Open-Access Principles

  • The Eldaghayes Publisher embraces open-access principles, ensuring unrestricted access to all content without charges to users or their institutions.
  • Readers are granted permission for various actions, including reading, downloading, copying, distributing, printing, searching, or linking to full-text articles without prior approval from the publisher or author.
  • This commitment aligns with the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI) definition.

Online Accessibility and Identification

  • All published articles in the Eldaghayes Publisher journals are promptly and permanently available online after the completion of the publication process.
  • Each article is assigned a unique Crossref DOI number (Digital Object Identifier), enhancing search ability and immediate citation.

Licensing and Usage Terms

  • Articles featured in the journal of Eldaghayes Publisher operate under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
  • This license permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction of the content in any medium, provided proper citation is attributed to the original work.

The editorial policies of the Eldaghayes Publisher are meticulously crafted to uphold the highest standards of scholarly publishing, fostering a dynamic and inclusive environment for the dissemination of cutting-edge research in the fields of microbiology and infectious diseases. This comprehensive overview delves into the core principles that guide our editorial decision-making, ethical considerations, peer review processes, and commitment to transparency.

Editorial Decision-Making

Editorial Independence

Eldaghayes Publisher is committed to maintaining editorial independence, ensuring that decisions regarding manuscript acceptance, rejection, or revision are based solely on academic merit. Editorial autonomy is upheld to preserve the integrity of the peer review process and editorial judgments.

Fair and Unbiased Evaluation

All submissions undergo a fair, unbiased, and rigorous evaluation process. Our editors strive to consider the scientific quality, originality, and significance of each manuscript, regardless of authors’ affiliations, backgrounds, or other non-scientific factors.

Peer Review Process

Rigorous Peer Review

Eldaghayes Publisher adheres to a rigorous peer review process, employing experts in the respective fields of microbiology and infectious diseases to evaluate manuscript submissions. This process ensures that published articles meet high scientific standards and contribute valuable insights to the scholarly community.

Single-Blind Peer Review Policy

The journals of Eldaghayes Publisher adhere to the single-blind peer review. In this model, the reviewers are aware of the identities of the authors, providing transparency in the review process. However, authors are not informed of the identities of the reviewers, preserving the confidentiality of the peer review process..

Timely Review Process

Efficiency is paramount in our peer review process. Eldaghayes Publisher is dedicated to providing authors with timely and constructive feedback, minimizing the duration between submission and final editorial decisions. This commitment is aligned with our goal to support researchers in the timely dissemination of their findings.

Ethical Considerations

Research Integrity

Authors are expected to uphold the highest standards of research integrity. Eldaghayes Publisher follows established ethical guidelines and encourages the responsible conduct of research, including proper citation of sources, avoidance of plagiarism, and accurate reporting of methodologies and results.

Authorship and Contributorship

Authorship should be based on substantial contributions to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the research. Eldaghayes Publisher emphasizes the importance of transparent authorship and contributorship, requiring all listed authors to have made significant intellectual contributions to the work.

Conflict of Interest

Eldaghayes Publisher is committed to transparency regarding potential conflicts of interest. Authors are required to disclose any financial or personal relationships that may influence the interpretation of their research findings. Editors and reviewers are also expected to declare any conflicts of interest that may compromise impartial decision-making.

Plagiarism Detection

Eldaghayes Publisher employs advanced plagiarism detection tools such as iThenticate to ensure the originality of submitted manuscripts. Authors are responsible for submitting work that is free from plagiarism, and any instances of misconduct are treated with the utmost seriousness.

Author Guidelines

Manuscript Preparation

Authors submitting to the journals of Eldaghayes Publisher are provided with clear and comprehensive guidelines for manuscript preparation. These guidelines cover formatting, referencing, and other essential elements to facilitate a standardized and streamlined publication process.

Ethical Approval and Informed Consent

Authors conducting research involving human subjects or animals must provide evidence of ethical approval and informed consent in their submissions. This commitment to ethical research practices underscores Eldaghayes Publisher’s dedication to the welfare of research participants.

Transparency and Open Science

Data Sharing and Reproducibility

Eldaghayes Publisher encourages authors to share data, code, and other relevant materials to promote transparency and reproducibility. Open science practices contribute to the robustness and credibility of scientific research, aligning with our commitment to advancing knowledge.

