Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Focus

 

More than 60% of the experiments fail to produce results or expected discoveries. From an objective point of view, this high percentage of “failed “ research generates high level pieces of knowledge. Generally, all these experiments have not been published anywhere as they have been considered useless for our research target. The objective of “The All Results Journals: Biology” focuses on recovering and publishing these valuable pieces of information in Biology. These key experiments must be considered vital for the development of science. They  are the catalyst for a real science-based empirical knowledge.

 

The All Results Journals: Biology is an online journal that publishes research articles after a controlled peer review. All articles will be published, without any barriers to access, immediately upon acceptance.

 

The experiments will have to be rigorously conducted and repeatable. To that end, every single submitted work should have a discussion section in which a reasonable explanation concerning the reasons why certain results have appeared. Submitted papers for the journal will be peer reviewed by experts in this field.

 

Scope

 

The journal covers negative results of experiments coming from all disciplines of Biology (Botany, Cell Biology, Genetics, Ecology, Microbiology, etc). An article in The All Results Journals should be created to show the failed experiments tuning methods, systems or reactions. Articles should present experimental discoveries, interpret their significance and establish perspective with respect to earlier work of the author. It is also advisable to cite the work where the experiments has already been tuned and published.

 

Section Policies

Editorial

Editors
  • David Alcantara
Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Articles

Editors
  • David Alcantara
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Reviews

Editors
  • David Alcantara
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ECOLOGY

Editors
  • Carlos Juan Ceacero Ruiz
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Commentary

A commentary piece relating to one or more articles previously published in the journal. Max. three pages.

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

Every single contribution submitted to The All Results Journals and selected for a peer-review will be sent to, at least, one reviewer, though usually could be sent to two or more independent reviewers, selected by the editors and sometimes by more if further advice is required (e.g., on statistics or on a particular technique). Authors are welcome to suggest suitable independent reviewers and may also request the journal to exclude certain individuals or laboratories.

 

The primary purpose of the review is to provide the editors with the information necessary to make a decision. The review should also instruct the authors on how to strengthen their paper up to the point where it should be acceptable. A negative review should explain to the authors the weaknesses of their manuscript, so that rejected authors are able to understand the basis for the decision and see, in broad terms, what needs to be done to improve the manuscript in order to be published anywhere.

 

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

 

Archiving

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...

 

Ethical policies

Patient Informed Consent

Patients have a right to privacy that should not be infringed without informed consent. Identifying information, including patients' names, initials, or hospital numbers, should not be published in written descriptions, photographs, and pedigrees unless the information is essential for scientific purposes and the patient (or parent or guardian) gives written informed consent for publication. Informed consent for this purpose requires that a patient who is identifiable be shown the manuscript to be published. Authors should identify Individuals who provide writing assistance and disclose the funding source for this assistance.

Identifying details should be omitted if they are not essential. Complete anonymity is difficult to achieve, however, and informed consent should be obtained if there is any doubt. For example, masking the eye region in photographs of patients is inadequate protection of anonymity. If identifying characteristics are altered to protect anonymity, such as in genetic pedigrees, authors should provide assurance that alterations do not distort scientific meaning and editors should so note.

 

Conflict of Interest Statement (competing finantial interests)

In the interests of transparency and to help readers to form their own judgements of potential bias, The All Res. J. Biol  journal require authors to declare to the editors any competing financial interests in relation to the work described. The corresponding author is responsible for submitting a competing financial interests statement on behalf of all authors of the paper. Authors submitting their manuscripts using the journal's online manuscript tracking system are required to make their declaration as part of this process and to specify the competing interests in cases where they exist. In other cases, usually for articles that have been commissioned by an editor, the journal office will send the author a form to complete and sign before publication of the article. Authors who have made a competing financial interest declaration as part of the online manuscript submission process do not need to complete and send a separate form.

Authors are required to include a statement at the end of their article to declare whether or not they have any competing financial interests.  If the statement is more than a few lines long, the details will be made available in the online version of the article.


Human and animal Rights

For primary research manuscripts in the All Res. J. Biol reporting experiments on live vertebrates and/or higher invertebrates, the corresponding author must confirm that all experiments were performed in accordance with relevant guidelines and regulations. The manuscript must include a statement identifying the institutional and/or licensing committee approving the experiments, including any relevant details. Sex and other characteristics of animals that may influence results must be described. Details of housing and husbandry must be included where they are likely to influence experimental results. We recommend following the ARRIVE reporting guidelines when documenting animal studies (PLoS Bio 8(6), e1000412,2010).

For experiments involving human subjects, authors must identify the committee approving the experiments, and include with their submission a statement confirming that informed consent was obtained from all subjects.

Prospective clinical trials must be registered before the start of patient enrollment in www.clinicaltrials.gov or a similar public repository that matches the criteria established by ICMJE . The trial registration number must be reported in the paper. (Trials in which the primary goal is to determine pharmacokinetics are exempt.) Authors reporting phase II and phase III randomized controlled trials should refer to the CONSORT Statement for recommendations to facilitate the complete and transparent reporting of trial findings. Reports that do not conform to the CONSORT guidelines may need to be revised before formal review.

Reviewer Recruitment

The All Results Journals operates a group of scholarly journals, covering the negative results in Chemistry, Biology, Nanotechnology and Physics. The full editorial board welcomes you to join us to be Reviewer.

