Publication Ethics

Content:

1. Articles Access

2. Copyright

3. Publication Ethics

4. Against Plagiarism

5. Duties of Authors

6. Duties of Editors

7. Duties of Reviewers

8. Publishing Schedule/Archiving

9. Article Submission & Processing Charges


 

1. Articles Access

This is an Open Access Journal

This is an Open Access Journal

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. The journal is published in both online and print versions so that the researchers would have an easy access to scientific articles. The online version of articles is available in the PDF format. The published articles can be downloaded free of charge.

Hekmat e Mo'aser (Contemporary Wisdom) Signed the Declaration of Budapest Open Access Initiative and follows it.


 

2. Copyright

The contents of all journal is under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0). To the extent this Public License may be interpreted as a contract, we are granted the Licensed Rights in consideration of your acceptance of these terms and conditions, and the Licensor grants. you such rights in consideration of benefits the Licensor receive from making the Licensed Material available under these terms and conditions.

 

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Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International Public License (CC BY 4.0)

This journal allows reuse and remixing of its content, in accordance with a CC BY license. So the authors retain unrestricted copyright and publishing rights under the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0 (CC BY 4.0).

Copyright Notice
Authors who are published their articles by the journal agree to the following terms:

  • Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
  • Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
  • Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work.

Under Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0 (CC BY 4.0), You are free to:

Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format & Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially. The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as you follow the license terms.

Under the following terms:

Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.

No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.
Notices:
    You do not have to comply with the license for elements of the material in the public domain or where your use is permitted by an applicable exception or limitation.
    No warranties are given. The license may not give you all of the permissions necessary for your intended use. For example, other rights such as publicity, privacy, or moral rights may limit how you use the material.


 

3. Publication Ethics

This journal is following of Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and complies with the highest ethical standards in accordance with ethical laws.

(Based on COPE's Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors, Authors and Reviewers)
Ethics is a very important consideration in research and we require our contributors to have followed ethical issues in conducting their study and disseminating their research product. When the research process involves human beings at any sage, which is most probably the case with research submitted to this Journal and most others on language education, the researcher must ensure that all necessary steps have been taken to appropriately follow relevant ethical guidelines in the institution where the study has been conducted. This involves making sure that the participants have taken part in the research on a voluntary nature, that they have been informed of their role and the possible benefits and threats to them, that they have agreed to be included in the research process, that they have the right to withdraw whenever they wish, that every measure has been adopted to make personal information coming from them confidential, and the like. Ethics also implies that the researchers should use the research findings for the benefit of those who have taken part in the research as the minimum compensation for their contribution.

 

Submitting a manuscript to more than one journal at the same time, not acknowledging funding sources, having conflict of interests with other contributors and co-researchers, including false and fabricated data in the paper, copying the works of other scholars without properly acknowledging them (plagiarism), publishing the same or almost the same work in different places are other examples of ethical breach which we recommend our contributors to take very seriously. As such, authors may be asked to submit a declaration with their manuscripts indicating that all ethical guidelines have been properly followed in their study. A more detailed policy regarding Hekmat e Mo'ser (Contemporary Wisdom)'s publication ethics (for authors, editors, and reviewers) and malpractice statement based on COPE's ethical guidelines follows next.

  

COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) Guide

COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) Flowcharts

 


 

4. Against Plagiarism

Hekmat e Mo'ser (Contemporary Wisdom) committed to maintaining high standards through a rigorous peer-review together with strict ethical policies. Any infringements of professional ethical codes, such as plagiarism, fraudulent use of data, bogus claims of authorship, should be taken very seriously by the editors with no tolerance.
An Initial Plagiarism Check is carried out for every manuscript submitted to Hekmat e Mo'ser (Contemporary Wisdom); The check starts with a standardized Google Search.

In addition, the online tool Samim Noor is used. A Detailed Plagiarism Check is performed if deemed necessary.

Samim Noor

Samim Noor

Also the online tool Open Access Plagiarism Search (OAPS) is available.

The journal try to use a software against plagiarism as soon as possible.


 

5. Duties of Authors

Reporting standards
Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable. Review and professional publication articles should also be accurate and objective, and editorial 'opinion' works should be clearly identified as such.

