Publication Ethics

Publication Ethics



This journal investigates plagiarism. And if an article has been plagiarized at any stage of the peer-review, acceptance, and publishing process, the author(s) must accept the responsibility.

  • The articles and manuscripts must be original and have not been published in any other journal (even in any other language).
  • All authors named in the article must contribute to the article.
  • Copying other articles is plagiarism.
  • Fabricating data is plagiarism.
  • Using someone else's article in your own name is plagiarism.

Please note that this journal only publishes manuscripts in English.

The rights of research samples

A consent letter must be obtained from all patients. In other words, all participants in the research must have participated with personal consent.


The purpose of conducting the research should be told to the participants (samples).



Conflicts of interest

All authors declare no conflict of interests, including any financial, personal, or other relationships with other people or organizations. Or the authors declare that they have no conflict of interest. 

Authors should not have conflicts of interest.


Informed consent

All manuscripts should write this sentence in the methods section. Informed Consent Informed consent was obtained from all individual participants included in the study. 



Chapter 1: Conditions for writing articles and scientific works


Article 1-1: A person is considered the author of an article who meets the following four conditions simultaneously .have Conditions 1 and 2 have subsets with the word "or" between them, which indicates that having each of them is sufficient to achieve conditions 1 or 2. Between the main conditions 1 to 4, there is the phrase "and", which emphasizes that the author of the article must have all four conditions 1, 2, 3, and 4 at the same time: Condition 1: The person must have effective and significant


cooperation in at least one of the following subcategories:


A: Presenting a research idea or  B: Designing a study or  C: Collecting data or D   : Analyzing and interpreting data Condition 2: One must write the initial version of the manuscript or


Cooperate in its review and critical review, so that the text changes and evolves in terms of scientific content. It is clear that people qualify for the condition that they have the necessary scientific qualification for critical review based on their scientific experience and academic or work history.


Condition 3: The person must have approved the final version of the manuscript before publishing the study.


Condition 4: He must accept responsibility for all aspects of conducting research leading to the article, including the responsibility of complying with the general and specific instructions and guidelines of ethics in research approved by the Ministry of Health, Treatment and Medical Education in designing, conducting and publishing the article, in such a way that he can answer all the questions raised about the accuracy of the content of the research and its writing. The person must either have performed the various stages of the work in compliance with scientific, technical and ethical standards, or be confident in the integrity and scientific ability of those who have performed the various stages of the work.


Note 1: It is forbidden to remove the name of the person or persons who meet the four conditions of authorship of the article from the list of authors (hidden author).


Note 2: Add the person's nameor people who do not meet the four conditions of authorship are prohibited in the list of authors (guest author).


Note 3: The moral and legal responsibility of mentioning the names of the people whose names are included among the authors of the article without having all the conditions of authorship, or whose names are removed from the list of authors despite having the conditions of authorship, is with all the authors of the article . Note


4: The requirement of authorship also applies to research teams that have multiple members.And merely being a member of a research group or the existence of a person's name as a collaborator of a research project does not create the necessary conditions for being an author, although all people who meet the criteria listed in condition 1 of article 1-1, even if they cooperate with that center or team have interrupted a research, it is necessary to find the opportunity to participate as an author by observing other conditions of authorship, and the history of this matter must be recorded in writing.


Note 5: In the articles that result from student theses , the authors, including the relevant student, supervisor(s), advisor(s), etc., must meet all the four conditions mentioned in Article 1-1.


Note 6: To cooperate in matters such as preparing and providing research budgets, providing cross-sectional consultations including statistical and methodological consultations, creating or providing laboratory facilities, performing tests on patients or research samples, or referring and introducing patients to researchers to participate in research. , will not create sufficient conditions to include the name of the performer in the list of authors of the article resulting from the research activity; even if people have not received a fee for providing the said service.


