[Home ] [Archive]    
:: Main Submit Publication Ethics Current Issue ::
Main Menu
Journal Information::
For Authors::
For Reviewers::
Contact ::
Site Facilities::
Search in website

Advanced Search
Receive site information
Enter your Email in the following box to receive the site news and information.
COPE Membership


Useful Links

Useful Links




Creative Commons License

Iranian Journal of Neurosurgery is licensed under 

Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommericial 4.0 International License




:: Publishing Ethics ::
 | Post date: 2017/01/12 | 

 The publication of an article in a peer-reviewed journal is a demanding work where peer-reviewers play role to support the scientific methodologies. It is therefore important to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the authors, the journal editors, the peer reviewers, the publisher, etc. More about Publishing Ethics can be found in the Publishing Ethics Resource Kit (PERK)

IrJNS follows COPE Code of Conduct for publication as follows.

Duties of Editors

  • strive to meet the needs of readers and authors;
  • strive to constantly improve their journal;
  • have processes in place to assure the quality of the material they publish;
  • champion freedom of expression;
  • maintain the integrity of the academic record;
  • preclude business needs from compromising intellectual and ethical standards;
  • always be willing to publish corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies when needed. 

A total explanation of editors' duties can be found here: 


or  Click Here

Duties of Reviewers

• only agree to review manuscripts for which they have the subject expertise required to carry out a proper assessment and which they can assess in a timely manner
• respect the confidentiality of peer review and not reveal any details of a manuscript or its review, during or after the peer-review process, beyond those that are released by the journal
• not use information obtained during the peer-review process for their own or any other person’s or organization’s advantage, or to disadvantage or discredit others
• declare all potential conflicting interests, seeking advice from the journal if they are unsure whether something constitutes a relevant interest
• not allow their reviews to be influenced by the origins of a manuscript, by the nationality, religious or political beliefs, gender or other characteristics of the authors, or by commercial considerations
• be objective and constructive in their reviews, refraining from being hostile or inflammatory and from making libellous or derogatory personal comments
• acknowledge that peer review is largely a reciprocal endeavour and undertake to carry out their fair share of reviewing and in a timely manner
• provide journals with personal and professional information that is accurate and a true representation of their expertise
• recognize that impersonation of another individual during the review process is considered serious misconduct

A total explanation of reviewers' duties can be found here: 


or Click here

Duties of Authors

  • Report standards
  • Access and retain the data 
  • Consider originality and plagiarism
  • Avoid multiple, redundant or concurrent publication
  • Acknowledge the sources
  • Maintain authorship of the paper
  • Be aware of the hazards and human or animal subjects
  • Disclose conflicts of interests
  • Be aware of fundamental errors in published works

A total explanation of editors' duties can be found here


or Click here

Duties of the Publisher

• Define the relationship between publisher, editor and other parties in a contract
• Respect privacy (for example, for research participants, for authors, for peer reviewers)
• Protect intellectual property and copyright
• Foster editorial independence

A total explanation of publishers' duties can be found here: 


or Click here

Plagiarism Detection

The peer review process is at the heart of the success of scientific publishing. As part of our commitment to the protection and enhancement of the peer review process, IrJNS has an obligation to assist the scientific community in all aspects of publishing ethics, especially in cases of (suspected) duplicate submission or plagiarism. 

Publications are retracted as soon as possible after the journal editor is convinced that the publication is seriously flawed and misleading (or is redundant or plagiarised). 

A total explanation of retraction rules can be found here: 


or Click here



View: 10535 Time(s)   |   Print: 258 Time(s)   |   Email: 0 Time(s)   |   0 Comment(s)
Click here to see all texts in Publication Ethics topic.
مجله جراحی مغز و اعصاب ایران Iranian Journal of Neurosurgery
Persian site map - English site map - Created in 0.048 seconds with 1104 queries by yektaweb 3600