Post-Publication Discussions

Eldaghayes Publisher supports post-publication discussions and welcomes constructive criticism as a means of promoting scientific discourse. Authors, readers, and the wider scholarly community are encouraged to engage in discussions that contribute to the refinement and advancement of published research.

Continuous Improvement

Editorial Board Evaluation

The Eldaghayes Publisher Editorial Board regularly evaluates and refines editorial policies to adapt to evolving standards and best practices in scholarly publishing. Feedback from authors, reviewers, and readers is actively sought to inform continuous improvement initiatives.

Collaborative Initiatives

Eldaghayes Publisher collaborates with other journals, institutions, and organizations to foster innovation and uphold the highest standards in scholarly publishing. Joint initiatives contribute to the advancement of editorial practices and support a global community of researchers.

The editorial policies of Eldaghayes Publisher journals serve as a foundation for fostering a scholarly environment characterized by integrity, transparency, and excellence. By adhering to these policies, Eldaghayes Publisher remains dedicated to advancing scientific knowledge, promoting ethical research practices, and contributing to the ongoing dialogue in the fields of microbiology and infectious diseases. As we continually strive for excellence, the collaborative efforts of authors, reviewers, and the editorial team ensure that Eldaghayes Publisher remains a trusted platform for disseminating impactful and high-quality research.

At Eldaghayes Publisher, we prioritize the integrity of research and scholarly publishing above all else. Our policy regarding allegations of research misconduct is meticulously crafted to address such concerns with thoroughness, sensitivity, and unwavering adherence to ethical principles, as delineated by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). This policy delineates the procedural steps through which Eldaghayes Publisher will navigate allegations of research misconduct:

Reporting Research Misconduct

Allegations of research misconduct may pertain to either a published article or a manuscript currently undergoing the peer-review process. We strongly encourage individuals to lodge complaints through the designated contact form on our website, ensuring a secure and accessible channel for voicing concerns.

Responsibilities of the Complainant

It is imperative for the complainant to articulate the nature of the alleged misconduct with utmost clarity. Providing specific details, such as instances of plagiarism or other forms of malpractice, along with references to both the original and suspected articles, is essential.

Confidentiality and Sensitivity

The editorial office is dedicated to upholding the confidentiality and sensitivity of all allegations. Recognizing the significance of discretion in handling such matters, we strive to safeguard the interests of all parties involved.

Initial Investigation

Upon receipt of a complaint, the editorial office will initiate a comprehensive investigation, which includes reaching out to the editor of the relevant journal and contacting the corresponding author(s) of the implicated article.

Author Response

The corresponding author(s) will be afforded a fair opportunity to respond to the allegations, encouraged to furnish factual statements and any available evidence in their defense.

Acknowledgment of Misconduct

Should the author(s) acknowledge the allegations of misconduct, the editorial office will take appropriate actions commensurate with the circumstances:

  • For published articles, corrective measures such as issuing an erratum or retracting the article may be deemed necessary, with any disagreements over wording duly addressed.
  • In cases where misconduct is identified during the review process, it may proceed with the author(s) making requisite modifications.

Nonresponse or Unsatisfactory Explanation

In instances where the author(s) fail to respond within the stipulated timeframe or provide an inadequate explanation, the article may face permanent retraction or rejection. Expert consultation from relevant institutions or authorities may be sought prior to reaching a decision.

Resolution and Communication

Upon resolution of the matter, the complainant will be promptly notified of the outcome. This transparent communication underscores our commitment to accountability and nurtures trust in our dedication to upholding research integrity.

Adherence to COPE Guidelines

Throughout the entire process, Eldaghayes Publisher will strictly adhere to the guidelines set forth by COPE. This unwavering commitment ensures that the handling of allegations remains equitable, transparent, and aligned with the highest ethical standards in research publication.

Continuous Review

Eldaghayes Publisher remains steadfast in its dedication to regularly review and update this policy, ensuring alignment with evolving industry standards and best practices in research integrity.