Note 7: All the people who have cooperated in the support, design, implementation, writing or other stages of research but do not have all the four necessary conditions for authorship should be thanked in the "appreciation and thanks" section of the article.


Note 8: A person who is only a translator or editor of a manuscriptIt does not have authorship requirements . In the case that the translation of the text is done by a translator other than the authors, it is necessary to mention this issue in the " Acknowledgments " section and thank the translator.


Article 1-2: Having executive responsibility , such as the head of a department, department, faculty, university, research center, or having any expert and managerial position at any level automatically leads to the ownership of the data in that collection and the creation of authorship rights and therefore the inclusion of names It will not be included in the list of authors of articles resulting from that data .


Note: Any direct or indirect coercion or requirement of referring persons for legal use of information, samples and data available in centers and institutions including health centers, hospitals and the like.  To place the name of a specific person or persons among the authors of the article is an abuse of the position and is considered a research violation .


Article 1-3: If one or more researchers with potential authorship conditions oppose writing and publishing an article resulting from a research project or thesis, it will be possible to send and publish the article by other authors only if requested by those colleagues. who wish to publish the results of the research, the issue should be reviewed by the ethics committee in academic research and permission to publish the article should be issued . If permission is obtained, it is forbidden to put the names of people who do not meet the conditions listed in Article 1-1, including the opposing person, in the article, unless the mentioned people agree to the publication and meet the conditions of authorship.


Note: If it is not possible to reach some people who can become authors , it is necessary for those writers who wish to publish an article to make every effort to access the mentioned person and if the mentioned person or people are not available again, the manuscript will be published only if this issue is approved by the research ethics committee of the university where the first author or corresponding author works. In any case, no person's name should be included in the list of authors without his knowledge and approval of the final text of the manuscript.


Article 1-4: Corresponding author (so-called responsible author) is one of the authors of the manuscript who, due to his scientific status and role in the study (for example, the main project manager or the first supervisor of the thesis) by other authors, is responsible for correspondence and responding to the ambiguities and objections raised about the manuscript or article and It is responsible for conveying important comments and correspondence to other authors and regulating relations between authors.


Note 1: Using the title of responsible author does not mean that the corresponding author is solely responsible for the accuracy of the research and its report . This responsibility is the responsibility of each author . Considering the misunderstandings that may arise in using the word responsible author, using the title "corresponding author" is more suitable for this position.


Note 2: In National and international macro-researches that have been conducted by a large research team with a large number of researchers and the role of the authors in writing the article has been limited to a limited and specialized section, the responsibility of each author is limited to his own specialized section .


Note 3: The corresponding author is one of the authors of the article who has the scientific ability and enough time to establish the necessary relationship between other authors and scientific journals. The first supervisor and the main executive of research projects have priority to be recognized as the corresponding author, unless the conditions for having this position include not having enough time to fulfill the duties of the corresponding author, therefore having a higher academic rank or greater scientific ability. It's not required in this context, though A person who has an established scientific position in the relevant field is recommended; undertake this duty .


Note 4: In special and exceptional cases, magazines have the authority to include the name of more than one person as the first author or correspondence party . In this regard, it is necessary for the publication to adopt and announce clear policies in this regard. For any article that has more than one first author or corresponding author, it is necessary to clearly explain the reason for this decision in the subtitle of the same page .


Article 5-1: The order of the names in the section of the authors of the article is determined based on the level of participation of each person and through their collective agreement. And factors such as academic rank of people, scientific status, national and international reputation of authors will not play a role in the order of names.


Note 1: The person who has contributed the most in the activities listed in condition 1 of article 1-1 will be the first author . In the case of student theses where the student has prepared the initial version of the manuscript, the first author is the student.


Note 2: It is more appropriate to write the name of the corresponding author as the last author .


Note 3: In case the authors do not agree on the order of placing the names in the list of authors , it is necessary to submit a request signed by all the authors, with the exact amount of cooperation of each person. If the ethics committee in research of the university approves the research plan leading to the production of the relevant manuscript, the decision of the said committee will be binding for all stakeholders.


