Ethics in Publishing
Authorship of a manuscript should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the design, conception, execution, and interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors and others who have participated in certain aspects of the reported study should be acknowledged or listed as contributors.
The corresponding author should ensure that all co-authors are listed appropriately and no inappropriate co-author is included, and all listed co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the manuscript and agreed to its submission.
Ethical Responsibilities of Authors
This journal is committed to upholding the integrity of the scientific record. As a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) the journal will follow the COPE guidelines on how to deal with potential acts of misconduct.
Authors should refrain from misrepresenting research results which could damage the trust in the journal, the professionalism of scientific authorship, and ultimately the entire scientific endeavour. Maintaining integrity of the research and its presentation is helped by following the rules of good scientific practice, which include*:
Conflict of Interest
All authors of IAR are requested to disclose any actual or potential conflict of interest including any personal, financial or other relationships with other people or organizations within four years of beginning the submitted study that could inappropriately influence their study. In this regard, the authors are requested to fill out the “Form of conflict of interest” and send its scan as a "Supplementary file" when submitting their manuscript.
Submission Declaration and Verification
Submission of a manuscript to the Journal of IAR implies that the work described has not been published previously (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture or academic thesis or as an electronic preprint), that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, that its publication is approved by all authors and responsible authorities where the study was carried out, and if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in English or in any other language. To verify originality, the manuscript may be checked by the Editorial Board using appropriate tools.
Changes to Authorship
Before the accepted manuscript is published in an online issue of IAR, requests to add or remove an author, or to rearrange the author names must be sent to the Editor-in-Chief from the corresponding author of the accepted manuscript. It must include: (i) the reason the name should be added or removed, or the author names rearranged and (ii) written confirmation (e-mail, letter, or fax) from all authors that they agree with the addition, removal or rearrangement. In the case of the addition or removal of authors, this includes confirmation from the author being added or removed. Requests that are not sent by the corresponding author will be forwarded by the Editor-in-Chief to the corresponding author, who must follow the procedure as described above. Please note that changes to authorship cannot be made after acceptance of a manuscript.
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Upon acceptance of an article, authors will be informed by an e-mail confirming the acceptance of the manuscript. Authors of an accepted manuscript should accept 'the Journal Publishing Agreement' and fill out the related form sent by the Editor-in-Chief.
Process for identification of and dealing with allegations of research misconduct
Publisher and editors of Iran Agricultural Research (IAR) are reasonable to identify and prevent the publication of papers where research misconduct has occurred, including plagiarism, citation manipulation, and data falsification/fabrication, among others. In doing so, Iran Agricultural Research (IAR) is following of Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and complies with the highest ethical standards in accordance with ethical laws (see COPE’s guidelines).
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