Publication Ethics

  1. The process of proofreading is based on the regulations of confidentiality and objectivity for researchers as well as proof-readers.
  2. Reliable well-experienced and specialized proof-readers are recruited by the Journal of College of Arts.
  3. The Journal editorial board, administration and Language editor’s work is managed by the regulations defined by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in Iraq.
  4. A free paper copy of the journal issue is dedicated and presented for the researcher publishing his/her research paper in the journal.
  5. The editorial board members and proofreaders, except the editor-in-chief, are not allowed to reveal or overtly discuss the contents of the research papers to be published in open personal discussion contexts. That is, the contents of the research papers to be published are confidentially saved.
  6. The journal administration logistically supports the researcher to efficiently complete the publication process.
  7. The journal administration is committed to officially notify the researchers about the approval of research publishing either with or without the corrections and modifications recommended by the proof-readers. The researchers will also be officially notified if publication disapproval presents an overt explanation of research being disapproved.
  8. The journal administration ensures offering the high-quality services for proofreading, language editing, and electronic text formatting.
  9. The commitment of anti-discrimination: the journal follows the anti-discrimination policy. That is, the proof-readers/reviewers evaluate the research contents and materials regardless of the researcher’s ethnic group, sex, religion, philosophical viewpoints or any other forms of discrimination. Instead, proof-readers/reviewers are extremely concerned with the researchers’ approach to explain, expose and illustrate their language, concepts, and viewpoints in a scientific way.
  10. Avoiding proof-reader/reviewer-researcher viewpoint incompatibility which may result from the competitive or supportive relationships or any other types of relationships between the proof-readers/reviewers and the authors, institutions, or publishing companies to which the research to be published belongs.
  11. The journal administration, including editors, language reviewers as well as proof-readers, is committed not to manipulate any of the materials or contents of the research papers to be published in their own research papers.
  12. The journal administration guarantees the researcher’s intellectual property of the research paper to be published, particularly the translated research papers.
  13. The practice of duplicate submission/publication is considered unethical because it exaggerates the findings, wastes the times, peer reviewers, and readers, and also breaks the integrity of science. In case of multiple submission/publication , we will contact the author(s) , will state that submitted work  has already been submitted/published  elsewhere, and will ask for explanation about that if the author gives a sufficient and reasonable explanation, we reject the submission without penalties. However, if the author does not respond , the explanation is unsatisfactory, or the author admits guilt, we will reject the submission with penalties, including sending a letter of warning, put the authors in the Authors Black List, writing to the journal that published the paper and informing the author’s superior about the misconduct.

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