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Ethic Rules

Editor's Ethic Rules
We follow the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)'s Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors. In addition, some key points are listed below.
The editors should check the articles with regards to the following ethic rules:

  1. The ethical approval must be obtained for all studies that require an ethical statement for all clinical and experimental studies on human and animals from all scientific fields. This approval should be indicated in the manuscript and presented as an appropriate offical paper during the submission process.
  2. Under this section, the ethical rules should be provided for authors, reviewers and editors.
  3. The statement regarding the following of ethical rules was obtained should be indicated in the articles.
  4. For the experimental, clinical and drug human studies, approval by ethical committee and statement on the adherence of the study protocol to the international agreements (Helsinki Declaration revised 2013 ( are required. In experimental animal studies, the authors should indicate that the procedures followed were in accordance with animal rights (Guide for the care and use of laboratory animals, and they should obtain animal ethic committee approval. The ICMJE (International Committee of Medical Journal Editors) recommendations and COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics)’s international standards should be followed by Editors and authors during submission and evaluation of scientific papers.
  5. The information regarding the date, number and name of ethical board should be provided in the methods section and also in the first/last page of manuscript. For case reports whenever data/media used could reveal identity of the patient, an informed consent form should be obtained and indicated in the manuscirpt.
  6. The copyright regulations and permissions should be followed and provided in the manuscirpt for the used data and artworks.

The editor should inform receipt of submitted manuscripts within two working days of receipt and ensure an efficient, fair, and timely review process.
The editor should provide that submitted manuscripts are processed in a confidential manner, and that no content of the manuscripts will be exposed to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, and the publisher, as appropriate.
The editor should recuse himself or herself from processing manuscripts if he or she has any conflict of interest with any of the authors or institutions related to the manuscripts.
The editor should not disclose the names and other details of the reviewers to a third party without the permission of the reviewers.
The editor has the right to make the final decision on whether to accept or reject a manuscript with reference to the significance, originality, and clarity of the manuscript and its relevance to the journal.


Reviewer's Ethic Rules

We follow the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)'s COPE Ethical Guidelines for Peer Reviewers. In addition, some key points are listed below.
The reviewer should be an a time-confident manner when evaluating the manuscript.
The reviewer who feels unqualified to review the assigned manuscript or affirms that he or she cannot meet the deadline for completion of the review should immediately notify the editor and excuse himself or herself from the process of reviewing this manuscript.
The reviewer should inform the editor and recuse himself or herself from reviewing the manuscript if there is a conflict of interest.
The reviewer should treat the manuscript in a confidential manner. The manuscript should not be disclosed to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.
The reviewer should approach the peer-review job objectively. Personal criticism of the author is unacceptable.
The reviewer should not use for his or her own research any part of any data or work reported in submitted and as yet unpublished articles.
The reviewer should immediately notify the editor of any similarities between the manuscript under review and another paper either published or under consideration by another journal. The reviewer should immediately inform to the editor’s attention a manuscript containing plagiarized material or falsified data.

Author's Ethic Rules
The authors should follow the mansucript writing rules  determined at the journal website.
The author should not submit concurrent manuscripts (or manuscripts essentially describing the same subject matter) to multiple journals. Likewise, an author should not submit any paper previously published anywhere to the journals for consideration. The publication of articles on specific subject matter, such as clinical guidelines and translations, in more than one journal is acceptable if certain conditions are met.
Our journal gives and seeks the responsibility to the corresponding authors regarding the ethical approvement from the neccessary institutional approval board.
The author should present a precise and brief report of his or her research and an impartial description of its significance.
The authors should keep the data of the article to present to the journal when asked in the future.
The author should honestly gather and interpret his or her research data. Publishers, editors, reviewers, and readers are entitled to request the author to provide the raw data for his or her research for convenience of editorial review and public access. If practicable, the author should retain such data for any possible use after publication. 
The author should guarantee that the works he or she has submitted are original. If the author has used work and/or words by others, appropriate citations are required. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable. 
The author should indicate explicitly all sources that have supported the research and also declare any conflict(s) of interest. 
The author should give due acknowledgement to all of those who have made contributions to the research. Those who have contributed significantly to the research should be listed as coauthors. The author should ensure that all coauthors have affirmed the final version of the paper and have agreed on its final publication. 

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