Article 6-1: Mentioning an unreal academic affiliation for any reason, including to increase the publications of a particular research center, institute or university, is ethically unacceptable and considered a research violation. Note 1: It is necessary for the author to declare his organizational affiliation to the institution in which he is active at the time of submitting the manuscript, even if the researcher's organizational affiliation has changed during the period of conducting the research or submitting the manuscript. If the author has a commitment to the institution where the research is conducted to use the affiliation at the time of conducting the research, it is necessary to mention both affiliations of the author. Note 2: It is necessary a




Faculty members and researchers of universities and higher education institutions should use the academic and official e-mail as much as possible when mentioning their organizational affiliation and address in the articles .


Chapter Two: Examples of Research Violations in Reporting and Publishing Scientific Works


Article 2-1:  Any deviation from accepted ethical principles in writing the text of scientific and research works , including creating (falsifying) data, including presenting results that are not based on a real research. Manipulation of research data , including avoiding mention of some research findings, especially regarding adverse effects in clinical trials, or manipulation of images and intellectual or literary theft , is considered cheating and is an example of research violation .


Article 2-2: Intellectual theft is the use of all or part of the published or unpublished content or ideas of another person or persons without mentioning the source in a proper way or without obtaining permission from the intellectual owner in necessary cases.


Article 2-3: The use of the original or translation of the text published by others in the manuscript must be done according to the following criteria:

In case of using a figure, table, questionnaire or a significant part of the desired text or its translation, in the form of bringing the same text, in addition to bringing the text inside quotation marks and citing the source, written permission must be obtained from the intellectual owner of the original text.

In case of using a partial part of the target text or its translation, in the form of bringing the same text, the target text should be put in quotation marks and its source should be mentioned.

In case of using the desired text or its translation in the form of quoting, summarizing, concluding, or drawing ideas, its source must be mentioned. Quoting the content should not be in a way that contradicts the original author(s) and the general spirit of their writing.

Note 1: If a part of the text that is used is changed in a small way, for example to the extent of changing a few words or adding their equivalents or changing the tense of verbs, it will still include the cases related to adding the same text (paragraphs 1 and 2 of Article 2 3) will be.


Note 2: The contents of this article are also true for the previously published materials of the author(s) of the manuscript.


Note 3: References in writing an article must be based on scientific standards and any unnecessary reference to oneself or others is to increase the number of incorrect references. Note 4: To detect intellectual or literary plagiarism, it is necessary to check the text by a related expert


 It should be checked, just relying on the percentage of copying reported by the relevant software, without expert review and considering the contents of this guide, is not correct.


Article 2-4: All researchers are obliged to report the cases with maximum confidentiality to the research ethics committee of the university or research sponsoring institution , the head or the person in charge of the workplace , if they are sure that any deception has occurred in the various stages of designing, implementing and publishing the research results. or their studies or the researchers/author(s) in question. Note: Until the occurrence of fraud is detected by the ethics committee in a prestigious academic research, which has the authority to deal with research violations, the matter must be pursued in a completely confidential manner.


, so that unrelated persons are not informed of its possibility or ongoing investigations.


Article 2-5:   Manipulation in images , which means any kind of manipulation in all types of radiology, pathology, laboratory photos, microscopic images, etc., and leads to deceiving the readers by displaying unreal images or inducing the presence of unreal findings in the images, is considered an example of deception. and it is considered a research violation .


Note: Manipulation behind the background of the photos, erasing or adding a special feature, or unusual and excessive manipulation of the colors or transparency of the photos with the intention of deceiving the readers are examples of this unethical act.


Article 2-6: Sending and publishing overlapping manuscripts in a journal or different journals is prohibited and is considered a research violation .


Note 1: Submitting a manuscript that contains a significant amount of information from a published or under-reviewed article is incorrect for consideration for publication as a new research article, even if it refers to the previous article or the previous article to the author(s). Belong to this manuscript.


Note 2: Brief changes in the order of the authors' names or in the title of the article or in the summary of the article are not authorized to reprint the article.


Note 3: If a printed or electronic journal is reviewing a manuscript for publication, it is incorrect to send the same manuscript to another journal.


Note 4: In cases where publication is done simultaneously in printed and electronic form, both printed and electronic versions must have a single address for writing references.


Note 5: If the author(s) decide, for any reason, to send the manuscript that is under review for publication in one journal to another journal, they must first notify the first journal of their withdrawal from publication in writing. This is possible until the acceptance of the manuscript for publication in the first publication is announced.


Note 6: If the editors of several publications decide to jointly publish an article, if this action is aimed at ensuring the health of the society and the situation is clearly communicated to the readers of those publications, subject to the assignment of all related material and intellectual rights. This is unimpeded.


Note 7: Publishing an article in two or more different languages ​​is allowed if the editors of all interested journals are aware of and agree with the relevant process, and in addition, in the second and subsequent articles, the readers are informed that the article has already been published one or more times in the language of other languages) has been published (along with the address of the article or previous articles, the year of publication and the number of the relevant pages).


Note 8: If the summary of the article has already been presented orally or as a poster in congresses or seminars, the full text of the article can be published later. In cases where the said congress has published the summary of the article in a scientific journal, it is necessary that the authorities of the journal have been sufficiently informed about the publication of the summary of the article, and the said information should be transmitted to the readers in a transparent manner along with the main article. Note 9:


The summary of the article that is sent to the conference, if it has already been published as a summary or a full article, it should be reported to the congress secretary.


Article 7-2: Conflict of interest is the existence of any financial or non-financial benefit that may affect the author(s) in expressing their honest opinion . Although the existence of a conflict of interest in itself is not considered an ethical problem for an article, the author(s) of an article should clearly declare any conflict of interest that is hidden from the eyes of the audience, except for the obvious ones, in the text or at the end of the text of the article. . One of these cases is the clear introduction of sources of funding for research and article writing by the author(s).


Article 2-8: The contract between the researchers and the financial sponsors of the research should not include any condition that prohibits the declaration of conflict of interest in the article or an obligation to remove or not publish findings that are not favorable from the point of view of the Researchers are obliged to avoid accepting such conditions at the time of signing the contract. Note:


Reasons such as the sensitivity of the subject under study or the creation of negative social consequences, etc., cannot be documented to limit researchers in publishing the results of the research, unless the ethics committee in the relevant university research, at the time of approving the research plan, publishes the results after the research is done, subject to Obtain permission again from the committee and this condition has been informed to the researcher in writing at the time of approval of the research by the university ethics committee. The decision of the university ethics committee to create this restriction can be appealed to the national ethics committee in bio-medical research.


Article 9-2: It is wrong to publish the results of research through public media before they have been published in peer-reviewed journals, except in cases where due to the special importance for public health, the publication of all or part of the results of a Research should be considered necessary by policy-making authorities.


Article 2-10: Authors have discretion and freedom of action in choosing scientific journals to publish their articles, and any coercion of people to publish articles in certain journals with the goals of increasing the credibility of university or institute scientific journals is prohibited.


Article 11-2: It is necessary for the evaluation board, the secretaries of national/international festivals, the recruiting boards of academic faculty members of universities and other institutions that give them a degree, rank, credit or incentive based on the articles submitted by individuals and institutions, in the evaluation stages. and their scoring, check the received articles in terms of compliance with ethical standards in publishing.


