Publication Ethics


This journal follows and  strongly adheres to Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) available at: and complies with the highest ethical standards in accordance with ethical laws.

To ensure that all the ethical guidelines are observed in the manuscripts submitted to the journal, all the authors are required to include Author’s Statement confirming that all the ethical guidelines have been followed in their research. 


1. Duties of the authors

Reporting standards

Authors of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed and the results, followed by an objective discussion of the significance of the work. The manuscript should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work.


Originality and plagiarism

Authors should ensure that they have written and submit only entirely original works, and if they have used the work and/or words of others, that this has been appropriately cited. Publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the work reported in the manuscript should also be cited. 



 Acknowledgement of Sources

Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work. 


Fundamental errors in published work


When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author's obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper. If the editor or the publisher learns from a third party that a published work contains a significant error, it is the obligation of the author to promptly retract or correct the paper or provide evidence to the editor of the correctness of the original paper.



  Authors shall be responsible for and recognized only for their own work.


  Authorship shall be limited to individuals who have made a significant scholarly contribution to the research or reported study. Authors are usually listed in order of importance and relative significance of contribution. Ghostwriting or honorary authorship is a breach of publication ethics.

Multiple, Redundant, or Concurrent Publication

  The authors shall assure that his work is original and should not submit a manuscript that has already been published or submitted elsewhere for publication.

Article Revision

  Authors must strive to revise their manuscript in accordance with the suggestions provided by the reviewers and/or the Editorial Board. In the event that the authors disagrees with a requested revision, a rationale must be provided in writing by authors for not making the requested change.

2. Duties of the editors:



  The Editorial Board shall review fairly the quality of the manuscript and whether it complies to the submission guidelines and review standards. Manuscripts shall be evaluated objectively without regard to race, gender, age, institutional affiliation, and/or other personal factors. Decisions to accept or reject a manuscript shall be based on importance, originality, clarity, and relevance of the research in the submission.

 Reviewer Selection

  Reviewers are selected according to the content and scope of the submitted manuscripts, reviewers' area of expertise, and freedom from conflict of interest.


The journal is obliged to preserve confidentiality and shall not disclose the contents of the manuscript nor the identity of the author until the final decision to publish a researcher's (author's) submission has been made.

3. Duties of the reviewers:

  Reviewers shall follow the review guidelines, complete the review within the designated time frame, and submit the review to the Journal Editor-in-Chief. In the case that the reviewer feels that they are inadequately qualified to review the assigned manuscript, the reviewer shall notify the editor to excuse themselves from the review process for the manuscript in question.


  Reviews shall be fair, objective, constructive, timely, and confidential. In the manuscript review process, reviewers shall explain and support their views adequately.

Professional Respect and Integrity

  When reviewing manuscripts, reviewers should respect the authors' integrity as a scholar.


  Manuscripts for review must be treated as confidential documents. Reviewers must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript. The manuscript may not be shown to or discussed with others.

Standards of objectivity


Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Reviewers should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.


Acknowledgement of sources


Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the editor's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.


Journal policy on plagiarism
** Plagiarism according to the Committee on Publication Ethics (Cope) means that the author of the contents of a published or unpublished work [article, book, thesis, etc..] mentions [exactly or with changes in phrases, but with retention of the first author's writing style, either with a different phrase and style], or  the ideas of others without citing the original source, in his article.
***  It does not matter In plagiarism, if the author republishes his previously published material without citing the original work or the printed or unpublished material of others. In any case, using the works of others without referring to them and considering it as one's own work is considered plagiarism.
*** The Islamic Philosophical Doctrines try to prevent any kind of plagiarism in articles. Therefore, all articles are compared through Samim Noor software before the review stage.  The article will be rejected, If it is determined that plagiarism has taken place in the article.
*** If it is found that an author after the publication of the article has committed plagiarism, he will be dealt with according to the rules.

Stages of dealing with unethical publishing and research behavior

- Receiving a written accusation from an organization or a real person by the journal's office

- Convening a meeting of the editorial board of the journal in the presence of the representative of the University publishing center and the initial investigation of the charge

Collecting documents and evaluating them, if necessary, and preparing the proceedings indicating whether or not the charge was correct

- Sending charges to the authors of the charge and requesting answers within the specified time

- Reviewing the answers of the defendants in the editorial board meeting of the journal with the presence of the representative of the University publishing center and final decision making

Sending a decision to the plaintiff and the defendant along with punitive suggestions if the charge is recognized

Informing the highest research authority of the organization where offenders operate