JOURNAL STATEMENT ON PUBLICATION ETHICS

Iranian Journal of Health Sciences (Iran J Health Sci) is a peer-reviewed journal. This statement spells out ethical behavior of all parties involved in the act of publishing an article for this journal, i.e. the author, the peer-reviewer, the chief editor and editors. This statement is based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors. URL:


Editor-in-Chief and editors of Iran J Health Sci must confirm the following:

*The editor gives unbiased consideration to all manuscripts offered for publication, judging each on  its merits without regard to race, religion, nationality, sex, seniority, or institutional affiliation of the author(s).

*The editor is the sole responsible person for acceptance or rejection of a manuscript based on gained advice from reviewers and consultant board members. However, manuscripts may be rejected without external review if considered by the editor tobe inappropriate for the IJHS journal. Such rejections may be based on the failure of the manuscript to fit the scope of the journal, to be of current interest, to provide adequate depth of content, or other reasons.

*The editor is fully authorized in choosing manuscripts peer-reviewers. The editor may seek for advice for proper reviewers form the IJHS consultant boards or even from the manuscript itself author(s).

*The editor or a journal delegate member in charge will seek copyright transfer, declarations of originality, conflicts of interest, and disclosing a signed statement indicating that the submitted manuscript is neither duplicate nor intended to be submittedin the future to any other journal in any format. The corresponding author commitment to the incidence of plagiarism will also be sought.

*The Editorial Board takes responsibility for making publication decisions for submitted manuscripts based on the reviewer’s evaluation of the manuscript, policies of the journal editorial board and legal restrain acting against plagiarism, libel and copyright infringement. Sincedirect consideration of the manuscript written by the editor would constitute a conflict of interest, in this case the decision will be delegated to some other qualified member of the IJHS Consultant Board.

*Unpublished information, arguments, or interpretations disclosed in a submitted manuscript will not be used in the editor’s own research

except with the consent of the author.

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