At Eldaghayes Publisher, we uphold the principles of transparency, integrity, and fairness in determining authorship and contributorship for scholarly works. Our policy is designed to ensure that authorship is attributed only to those who have made substantial contributions to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the research. We emphasize the following guidelines:

Substantial Contributions

Authorship should be based on substantial intellectual contributions to the research endeavor. This may include involvement in the conception or design of the study, acquisition or analysis of data, drafting or revising the manuscript, and providing critical intellectual input to the interpretation of results.


Eldaghayes Publisher places a high value on transparent authorship and contributorship. All individuals who qualify as authors must be listed as such, while those who have made significant but non-authorship contributions should be acknowledged appropriately.

Criteria for Authorship

To qualify for authorship, individuals must meet all of the following criteria,

  • Substantial contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the research.
  • Participation in drafting or revising the manuscript for intellectual content.
  • Approval of the final version of the manuscript to be published.
  • Agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work, ensuring its accuracy and integrity.

Acknowledgment of Contributors

Individuals who have made substantial contributions to the research but do not meet the criteria for authorship should be acknowledged in the manuscript’s acknowledgments section. This may include individuals who provided technical assistance, administrative support, or critical feedback but were not directly involved in the research process.

Corresponding Author Responsibilities

The corresponding author is responsible for ensuring that all listed authors meet the criteria for authorship, obtaining their consent for inclusion, and accurately representing their contributions. They should also serve as the primary point of contact for editorial inquiries and post-publication communication.

Dispute Resolution

In cases where there is disagreement over authorship or contributorship, Eldaghayes Publisher will facilitate communication and strive to resolve disputes in a fair and transparent manner, following established guidelines and best practices prescribed by COPE.

At Eldaghayes Publisher, we are committed to maintaining the highest standards of integrity, transparency, and fairness in all aspects of our publishing processes. We recognize the importance of providing a mechanism for addressing complaints and appeals in a prompt and equitable manner. Our Complaints and Appeals Policy is designed to ensure that any concerns raised by authors, reviewers, editors, or other stakeholders are handled with diligence and sensitivity.

Scope of Complaints and Appeals

Complaints and appeals encompass a wide range of issues related to the editorial process, publication decisions, or ethical considerations associated with our journals or publications. A complaint may involve expressions of dissatisfaction with the peer review process, editorial decisions, or ethical conduct, while an appeal typically involves requests for reconsideration of manuscript rejections or revisions based on perceived errors, inconsistencies, or unfair treatment.

Submission of Complaints and Appeals

Authors, reviewers, editors, or other concerned individuals are encouraged to submit complaints or appeals in writing to the editorial office or a designated contact person. It is essential that complaints or appeals are accompanied by clear and specific details regarding the nature of the concern, along with any relevant supporting documentation. This ensures that the issue can be thoroughly investigated and addressed.

Handling of Complaints and Appeals

Upon receipt of a complaint or appeal, Eldaghayes Publisher will initiate an impartial investigation to assess the validity of the concerns raised. The handling of complaints and appeals may involve the review and assessment of relevant documentation, consultation with involved parties, and consideration of established editorial policies and ethical guidelines. All parties involved in the complaint or appeal process will be treated with respect, and confidentiality will be maintained to the extent possible.

Resolution and Communication

Efforts will be made to resolve complaints and appeals in a timely, transparent, and equitable manner. Once a decision has been reached, the complainant or appellant will be promptly notified of the outcome and provided with a clear explanation of the rationale behind the decision. If the complaint or appeal is upheld, appropriate remedial actions will be taken, and steps will be implemented to prevent similar issues from arising in the future.

Escalation Process

In cases where the complainant or appellant is dissatisfied with the initial resolution or believes that their concerns have not been adequately addressed, they may request further review by senior management or an independent ombudsman, if available. The decision reached at the highest level of escalation will be considered final and binding.

Continuous Improvement

Eldaghayes Publisher is committed to continuously reviewing and refining our complaints and appeals process to enhance transparency, fairness, and efficiency. Feedback obtained through complaints and appeals will be used to identify areas for improvement and implement corrective measures where necessary. Our goal is to foster trust, accountability, and integrity in our interactions with authors, reviewers, editors, and other stakeholders within the scholarly publishing community.

