Ethical Principles

1. Articles and papers submitted to the journal should not have been published elsewhere or simultaneously submitted to other journals. Once accepted, they should not be submitted or published elsewhere.

2. Submitted papers’ content should not violate scientific ethical norms, for example, because of plagiarism, or containing research results that have been forged, fabricated or distorted.

3. If members of the editorial board have any questions about observance of ethical codes in writing the paper, the author is committed to answer and has the right to defend themselves and ask for the issue to be promptly and carefully considered.

4. Giving the names of all contributors to the work and making sure to avoid mentioning unrelated names in the papers is necessary. 

5. Personal information of the authors of submitted papers are confidential to those who have access to the information (including editor-in-chief, members of the editorial board, and internal and executive managers) and will be protected all the time. 

6. In case of using other researches in writing the paper, the sources should be cited in the paper.

7. The decision to accept or reject papers is made under the supervision of the editorial board through designating qualified reviewers.

8. Several reviewers will review the submitted papers without knowing the author’s/authors’ name/s.    

9. For making use of the results of others’ research studies, there should be proper citations and written permissions from their authors.

10. Members of the editorial board should not be involved in making decisions about their own works and papers.