Status: Part time                              Working language: English

Working style: Internet-based          Payment: Voluntary job, no payment

Description

Participation in the peer-review process is absolutely essential to the success and reputation of the journals. Reviewers along with the editors determine which work is of quality and significance. Due to extensive readership, the research and scholarship presented will ultimately have an impact on literacy in classrooms, nationally and internationally.

Reviewer's name will be listed in the on the journal's webpage.

Requirements

a). possess a doctoral degree in the specific subject related closely to the journal;
b). hold a job at a university or academic organization, in a teaching or research position;
c). be fluent in academic and professional English;
d). have a strong interest in scholarly journal;
e). work quickly and accurately to tight deadlines.

How to apply

1. Complete application form   download here.
2. Send your application form to the journal's E-mail address:  alcantara@arjournals.com

 

Corrections and Retraction Policy

Article Withdrawal

Some authors request withdrawal of manuscript after submission. If the withdrawal is done within the time span when the article is with the Editor, and for a genuine reason, author is allowed the withdraw the manuscript without any penalty. If the author withdraws a manuscript any time after the manuscript has been sent to peer review till the final decision, then unless there are compelling reasons, the request is not entertained without an penalty. This penalty will be in form of payment to the journal for its time and resources spent and it is set at 50Euros per article. Articles can be withdrawn by either by the authors or the publishers. If the authors request withdrawal of an article, a signed statement from all the authors will be required to be submitted to the Editorial Office (or the Editor of the manuscript) before an article can be withdrawn. If an article is found to violate the ethical publishing guidelines of the journal such as duplicate publication, plagiarism, fraudulent use of data, multiple submission or bogus claims of authorship, the article will be withdrawn by the publisher. In such case the article content will be removed from the HTML and PDF version of the Early View article and replaced by a note that the article has been withdrawn.

Article Corrections

If any error is discovered in a paper after publication, corrections (Erratum, Corrigendum, Addendum) will be published in the next issue or as soon as the publisher and author, both agree to the proposed changes. The corrections will be published only if a significant error is found in the paper like factually inaccurate published information. Minor corrections which do not significantly affect the content and understanding of the paper like spelling mistakes and grammatical errors will not be published.

When a correction is published it will be linked to the article being corrected and a link to the corrections page will also be placed on the article published earlier. The correction will also be added to the PDF version of the article. No changes or modification will be made to the original content of the article PDF. This will enable the readers to download the article and the amendment together. The original published version of the article, in HTML and PDF, format will be preserved in journal archives to maintain the integrity of the published record.

Errata is published when mistakes are introduced or not recognized in the article during editing or production, like significant typographical errors, errors in figure or table numbers or their legends, proof corrections submitted but not included in the article during editing, wrong details in the address or email of the author.

Corrigenda is published when errors are detected by the authors after publication of the paper which compromises the validity of the scientific content, its accuracy and reproducibility. If the readers detect an error in any paper, they are requested to submit their comments as 'Letter to the Editor' following the prescribed article format. These articles submitted as 'Letter to the editor' will be peer reviewed and will also be sent to original authors for their comments. On acceptance for publication, the 'Letter to the editor' and comments of the original authors will be published in the same issue.

Addenda are published if the authors inadvertently omitted any significant information at the time of submitting the manuscript and want to add this content to the article after it has been published. All information submitted as addendum will be peer reviewed before editorial acceptance. Addenda will be published only in rare circumstances when it is decided by the editors that the information in the addendum is essential to understand a significant part of the published article.

Article Retractions

Retractions are published in circumstances like, if the conclusions of a paper is found to be based on faulty logic or computation by new information made available after the paper has been published; if the paper is based on falsified or fabricated data, if plagiarized data has been published or if duplicate publications exist. The retractions are decided on a case by case basis by the editor in consultation with the authors and the reviewers of the article. A signed statement from the authors will be required to be submitted to the Editorial Office before an article can be retracted. Agreement of all authors of a paper is required before a retraction can be published. If some co-authors do not agree to the retraction of the article, the retraction will be published as decided by the editor, clearly identifying the dissenting co-authors. When a retraction is published it will be linked to the article being corrected and a link to the retractions page will also be placed on the article published earlier. On the webpages of the retracted article the bibliographic information will be retained on all the pages, however, the article text will be replaced by a note stating that the article has been retracted from the journal. The PDF version of the article will be retained to preserve the integrity of record, but will be marked to show that the article has been retracted. In cases of partial retractions, the retraction notice will be labeled as 'Partial Retraction' or 'Retraction in Part'.

Article Removal

In exceptional circumstances an article may be removed from the journal. This may happen if any legal issues arise or are expected to arise in context of the article, the distribution of the article is stopped by an court order, the contents of the article may pose a serious health risk if acted upon by others, the article violates copyright of others, or if the article is found to be defamatory or infringing on other's legal rights. When an article is removed from the journal the bibliographic information will be retained on all the pages and the PDF file, however, the article text will be replaced by a note stating that the article has been removed from the journal and the reason for removal.

Article Replacement

If an article is found to contain false or inaccurate data which may pose a serious health risk if acted upon by others, the authors of the original article may wish to retract the article and replace it with a corrected version. In this case, the article will be retracted, following the procedure of retraction of an article, with the difference that a link to the corrected re-published article will be placed on the HTML and PDF versions of the paper and on the page with the retraction notice.