The Eldaghayes Publisher is committed to upholding the highest standards of integrity, transparency, and objectivity in scientific research and publication. This Conflict of Interest Policy is designed to articulate our dedication to identifying, managing, and mitigating conflicts of interest to ensure the credibility and reliability of the content we publish.

Definition of Conflict of Interest

A conflict of interest arises when the personal, financial, or professional interests of individuals involved in the publication process may compromise the objectivity, integrity, or impartiality of the research and its subsequent dissemination. Conflicts of interest may be real or perceived and can involve authors, editors, reviewers, or any other party contributing to the publication process.

Author Responsibilities


Authors submitting manuscripts to the Eldaghayes Publisher are required to disclose any potential conflicts of interest that could influence the research, interpretation, or presentation of their work. This includes but is not limited to financial interests, affiliations, or relationships with organizations that may have a direct or indirect interest in the submitted content.

Transparency in Funding

Authors must provide transparent information about funding sources for their research. Full disclosure of financial support, grants, or any other financial relationships that may have influenced the research is essential. This transparency ensures that readers and reviewers can assess the potential impact of funding sources on the study.

Mitigation Strategies

In cases where conflicts of interest exist, authors are encouraged to propose mitigation strategies to address and manage these conflicts. These strategies may include clear disclosure statements within the manuscript, acknowledgment of potential biases, or other measures to ensure transparency.

Editor Responsibilities

Evaluation of Manuscripts

Editors at the Eldaghayes Publisher are responsible for evaluating submitted manuscripts objectively and without bias. Editors should recuse themselves from handling a manuscript if they have a personal, financial, or professional relationship with the authors that may compromise their impartiality.

Fair and Impartial Decision-Making

Editors must make editorial decisions based solely on the scientific merit of the manuscript, regardless of the authors’ affiliations or potential conflicts of interest. If conflicts are identified during the review process, editors should take appropriate actions, including seeking additional reviews or consulting with other members of the editorial board.

Transparency in Editorial Decisions

In cases where conflicts of interest among editors exist, transparency in the decision-making process is paramount. Editors should openly communicate any potential conflicts and take steps to mitigate their impact, ensuring that the publication process remains fair and unbiased.

Reviewer Responsibilities

Impartial Evaluation

Reviewers play a crucial role in maintaining the integrity of the peer-review process. They are expected to conduct evaluations objectively, without personal, financial, or professional biases that could influence their assessment of the manuscript.

Disclosure of Conflicts

Reviewers must promptly disclose any conflicts of interest to the editorial team. If a potential conflict is identified after accepting a review assignment, reviewers should immediately inform the editor, allowing for appropriate actions, such as reassignment of the review.

Confidentiality and Integrity

Reviewers are expected to treat the review process with confidentiality and integrity. Any information obtained during the review process should be handled responsibly, and reviewers should refrain from using unpublished information for personal gain or biased decision-making.

Publisher Responsibilities

Transparency in Operations

The publisher of the Eldaghayes Publisher is committed to maintaining transparency in its operations. Any potential conflicts of interest involving the publisher, editorial team, or any other stakeholders that may impact the publication process will be disclosed promptly.

Safeguarding Independence

The publisher ensures that editorial decisions are made independently of any external influences, financial or otherwise. The editorial team is empowered to make decisions solely based on the quality and relevance of the research.

Conflict Resolution

Resolution Process

In instances where conflicts of interest are identified, the Eldaghayes Publisher has established a conflict resolution process. This process involves a thorough investigation, consultation with relevant parties, and the implementation of appropriate measures to address and resolve the conflict.

Editorial Board Involvement

The editorial board plays a pivotal role in conflict resolution. If conflicts arise at any stage of the publication process, the editorial board, in consultation with relevant stakeholders, will actively work towards fair and impartial resolution.

Continuous Education and Training

Training Programs

To enhance awareness and understanding of conflicts of interest, the Eldaghayes Publisher provides ongoing training programs for authors, editors, reviewers, and other individuals involved in the publication process. These programs aim to reinforce ethical standards and promote a culture of transparency and integrity.

Periodic Review

The conflict of interest policy undergoes periodic reviews to ensure its effectiveness and relevance. Updates and modifications are made as needed to address emerging challenges and align with evolving best practices in the field of scientific publishing.

Eldaghayes Publisher recognizes the fundamental importance of data integrity and reproducibility in scientific research. As such, we are committed to upholding the highest standards of transparency, reliability, and accountability in all aspects of data handling and reporting. Our Data and Reproducibility Policy outlines the principles and guidelines that govern the collection, analysis, and sharing of research data across our publications.

Data Transparency

Authors submitting manuscripts to Eldaghayes Publisher journals are required to provide detailed descriptions of the methods used to collect, analyze, and interpret research data. This includes information on data sources, experimental protocols, instrumentation, and any statistical analyses conducted. Authors should also ensure that raw data, where applicable and ethically permissible, are made available upon request or deposited in appropriate public repositories.


We encourage authors to strive for reproducibility by providing clear and comprehensive documentation of their research procedures. This includes detailed descriptions of experimental protocols, software codes, and any custom algorithms or analytical tools used in data analysis. Authors should also ensure that their findings can be independently verified by other researchers following the provided methodologies.

Data Sharing

Eldaghayes Publisher supports the sharing of research data to facilitate transparency, collaboration, and scientific advancement. Authors are encouraged to deposit their data in recognized public repositories or data archives whenever possible. Data should be accompanied by sufficient metadata to facilitate interpretation and reuse by other researchers. Exceptions to data sharing may be granted in cases where ethical or legal considerations prohibit the release of certain datasets.

Data Accessibility

Authors should ensure that research data supporting their findings are accessible to other researchers upon publication of their work. This may involve providing access to supplementary materials, supporting information, or external data repositories where the data have been deposited. Access to data should be provided in a manner that is consistent with ethical standards and legal requirements, taking into account issues of privacy, confidentiality, and intellectual property rights.

Data Management

Researchers are responsible for the proper management and stewardship of their research data throughout the data lifecycle. This includes practices such as data curation, version control, backup and archival storage, and data documentation. Authors should maintain accurate records of their data and methods to facilitate future verification and reuse by the scientific community.

Compliance and Enforcement

Authors are expected to adhere to the principles outlined in this policy when submitting manuscripts to Eldaghayes Publisher journals. Editors and reviewers will evaluate the adherence to data and reproducibility standards during the peer review process. Non-compliance with this policy may result in editorial interventions, such as requests for additional data or corrections to published articles, and may impact future consideration of submissions.

At Eldaghayes Publisher, it is mandatory for all authors and peer reviewers involved in any journal submissions or reviews to disclose any conflicts of interest. Our publishing standards adhere to the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals 2001, as adopted by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE).

Conflict-of-interest Statement

Authors are required to transparently disclose all financial and personal relationships that could potentially bias their work. Financial associations, such as employment, consultancies, stock ownership, honoraria, or paid expert testimony, are particularly scrutinized due to their potential to influence the credibility of the journal. Authors must explicitly state in their submission letter whether any conflicts of interest exist or not.

Statement of Informed Consent

In studies involving human participants, authors must include a statement in the Methods section confirming that participants provided informed consent. Our journal mandates the preservation of participant anonymity in all instances. Research involving experimental animals must receive approval from an institutional ethics committee, with the appropriate approval number provided in the Methods section.

Protection of Human and Animal Rights

For research involving experimental, clinical, or drug studies, compliance with international agreements on human and animal rights is required. This includes obtaining an Ethics Committee report consistent with agreements such as the Helsinki Declaration of 1975 (revised 2002) and adherence to guidelines for the care and use of laboratory animals.


Authors must disclose all funding sources for their work in the Methods section of their manuscript.

Risk Assessment

Authors are expected to include a statement in the Methods section confirming compliance with any risk assessment procedures mandated by their organizations.

Peer-Review Process

All submitted manuscripts undergo expert peer review. Our journal utilizes a double-blind peer-review system, with two to three referees independently evaluating each manuscript. Referees provide recommendations regarding acceptance, revision, or rejection of manuscripts. Occasionally, specialist peer reviewers may be employed for specific aspects of the review process. Authors are informed of acceptance for publication after revisions are completed and approved by the Managing Editor. Rejected manuscripts will not be returned to authors. The average duration from manuscript acceptance to publication is six months.


