General moral principles

IRFA journal strives to review and publish received articles and the publication process to ensure ethical practices. The ethical misconduct in this publication is unacceptable. IRFA journal publication protects the quality of the articles and considers plagiarism and any defect in the copyright to be unacceptable. Authors, reviewers, and editors are expected to understand and follow the policies and guidelines provided by the journal.

IRFA journal follows the publication ethics guidelines provided by the Publication Ethics Committee (COPE) and the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology.

 

The journal initially evaluates the articles received and then if approved by the appointed reviewer, a final evaluation will be done and in the last step, it announces the decision to publish online.

 

Authors should consider the following items:

  • Avoid violating the intellectual rights of the works
  • Declare any financial support and conflict of interest
  • The authenticity of the submitted article and avoiding sending the article to another publication
  • Report any inadvertent mistakes to the Office of the Journal and the Editor
  • Guarantee the accuracy of the submitted article
  • Commitment to the style and process of writing and submitting an article in the journal
  • Respecting the financial and intellectual rights of fellow authors

The Reviewers must observe the following items:

  • Confidentiality of received articles for evaluation
  • Ensure impartiality in articles received for evaluation
  • Maintain anonymity in the articles received for evaluation
  • Attempt to accurately evaluate the received articles and their corrections, in order to increase and improve the quality of the articles
  • Disclosure and declaration of any conflict of interest
  • Respect in reminding the author to correct and avoid attacking her/him
  • Not being responsible for the accuracy of the data and results in the received article

The editorial board and editor must comply with these requirements:

  • Deciding to publish an article solely on the basis of merit
  • Avoid commercial or political reasons for deciding to publish or influence articles
  • If you are aware of any research and scientific misconduct in the article, carefully review and evaluate it
  • Informing the judges of any correction of the publication of articles