Ethics in publishing


The ethical policy of JCS Journal is based on the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) guidelines and is constantly monitored by the University of Isfahan’s Committee on Research Ethics and Research Misconduct. In the case of an ethical breach, appropriate punishment will be decided upon and applied by the Committee on Research Ethics. Readers, authors, reviewers and editors should follow these ethical policies once working with JCS. For information on this matter in publishing and ethical guidelines please visit


  • Duties of the editors

The ethical policy of JCS is liable to determine which of the typical research papers submitted to the journal should be published in the concerned issue. Reviewers are selected according to the content and scope of the submitted manuscripts, reviewers' area of expertise, and freedom from conflict of interest. The Editorial Board shall review fairly the quality of the manuscript and whether it complies with the submission guidelines and review standards. The publishing decision is based on the suggestion of the journal's reviewers and editorial board members. Decisions to accept or reject a manuscript is based on importance, originality, clarity, and relevance of the research in the submission. The JCS Journal is obliged to preserve confidentiality and not disclose the contents of the manuscript until the final decision to publish a author's submission has been made. The ethical policy insisted the Editor-in Chief, may confer with other editors or reviewers in making the decision.


  • Duties of the reviewers

The reviewers are necessary to evaluate the research papers based on the submitted content in confidential manner. When reviewing manuscripts, reviewers should respect the author's integrity as a scholar and treat manuscripts as confidential documents. Reviewers must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript. The manuscript may not be shown to or discussed with others. Reviewers should express their views clearly with supporting arguments. The reviewers also suggest the authors to improve the quality of research paper by their reviewing comments.


  • Duties of the Authors

Authors should ensure that their submitted research work is original and has not been published elsewhere in any language. Authors should also 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. 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. Applicable copyright laws and conventions should be followed by the authors. Any kind of plagiarism constitutes and unethical publishing behavior are unacceptable.

Authors may be asked to provide the raw data of their study together with the manuscript for editorial review and should be prepared to make the data publicly available if practicable.

The author 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 author disagrees with a requested revision, a rationale must be provided in writing by the author for not making there quested change.


Upon acceptance of a paper, authors will be asked to complete a 'Journal Copyrigh Transfer Statement'. An e-mail will be sent to the corresponding author confirming receipt of the manuscript together with a 'Journal Copyright Transfer Statement' form or a link to the online version of this agreement.
Permission of the Publisher is required for distribution outside the institution and for all other derivative works, including compilations and translations. If excerpts from other copyrighted works are included, the author(s) must obtain written permission from the copyright owners and credit the source(s) in the paper. The JCS has preprinted forms for use by authors in these cases.


  • Preprints

Please note that preprints can be shared anywhere at any time. Sharing your preprints e.g. on a preprint server will not count as prior publication.