Data access and retention
Authors may be asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should in any event be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.

Originality and plagiarism
The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted. Plagiarism takes many forms, from 'passing off' another's paper as the author's own paper, to copying or paraphrasing substantial parts of another's paper (without attribution), to claiming results from research conducted by others. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.

Multiple, redundant or concurrent publication
An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable. In general, an author should not submit for consideration in another journal a previously published paper.

Acknowledgement of sources
Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work. Information obtained privately, as in conversation, correspondence, or discussion with third parties, must not be used or reported without explicit, written permission from the source. Information obtained in the course of confidential services, such as refereeing manuscripts or grant applications, must not be used without the explicit written permission of the author of the work involved in these services.

Authorship of the paper
Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The corresponding author should ensure that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

Hazards and human or animal subjects
If the work involves chemicals, procedures or equipment that have any unusual hazards inherent in their use, the author must clearly identify these in the manuscript. If the work involves the use of animal or human subjects, the author should ensure that the manuscript contains a statement that all procedures were performed in compliance with relevant laws and institutional guidelines and that the appropriate institutional committee(s) has approved them. Authors should include a statement in the manuscript that informed consent was obtained for experimentation with human subjects. The privacy rights of human subjects must always be observed.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest
All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed. Examples of potential conflicts of interest which should be disclosed include employment, consultancies, stock ownership, honoraria, paid expert testimony, patent applications/registrations, and grants or other funding. Potential conflicts of interest should be disclosed at the earliest stage possible.

Fundamental errors in published works
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.

 


 

6. Duties of Editors

Publication decisions
The editor of a peer-reviewed journal is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published, often working in conjunction with the relevant society (for society-owned or sponsored journals). The validation of the work in question and its importance to researchers and readers must always drive such decisions. The editor may be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editor may confer with other editors or reviewers (or society officers) in making this decision.

Fair play
An editor should evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.

Confidentiality
The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest
Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor's own research without the express written consent of the author. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Editors should recuse themselves (i.e. should ask a co-editor, associate editor or other member of the editorial board instead to review and consider) from considering manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or (possibly) institutions connected to the papers. Editors should require all contributors to disclose relevant competing interests and publish corrections if competing interests are revealed after publication. If needed, other appropriate action should be taken, such as the publication of a retraction or expression of concern. It should be ensured that the peer-review process for sponsored supplements is the same as that used for the main journal. Items in sponsored supplements should be accepted solely on the basis of academic merit and interest to readers and not be influenced by commercial considerations. Non-peer reviewed sections of their journal should be clearly identified.

Involvement and cooperation in investigations
An editor should take reasonably responsive measures when ethical complaints have been presented concerning a submitted manuscript or published paper, in conjunction with the publisher (or society). Such measures will generally include contacting the author of the manuscript or paper and giving due consideration of the respective complaint or claims made, but may also include further communications to the relevant institutions and research bodies, and if the complaint is upheld, the publication of a correction, retraction, expression of concern, or other note, as may be relevant. Every reported act of unethical publishing behavior must be looked into, even if it is discovered years after publication.


 

7. Duties of Reviewers

Contribution to editorial decisions
Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper. Peer review is an essential component of formal scholarly communication, and lies at the heart of the scientific method.

Promptness
Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process.

Confidentiality
Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.

Standards of objectivity
Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

Acknowledgement of sources
Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the editor's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.

Disclosure and conflict of interest
Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in a reviewer's own research without the express written consent of the author. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.

 

In any sense, Hekmat e Mo`aser (Contemporary Wisdom) adheres to Code of Conduct approved by COPE available at: publicationethics.org



8. Publishing Schedule/Archiving

"Ḥikmat-i Mu̒āṣir" (Contemporary Wisdom) is published by different frequencies. All the content from the beginning to the end will be available for ever on IHCS’s own website. Also journal is included at ISC and have the plan to enter to and index in SCOPUS database.



9. Article Submission & Processing Charges

Article Submission Charge: 700,000 Rials (IRR)
Article Processing & Review Charge: 6000 Words, 1,800,000 Rials (IRR) (More Details)