Article 12-2: Buying services such as writing all or part of the manuscript text, performing registration procedures and sending manuscripts prepared for journals, from companies providing research services, except in the case of translating the text of articles into another language or literary editing of the final text; it is forbidden. Chapter 3: Ethical principles in the editing and refereeing of scientific-research publications Article 3-1: The editors of all scientific publications approved by the Publications Commission of the Ministry of Health, Treatment and Medical Education, which are published in print, simultaneous print and electronic or electronic form, are subject to all the listed materials. They are guided in this. Article 2-3: In addition to ensuring the scientific quality of submitted manuscripts, which is obtained from various methods, especially peer review and obtaining advice from the editorial board, the editor must have sufficient confidence in observing ethical standards in the published materials.  Article 3-3:









The editor is obliged to use all his efforts to ensure the ethical correctness of the published materials, including the adherence of researchers to the general and specific guidelines of ethics in biomedical research of the country, which have been approved and communicated by the National Committee of Ethics in Biomedical Research, and Ensure that the researches have been evaluated and approved by the research ethics committees with accreditation from the National Committee of Ethics in Biomedical Researches of the Ministry of Health, Treatment and Medical Education and have received the specific code of ethics in research. It is necessary to request the image of the approval of the ethics committee by the editor and to mention the code of ethics in research in the text of the article.


Note 1: In cases where there is doubt or ambiguity regarding the compliance with ethical standards or the authenticity of the ethical approval provided, the editor should inquire from the ethics committee in the relevant research or the national ethics committee in bio-medical research.


Note 2: Regarding the articles resulting from clinical trials


 Note 3: In multicenter studies in one country, if the manuscript containing the results of the entire study is received, the editor must request the approval of the ethics committee of at least one of the centers from the author(s). Although the editor can request the ethical permission of all the centers where the study was conducted separately from the author(s).


Note 4: In studies that are conducted in a multicenter manner in several countries, in case of receiving a manuscript containing the results of the entire study, the editor must obtain the ethical permission of at least one research ethics committee in each of the countries where the study was conducted. Request separately from the author(s).


Article 3-4: The editor can check directly or based on the reports he receives, the possible occurrence of research violations and fraud in the received manuscripts, and if there is a possibility of research violations and fraud, he is obliged to inform the sender(s) as well as all the authors of the manuscript. Ask them to explain about the topic. If the explanation is not received within a maximum period of two months, or if the explanation of the sender(s) is not convincing, with maximum confidentiality as the case may be, the occurrence of a research violation shall be reported to the research ethics committee of the sponsoring institution, the head or the person in charge of the author(s) workplace or education. inform so that its occurrence can be ascertained or resolved by conducting research and investigation. The investigation and review of the received report will be based on the regulations and instructions for handling research violations.


Note: A copy of the possible violation report should be sent to the Secretariat of the National Ethics Committee in Bio-Medical Research of the Ministry of Health, Treatment and Medical Education.


Article 5-3: If the occurrence of a research violation is determined for the editor independently or based on the opinion of the ethics committee in valid research, the editor can while examining other articles of the author(s) or possible sender(s) published in that publication or is under investigation, according to the severity of the violation, one or more of the actions include refraining from publishing the article if the article is not published and is under investigation, removing the published article from the journal by stating the reason for removing the article in some way that the history of the withdrawal of the article is available to the public, publishing a correction or rebuttal in the next issue of the journal if the article has been published, and avoiding accepting the future articles of the author(s) for a certain period of time.


Note 1: It is recommended to return articles from previously published versions of the journal in the following cases:

If the editor has clear and specific evidence in his hand that shows that the results obtained in the research are not reliable due to a research violation such as falsifying data or due to a mistake in conducting the research or related statistical calculations.

If the results of the study have already been published in another journal without proper permission or reference.

If the article contains significant and intentional plagiarism.

If the article contains a research report that does not comply with the general and specific guidelines for ethics in approved research.

Note 2: In cases where the author or authors of the articles object to the editor's decision regarding research misconduct or fraud, they can request him to refer the matter to the National Research Ethics Committee for assignment determination. In any case, the editors must accept the final decisions of the National Ethics Committee in Biomedical Research of the Ministry of Health, Treatment and Medical Education regarding research violations.


