Manuscripts should be written in English and accompanied by a covering letter stating the originality and significance of the submitted manuscripts. Plagiarism in all its forms is unacceptable. Therefore, the manuscript should be original and is not being considered nor has been published in whole or in part with another journal. All authors should have seen and agreed to the version submitted.
In this short guide to publication ethics, we present recommendations compiled based on accepted international guidelines. We hope that these recommendations on maintaining integrity in scientific and academic publishing will help you understand and follow good, ethical publication practices.
“Plagiarism is the copying of ideas, data or text without permission or acknowledgment”. Plagiarism is a form of scientific misconduct; it is dishonest and misleading to readers. Iranian Journal of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering(IJCCE) is committed to publishing only original material, i.e., material that has neither been published elsewhere nor is under review elsewhere. Manuscripts that are found to have been plagiarized from a manuscript by other authors, whether published or unpublished, will incur plagiarism sanctions.
Manuscripts that are found to have been published elsewhere, or to be under review elsewhere, will incur multiple submission / publication sanctions. IJCCE may blacklist authors who do this from submitting manuscripts in the future and may notify their institution about this.This is because of the copyright/legal problems that arise if more than one journal decides to publish the paper. Moreover, it would lead to a waste of academic and scientific resources as two (or more) journals would spend time and money on carrying out the same tasks.
Duplicate publication is considered to be a form of plagiarism. It occurs when an author uses text or material from a paper that he/she has already published, without acknowledging the source. This could violate copyright and could suggest that the study contributes marginally to the literature.
Submitted manuscripts that are found to include citations whose primary purpose is to increase the number of citations to a given author’s work, or to articles published in a particular journal, will incur citation manipulation sanctions.
Data Fabrication and Falsification
Fabrication refers to the recording or reporting of data or results that have been made up by the author. Falsification, on the other hand, refers to the intentional alteration of research materials, images, equipment, or processes, or the selective reporting of data or results. Submitted manuscripts that are found to have either fabricated or falsified experimental results, including the manipulation of images, will incur data fabrication and falsification sanctions.
Improper Author Contribution
All listed authors must have made a significant scientific contribution to the research in the manuscript and approved all its claims. It is important to list everyone who made a significant scientific contribution, including students and laboratory technicians.
Redundant publications involve the inappropriate division of study outcomes into several articles.
In the event that there are documented violations of any of the above-mentioned policies in any journal, regardless of whether or not the violations occurred in this journal, the following sanctions will be applied:
Sponsorship, funding, and conflict of interest
A conflict of interest arises when authors have direct or indirect financial or personal ties to the study sponsors or the funding organization. Because such relationships could influence an author’s actions or evaluations, these conflicts must be specified at the time of submitting the paper.Identify your funding source and any organization that provided material support for the research. Describe the role played by these organizations in the study design, data collection, analysis of the results, or writing of the report.
Important Notes for the Authors:
All those designated as authors should meet all four criteria for authorship, and all who meet the four criteria should be identified as authors.
Reviewers of IJCCE must confirm the followings: