Publication Ethics

The "Al-Behishat Research Archive" is committed to upholding the highest standards of ethical conduct in scholarly publishing. These guidelines are intended to provide clear and consistent expectations for authors, editors, reviewers, and the journal itself. By adhering to these ethical principles, we can ensure the integrity, transparency, and reliability of the research published in the archive.

Ethical Responsibilities of Authors

  • Originality: Authors must submit original work that has not been previously published or submitted for publication elsewhere. Plagiarism in any form is strictly prohibited.
  • Authorship: Authorship should be limited to those who have made significant contributions to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the research presented. All co-authors should have approved the final version of the manuscript and agree to be accountable for its content.
  • Data and Methods: Authors must accurately describe the data and methods used in their research. Fabrication, falsification, or manipulation of data is unethical and will not be tolerated.
  • Disclosure: Authors must disclose any potential conflicts of interest, such as financial support, personal relationships, or affiliations that could be perceived to influence their work.
  • Human and Animal Subjects: Research involving human or animal subjects must comply with all relevant ethical guidelines and regulations. Authors must obtain informed consent from participants and ensure their welfare throughout the study.
  • Citations and References: Authors must accurately and appropriately cite all sources used in their work. Plagiarism of references is strictly prohibited.

Ethical Responsibilities of Editors

  • Fairness: Editors should treat all submissions fairly and objectively, regardless of the author's gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, or political views.
  • Confidentiality: Editors must maintain the confidentiality of all submitted manuscripts and reviewer identities.
  • Conflict of Interest: Editors must declare any potential conflicts of interest that could influence their decisions regarding manuscript acceptance or publication.
  • Review Process: Editors should use a rigorous and transparent peer-review process to ensure the quality and originality of published research.
  • Retraction and Correction: Editors should be prepared to retract or correct published articles if there is evidence of error, misconduct, or plagiarism.

Ethical Responsibilities of Reviewers

  • Competence: Reviewers should only agree to review manuscripts in their area of expertise.
  • Objectivity: Reviews should be objective, unbiased, and constructive. Personal attacks or discriminatory language are unacceptable.
  • Confidentiality: Reviewers must maintain the confidentiality of all submitted manuscripts and avoid discussing them with anyone other than the editor.
  • Timeliness: Reviewers should submit their reviews within the agreed timeframe.

Ethical Responsibilities of the Journal

  • Publication Ethics: The journal is committed to upholding the highest standards of publication ethics and will take all necessary steps to prevent and address misconduct.
  • Editorial Independence: The editorial team of the journal is independent from any commercial or political influences.
  • Copyright: The journal clearly defines its copyright policies and ensures compliance with relevant laws and regulations.
  • Open Access: The journal should consider adopting an open access policy to ensure the widest possible dissemination of published research.
  • Retraction and Correction: The journal should have clear procedures for retracting or correcting published articles in the event of error or misconduct.