Article 6-3: The editor is responsible for reviewing the manuscripts submitted for publication in a fair and impartial manner and only with regard to scientific and technical features, including the importance of the subject, innovation, transparency, validity and the degree of conformity of the articles with the goals and prospects of the journal. choose and prioritize and unrelated factors should not have an effect on this matter.


Article 7-3: The editor should ask the corresponding author to state the type and amount of participation and contribution of each author in the implementation of the research and writing of the article in a table signed by all the authors.


Note: It is not possible to change the names of the authors of the articles after sending the manuscript to the journals and starting the judging process.


Article 8-3: The editor or the editorial board must choose a person or people to judge each manuscript who are capable and experienced as much as possible in the relevant scientific field. The selected reviewer(s) should have no known conflict of interest in the field of the refereed manuscript as much as possible.


Article 3-9: The editor is obliged to provide them with sufficient information about the working process of the journal and what he expects from the members of the editorial board and judges, and to emphasize and remind them of the need for secrecy and confidentiality of the information of the submitted articles, and to adopt an arrangement that Make them aware of the magazine's policies.


Article 10-3: A person who accepts a peer review of a manuscript referred by a journal must conduct his review impartially and only based on the scientific and technical characteristics of the manuscript and must not be influenced by his personal relationship with the author(s). ) manuscript or other irrelevant factors.


Article 11-3: A person who is offered peer review of a manuscript can refuse to accept that manuscript for review if there is any conflict of interest; Otherwise, he should clearly inform the editor of the journal about his conflict of interest.


Article 12-3: Judges must accept articles for judging in which they have expertise. If a person who has accepted a manuscript for peer review does not consider himself to have the necessary scientific or technical qualifications to accurately review all or part of that manuscript, he must inform the editor of the journal.


Article 13-3: The manuscript that is sent for refereeing should be considered as a confidential text by the referee and the related information or the information contained in it should not be shared with any other person. The referee is not allowed to use the refereed manuscript for any purpose other than refereeing and must avoid keeping the manuscript in any form after the refereeing is over.


Note 1: De Oran and the author(s) of the manuscript must refuse to communicate with each other (in relation to the refereeing of that manuscript) during the refereeing process. If the referee deems it necessary to consult with another person for refereeing and this consultation involves disclosing the contents of the article, this can only be done with permission from the editor of the journal.


Note 2: The provisions of the above article are also valid for all the manuscripts that have been sent for peer review and the referee has refused to accept it for any reason.


Article 14-3: In peer review, the reviewer must pay attention to the strengths and weaknesses of the manuscript and, if possible, recommend solutions to the author(s) to solve the problems. This should be done respecting the intellectual independence of the author(s).


Article 15-3: If a referee accepts a manuscript for peer review, he must do so within the deadline announced by the editor of the journal.


Note: If the deadline announced by the editor of the journal is not suitable for refereeing, the referee should refuse to accept the refereeing of that manuscript or agree on another deadline with the editor of the journal.


Article 16-3: In addition to the scientific and technical investigations in the arbitration, the referee must inform the editor of any non-compliance with the provisions of this guide.


Article 17-3: The relationship of editors with publishers, owners and franchise owners of magazines must be completely based on the principle of "editorial independence", in the sense that they are completely independent in deciding to accept or reject articles and should not be influenced or pressured by publishers or magazine owners. and have enough freedom and authority to make decisions and perform their duties independently.


Article 18-3: The information specifying the personal identity of the subjects, the staff of the research site or any other person other than the authors of the manuscript and the people who are appreciated and thanked should not be included in the text of the manuscript, photos, genealogies or any other part, except That the person in question or his legal representative has given written informed consent for the publication of that information.


Note 1: The editor has the duty to ensure the confidentiality of any information related to the persons and patients who participated in the research and whose information may be disclosed as a result of the publication of the article. Therefore, if needed, the informed consent forms signed by the subjects, which may be printed while the article is being printed; Request the authors to reveal their identity.


Note 2: In the case of photos of people, the cover must be in such a way that it does not lead to the identification of the person, and covering the eyes alone is not enough, unless written informed consent has been obtained.


Note 3: If the publication of the manuscript is not possible without the complete confidentiality of all identity information or information that can lead to the discovery of the identity of the persons mentioned in the above article, and it is not possible to obtain informed consent, the principle of the claim of lack of access to the said persons and the necessity of publishing the information is not possible. And deciding on its publication will be the responsibility of the university ethics committee or the national ethics committee in bio-medical research of the Ministry of Health, Treatment and Medical Education.


Note 4: Publishing information that has been made available to the public in advance and in the correct way does not require informed consent.      


Article 19-3: It is necessary for the editor to give permission to the readers of the magazine to criticize and print critical letters about the published articles.


Note: The editor should make it possible to publish articles that reach a negative answer using the correct method and should not have a negative opinion about the publication of such articles.


Article 20-3: The editor must be responsible for the complaints received from the implementation process or other work steps in the journal's office and provide the possibility to investigate those complaints.


Article 21-3: The editor must have specific policies to manage any conflict of interest related to himself, employees, writers, judges and members of the editorial board.


Note: Journals should adopt a clear policy on how to manage articles sent by the editor, employees, or members of the journal's editorial board. In any case, the editor and members of the editorial board and the officials of the magazine should not be involved in more than 20% of the articles of each magazine.


Article 22-3: The policies of the magazine, including the goals, outlook, guidelines for authors, judging method and how to do it, types of unethical cases in the field of publication and how the magazine deals with them, should be clearly announced on the relevant pages for the information of the readers.


Article 23-3: In order to publish articles in their publications, editors cannot ask the responsible author to refer to other articles in previous issues of the magazine in order to increase the number of references in the magazine.


Article 24-3: Scientific-research publications, both printed and electronic, should only accept advertisements for publication that provide information about the desired event, product or service and refrain from any activity to influence the audience by presenting Avoid unscientific and incorrect content.


Note: Advertisements related to medical institutions and professionals must have an advertising license from the Medical Organization of the Islamic Republic of Iran.


Article 25-3: The place of advertisement should not be in the vicinity of an editorial or a scientific article that somehow reminds the reader of the connection between that article and the advertisement.


Article 26-3:  Advertisements must be included in the publication in such a way that they are well distinguished from the printable scientific content.


Article 27-3: The editor must have a clear policy regarding obtaining advertisements and printing appendices that are accompanied by financial support, so that financial issues, including accepting commercial advertisements, do not have an impact on scientific decision-making regarding the publication of articles.


Article 28-3: Special issues are issues of the journal that are usually dedicated to the publication of a collection of articles related to a specific topic or the collection of articles of a conference in a way that is related to the main topics discussed in the journal. The special issue is often sponsored by sources other than the journal publisher. The editor of the magazine is responsible for the contents of the special issues as well as the regular issues of the magazine.


Note 1: The editor of the journal must retain the authority to send any manuscript to independent reviewers for publication in the special issue, as well as the right not to accept them, just like the regular issues of the journal.


Note 2: The financial sponsor of the special report, if any, must be clearly identified in the special report.


Note 3: The publication of the advertisement in the special issue must follow a policy similar to that applied in the regular issues of the magazine.


Note 4: It is not allowed for the editor and the members of the editorial board to accept gifts or donations from the financial sponsors of the special issue.


Note 5: In special issues, like normal issues, other materials of this guide must be followed.


Article 29-3: Writing one or more chapters of books that are published in the form of textbooks is included in all the materials of this guide. The duties of the editor in this case are the responsibility of the responsible author of the book (the name on the cover).