Authors retain copyright of their submitted, under-review, accepted, and published content in Eldaghayes Publisher’s journals. However, original material submitted for publication must not have been published or submitted elsewhere. Authors are permitted to use their material for academic, private, teaching, professional, and non-commercial instructional purposes. Authors must ensure that submitted material does not infringe upon any copyright or proprietary rights. Permission must be obtained to reproduce any figures, tables, or extensive extracts from copyrighted sources.

Journals of Eldaghayes Publisher implement a rigorous peer-review process for submitted articles, ensuring high-quality scholarly content. Key features of this process include,

Peer-Review Assignment

Upon passing initial checks, manuscripts undergo review by a minimum of two independent experts. The review process follows a single-blind model, where reviewers are aware of authors’ identities, but authors remain unaware of reviewers’ identities. Peer-review comments are confidential and disclosed only with the explicit consent of the reviewer.

Characteristics of the Peer-Review Process

All research articles undergo evaluation by at least two qualified experts, ensuring thorough scrutiny and impartial assessment. Reviewers are given a 28-day timeframe to complete their assessments. After this period, reviews become overdue. In case of non-response, the manuscript invitation is withdrawn, and an alternative reviewer is approached.

Communication with Corresponding Author

The corresponding author is promptly notified via email upon reviewers’ submission of comments to Eldaghayes Publisher’s journals. The Editor checks and conveys these comments to the corresponding author, possibly with additional remarks. It is imperative for the corresponding author to submit the revised manuscript, addressing editorial and reviewer comments, within three weeks. Failure to meet this deadline results in the article being considered rejected, with its metadata removed from the system.

Revised Manuscripts

If necessary, revised manuscripts may be sent to the original reviewers for reassessment, ensuring consistency and coherence in the review process.

Publication Decision

Final publication decisions are made by the Editor-in-Chief or an appropriate editorial board member, based on the provided reviews. This ensures accountability and maintains the integrity of the peer-review process.


Assuming smooth progression from submission to revision, a timeframe of 6-8 weeks is typically required to reach a conclusion regarding acceptance or rejection. This timeline allows for thorough evaluation while ensuring timely dissemination of research findings.

At Eldaghayes Publisher, we are committed to fostering open dialogue and maintaining the integrity of the scholarly record even after publication. Our post-publication discussions and corrections policy adheres to the following guidelines:

Debate and Discussion

Journals published by Eldaghayes Publisher facilitate post-publication debate and discussion, providing platforms for scholarly discourse. Authors, readers, and other stakeholders are encouraged to engage in constructive discussions either directly on the journal’s website, through letters to the editor, or on external moderated platforms such as PubPeer. These discussions contribute to the advancement of knowledge and understanding in the scientific community.

Correction, Revision, and Retraction Mechanisms

We recognize the importance of ensuring the accuracy and reliability of published research. Therefore, Eldaghayes Publisher has established mechanisms for correcting, revising, or retracting articles after publication. Authors, readers, or other concerned parties may bring errors, inaccuracies, or ethical concerns to the attention of the journal’s editorial team.

Upon receiving such notifications, the editorial team will conduct a thorough investigation to assess the validity and severity of the issue raised. Depending on the nature of the concern, appropriate actions will be taken,

  • Correction: In cases where minor errors or inaccuracies are identified in published articles, corrections will be issued promptly. Corrections may include errata, corrigenda, or updates to the article, clearly indicating the changes made and the reasons for the correction.
  • Revision: If significant revisions are necessary to rectify substantial errors or deficiencies in the published work, authors may be invited to submit revised versions of their articles. The revised manuscript will undergo rigorous peer review and editorial evaluation before being re-published with the necessary amendments.
  • Retraction: In cases where serious ethical misconduct, data fabrication, or irreparable errors are identified, articles may be retracted from the journal. Retractions are accompanied by a formal retraction notice, providing transparent information about the reasons for retraction and any implications for the scientific community.

Transparency and Accountability

Throughout the post-publication discussions and corrections process, Eldaghayes Publisher maintains transparency and accountability. Authors, readers, and the wider scientific community are kept informed about any corrections, revisions, or retractions through clear and accessible communication channels. Our goal is to uphold the highest standards of integrity and reliability in scientific publishing, ensuring the credibility and trustworthiness of the research we disseminate.

Editorial Policies