Publication Ethics

Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement

Publication Decisions

IVJ's publication decision is based on a codified process. Journal policies are a part of this process. Content compatibility of each submitted paper with the scope of journal is one of the journal policies. COPE's guidelines also check in this part. Submitted papers must be free of allegations such as libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. Reviewer comments are another part of decision process. The results of these two parts determine the final decision for each paper. IVJ has been authorized to select valuable submitted papers for publication.


IVJ has commitment to protect all information of submitted articles from untrusted ones. In this regard, IVJ’s editorial boards such as reviewers and advisers are only able to access the information.

Identification of and Dealing with Allegations of Research Misconduct

Publisher and editor of the journal take reasonable steps to identify and prevent the publication of papers where research misconduct has occurred, including plagiarism, citation manipulation, and data falsification/fabrication, among others. In no case shall the journal or its editor encourage such misconduct, or knowingly allow such misconduct to take place. In the event that the journal’s publisher or editor is made aware of any allegation of research misconduct relating to a published article in the journal –the publisher or editor shall follow COPE’s guidelines (or equivalent) in dealing with allegations.


Revenue Sources/Advertising/Direct Marketing

IVJ is financially supported by Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Iran, and has no other sources for earning funds. IVJ accepts No advertisements in the site or even as a report article.

Publishing Schedule/Archiving

IVJ is published four issues per year. All the content from the beginning to the end will be available for ever on JACM exclusive website. Also JACM has the plan to enter to Scopus and Clarivate Analytics databases.


Duties of Authors


Submitted papers must be approved by its author(s) to consider for refereeing in IVJ.

Author(s) must thus have an active presence to design and prepare all materials of their papers. ALL of the authors must have critically reviewed its content and have approved the final version submitted for publication.

Authors are responsible for the accuracy of the manuscript content. They should also sign an agreement form confirming their contribution in writing the manuscript. Papers are only considered for publication once consent is given by all contributing authors.


Originality and Plagiarism

Author(s) must present original works for consideration in IVJ. In papers contained any part of a published article, author(s) have to properly cite or quote the source of the published article. IVJ utilizes "Plagiarism Detection Software (…)" for checking the originality of submitted papers in the reviewing process.


Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication

Author(s) should not submit papers if those papers have been previously presented for refereeing to other journals. Simultaneous submission of a paper in more than one journal will be faced to unethical publishing behaviors.


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.


Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be affected on influence the results or interpretation of the manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.


Duties of Reviewers

Contribution to Editorial Decisions

Peer reviewers have an effective role in assistance the editor to make editorial decisions. They also can assist the authors to improve their papers throughout the editorial communications.



Each one of peer reviewers who feels unqualified to review a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process.



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.


The Financial Requirements for Publication in IVJ

According to the formal announcement made by the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology of Iran, manuscripts submitted to IVJ for review and possible publication will be processed.

Manuscripts that are accepted for publication in the Iranian Veterinary Journal are subjected to pay a mandatory charge of IRR 4,000,000 per Article. This charge covers expenses for peer review, journal publication, and online hosting and archiving. The charge form will be sent to the corresponding author on acceptance of an article for publication in the journal. Please be advised that publication of the accepted manuscripts is dependent upon payment of the charge. Therefore, please pay a fee of four million IRR to the account number 4001072703022624 with the 385072757117000000000000000128 deposit ID and the IR960100004001072703022624 Sheba number, with the name of the specific revenues of Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz with the central bank.pleaase send deposit receipt image through the corresponding author profile on the journal site.

Publication Ethics

Publication and Authorship:

All submitted papers are subject to strict peer-review process by at least two international reviewers that are experts in the area of the particular paper. Reviewers are being selected by Editor in Chief. The author also can propose reviewers for some journals and article types. The factors that are taken into account in the review are relevance, originality, readability, statistical validity and language. The possible decisions include acceptance, minor revisions, major revision or rejection. If authors are encouraged to revise and resubmit a submission, there is no guarantee that the revised submission will be accepted. Rejected articles will not be re-reviewed. The paper acceptance is constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. No research can be included in more than one publication, whether within the same journal or in another journal.


Authors' Responsibilities:

    Authors must certify that their manuscript is their original work. Authors must certify that the manuscript has not previously been published elsewhere, or even submitted and been in reviewed in another journal. Authors must participate in the peer review process and follow the comments. Authors are obliged to provide retractions or corrections of mistakes. All Authors mentioned in the paper must have significantly contributed to the research. Level of their contribution also must be defined in the “Authors’ Contributions” section of the article.    Authors must state that all data in the paper are real and authentic.    Authors must notify the Editors of any conflicts of interest. Authors must identify all sources used in the creation of their manuscript. Authors must report any errors they discover in their published paper to the Editors. Authors must not use irrelevant sources that may help other researches/journals. Authors cannot withdraw their articles within the review process or after submission, or they must pay the penalty defined by the publisher.


Peer review/Responsibility for the Reviewers:

    Reviewers should keep all information regarding papers confidential and treat them as privileged information.     Reviews should be conducted objectively, with no personal criticism of the author. No self-knowledge of the author(s) must affect their comments and decision.     Reviewers should express their views clearly with supporting arguments in 500 to 1000 words.    Reviewers may identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Reviewers should also call to the Editor in Chief's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge. Reviewers should not review 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.


Editorial Responsibilities:

    Associate Editors or Editor in Chief have complete responsibility and authority to reject/accept an article. Editors are responsible for the contents and overall quality of the publication.     Editors should always consider the needs of the authors and the readers when attempting to improve the publication.     Editors should guarantee the quality of the papers and the integrity of the academic record.  Editors should publish errata pages or make corrections when needed. Editors should have a clear picture of a research's funding sources. Editors should base their decisions solely one the papers' importance, originality, clarity and relevance to publication's scope.  Editors should not reverse their decisions nor overturn the ones of previous editors without serious reason. Editors should preserve the anonymity of reviewers. Editors should ensure that all research material they publish conforms to international accepted ethical guidelines. Editors should only accept a paper when reasonably certain. Editors should act if they suspect misconduct, whether a paper is published or unpublished, and make all reasonable attempts to persist in obtaining a resolution to the problem. Editors should not reject papers based on suspicions; they should have proof of misconduct. Editors should not allow any conflicts of interest between staff, authors, reviewers and board members. Editors must not change their decision after submitting a decision (especially after reject or accept) unless they have a serious reason.


Publishing Ethics Issues

    All editorial members, reviewers and authors must confirm and obey rules defined by COPE. The corresponding author is the main owner of the article so she/he can withdraw the article when it is incomplete. Authors cannot make major changes in the article after acceptance without a serious reason. All editorial members and authors must will to publish any kind of corrections honestly and completely. Any notes of plagiarism, fraudulent data or any other kinds of fraud must be reported completely to COPE.