Publication Ethics

Paykareh follows the standards of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)

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Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement

Publication Decisions

Paykareh'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. Paykareh has been authorized to select valuable submitted papers for publication.



Paykareh is committed to protecting all information of submitted articles from untrusted ones. In this regard, Paykareh’s editorial boards such as reviewers and advisers are only able to access the information.


Identification of and Dealing with Allegations of Research Misconduct

The 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

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


Publishing Schedule/Archiving

Paykareh has published four issues per year. All the content from the beginning to the end will be available forever on Paykareh exclusive website. Also, Paykareh has a plan to enter Scopus and Clarivate Analytics databases.


Duties of Authors


Submitted papers must be approved by the author(s) to consider for refereeing in Paykareh.Author(s) must thus have an active presence to design and prepare all materials for 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 Paykareh. In papers containing any part of a published article, author(s) have to properly cite or quote the source of the published article. Paykareh 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 with unethical publishing behaviors.


Acknowledgment 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 another 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

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.


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.


Any of the cooperating referees who feel that they lack the necessary ability to referee and review the submitted version of an article, or that they are unable to review the article quickly and on time, should remove themselves from the refereeing proccess by information the editor.


Future Steps

Paykareh has already started to go through the procedure of getting membership in the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). For the time being, we do follow its principles as much as possible, on how to deal with acts of misconduct thereby committing to investigate allegations of misconduct in order to ensure the integrity of research.


Cost of initial review and publish

The amount of 3,500,000 Rials must be deposited by the authors through the online payment portal to print the article.