Ethics and Malpractice Statement of Publication
Ethics and publication malpractice statement of Diyala Journal of Engineering Sciences (DJES) depends on the Code of Conduct and Best-Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors (Committee on Publication Ethics, 2011).
Responsibilities of our editor
Decisions of publication
The editor of DJES is in charge of deciding which of the submitted articles can be published. Our editor assesses articles without regard to the authors' religion, gender, ethnic origin, political philosophy or citizenship. The editor takes the decision according to the importance of the submitted article, clarity and originality, and the validity of the article in addition to its relevance to the scope of DJES. Legal requirements concerning libel, infringement of copyright, and plagiarism should also be taken into consideration.
The editor of DJES or any staff can not disclose any information concerning the submitted article to anyone other than the editorial advisers, corresponding author, reviewers, and the publisher, in appropriate way.
Disclosure and conflicts of interest
Unpublished contents disclosed in a submitted article cannot be used by DJES editor or the staff for their personal research works without the written explicit of author approval.
Responsibilities of our reviewers
Contribution to editorial decisions
Our process in peer-reviewing helps our editor and the editorial board in taking the appropriate decision. In addition, helps the author in improving his article.
Any selected reviewer who cannot review or he feels unqualified to review the article should withdraw from the review process by quick and direct notification to the editor.
Any received manuscripts for reviewing must be considered as confidential documents. These submitted articles must not be disclosed or discussed with anyone except the authorized editors.
Reviewers must write their opinions clearly with supporting arguments. Author personal criticism is forbidden. Reviews must be written objectively.
Acknowledgement of sources
Reviewers should check the citation cases and the references of the submitted articles. They should identify whether the contents taken from other publications are related to the respective sources. Reviewers should notify the editor of any overlap or substantial similarity with the submitted manuscript and any other publications they know.
Conflict of interest and disclosure
Ideas obtained or privileged information during reviewing must not be used for personal advantage and should be kept confidential. Editor does not deal with the reviewers who have conflicts of interest due to connections or relationships with any of the authors, institutions, or companies related to the manuscripts.
Duties of authors
Standards of reporting
Researchers of novel articles should submit a truthful account of the research done besides clarifying its significance. Data must be accurately written in the submitted article. The submitted article must have sufficient details and references to help other researchers to replicate the work. Knowingly inaccurate or fraudulent statements are considered unacceptable unethical conduct.
Retention and data access
Researchers should be ready to submit the raw data of their work accompanied with the submitted article to our editor and should be ready to make it publicly accessible if practicable. Generally, researchers should guarantee accessibility of their raw data to other researchers for at least ten years after publication (by a professional data center); protecting authors and their legal rights.
Originality, plagiarism and acknowledgement of sources
Researchers should submit only the original works, and should appropriately quote or cite the work and/or words of other researchers. Influential references of the submitted article should also be cited.
Concurrent, multiple or redundant publications
Submitting the same research work to two or three journals is considered unacceptable unethical publishing conduct. Generally, submitted articles describing basically the same problem should be submitted to one journal only. Copyrighted published manuscripts cannot be submitted. Besides, manuscripts under review by DJES should not be resubmitted to other copyrighted publications. Generally, the submitted data to DJES is considered as a copy righted material of the researcher. Authors permit others to use their published data under a CC-BY license [http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/], which allows other authors to distribute, copy, and transmit the work in addition to make commercial use of the work or adapt it.
Authorship is limited to those who have made an important contribution to the conception, planning, implementation, or discussion of the submitted work. All those actual participants must be included as co-authors. The corresponding author ensures that all contributing co-authors and no uninvolved persons are included in the author list. The corresponding author will also verify that all co-authors have approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.
All researchers must write a statement disclosing any substantive or financial conflicts of interest that may influence the interpretation or results of their submitted work. All financial support sources for their submitted works must be disclosed.
Basic errors in published works
When the author discovers an important error or inaccuracy in his published work, he should immediately notify the editor to cooperate with the editor to withdraw the paper or correct the error.
Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). (2011, March 7). Code of Conduct and Best-Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors. Retrieved from
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