Iranian Journal of Aquatic Animal Health is not a member on Committee of Publication Ethics. Ethic statements of the Iranian Journal of Aquatic Animal Health are based on COPE's (Committee on Publication Ethics) best practice guidelines for journal editors. Guest Editors, Reviewers and Authors are encouraged to study these guidelines and address any questions or concerns to the Editor-in-Chief, Prof. Sharifpour, Issa, at email@example.com
Duties and Responsibilities of Publishers
is committing to ensure that editorial decisions on manuscript submissions are the final.
is promising to ensure that the decision on manuscript submissions is only made based on professional judgment and will not be affected by any commercial interests.
is committing to maintain the integrity of academic and research records.
is monitoring the ethics by Editor-in-Chief, Associate Editors, Editorial Board Members, Reviewers, Authors, and Readers.
is always checking the plagiarism and fraudulent data issues involving in the submitted manuscript.
is always willing to publish corrections and clarifications involving its publications as and when needed.
Duties and Responsibilities of Editor in Chief and the Editorial Board
Acceptance of the papers:
The editor in chief is responsible for accepting or rejecting the papers. The editor in chief with the consultation of the editorial board, reviewers, and editors while considering copyright, plagiarism, and other related issues decides on the acceptance of the papers.
The editors in chief have the responsibility of judging the papers only according to their scientific features and should act without any bias, personal hatred; nor should they act with a bias to nationality, gender, or religious and tribal, racial, and political issues
During the reviewing process, the editor in chief and members of the editorial board should not reveal any material about the article to anybody except the reviewers, authors, and editors.
Confidentiality and not using the paper for personal use:
All or part of the materials that have not been published should not be used in the editor in chief’s or editorial board’s personal research without the author’s written consent. The confidential information or ideas obtained through reviewing the papers should be kept in confidence and should not be used for their personal interests.
Duties and Responsibilities of Reviewers
Acceptance of the Papers:
The reviewers help the editor in chief and editorial board in making decisions about the acceptance or rejection of the papers, and contribute to improvement of the submitted papers by sending corrections to them.
The right of refusals and non-acceptance:
Refusal and rejection of a paper review is necessary according to the time and setting. The reviewer who feels disqualification for reviewing a research paper should refuse the review.
The reviewers should respect the confidentiality of the reviewing process and should not yield any information about the paper to anyone except the editor in chief without written consent of the writer.
The reviewers should review the papers objectively and in an unbiased and just manner. They should avoid personal biases in their comments and judgements.
The reviewers should identify and examine the writer’s references. Any conclusion or discussion already proposed should be accompanied with the source. Moreover, in case of observing any similarity or overlap between the submitted paper and another paper, the reviewer should report it to the editor in chief.
Conflict of interests:
The reviewers should not use the information or ideas they obtain during the review process for their own interests. Moreover, the reviewers should avoid reviewing the papers that, in their opinion, entail conflict of interests including common, organizational, or personal financial interests or any link with the companies, institutions, or the people related with the papers in one way or another.
Duties and Responsibilities of Authors
Reporting the results:
The corresponding author is the person held responsible for the contents of the paper. The authors are responsible for comprehensive and complete report of their findings, and they should be particularly careful in reporting the results and interpreting them. The paper should include enough details and sources so that other researchers will have access to similar data for replication of the study.
The corresponding author should make sure that all the material in the paper is the product of his/her and his/her colleagues’ research, and he/she should ascertain the origin and genuineness of all the data used in the study.
The study should be a new and genuine work. The writer is not allowed to send all or part of the paper that is under review process in another place to the Iranian Journal of Aquatic Animal Health.
The author(s) should mention the name of the centers or people who have affected the completion of the study and should express their appreciation of their help. Moreover, if the study has a financial sponsor, they should be mentioned and appreciated in this section.
Writing the paper:
All authors mentioned in the article should have real cooperation and contribution in writing the paper and should be responsible for its results. The authorship validity or score should be determined according to the authors’ share in preparing different parts of the paper. The authors should accept the responsibility of the paper. The corresponding author who sends the article to the paper should send a copy or a draft of the paper to all authors and colleagues and should have their written consent for sending the paper to the journal and publishing it.
Conflict of interests:
The authors are required to mention any conflict of interests which have affected the research results or their interpretation and refer to the financial sources which sponsor the study.
Revising the paper:
If the author(s) notice any error or major carelessness in his/her work, he/she should report it to the editor in chief of the Iranian Journal of Aquatic Animal Health and should cooperate in the process of revising and making corrections.